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Should we.. shouldn’t we?

We have just read the item about running the engines all day. We have often spoken about this but we have never asked anyone else how they feel about it.  To us it seems silly to run the engine all day when half the time no one is looking at […]

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MEMBERS TALK… Smutterings on Fairbanks Morse

The recent feature of Fairbanks Morse engines at Amberley this year prompted me to look out some details on these engines, specifically relating to the magnetos and options available. Magnetos were an expensive bit of kit and it is fair to say that many engines sold to the USA market […]

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Partridge Green Village Fete and Nutley Windmill 29th and 30th June

Several of us were approached by Ian at a previous event to attend the Village Fete in Partridge Green. This looked to be a good venue (held on the King George V Playing Fields) so I got the family roped in as well with the train set. We arrived early […]

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SEAMS Display at Lions Fun Day Buckingham Park 16th June

This event is one I used to go to many years ago, back in the 70/80’s when we used to get a large display of engines and other displays. It used to always be held, in those days on the Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday, then after a while we drifted […]

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Wiltshire Steam & Vintage Rally 8th & 9th June

This show we, that is myself, Philip and family have been going to for a good number of years. This year the weather and conditions were very good as last year the show was cancelled before we even set off due to bad weather and the year before that, the […]

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Staplefield Village Classic Car & Fun Day 27th May

This event is organised by Ian Sampson and has been on the rally calendar of several SEAMS members for some years now. The engines are usually in with the Classic Car Show and get a great deal of interest from the public. This year it was good to see a […]

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News from the Editor

It seems like only yesterday that I sat down to write the last editorial. Today is a nice sunny day and I’m enjoying a sit down after a hectic weekend! Thank goodness my shift got changed this week. The weather has been improving steadily and is supposed to be quite […]

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MEMBERS TALK… The Joseph Evans Deep Well Pump

As some of you will know I have in my collection a large Joseph Evans Three Throw deep well pump. It is complete including all the nuts and bolts thanks to the care taken by the gentleman who removed it from its place of rest. This would have been difficult […]

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Amberley Spring Fayre 12th May

A somewhat incongruous name for this event, which replaces Stationary Engine Day. Of course engines are still the main theme, but there are now crafts and woodworking displays included. The usual ‘bun fight’ occurred in the morning as everyone rushes to get in and set up, never easy in a […]

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Twyford Waterworks Spring Rally 5th May

This Rally is held as an opening event for the year and includes all the site being open and as much as possible in operation as well as lots of visiting cars, tractors, stationary engines, model boats, a minature railway, several minature traction engines and several full size ones too! […]

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