Southern Cross Register - YB

YB

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14162233First know as 3hp diesel or 'Y' type 1935 to 1938
3-4hp 1939 to 1954
Early tags say Y type

 

Engine NoModelYearConditionHistoryNameAreaImages
 YB Unrestored8 HP YB no numberRobYoung
3088Y type1935 Badge as an 'INVICTA'  
3095Y type1935 Cooper badge number starts with ‘SC’ ends with ‘D’ SC3095D 3hp fig 2137  
3587Y type1936Unrestored KenMackay
4127Y type1936 Coupled to gen 6748  
4218Y type1936    
4238Y type1936  Tony 
4383Y type1936    
4425Y type1936    
4437Y type1937 came from dairy farm near Camden  
4727Y type1937    
4792Y type1937    
4860Y Type1937   N. Qld
5054Y type1937    
5057Y type1937    
5058Y type1937    
5577Y type1938    
5581Y type1938    
5644Y type1938 This engine was  Belted up to a Hugh J Scott & Co 32/40 volt gen. always been in shed runs well QLD
5901Y Type1938 It is complete and running (my uncle reconditioned it 25 years ago) except for the missing bleed-off can as usual. It still has the feeler pin! It is still on duty at Black Mountain riving a sc piston pump which transfers water from a dam to a header tank above the house - Lift would be approx 200ft. Recorded 17/8/12  
5902Y type1938   Qld
5907Y type1938runningDad bought this engine at least 35yrs ago. It had driven one of the portable grain elevators used during the 1957/8 approx construction of the first bulk grain storage at Gular rail (a couple of miles west of Gulargambone NSW)  
5916Y type1938UnrestoredBefore that it been fitted to a direct driven DC generator which also came, separated from and with the engine when Dad bought the engineTony 
5917Y type1938 I mounted the engine into a weather proof cabinet along with belt driven 240v ac generator, hopper cooling and automatic oil replenishing device so that Mum didn't have to stop the engine to check the oil each day while we were away working .... we used it for pumping stock water 24/7 during very dry times, runs very well  
5934YB1938    
6323YB1939    
6996YB1939    
7724YB1940    
7735YB1940    
7748YB1940 It was rescued from the bottom of a dam where it had been  driving a pump years before. After being pulled from the mud it was found  that no water had been inside! It only needed rings,   & a clean up. It  recently ran all day at our local show. 2008  
7781YB1940    
7783YB1940    
7794YB1940    
8290YB1940    
8353YB1940    
9202YB1940completeMy Grandfathers engine bought new for his farm at Kenebri NSW to run his 32volt generating plant via a longish flat belt ... the belt was turned around and put through a hole in the wall and drive the house firewood bench.... last used around 1963 ---- became redundant when the mains power came along in 1963.... we acquired it from his estate around 30yrs ago.. always been shedded and one day will live again  
10089YB1941    
10165YB1941    
11199YB1941    
11202YB1941   UK
11275YB1941 Found on small farm outside Port Macquarie, NSW, I think it was used as a water pump. Stored in a shed for 30 years.  
11894YB1942    
11917YB1942 seen on Ebay UK   
13088YB1942   Qld1
13137YB1942    
13140YB1942 Rescued from been buried 10yrs ago. Came out of dairy that was going to be buried on a farm near the edge of Lake Wellington know as the Heart near Sale Gippsland Victoria.Very old dairy  
13809YB1942    
13861YB1942    
15271YB1943Unrestored RobYoung
15849YB1943restoredLocated on small crops farm in Bowen, QLD area where it operated an irrigation pump from new to about 1995 when I rescued it from a scrap man taking it to simsmetal as cast. Qld
16480YB1943    
16505YB1943    
17939YB1944Restored“I have now have completed the restoration of my Southern Cross YB 17939, I got this engine 2007 partly restored it and left it for latter. all it needed was a set of rings, valves done, injector serviced and repainting and mounted on a frame.”  1
18782YB1944    
18838YB1944Unrestored RobYoung
18863YB1944   NSW
19242YB1945    
19334YB1945Restored   
19776YB1944    
19784YB1944    
19823YB1944    
19848YB1944    
20324YB1945 Acquired from a property near Young, was used on a bore pump  
21648YB1944 New Zealand  
21654YB1945UnrestoredI have it set up in my shed with the original fuel tank hanging on the post, and it is  running like it has never stopped. Very little was needed to get it running even though it has  been sitting  idle in the shed for 40 odd years. .2007  Qld
21675YB1945    
21824YB1945 Engine came from the Mallee Region and was used for pumping water for irrigation  
21882YB1945    
22587YB1946    
22633YB1946    
22671YB1946    
22692YB1946    
23398YB1946    
23331YB1946 on cast iron base Original not running     
23377YB1946    
23422YB1946    
23485YB1946    
23495YB1946    
23741YB1946    
23754YB1946    
23759YB1946    
23795YB1946    
23802YB1946    
23871YB1946    
24347YB1946runningThis engine was purchased after WW2 by Eric Hall of Callygoora, Daymar to operate a Southern Cross 32 volt lighting plant. After the SWER mains power arrived in 1962 the motor and generator were left in the 'Engine room' until retrieved by Eric's grandson in 2013. The injection pump was serviced/repaired and the motor is now running  
24353YB1946 Used as power generating plant.Coupled to a BRUSH (Loughborough, UK) 1.5 kVA alternator (1955 model).  
24476YB1946   Waterloo
24480YB1946    
25049YB1946    
25156YB1947    
25189YB1947    
25797YB1947    
25800YB1947    
25809YB1947    
25835YB1947    
25970YB1947    
26002YB1947Restored   
26080YB1947    
26130YB1947    
26142YB1947    
26231YB1947    
27101YB1947    
27178YB1947    
27247YB1947    
27320YB1947   N Zealand
27406YB1947    
28560YB1948 This engine was originally used to drive a hay   press on a farm in the Bamawm area not far from here and it was then used to pump water. Location VIC
28668YB1948   Qld
28680YB1948    
28692YB1948    
28696YB1948    
28698YB1948    
28713YB1948    
28717YB1948 Coupled to generator 3725 Purchased 2009 from 'Weetonga' Cryon NSW, clearing sale NSW
28726YB1948 This engine was in the generator shed at our Bach in Miro Bay, Pelorus Sound in NZ Marlborough Sounds, when we bought the Bach in 1998. It was harnessed to a 1935 Belfast Alternator to produce electricity because this area of the sounds is "Off the grid". We got it running again and making power until about 2006. We still start it from time to time so it remembers how to go. The story locally is that it lay for years, in long grass in another part of the bay, until the previous owner of our Bach made a bet over some beers that he could get it running. The then owner apparently said," If you can get it running you can have it". No-one seems to know much prior to that but the area was previously in agriculture and milling. Lots of Marlborough Sounds properties generated their power from diesel generators. I have a fairly new alternator I am intending to use it to drive. It can be crank started but we have usually started it using a Pelton Wheel off the creek N.Z.
28817YB1948 Lives in the 1934 Qantas Hanger in Parap, Darwin NT
29293YB1948    
29366YB1948 South Africa  
29410YB1948    
29486YB1948    
29548YB1948    
29650YB1948   NSW
29654YB1948    
29670YB1948    
29774YB1948wrecked   
31205YB1948    
31319YB1948 On display at Roger May Machinery Museum WA  
31347YB1948    
31401YB1949 It had a new piston and rings fitted before it was    given to me. I have plans to put this engine back to work pumping water.  
31437YB1949    
32640YB1949    
32688YB1949 On display at Roger May Machinery Museum WA  
32761YB1949    
32778YB1949Unrestored KenMackay
32779YB1949 Originally used in a dairy at Eungella, then sold to a neighbour for water pumping. When the owner moved to near Gympie  
32921YB1949    
34405YB1949 The engine was restored many years ago and left ignored, but undercover and is currently seized. It came with an enormous steel base, original fuel tank & stand and with a rusted out water tank. The base would have carried the original driven machine but I don't know what.   
33801YB1949    
33817YB1949wrecked   
33858YB1949    
33898YB1949 complete original unrestored  
33951YB1949    
33977YB1949    
33990YB1949    
34007YB1949    
34405YB1949 The engine was restored many years ago and left ignored, but undercover and is currently seized. It came with an enormous steel base, original fuel tank & stand and with a rusted out water tank. The base would have carried the original driven machine but I don't know what.   
34244YB1949    
34422YB1949   Vic
34454YB1949Unrestored Ian 
35643YB1950    
35695YB1950UnrestoredMt Isa  
35696YB1950 Was on a saw bench. Engine runs, but fuel pump needs work- governor seized  
35705YB1950 Contect to generator DLG 4692  
35732YB1950 After a little service, oil change, fuel bleed, a big degrease and a crank and a lot of black smoke to my surprise the YB fired up.  
35737YB1950    
35792YB1950 Went to Moreton Island in the 60's to power a generator up until 5 years ago until I bought it back to mainland  
35862YB1950    
35925YB1950    
35952YB1950 On display at Roger May Machinery Museum WA  
35953YB1950    
35969YB1950    
36010YB1950    
36156YB1950    
36200YB1950 parts from engine 25180  
36216YB1950RestoredSeen in TOMM for sale Vic
36223YB1950Unrestored RunningFrom Hughenden collected in Tully  
36298YB1950All Original Runs WellFuel pump No 22610 Pyrox. Built & tested 16th May 1950 to Order No 1730 Shipped on 25th May 1950 to Southern Cross Engine & Windmill Co Pty Ltd. Lismore NSW. I picked up the engine at a property called" Maramah" at Quombone NSW. it used to operate a 4 stand shearing shed.& apart from shouting it a set of rings ,valve grind and de coke it is all original. Now in Vic
36253YB1950 Found on property in wondecla, FNQ. Was hooked up to generator but was seperated years ago  
36363YB1950    
36437YB1950 On display at Roger May Machinery Museum WA  
36555YB1950 Seen on ebay 12/2010  
36610YB1950UnrestoredIt is about 90% complete and turns over.  I got it from Silkwood but the guy said it came from Hughendon. N/Qld
36630YB1950 Complete Original  
36650YB1950    
36720YB1950    
36817YB1950    
38289YB1950RestoredPurchased new by farmer at Walcha around 1953?, used in shearing shed until 2004 Restored to rally standard, on transport with original cooling tankRobYoung
38304YB1950    
38326YB1950   Qld
38601YB1950OriginalRunning but not restored, in original condition Qld
38660YB1950    
39447YB1951completePainted green  
38741YB1950 Used for general farm use and irrigation until the late 1980's. Currently a garden ornament  
39526YB1951    
39541YB1951    
39558YB1951    
39659YB1951    
39835YB1951   Waterloo
39985YB1951UnrestoredRan Dairy in Jingellic * greenBarryThe Gurdies
39994YB1951   Vic
40111YB1951    
40162YB1951    
40170YB1951wrecked   
40690YB1951 Connected to DLG gen 6312 32votl DC  
40715YB1951    
40717YB1951    
40823YB1951Unrestored KenMackay
40834YB1951    
40877YB1951Only 60%Mt Isa  
40889YB1951 Purchased 1990 navy auction. good condition, stated as winch engine for Frigate name??  NSW
40928YB1952RestoredFound partly stripped. Poor condition. Completely rebuilt, conrod bearing, timing gear & cam shaft, pushrod, rings, valve grind ete, Now runs very well  
40965YB1952RestoredPart 1 Used to pump water on NSW farm. Welsh plugs in head leaked water into cylinder causing hydraulic lock, bent conrod, engine was mostly complete. Part 2 Completely rebuilt piston conrod from frozen engine, bearings, rings, cylinder head, valves etc. Repainted & decals. This engine is now operating a water pump on a farm in Victoria to airiate the dam water & is on show as a history piece  
41280YB1952    
41354YB1952    
41363YB1952    
41364YB1952    
41691YB1952 Seen on E Bay  
47169YB1952    
41778YB1952    
41848YB1952    
41953YB1952    
41954YB1952    
42010YB1952    
42018YB1952UnrestoredBrenfield St  
44212YB1952    
44274YB1953    
44324YB1953    
44346YB1953 Runing codition  
44360YB1953    
44513YB1953 SC red complete and running  
44594YB1953 Background, has been supplying water to house and stock on property since new and last 4 years has also mini irrigated 4 acres of  passion fruit vines .still runs 8 to 10 hrs on 1 1/2 gallon original tank.    Work done since new; replace head gasket and 4 rubber seals 28/06/2008. - Wish there were more engines in this condition still around  
46126YB1953Unrestored RobYoung
46151YB1953    
46216YB1953Unrestored KenMackay
47243YB1954    
47272YB1954   Qld
47282YB1954OriginalAn original gen set, Coupled to gen 4708  
47331YB1954    
47345YB1954    
47394YB1954    
47395YB1954    
47436YB1954    
47614YB1954Only 40%Mt Isa