For the September Club meeting on Monday 10th September we have Peter Turvey giving a talk on Crofton Beam Engines.
Crofton has the oldest working steam engines in the world still performing the job they were built to do! There are two beam engines, one of which is an original 206-year-old Boulton & Watt. Both are fed by a hand-stoked, coal-fired Lancashire boiler. These are magnificent pieces of industrial archaeology. The engine house is set in unspoiled Wiltshire countryside close to the old market town of Marlborough.
The TVTEC have been contacted by the organisers of the Hungerford Victorian Extravaganza. They are looking for engines to attend this years Victorian night on Friday 14th December. If you are interested then please contact David Small on 07713 094759 David@dagsmall.co.uk
Calling all TVTEC engine owners. Croftom Beam Engines are looking for engines to attend their Steam Gala on 29th – 30th September.
https://www.croftonbeamengines.org/ Coal and stabling will be provided.
Don’t forget Monday’s club night when we’ll be descending on Fred Cooper’s yard for our annual models evening. Bring your model with you or just turn up and enjoy the fun.
For further info contact our secretary on 07787 550824.
We hope you can join us for what should be a fantastic evening!
12th/13th May saw the annual Steam Spectacular of Carter’s Steam Fair visiting it’s home town Pinkneys Green, Maidenhaed. As anyone who’s visited Carter’s Steam Fair knows it is always a feast for the senses, their wonderful rides and attractions all hand painted and cared for to the highest standards are such a joy to look at as well as ride on. However what makes the Pinkneys Green event that little more special is the addition of the fair being mainly powered by visiting Showmans Engines, a recreation of what travelling fairs were really like in their steam heydays.
This year the engines in attendance were:
1914 – Burrell Scenic (3610) William V
1921 – Burrell Scenic (3888) General Gough
1907 – Burrell (2894) Pride of Worcester
1911 – Burrell (2388) Nancy
1934 – Fowler Superlion (20223) Supreme
Hearing the engines working away over the general frivolity of people enjoying the fair creates an atmosphere not recreated at any other event and is something very special that is worth revisiting every year.
Steam Yachts in full swing! Burrell ‘Nancy’ in the background having going full chat generating for 3 rides!!!
Burrell Scenic General Gough powering the Dodgems with ease.
William V Crew Pinkneys Green 13th May 2018, L-R Ted, Jim, Harry & Trevor.
Burrell ‘Pride of Worcester’ providing the juice in abundance for the ‘Skid’
For the May Club Meeting on Monday 14th May, we have Derek Farrow giving a talk on transport from 1900 – 1930. See you there at Englefield Social Club from 7.30pm.