Southern Cross Register - YB

YB

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14162267First 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  
3601Y type1936 Came from a farm at Springton South Australia    
4127Y type1936 Coupled to gen 6748    
4214Y type1936      
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    
5922YB1938      
5934YB1938      
6295YB1939 purchased LYndhurst Clearing sale Boggabri 1/7/17. Previously shearing shed engine. Piston con rod & other parts missing bits in tin no flywheel    
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    
7662YB1940goodorchid irrigation near midland    
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   Qld  1
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      
17946YB1944      
18838YB1944Unrestored RobYoung  
18846YB1944      
18863YB1944   NSW  
19012YB1944  Ran 32volt system at 'Harewood'Chinchilla QLD from mid 60s to mid 70s     
19242YB1945      
19334YB1945Restored     
19776YB1944      
19784YB1944      
19823YB1944      
19830YB1944 Boggabri clearing sale purchased 1/7/17 Previously shearing shed engine.No piston con rod collection of parts in tin.    
19848YB1944      
19968YB1945      
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    
21861YB1945      
21882YB1945      
22587YB1946      
22633YB1946      
22663YB1946      
22671YB1946      
22692YB1946      
22780YB1946      
23398YB1946      
23331YB1946 on cast iron base Original not running       
23377YB1946      
23422YB1946      
23485YB1946      
23495YB1946      
23663YB1946      
23741YB1946      
23754YB1946      
23759YB1946      
23795YB1946      
23802YB1946      
23871YB1946      
24307YB1946      
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      
24517YB1946 Purchased in 2015 from Tamworth, NSW Freemans Waterhole, NSW   
25049YB1946      
25156YB1947      
25189YB1947      
25797YB1947      
25800YB1947      
25809YB1947      
25835YB1947      
25852YB1947 ex Qld Rail, is set up with a large piston pump. Friends Father purchased it and never restored it was left in paddock for 20 years     
25953YB1947      
25960YB1947      
25970YB1947      
26002YB1947Restored     
26028YB1947      
26080YB1947      
26102YB1947RunningUnsure, but possibly driving sheering shed and power generation in the snowy mountain region until power was connected to the area..Purchased at a swap meet in Wangaratta in November 2017    
26130YB1947      
26136YB1947 Used to drive a water pump on the upper Burdekin river,NQ. It replaced a windmill, it was then replaced by power and a year ago we went solar. How times change. 2017    
26142YB1947      
26231YB1947      
27101YB1947      
27178YB1947      
27194YB1947 Came from Bokerup WA used to pump water from dam to over head tank to feed sheep troughs. it was given to me by a friend 25 years ago had a few issues not series just needs the timing re set     
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.  
28806YB1948 Plate only    
28817YB1948 Lives in the 1934 Qantas Hanger in Parap, Darwin NT  
29293YB1948      
29366YB1948 South Africa    
29410YB1948      
29486YB1948      
29548YB1948      
29625YB1948      
29650YB1948   NSW  
29654YB1948      
29670YB1948      
29774YB1948wrecked     
31205YB1948      
31249YB1948      
31319YB1948 On display at Roger May Machinery Museum WA    
31339YB1948 The original owner was Ron Perry who had a farm at Parkerville in the Perth Hills. He called it Boyamyne Farm and it was on Roland Road. The engine was acquired in the early ‘50s to power a pump on a dam. In the early ‘80s his farm was subdivided and fellow called David Scheele aquired the block with the dam and hence picked up the pump and engine. In recent years it made its way over to another 100 acre farm at Redhill on the Toodyay road where changed owners again. In 2018 I became the fourth owner when purchased it off Daryl as he no longer needed it.    
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.    
31339YB1949 Sold to a farmer in Parkerville, WA in the 1950s, changed hands a few times after the farm was subdivided. Now resides in Perth WA with the fourth owner 2018    WA
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.     
34051YB1949      
34244YB1949      
34422YB1949   Vic  
34440YB1949      
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      
36710YB1950      
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  
38356YB1950 Plate only     
38601YB1950OriginalRunning but not restored, in original condition Qld  
38660YB1950      
38687YB1950      
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  Fully rebuilt and restored and is owned by Darren Grey Dalby and is shown at field days throughout southern QLD. Found on a farm at Condamine Qld and almost ended up as scrap in Brisbane   
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    
41063YB1952      
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