Grand Henham Steam Rally 2005

This year the Rally moved back  to Henham and although Benacre Park the site of last Years Rally is a nice setting I think Henham is better and I overheard a number of similar comments during the weekend.

The weather was very changeable but retained a cold wind all weekend but cleared up nicely on Sunday, good organisation as usual and all in all it was a very enjoyable weekend.

The Stationary engines were in one of three compounds depending on the size of the engine and I have to say the size of the entry was once again impressive, 103 were booked in, a little down on last year but still an impressive entry.

1915 Amanco "Chore boy" 1926 Amanco "Chore Boy" 1914 Amanco "Busy Boy" 1917 2.25hp Amanco "Hired Man" Petrol-Paraffin engine
This is the first of five Amanco engines that caught my eye, this is a 1915 "Chore boy" owned by Bill Preston from Writtle. This is a 1926 Amanco "Chore Boy" owned by P Mace from Norwich. A 1914 Amanco "Busy Boy" owned by G Hawley from Loughborough. A 1917 2.25hp Amanco "Hired Man" Petrol-Paraffin engine owned by A Fuller from Norwich.
Amanco 1920-21 2.25hp "Hired Man" 1903 open crank Bamford 1937 Bamford 1934 Bamford
And finally a 1920-21 2.25hp "Hired Man" owned by D Fuller from Norwich. A 1903 open crank Bamford owned by A Hamilton from Saxmundham. Another open crank Bamford, this is a 1937 model driving a mill owned by Norman Wasteny from Chelmsford. Another Bamford, this is a 1934 engine owned by Mark Watling from Saxmundam.
1945 vertical Bamford driving a Bamford no 3 Corn Mill 1926 Bamford 4hp engine driving a Bamford Corn mill 1912 7hp Blackstone Oil Engine 1926 Crossley 1060
This is a very impressive display of a 1945 vertical Bamford driving a Bamford no 3 Corn Mill with no 2 and 1 mill next to it to show the differences in the three models. This was displayed by Chris Stone from Norwich. And here is the last Bamford that caught my eye, it is a 1926 4hp engine driving a Bamford Corn mill owned by G Shingles from Norwich. This is a 1912 7hp Blackstone Oil Engine owned by S Last from Woodbridge. A very nice 1926 Crossley 1060 owned by P Rule from Gt Yarmouth.
Crossley driving a steel saw c1920 1.5hp Fairbanks Morse "Z" 1923 Hartop AV driving a Lister domestic pump 1908 12hp Richard Hornsby oil engine
Another Crossley is this one owned by David Luckings from Norwich driving a large saw. David spent the weekend sawing up pieces of Rail and steel pipe.  A c1920 1.5hp Fairbanks Morse "Z" owned by N Barnett from Gt Yarmouth. A very nice 1923 Hartop AV driving a Lister domestic pump owned by D Chadwick from Wymondham. This is a 1908 12hp Richard Hornsby oil engine was restored by Stephen Green in 2002 for the Rant family.
1912 26hp Richard Hornsby oil engine Closed crank International engine 1931 John Deere "E" 110v Lister D Genset
This is a 1912 26hp Richard Hornsby oil engine owned by B Talbot from Norfolk.  A closed crank International engine which unfortunately did not make the program. A very original 1931 John Deere "E" owned by Andy Sadler from Gt Yarmouth. A very nice 110v Lister D Genset owned by John Southall from Willisham.
Lister Genset 1kw Lister lighting set Lister CS 5/1 diesel driving a Lister deep well pump 1hp Novo Junior
And another Lister Genset, this is owned by Colin Cracknell from Gt Henny.  And yet another, this is a 1kw lighting set owned by Dave Cragie from Southwold. A very nice Lister CS 5/1 diesel driving a Lister deep well pump owned by C Leech from Brampton. This is a 1hp Novo Junior now owned by Mark Watling from Saxmundham.
 5hp Petter M driving a Climax Pump Ruston & Hornsby model H 20hp engine 1936 Ruston & Hornsby PJ "Carrot Top" 1930 2hp open crank Ruston Hornsby driving a 24v generator
A very nice 5hp Petter M driving a Climax Pump owned by K Savage from Toft Monks. This is a nice Ruston & Hornsby model H 20hp engine owned by Bernard Talbot from Hempnall. This is an unusual 1936 Ruston & Hornsby PJ "Carrot Top" owned by D Hammond from Halesworth. A very nice 1930 2hp open crank Ruston Hornsby driving a 24v generator owned by D Pittock from Stowmarket.
c1912 3hp Air cooled Schmidt's "Chilled Cylinder" 1912 Tangye hot bulb c1920 0.5hp Tom Senior driving a 12v hand made dynamo c1920 United type C
Never seen one of these before, it is a c1912 3hp Air cooled Schmidt's "Chilled Cylinder" engine built in Davenport Iowa owned by Ian Kerridge from Stowmarket.  A superb original 1912 Tangye hot bulb driving an Albion Chaff cutter (see pic below) owned by Paul Neave from Norwich. This is a c1920 0.5hp Tom Senior driving a 12v hand made dynamo owned by J Crummett from Hempnall. Another engine in "Working Clothes" is this c1920 United type C owned by D Hamilton from Saxmundham.
1912 5hp Victoria vertical 1916 Wallis & Steevens Traction Engine 1933 Sentinal Steam Timber Tractor Tangye driving the Albion Chaff cutter
Not many of these around, this is A 1912 5hp Victoria vertical owned by D Culley from Woxham.  Here is Natel Taylor (he is the one in the straw) and helpers with "Faith" a 1916 Wallis & Steevens Traction Engine. A 1933 Sentinal Steam Timber Tractor owned by Bressingham Steam Museum. Here is Paul Neave's Tangye driving the Albion Chaff cutter.

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