Club Model’s night – Monday 9th July from 6.30pm

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.

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June TVTEC Visit – Didcot Railway Centre

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We hope you can join us for what should be a fantastic evening!

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Carter’s Steam Fair, Pinkneys Green 2018

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.

 

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May Club Meeting

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.

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2018 Spring Gathering a Great Success!

Thanks to all who came and supported the first TVTEC spring gathering, it was lovely to see so many people enjoying themselves despite the very non-spring like weather.

With three engines in steam and vintage tractors and other vehicles on show there was plenty to see, though undoubtedly the star of the show was the Fowler T3 8 Ton steam roller No. 17950 in steam for the first time in 52 years! Set up for visitors to see in a timeless fashion, its original paint work with oil, road grime and shiny brass, it looked just like it did in its last days of work. Parked up next to a roller van complete with drivers bicycle and wash stand, this even had dirty water in like the driver had just had a wash! It truly was a perfect photographic scene for those hoping to recreate the past.

A special thanks goes to Richard Hazell and his steam gang for hosting the event and to club Chairman Ewen and club Secretary Carole Davies who made sure everyone was well fed and watered during the event.

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Fowler T3 Roller No. 17950 – In steam for the first time in 52 years, 28th April 2018.

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2018 Spring Gathering

The Thames Valley Traction Engine Club are proud to announce their spring gathering including the exclusive first appearance of an engine not seen in steam since 1966!
This event is for members and invited guests only, however those wishing to do so may join on the day.

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Club Meetings over next few months

Below is a list of the planned events for the next few months. Club Evenings are always held on the second Monday of the month at Englefield social club (www.englefieldclub.co.uk), unless stated otherwise. Talks are now presented within the Social club rather than the School, which is a more comfortable environment where refreshments can be consumed.
Monday 9th April: Frank Bamfield showing old transport films
Monday 14th May: Derek Farrow gives a talk on transport from 1900-1930.
Monday 11th June: 
Visit to the new Train Care Depot at Reading
Monday 9th July: 
Models night at Fred Coopers yard
Monday 13th August: Noggin and Natter at Englefield Social Club

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