Woolpit Steam Rally 2003

This Years Rally was a great success, due partly I guess to the really good weather, the crowds flocked in on both days. I thought that there was more to see this year than last, with a really good turn out of tractors and Stationary engines. Some engines at Woolpit had attended Strumpshaw the week before, so I have delibrately not shown any that were there. My Fuller ran perfectly all weekend but the exhaust is still noisier than I would like, might experiment with stuffing various things in to the exhaust.....

Amanco 2 1/4hp Bamford 2 1/2hp Bernard 2hp Capel 1 1/2hp

A really nice 1917 2 1/4hp Amanco "Hired Man" owned by John Germeney from Littleport in Cambridgeshire.

A nice example of the pretty "Tulip Top" Bamford 2 1/2hp made in 1932. This was exhibited with a Climax No 1 Water pump by Peter March from Thrapston in Northants A 1928 Bernard P1 2hp. This engine was made in France so not many seen on English Rally fields. This was shown driving a Seguin water pump by Tom Fisher from Colchester, Essex. Another Engine not seen much on the Rally field is this Capel XL 1 1/2hp. Made in 1932 and owned by Mr C Smith from March in Cambs.
Crossley 3hp Crossley P1060 Fairbanks Morse eclipse Fairbanks Morse 2.2hp
A really nice 1906 3hp Crossley J type hot tube gas engine. this is owned by Mr D Allen from Kings Lynn Another Crossley, a P 1060 circa 1920 owned by Mr P Willer from Bungay in Suffolk A Fairbanks Morse Eclipse, similar to the scale model featured in Stationary Engine Magazine recently. This was owned by Mark Watling from Gt Glemham in Suffolk A nice example of a 1927 solid flywheel 2.2hp Fairbanks Morse owned by Andrew Sadler from Gt Yarmouth in Norfolk.
Fairbanks Morse 3 1/2hp Fuller and Johnson NB. Ingeco Type W International
Another Fairbanks Morse, this time a 3 1/2hp Z Type made in 1927. This was shown driving a Climax no 1 Pump by Mr P Morphew from Chatteris in Cambs. A 1924 2hp Fuller and Johnson NB I had an interesting time comparing this with my NC. This was owned by Mr E Greensmith of Thorney Peterborough. A very nice exaple of an American Ingeco Type W 1.75hp made in 1919. This was owned by Ivan Drake from Bacton Norfolk A 1906 3hp Vertical International driving a Bamford Root cutter, owned by Mr C Kerridge from Finningham Stowmarket Suffolk
Lister 6hp Startomatic. Monitor Jack pump Petter Ruston and Hornsby AP
A really nice, 1934 6hp Lister Startomatic generator set. This was owned by Shane Marrows from Kings Lynn in Norfolk A very unusual circa 1915 1 1/4hp Monitor Jack pump owned by Mr E Greensmith of Thorney Peterborough. A 1920 Petter M with an unusual square hopper. This was owned by Mr D Watling from Dickleborough Diss Norfolk.. A 1929 Ruston and Hornsby AP 2 1/2hp owned by Chris Sant who traelled all the way from Harrogate in Yorkshire to do Strumpshaw, the Suffolk Show and Woolpit
Stickney 1 3/4hp Wolseley WD 11 Wolseley Walsh and Clarke tractor
An American Stickney 1 3/4hp from 1913. This unusual engine was Stuart Lindsay from Ickleford in Herts.. A very nice 1947 Wolseley WD 11 2 1/4hp owned by Paul Pearman from Wisbech Cambs. Another Wolseley WD owned by Ken Pearman from Wisbech Cambs. A 1921 Walsh and Clarke ploughing Engine. This has a horizontally opposed 2 cylinder paraffin engine which is really noisy. They made these engines to look like steam traction engines to entice buyers.
Fordson E27N Bygones Display Young Stationary Engine enthusiasts. Fuller and Johnson 2hp
A very nicely restored 1949 Fordson E27N 27hp owned by Mick Bugg from Ipswich Suffolk . A unique display of Bygones including oil lamps heaters and general old utensils from yesteryear. If you look carefully, you will see that it is all housed in a Caravan with the side cut out and hinged upwards. This was exhibited by Malcolm Coe from Eye Suffolk. This shows that we start them young in this part of the world. Young Aaron Sadler who is 5 and his brother Brandon who is still 3 were keen to help all weekend. Another view of the Fuller and Johnson just cos I liked it.

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