Aldham Olde Tyme Rallye 2005

A really friendly rally hosted by the North East Essex Tractor & Engine Club and a good one for the Stationary Engine enthusiast. The last couple of years, the weather has been poor, but this year we at least did not have any rain which made for a much more pleasant weekend. This year, there was a large Military presence which was a little down last year due to the D Day celebrations.

One of the attractions is the Auction on the Saturday afternoon which had a huge number of lots, including some Stationary Engines one of which can be seen below.

With a large tractor entry, plenty of Classic cars and Bikes and Steam as well as quite a few stalls made this once again an enjoyable weekend. See below for some pictures of the large engine entry and other sights at the Rally.

2.25hp Amanco "Hired Man" 1916 air cooled head 2.25hp Amanco Hired Man 1939 8hp Coventry Climax FSW Fire Pump 1926 7hp Crossley Petrol Paraffin engine driving a Lister Dynamo
A 2.25hp Amanco "Hired Man" owned by Mick Bugg from Ipswich. Another "Hired Man", this time an early 1916 air cooled head model driving an Amanco pump. This impressive exhibit is owned by Richard Westwood from Ipswich. This is a 1939 8hp Coventry Climax FSW Fire Pump owned by R Perkins from Braintree. A lovely display is this 1926 7hp Crossley Petrol Paraffin engine driving a Lister Dynamo owned by R Simpson from Hockley.
1907 2hp Fairbanks Morse "T" vertical engine 1927 3hp Fairbanks Morse 1918 1hp International Mogul 1926 International M
A rare 1907 2hp Fairbanks Morse "T" vertical engine owned by Ron Mansfield from Sudbury  This is a nice 1927 3hp Fairbanks Morse engine exhibited by R Weavers from West Mersea. A 1918 1hp International Mogul driving an Amos pump owned by John Chiles of Colchester. This is a very nice 1926 International M driving a Grist Mill owned by M Chiles from Colchester.
1915 1.5hp Jumbo 1930 3hp Lister Junior 1941 6hp CS Diesel 1948 5hp Lister B
A 1915 1.5hp Jumbo owned by Arthur Rose from Ipswich This is a 1930 3hp Lister Junior driving a Lister pump owned by Tim Edwards from Sible Hedingham. Another Lister, this time a 1941 6hp CS Diesel displayed by B Parmenter from Stanway Colchester. Yet another Lister is this quite rare 1948 5hp Lister B displayed by G Reed from Raleigh.
1905 .33hp Madison gas engine 1923 1.5hp Petter M 1.5hp Petter M 1938 13/14hp Ruston Hornsby 2XHR
Another very old and rare engine is this little 1905 .33hp Madison gas engine owned by Ivan Hazell from Ipswich. A 1923 1.5hp Petter M and this one is driving a small generator. This is owned by D Munro from Thorrington. Another beautifully restored 1.5hp Petter M driving a Climax pump. This is Paul Ewers 1938 13/14hp Ruston Hornsby 2XHR Paul has now rigged up a small Donkey engine to start the beast.
1929 2.25hp Ruston Hornsby APR Lister Rotary Pump 1935 1.5hp Ruston PB driving a Circa 1900 Grain Dresser 1912 .75hp Standard Separator
This is Adam Munson's superb 1929 2.25hp Ruston Hornsby APR Adam is from Stanway. Adam's Ruston was driving this Lister Rotary Pump. A lovely exhibit is this 1935 1.5hp Ruston PB driving a Circa 1900 Grain Dresser owned by R Perkins from Braintree. This is an extremely rare 1912 .75hp Standard Separator. This firm eventually became "Ideal" so this was a forerunner of the little air cooled Ideal engines. This is owned by Andrew Bugg from Ipswich.
1923 2.5hp Canadian Witte DS Gas converted Lister D 1953 Slanzi SD53 Saturday night around the fire
A 1923 2.5hp Canadian Witte DS. This used to drive a drag saw hence the angle of the hopper. This is owned by G Cooper from Corby. There was an Auction on the Saturday and This unusual Gas converted Lister D was bought by Richard Hill for 35. Is it a Tractor or is it a Car? This was a 1953 Slanzi SD53 owned by R Craven from Manningtree. Saturday night around the fire with a couple of beers, "it does not get much better than this".
A view of the Tractor line up Military
A view of the Tractor line up. The Military had a large presence as usual.

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