Hi, my name is Graham and I live in a small town in the county of Suffolk, UK.

Welcome to my blog. I have decided to write about my attempt to restore a Lister D-type stationary engine from 1942. Over the coming months I hope to give regular updates and pictures as the restoration progresses, with the ultimate aim of getting it to run again!!

I should point out that this blog is chronological, so people looking at it for the first time will see the most recent post first. If you want to start from the beginning, then you need to scroll down to the bottom and work your way back up!

4 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Looking good. I have a very similar one, but luckily it was running when I bought it in 2013. I intend to restore it in a few years time but for now, it chugs away each weekend for a while! Good luck with the rest of the build.

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    1. Hi Andy.
      Thanks for your comments and for adding the pictures of your Lister D which look really good.
      In many ways I wish that I had bought a running engine, it would have been a whole lot less hassle! I kind of needed to do a full stripdown and restoration of my engine as it was in quite bad shape externally. Thankfully the important bits look ok and I hope to have her running again one day soon.

      Thanks again for taking the time to comment on my blog, please do come back and see how things are going.
      Best regards,


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  2. Hello Graham, I was a bit like you, my mate bought a 1949 Lister D in bits over 20 years ago with the intention of putting it together & getting it going, 3 years ago, he gave it to me & over a period of time, I did get it up & running. I had to make a few bits for it, head nuts, gaskets, wheels & the trolley. I didn’t do half as good a job as you’ve done on yours but I’m happy with it. I’m not good on computers or youtube but I did put a few videos up of it. Thank you so much for documenting your work, it brings back memories of me out in my cold shed working on it. Kind regards, Malc.


    1. Hi Malc, thanks for your kind words regarding my engine. I always set out to try and document as much of the restoration as possible, and to take as many good quality photos as I could. Not only as a record for me, but maybe to help or inspire others to have a go.
      I was (and still am) by no means an expert, but I took my time and eventually got it running again. Are your videos still up on YouTube, I’d love to see them.
      With best wishes,


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