Wings Wheels and Steam Rally 2002

Rougham Airfield Near Bury St Edmunds

This Years Rally was I felt a little down on stationary engines and also aircraft than last Year but the number of Classic cars was well up and helped to make an enjoyable weekend..

From the public point of view this was a good Rally with a wide variety of things to see, including US Civil war re-enactments, a Cowboy town shoot out, a huge number of military vehicles including an American M18 Tank and the usual old tractors, classic cars etc.

From the Stationary engine enthusiasts point of view it was not so good, as there were few "cag" stalls and of course no auction again.

Some of the gang behind my pumpset. 

A 1917 Amanco Hired Man 2 1/4 Hp owned by Mr John Germeney and as you can see, he is having a relaxing weekend.

I have photographed this engine before, but it is truly a lovely restoration of a hot bulb Blackstone.

Another Blackstone, this time a 1933 5 hp petrol model owned by Mr and Mrs Cheesman from Faversham in Kent.

I spoke to the owner of this Economy, and he new little about it, not even the year.

Part of the engine line and as you can see, it was a dirty weekend.

 

An American 1943 D.W.Onan 230 volt generator used by the British Army during WW2

My Wife Jan, posing on a Steamer

And here she is driving it.

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