Ruston Hornsby 6PS

Hi all. Just aquired a Ruston Hornsby 6PS, "donkey engine" I think? Having some difficulty finding information on this sort of engine and wondered if anyone had one out there. Needs restoring but at some point would like some details of fuel tank sizes etc as these are all missing. Its currently "painted" in a light blue colour, is this the correct colour?

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The 6PS is an engine/compressor to provide starting air for larger engines.

Colour could be almost anything, Red seems a popular one, but they look nice in deep maroon.

Ray Hooley is your man for information:

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