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Powell engines. In 1893 the works consisted of a smithy, moulding shop, dressing shop, fitting and turning section, paint shop and coach shop, where they made Oat Pulpers, Slicers, Oil Cake Mills, Chaff Cutters, Potato Raisers, Horse Gears, Mowing Machines and Cambridge Rollers. The first engine produced during the first […]

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Sandown Park December 2013

Myself and Cyril were invited again this year to visit the 2013 Sandown Model Engineering Exhibition. This is at Sandown Park famous for horse racing. I say invited as my next door neighbour is a long standing member of a local model club. His name is Fred Sargent and his […]

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SEAMS Collections Evening: 19th Dec 2013

This was the last club meeting of 2013 and was well attended at the new venue in Faygate village hall. As is usual for this event, members brought items from their ‘other’ collections to create a lot of interest and discussion. It seems that most of us have the  collecting […]

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Letter from the Editor March 2014

Oh Dear! What about the weather!  The Winter programme was pretty much decimated including our own New Years bash. We had planned a revised date for that event and a rushed newsletter to let you know, but just as it was about to go to press we had the disastrous […]

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Autumn Countryside Show 2013

Those of you who watch the Tudor Monastery Farm on BBC will know it is  largely filmed at the Weald and Downland Museum in Singleton West Sussex. The museum is a collection of rescued period buildings restored to their original time period, they even have a building there from Middle […]

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Harvesting the Old Fashioned Way 2013

This show used to held at Heyshott, but for the past five or six years, has been held on a farm at West Stoke near Chichester. It is a working show with standing corn being cut with old fashioned machines then put through a threshing machine to get the grain. […]

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Rudgwick Steam & Country Show Report 2013

This show has always been one of my favourite ones having had our own club pen that’s in a good position, for many years.  I start on the site about a week before with the help of Dave by going up and putting the posts in and sorting out the […]

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Letter from The Editor December 2013

Another year and another edition of Engine Torque. Looking back a lot happened in 2013, some things good, some not so. Our Society has continued its way quietly, just as it has done so in the last few years. Our AGM was on the whole successful.  One issue that has […]

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New Arrivals

Philip Sampson has been busy over the Summer adding to his collection of engines. The first is a Petter that Philip acquired after chatting with someone ‘over the ropes’ at Cranleigh Classic Car Show. He was most surprised to find it not in the usual green but red & silver. […]

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MEMBERS TALK… A Language of Convenience?

An English lady wished to rent a house in a small German village in the mountains and not knowing German, asked the village schoolmaster, who knew a little English, to help her.   On her way home to England she remembered that she had not enquired if there was a W.C. […]

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