Woolpit Steam Rally 2005

This Years Rally was once again a great success, but unfortunately the weather was patchy at best and as for Friday evening.....we had a huge thunderstorm which caught us on the hop, outside, cooking under a gazebo that was slowly being destroyed by the wind....interesting evening !!!.

The weather continued to be patchy with quite a lot of wind on Saturday, so much so that the "Bouncy Castle" became a "Flying Castle" so that got deflated quickly.

As in previous years, there was a really good turn out of tractors and Stationary engines but as usual, some had attended at  Strumpshaw the week before, so I have tried not to show any that were there. Still quite an interesting bunch I think.

There was a good Country Band in the Barn on Saturday evening, a very pleasant weekend.

1914 4hp Amanco Hit-n-miss engine 1926 4hp Bamford 1927 2-2.5hp  Blackstone "no Trouble" 1909 5hp lampstart Blackstone
This is a 1914 4hp Amanco Hit-n-miss engine  owned by Ian Kerridge from Wyverstone in Suffolk. A 1926 4hp Bamford also owned by Ian. These engines were driving a large number of implements such as Chaff cutters, Root cutters etc. See below for more pics of his display. This is a very rare engine, a 1927 2-2.5hp  Blackstone "no Trouble" model driving a Lister H2 well pump owned by Tom Fisher from Arlesford Colchester. One of my favourite engines so I never tire of photographing it is this 1909 5hp lampstart Blackstone engine owned by David Monk from Kentford Newmarket.
circa 1914 4hp Bulldog BD 1926 1.5hp Capel XL 1901 5hp Crossley Bros type L hot tube ignition engine I think this was another Crossley
A circa 1914 4hp Bulldog BD owned by Dick Culley from Ashmanhaugh Norfolk. An unusual engine is this 1926 1.5hp Capel XL owned by C Smith from Wimblington March. Probably the oldest engine on display was this 1901 5hp Crossley Bros type L hot tube ignition engine owned by Dave Allen from Kings Lynn. I think this was another Crossley however it had no details so I decided to ask the owner about it on the Sunday but when i went looking, it had gone.
Circa 1898 Dudbridge 2.5hp hot tube gas engine 1923 1.5hp Fairbanks type Z petrol paraffin engine 1.5hp 1941 Fowler PAL1 and Corbett & Sons Corn Mill 1.5hp air cooled Ideal
OOPS, I was wrong about the Crossley above, this was a Circa 1898 Dudbridge 2.5hp hot tube gas engine owned by Stuart Linsey from Ickleford Herts. This is Rob Vince's 1923 1.5hp Fairbanks type Z petrol paraffin engine, Rob is from Ipswich. A 1.5hp 1941 Fowler PAL1 and Corbett & Sons Corn Mill owned by Paul Pearman from Wisbech Cambs. This is a nice 1.5hp air cooled Ideal owned by Sid Watling from Gt Glenham Suffolk.
1906 3hp International vertical hit-n-miss engine 1931 1.5hp John Deere 1922 1.75hp Little Jumbo Model T Lister Diesel generator
This is a 1906 3hp International vertical hit-n-miss engine owned by C Kerridge From Finningham Stowmarket. A 1931 1.5hp John Deere in its original "working clothes" owned by Andy ler from Catfield Norfolk. A lovely little 1922 1.75hp Little Jumbo Model T owned by Russell Greensmith from Thorney Peterborough. An engine not seen much on the Rally field is this Lister Diesel generator displayed by Shane Marrows from Heacham Kings Lynn.
1916 1hp Novo Junior 1930 5hp Petter S 21hp Petter type S 1919 5hp Petter M
Another engine owned by Andy Sadler is this 1916 1hp Novo Junior, again in its "working clothes" This was a beautifully restored 1930 5hp Petter S owned by Chris Sant who travelled all the way from Harrogate in Yorkshire. Another Petter is this big 1935 21hp type S owned by Paul Neave  from Smallburgh Norwich. A 1919 5hp Petter M owned by Tim Read from Norwich Norfolk.
1913 1hp Pilter K 1929 Ruston Hornsby APR 2.75hp driving a Lister 110V generator 1.5hp Termant & Monahan 1940s Villiers pump set
A superb restoration is this 1913 1hp Pilter K engine owned by Paul Mace from Norwich. This is a 1929 Ruston Hornsby APR 2.75hp driving a Lister 110V generator displayed by Peter March from Thrapston Northants A very rare engine is this 1.5hp Termant & Monahan engine owned by Mark Watling of GT Glenham Saxmundham. A very nicely restored 1940s Villiers pump set owned by Tony Pardue from Ipswich.
1911 1.5hp Waterloo Boy "Old Nick" a 1908 Marshall traction engine 6 inch scale replica "Little Ol Nick" round the ring on "Little Ol Nick"
This is a rarely seen 1911 1.5hp Waterloo Boy owned by Russel Greensmith from Thorney Peterborough. This is Ernie and Rachel Eagle's "Old Nick" a 1908 Marshall traction engine. And this 6 inch scale replica is "Little Ol Nick" also owned by Earnie and Rachel Eagle from Holton St Mary Colchester. And here is Ernie giving a young lad a trip round the ring on "Little Ol Nick"
Steam Gallopers 1914 4hp Amanco 1926 4hp Bamford an array of farming implements.
The superb Steam Gallopers were giving the public a taste of an old ride all weekend. This is another picture of the 1914 4hp Amanco Hit-n-miss engine  owned by Ian Kerridge from Wyverstone in Suffolk. And another shot of the 1926 4hp Bamford also owned by Ian. They were both driving an array of farming implements.

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