David W. Edgington has, for as far back as he can remember, been interested in internal combustion engines. His interest in stationary engines in particular was started in the late 1960s when someone deposited an old Lister D type virtually on his doorstep, and since then he never looked back. - Next came a period of gathering and restoring a selection of early engines, but it was the general lack of information and historical interest on the subject that stimulated David Edgington to investigate the possibility of starting an enthusiast’s magazine. So early in 1974 a magazine was introduced, with the idea of helping collector-enthusiasts with all manner of information. Nowadays ‘The Stationary Engine’ magazine has a circulation of around two and a half thousand yet still remains the hobby of David Edgington and his wife. Although he has around forty engines of his own, he readily admits that the study of the internal combustion stationary engine in all its forms is, to him, far more interesting than spending the time restoring his own engines.
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