I was in Milton Keynes on business for much of Monday, but, by arrangement, I called in to see Michael Henriksen in Harpenden & relieve him of his Russian Cold War generator, complete with box of spares in true Ruski fashion..
It fired up readily enough & banged away in brusque big two strokey fashion - not a good neighbour in a line up, I'm afraid, so will need auxiliary silencing to run all day without pissing everyone off! It is a mains set (well, it can be regulated between 60 volts AC & 250) There is a CPS dial & it delivers 1 kva.
It is BIG, about twice as large as you'd expect - and about twice as heavy too, a real lump to manage on your own.
Drinking vouchers changed hands & we heaved it into the back of the Volvo. I moved it under cover this morning & you can see some photos at
I've got quite a collection of these military generators now, WW2 British, American and German. Cold War British, American and Russian. Add in the Geiger Counters & other bits & pieces and it is getting to be worth a dedicated trailer - which is going to be the only way I could ever display them together.
Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't get interesting until you're doing 90.