Strumpshaw Steam Engine Rally 2005
The weather stayed nice, especially on Sunday when it was good Rally weather ….not too hot and this was born out by the numbers of public, a record I shouldn’t wonder however it changed a bit on Monday when we woke to rain but it soon cleared to give a bright and breezy day.
Engine entry seemed a little down this year but there was still a superb selection in fact in my quarter of the pen, every engine was different.
I was also pleased to see a very good selection of large engines and the efforts of the owners to transport and unload them should be applauded.
Once again there was plenty to see with the excellent museum along with a number of guest artists playing recitals on the Organ.
Plenty of Military exhibits this year and a record number of tractors ? I think.All in all, I felt it was another successful Strumpshaw
Here are a selection of engines and sights at the Rally:
|My 1923 Amanco 2,25hp Hired Man on its first Rally since I re-restored it earlier this year||One more shot. It is a Low Tension Ignition Hit-N-Miss engine||Another Amanco "Hired man" this is a 1917 petrol/paraffin throttle governed model exhibited by A Fuller from Norwich||A 1915 Amanco "Farm Hand" 4hp. This is a Low Tension Hit-N-Miss engine exhibited by Steve London from Acle|
|Last of the Amanco engines on display is this unusual 1925/6 2hp "Chore Boy" driving an Amanco rotary Pump exhibited by Paul Mace from Norwich||This is a 1945 Bamford EG 1 driving a Bamford size 3 Cornmill exhibited by C Stone from Norfolk.||Another Bamford, this is a 3hp open crank engine driving a rotary Pump exhibited by J Cooper from Norfolk||Yet Another Bamford, this is a 2hp air cooled model exhibited by M Cooper from Norfolk.|
|One more Bamford, driving a Corn crusher. This did not have a number on it so I am unable to identify the owner at present||A very rare 1910 1.5hp upright Bates and Edmonds which was sold by the Fairbanks Company of New York (not the Fairbanks we know.) This was exhibited by Dick Culley from Wroxham||One of my favourite local engines is this 5hp Blackstone lampstart engine exhibited by David Monk from Suffolk||A 1910 Bulldog model BD 4hp petrol paraffin engine exhibited by Dick Culley from Norfolk|
|A nice exhibit is this 1929 Crossley 1030 driving a mechanical hacksaw exhibited by David Luckings from Norfolk||AN almost unique engine is this little 1920s probably German DFW .5hp 2 stroke engine. This wa exhibited by Mike Lowe from Slough||A nice original 1917 Fairbanks Morse "Z" 6hp petrol paraffin engine exhibited by K Rule from Norfolk||Another Fairbanks is this 1920s 1.5hp "headless" engine exhibited by N Cushion from Norfolk|
The first of a number of large Hornsby engines is this 1908 12hp oil engine exhibited by P Rant from Norfolk
|This engine had no number so I am unable to identify the engine or the owner||A 1912 5/20hp Richard Hornsby engine exhibited by B Talbot from Norfolk||This is a 1912 9hp Richard Hornsby exhibited by James Green from Norfolk|
|An unusual exhibit seen on the Rally field is this 1958 Lister HA Diesel Grain Blower, the owner J Croker from Suffolk reckoned he had to keep the back shut as it would blow away the exhibits behind it||A very original Lister D driven Cement Mixer, This was also owned by Jason Croker.||A superbly restored 1949 Lister D Sheep Shearing outfit exhibited by John Searles from Essex||Another unusual entry was this Millars Sludge Pump driven by a 1926 Bamford exhibited by P Rule from Norfolk|
|A very nice 1931 1.5hp Petter M exhibited by Rob Vince from Ipswich||Another Petter a 1930 5hp Petter S driving a Stuart centrifugal pump exhibited by Chris Sant from Yorkshire||One of my favourite engines seen on the local Rally fields is this 1927 10.5hp Ruston IP is Dave Cook from Norfolk||A 1921 1.5hp Hercules type E driving a deep well pump exhibited by M Lowe from Berkshire|
|A very comprehensive display is this 1942 1.5hp Ruston & Hornsby PB dring a Ruston Hornsby centrifugal pump and a Godwin piston pump exhibited by P Willer from Suffolk||One of my favourite Showman's Engines is "NO 1" This is a 1920 Burrell Scenic Showman's Engine||A 1933 Sentinal DG 8765 Steam Timber Tractor from Bressingham Steam museum||The "Slow Race" one of many events in the ring|
|This is Strumphaws own 1930 Foden Wagon||This was taken by my Wife Jan under a huge Ploughing Engine near the beer tent. Yours truly on the left, Rob & Rosie Vince on the right|
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