EARLIEST EXTANT MERLIN

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  1. jerryw

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    An interesting bit of history. This Merlin F was built in early 1937.
     

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    Niice...but, not the Merlin I was expecting. Sry. :D
     
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    There is a Merlin Mk 1 (heavily sectioned) on display in Derby, U.K. as part of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust collection. It is engine No. 251, ie the 126th Merlin manufactured.
     
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    What did you expect it to be? :confused:
     
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    Hi,

    I'd like that Merlin F in my liveingroom but my wife would probably have something to say about that!:argue:

    Interesting thread!

    cheers,

    -John
     
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    Nice shot there Jerryw, many thanks
     
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    Hello everyone.
    I cannot open the image at the top of this thread, too old!
    But I think he is referring to the Merlin F at the Auckland war Memorial Museum, which is engine No 59, and is indeed the earliest example.
    Only one other ramp-head Merlin exists, the one mentioned at Derby which is a Merlin I.

    Pete
     
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    I see lots of sites that don't have a place for pictures, loosing the links. Its goofy having to post a photo on some other site, I just don't understand why? Disk and storage space is dirt cheap in this day and age.
     
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    Hello Peter,

    Welcome to the forum.

    For those who don't know "MerlinPete"; Peter is one of the most experienced, hands-on, Merlin engine-eers around.

    He sells an excellent 'Merlin engine DVD' on ebay, and you can see his ground running engines on youtube, etc.

    DAI
     
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    Sorry I may be being a bit thick here but what is Merlinpete's name on Youtube?
     
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    He doesn't upload videos himself; they are listed by those who witness the engine runs at airshows and other organised public displays.

    Just search youtube for 'merlin engine'. Any you see on a black trailer are probably of his engine. Here is one as a start:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yprfH5ZsAHk

    DAI
     
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    welcome Pete. always nice to have a engine guru on here.post up some links of your displays!
     
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    thanksvintage radials.i love your sites and the work you guys do.ive checked them out a few times in the past. ill i get to work on is old airplane engine cast off i found were i can. Im up to 6 now ans always looking for parts.
     
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