The water pressure engine, fixed into the Welsh shaft on heavy timbers was the power source for the Man Engine.

The main cylinder is sixteen feet in length and weighs approximately 3.7 tons. The valve on the left of the picture is the main water feed control which was operated by a large ships type wheel on the lower platform and was connected to the gear wheel bottom left.

The engine was partly buried and was cleaned up as part of the Welsh shaft project, but long term, the eight supporting timbers will need to be replaced to avoid losing the machine down the shaft. 


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