Strumpshaw Steam Engine Rally 2002

We were placed in "the play pen" again this year but signs were placed early so the public knew where to find us. Once again this was a good Rally but we had to put up our own fences and the program had no numbers against either the engines or tractors which was disappointing.

I had a result, 3rd place !!! It would seem that the only engines judged had to be driving something to show how it was put to use originally, and one of our group won first prize with a Lister D driving a Sludge pump.

For some reason, I forgot to take a picture of my Pumpset at Strumpshaw, never mind, I will make up for it at Aldham next week !!!

Here are a few of the engines that were on display

Here is Rob Vince adjusting the bucket on the latest display for the kids, it's a Teletubby. This is a 1923 1 1/2 hp Fairbanks Morse Z Type" driving his larest restoration, an Argosy domestic pump. 

This is an original condition 1914 Bates and Edmonds Bulldog type BD 1 2/2 hp owned by Mr A Sadler from Norfolk.

A lovely example of a c1920 Crossley P1060 owned by Mr P Willer of Suffolk.

A 1915 Ingeco Model AN 8hp owned by Dick Culley from Norfolk.

A suberb restoration of a 1927 Ruston IP owned by Mr D Cook of Norfolk, I think this was one of the best engines on display.

The Ruston above was driving this equally well restored Lister H7 Water pump.

Another of the best engines on show in my opinion was this 1927 Ruston Hornsby 6AP owned by Mr G Cole from Suffolk.

A 1934 Lister D driving a Millars Sludge pump. This exhibit won first prize and is owned by Peter Earl from Suffolk.

A nice early open crank Ruston. This was not as program and I forgot to ask the name of the guy exhibiting it.

A 1926 Petter M Owned by Mr D Eaton from Herts.

This was an 8 hp Petter S of 1935 vintage owned by Mr L Harvey from Norfolk.

Has to be the Biggest Petter S I have seen, a 28 hp model. It appears that they made these up to 42hp. This was owned by Mr P Neave from Norfolk.

This is a 1930 Allen twin cyl diesel owned by Mr D Loades from Norfolk. He starts this from th PTO of  tractor, which drives the mini wheel against the flywheel, interesting starting method.

The engine paddock, good to see so man exhibits.

This was our caravan, all set for the Jubilee celebrations.

The Ladies celebrating with a bottle of Champagne, and it was only 2 oclock.

And here is the Caravan at night, lit up for the Jubilee celebrations.

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