I have a vague memory of a horror film called the woman in black it was screened on christmas eve 1991 I think.
Set in the late victorian period it featured a large open crank engine probably a national gas being started up to supply power to a country house, i've often wondered where it was filmed and if the engine was part of the estate, or the engine filmed elsewere, it was in a period engine room.
The only other film with reference to a S/E is a film called the Land girls, although you dont see the engine I would bet the sound effect was a Lister CS startomatic with its distict hiss as the lights are switched off and it shuts down.
Does anyone recall seing stationary engines featured on film sets??
Regards, Gary M.