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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 100 - October 2008

Napier Powerex 200


Napier Powerex 200, to celebrate the Bi-centenary of the foundation of the Napier Company in 1808, was held at the BRC on 22nd and 23rd of June. The event included an interesting and diverse range of exhibits and events to promote the Napier range of motive power for land and air.

Road based traction was represented by the unique 1933 Napier Railton 24 litre Napier engined car, capable of reaching 168mph and which holds the Brooklands Lap Record of 143.44mph set in 1935, which was demonstrated at a much more sedate pace in the car park. A Napier car run visited various local sites around the Centre.


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Richard Senior by kind permission of the Deltic Preservation Society - The Napier Railton, ex Napier employees and Napier Trust officials, pose with Deltic Alycidon

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Richard Senior by kind permission of the Deltic Preservation Society - By stark comparison, speed wise, a Scammel Mechanical Horse was on display; the original development for this was done by Napier


On the rails, Napier-engined Deltic diesel D9009 Alycidon was demonstrated in the Up Yard.


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Andrew Bratton - Deltic 9009 Alycidon and 2087 Gibraltar captured from the footbridge during the Napier Powerex 200 weekend


Air power was represented by an Alvis aero engine, which was demonstrated during the day in the car park.


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Richard Senior by kind permission of the Deltic Preservation Society - Seven Napier engine exhibits were on static display in Rewley Road. The above example being a Napier Sabre 24 cylinder flat H engine, as used in Typhoon and Tempest aircraft in WWII


Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2008 and so does not reflect events in the 6+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Reference:
Napier Powerex 200 - Quainton News No. 100 - October 2008


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