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Forncett Model Engineers Day

10 October 2015 - Rally Reports Category

‚ÄčThe end of the rally season is upon us, and so begin the various end of season events that occur all over the East of England (and beyond)

One such event worthy of note is the Model Engineers Day at Forncett Industrial Steam Museum in Norfolk. The museum is located in Forncett St Mary nr Norwich and features many large stationary steam engines, many with large fly wheels! These include one example, formerly of Tower Bridge in London and another; the ‘Dover’ engine - a 90ton Worthington Simpson triple expansion engine that in a previous life was used for pumping water in Kent. The museum is a real hidden gem and well worth a visit

Two full size engines were in attendance outside, these being Stuart Hart’s Aveling Roller (which attended our 60th Anniversary Road Run) and Simon Bean’s Aveling Tractor ‘Margaret’ which has been in his ownership for around a year. These were joined by a fine selection of miniatures (around 16), a steam launch and a steam car. Away from the steam exhibits local classic cars and motorcycles were out in force

Later in the day some of the engines (big and small) took part in a short road run of around a mile to a local tank museum, before returning to Forncett to conclude the day

Thanks to Kevin Baldwin for the photos, and words

 

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