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New Boiler Barrel For Violet
It comes to all of us one day, as it has to 1907 Burrell 7hp No. 2931 singlecrank compound Violet, she needs a new heart says Ian Emery. On the 24 July she left Ed and Karen Carr’s Butterfields Farm in Essex on Peter Down’s lowloader for the long hau
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Brian John Sims
Brian John Sims was born at Field House Farm Borrowash, just outside Derby on 1 September 1942 and soon developed an interest in farm machinery. Harvest was always a special time as Brian as he started to help out with the harvest team that came to t
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52 Years Of steam Ownership!
2020 Covid survivor Terry Maynard talks to the editor about his life and the seven engines that he has owned over the past 52 years with his wife Val, who he married in 1966. Val was also a victim of Covid in March 2020 and was in a serious condition
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A Fowler Road Loco Now To Be Found In Ireland
When reader Phil Braithwaite was working in South Africa some time ago now, some of his steam friends there, including the late John Talbot, discovered a Fowler road locomotive in the precincts of Pretoria University. In addition, it was also found t
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A Visit To A Folk Museum In Iceland
East Yorkshire enthusiast Mal Jordan visited the Skogar Folk Museum in South Iceland, some 150km from the capital, Reykjavik, and was pleasantly surprised to find vintage vehicles on display there. He’d previously read about a Kemna motor roller in t
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New Bookazines from Kelsey Media
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Well the light might just be shining at the end of the tunnel, but we still have some way to go. However Tasmania, Australia staged its annual Sheffield Steam Rally in early March and this was a great success with 14 engines attending. We just might
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Heritage Transport Show To Be Rescheduled Later In The Year…
The Heritage Transport Show, organised by the Kent County Agricultural Society, that was set to return on Saturday 10 April 2021 has now been cancelled until later in the year, possibly July rumours suggest, but only time will tell. James Forknall, c
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No. 1 IS 100 YEARS OLD!
In Hadlow, Kent there are three engines which have reached 100 in 2020: Fowler A9 7hp No. 14754 road locomotive Endeavour, owned by the Pierce family, Aveling & Porter 4hp tractor No. 9225 Clementine owned by Damon Holah and Burrell 8hp No. 3865 Spec
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Vic Mitchell 1934-2021
The well-known proprietor of railway and tramway book publisher Middleton Press of Midhurst, West Sussex, Vic Mitchell passed away peacefully on January 18 2021. There won’t be many rail enthusiasts who do not have at least one or more Middleton titl
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Gdsf 2021 Cancelled
Following a further review by the Great Dorset Steam Fair board of directors, it is with much regret and sadness that I confirm the 2021 Great Dorset Steam Fair (scheduled to take place from Thursday 26th to Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021) has
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Severn Valley Railway’s Spring Steam Up To Go Ahead
The Severn Valley Railway has announced that its Spring Steam Up event will go ahead in April, although the railway will not be able to open in time for Easter as originally planned. This follows yesterday’s government statement setting out its roadm
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Welsh Slate’s Steam Loco Finds Its Forever Home
A 123-year-old steam railway locomotive that saw 27 years’ service with Welsh Slate has found its forever home with a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Mid Wales. The 11-tonne Manning Wardle Jubilee 1897, so named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamo
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Medway Queen (heroine Of Dunkirk) Plans For 2021
The Medway Queen Preservation Society is planning an ambitious development program for 2021. Even though much of the work will be undertaken by the society’s volunteer teams the total cost is expected to be in the region of £45,000. We are, of course
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A History Of A Pile-driving Sentinel Waggon In Australia
The Foundation Co. Ltd undertook contracts for the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramway Board (M&MTB) and used a specially-modified Sentinel steam waggon with a steam hammer mounted at its rear for breaking up the redundant concrete cable tunnels. This s
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Coming Clean About Coal
Since becoming the Chairman of the National Traction Engine Trust (NTET) Rob Clifford-Wing has effectively embraced the technology of Zoom calls to keep the Trust and its members and committees updated says Paul Richie. In February for the first time
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Scotland’s Longest-serving Transport Museum Chief To Step Down After 38 Years In Charge
Scotland’s longest serving transport museum director is to retire after 38 years in charge of one of the country’s most successful heritage venues. Hugh Dougherty reports that Mike Ward MBE, who has been in charge at Grampian Museum of Transport sinc
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Baby Pecketts In New Zealand
Bristol-built Peckett loco number 1957 of 1938 was one of three ‘Baby’ Pecketts built for the Wilsons Portland Cement (WPC) Company of Whangarei and ironically all three are still extant in the world of preservation, writes Phil Barnes. This loco was
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More Unseen LCLR Archive Published For The First Time
If you have something for this column please send it to: colin.tyson@kelsey.co.uk After half a century or more, a new collection of previously unseen colour photos of the world’s first heritage railway to be built on a greenfield site by enthusiasts,
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Model News
If you are more of a naval enthusiast, then you might prefer the later Land Rover Lightweight, also in 1/76 scale, now available in Royal Navy dark bronze green with an olive green canvas back [7] at £6.75. Oxford’s usual good level of detail at this
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Meet The Team
Editor-at-large - Former York school teacher who has worked with the editor since 1995 and has a wealth of knowledge on steam, commercials and tractors. Technical and Vintage World Editor - Derek’s knowledge is extensive, a steam roller owner since t
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The Collectors’ Series
In association with PART ONE: Featuring Allchin, Armstrong Whitworth, Aveling-Barford and Aveling & Porter steam rollers as they worked, rusted away, and found their way into preservation. 100 pages full of archive images, including some long-lost ro
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Next Issue
ORDER YOUR COPY NOW, OUT: May issue out 30 April! Tel: 01959 541444 – shop.kelsey.co.uk From Germany, Stephen Cotton has so kindly put an article together on his 1900 Fowler road locomotive No. 8903 Lord Roberts and its previous owner the late John B
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A Visit To The Agricultural Museum At Wandlitz
With the arrangements completed for displaying the newly-discovered Fowler plough and its associated German-manufactured water cart at the Ummendorf museum (BMBU) in Germany, as reported in OG 371, Uwe Schmidt, a member of staff there, decided to vis
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A Maffei Roller At Freiburg-in-bresigau
In late 1994, our Technical Editor accompanied the City of York Scout Band to Strasbourg. He was part of a parents’ support group in order that the band could play at the inauguration of the French city’s new light rail system; the fleet of Eurotrams
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An Antique Indeed!
In a rare outing during these times of great restrictions, I managed to visit the little picturesque village of Battlesbridge a few miles south of Chelmsford, says Barrie C Woods. It lies at the tidal limit of the River Crouch and is connected by rai
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Les Kirk On His Miniatures
I was intrigued to see ‘Superb Dodman Miniature’ featured on the front of the September issue of Old Glory. I was even more surprised that from the photographs inside, the engine was the one I had made over ten years ago. Well, you always know your o
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Baguley ‘Pretenders’ And Others At Amerton
Colin Tyson gives us the news on standard and narrow gauge railways. If you have something for this column please send it to: colin.tyson@kelsey.co.uk The 2ft gauge railway at Amerton Farm in Staffordshire is home to three ‘unusual’ locos built by E.
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Stick Looks At Burning Issue For Heritage Movement
STICK, the Scottish Transport & Industry Collections Network, is putting the future of fossil fuels in heritage transport under the microscope, at a special online event on Thursday, 22 April. The body’s membership includes Summerlee Museum of Indust
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Our sales listing features agricultural, commercial, steam and bygones old and new, which are being offered at auction. Owing to Covid-19, there are no live sales taking place in the UK just at the moment, however, most are still going ahead online,
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