Wings Wheels and Steam Rally 2008
This Year the Engines were once again in the field at the side of the main Rally Field, the engines faced the main field again which makes the engines more visible to the Public however I still feel that most people did not know we were there.
Having said that it is a good event for the public with lots to see, the weather was good so I expect numbers were up on last year.
The Flying was not so good as the last couple of years with no Denny Dobson but there was still a lot going on.
Again, there was something for everyone from a large Military presence, Steam engines, Stationary Engines, Tractors and the usual Classic Cars and Bikes.
Here are some of the engines and sights around the show, again we did not have a program so info is a bit sparse.
|This is a Water Clock, a clever display all made from scrap materials by Rob Vince from Ipswich||This is an Engine supplied by David Curwen from Devizes, I am guessing it was a kit, unless you know better||
A very nice Fairbanks Morse of around 5hp
|This is an American International Harvester.|
|A very nice 1927 Lister L note the block and head are in one piece.||A very unusual Lister D is this Vacuum pump set for Milking, note the extra cooloing tank.||Another D, this one driving a small Climax Water Pump.||An unusual 1944 Petrol/Paraffin Petter A1 driving a 1948 2" Centrifugal Pump owned by Ron Edwards|
|A very nice Petter M with a "Rugby Ball" hopper driving a Lister H1 Pump owned by Dave Monk.||Another Petter M, this one is 5hp and Tank cooled, supplied by Merryweather of London.||This is a very rare Australian 1940 Southern Cross Pumping Engine.||Pretty in Pink? is this Mk 10 Villiers owned by Ann Bramham, "if you can't beat em, join em".|
|A nicely restored 1948 1.5hp Wolseley WD11 driving a Godwin Water Pump.||And one of my favourite Showmans Engine is this Burrell "No 1"||This BMW Motorcycle Combination was used in the Indiana Jones film, remember when Shaun Connery was in the Sidecar?||And the Army boys were there showing what Camouflage is all about.|
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