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Pump Recovery at Sedgwick Park November 2015

Below, after dismantling in November 2015,¬† pictured left to right¬† Mark Tewksbury, Dave Carpenter, Robin Nugent (owner) Richard Amos and Ian Sampson I guess most of you have the odd project or two on the go over the winter period. For a few of us in Horsham, it was a […]

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Open Evening at High Beeches 13th August 2015

by Richard Amos Having completed the work to restore the Hayward Tyler engine, we thought an open evening for club members was a good idea before the evenings drew in too much. The evening of 13th August, only a couple of weeks away, was chosen and things set in motion. […]

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10th Foxleigh Barn Social Event 8/9th August 2015

by the SEAMS Edior and Pete and Lin Vandendyck This event just goes from success to success. Having previously been under a club banner and following the demise of the Northchapel Steam Show, Pete and Lin felt they would like to take on organising the event themselves and make it […]

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Bluebell Classic Vehicle Show 8/9th August 2015

by Ian Sampson Once again we showed stationary engine on the platform. On Saturday we had 9 engines on display and one left Saturday night and 3 more came on Sunday. The trains ran every hour and we had at times a good number of public looking at the exhibits. […]

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Ringmer Steam and Country Show 25/6th July 2015

by Ian Sampson I have been going to this show for a number of years and this year we arrived on Friday morning and managed to set up before it started to rain and did it rain! It carried on for most of the day so not much happened, w […]

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Leigh Flower Show and Fete 18th July 2015

by Ian Sampson I have not been to this show before as it has always clashed with other shows, so after making a couple of phone calls I was in. I arrived on site to find that most of the other members had arrived. The area for the engines was […]

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Wiston Steam Rally 11th/12th July 2015

I went over to the rally site on the Sunday before to see how the layout would be for the following weekend. I then went to the site on the Tuesday and Wednesday to set up the stationary engine section, after a bit of rearranging it was sorted. The site […]

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Beaulieu Stationary Engine Weekend 4th/5th July 2015

by Mark Tewkesbury Organised by the Barnes brothers, this event is in its 3rd year at Beaulieu and follows on from their successful Stapehill and Honeybrook Farm shows. I have attended each one at Beaulieu, firstly as a visitor and latterly as an exhibitor. The first year was a great […]

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News from the Editor September/October 2015

I make no apology for wheeling out the black band again. This time not for a member but to remember those people sadly caught up in the Shoreham Air Show disaster. This event has not only rocked the community of Shoreham but also the Vintage community as a whole, which […]

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LOOSE FLYWHEELS AND PULLEYS

The end of February and the beginning of March 2015 was the time of the 15th NATIONAL HISTORICAL MACHINERY RALLY in Australia at a place called Carrick in Tasmania. On the Friday, a small MacDonald horizontal diesel engine was running happily away, unattended with the flywheels parallel to the fence. […]

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