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A Busy (and warm) September 2014

In early September Jon and I made the trip to Giverney in France for the annual engine show. We met with Martin Chamney up from Dorset on the ferry. Between the three of us we had two Tom Seniors, a Stover KA, a Ripon gas engine and a Leek gas […]

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Harvesting the Old Fashioned Way -West Stoke 6th & 7th September 2014

I have been going to this show for a good number of years and have camped at most of them but this year I travelled down both days. The show is a good working show demonstrating harvesting the grain by old machines, with tractors doing the cutting, combining and bailing […]

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News from the Editor Nov/Dec 2014

It hardly seems possible we are but a few weeks away from Christmas!… and yet today whilst at work, I looked out and saw a lovely sunny day and I am still walking around in a T-shirt, Summer just doesn’t seem to want to end just yet. The rally season […]

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A Little Light Relief

A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He reduced altitude a bit more and shouted, ‘Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I […]

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High Beeches Hot Air Engine Part 3

Ian and I have been continuing the restoration but without Dave Carpenter, who is thankfully out of hospital and on the mend but under strict orders to take it easy! We have installed the repaired cold cylinder and furnace cylinders with the steel plates made by Michael Brown put in […]

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2014: Anniversary of WW1

This year, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 and is quite rightly being remembered by the many ceremonies and events taking place in the UK and across the continent. I have been restoring my 1914 International Famous engine and am reminded that wars generate rapid developments […]

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Rudgwick Steam and Country Show 23-25th August 2014

This August bank holiday weekend I (as always) attended the above show. I arrived at about 1pm with my first of two trailer loads, which being so local, this is easy to do. I say the first trip but on Monday evening prior to the event, I spent time with […]

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Cranleigh Lions Classic Car Show 17th August 2014

We have been exhibiting at the Cranleigh Classic Car show for the past few years. This year I entered the club as one of the many clubs that exhibit there. We were allocated a maximum of 20 tickets, so I printed of the tickets and gave them to the club […]

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Bluebell Vintage Weekend 9/10th August 2014

This show has been run for a lot of years and I have been going on and off since the the 70’s. In the early days we were in the railway yard at Sheffield Park, then we moved to the station approach at Sheffield Park, we used to get as […]

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Oakwoodhill Fete and Flower Show 9th August 2014

This event has been going for a very long time but engines are relatively new to it. Recently I have been joined by a few others and since our family started taking the model railway, I have handed the section over to Tom Beams. This year we were advised there […]

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