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Home Locomotives K1 62005 K1 Blog A visit to VIC 32's engine room

A visit to VIC 32's engine room

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One evening, parked by Neptune's Staircase was a "Clyde Puffer", originally a ministry of War Transport "Victualing Inshore Craft" Vic 32. From building until 1946 VIC 32 had seen Naval service at Fort William, carrying cargoes including ammunition and petroleum products. She reportedly voyaged as far north as Scapa Flow. Now owned by the The Puffer Preservation Trust, she is now used to offer week-long live-aboard holiday cruises around the West Coast and Clyde Islands and the Caledonian Canal. More can be found on http://savethepuffer.co.uk/

Arthur 'jumped ship' and took a few photographs in the engine room.

vic 32 engine  - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 engine - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 engine - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 lp cyl showing slide valve chest - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 engine main steam gauges - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 prop shaft - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 prop shaft - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 engine details - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 main engine - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 eng details - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 main steam condenser - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 better view of condenser from above, steam in top water out bottom - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 boiler feed pump - Arthur Jenkins

valves - Arthur Jenkins

close up of gauges - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 top of engine l-r hp, mp, lp cyls - Arthur Jenkins

vic 32 eng room work station - Arthur Jenkins