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Latimer Plane L5

c 1946








This is a larger and more up-market stable mate for the L4.

The boiler is a simple horizontal pot boiler, fired by a dual wick meths burner, similar to the Luton Bowman type. The boiler is 2" diameter x 4 1/2" long. It is fitted with an overflow plug, safety valve, whistle and chimney. The base of the chimney houses the steam feed and exhaust.

The steam feed goes to the back of the port face block, which also supports an oiler. The oiler lubricates the port face and not the cylinder. The single cylinder is a single acting oscillating cylinder, 11/32" bore x 3/4" stroke. The crank shaft sports a disk crank at one end and a 2" diameter brass flywheel at the other. The flywheel incorporates a 5/16" pulley. Exhaust is returned to the chimney.

As acquired, the burner was broken and unusable. I have repaired it and repainted it. The rest of the engine was in good working order and just needed some new washers. The paintwork appears to be original and is in reasonable condition

Make Latimer Plane
Model L5
Made c 1946
Description Stationary
Cylinders 1
Cylinder Type single acting
Piston Diam mm 8.7
Stroke mm 19
Valve Type Oscillating cylinder
Boiler Type Horizontal
Fuel Meths
Mechanical Condition Good
Cosmetic Condition Fair
Paintwork Mostly original
Packaging Cardboard box
Purchased 15/4/2017
Purchase cost 145
Additional spend 2