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January 2018


Monarch Goes To The Show

Driving a steam roller in the Lord Mayor’s Show was both an unexpected honour and a unique experience, as Brian Gooding found out when he took his Babcock Monarch to the show. 

Scottish Firefly

Land Rover fire appliances are becoming increasingly rare, and are sought after by collectors and fire preservation groups. Bob Weir visited Ronnie Rusack from Edinburgh who owns one of the most popular fire pumps north of the Border.

Enjoying An Autumnal Road Run

Peter Hammond headed out to enjoy an informal road run near Andover in Hampshire, one of those low key end of season events.

Saved Just In Twine

A unique former twine making works in south Somerset is being developed as a monument to a lost trade. Brian Gooding went along to find out more.

Kingdom Classic

Scottish enthusiasts Mike & Des Brown recently won the Jim Hutchens’ Memorial Cup for Best Steam Wagon at the Great Dorset Steam fair. Bob Weir went to the Kingdom of Fife, to see their rare Garrett superheated wagon. 

Unveiled in Istanbul

Bruno Cianci, of the Rahmi M Koç Museum in Istanbul, highlights some new additions to the collection.

Return Of The Advance

Jim Gerrard tells the story of a Wallis & Steevens ‘Advance’ roller that made its first post-restoration debut the week before the 2017 Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Lord Mayor’s Show – a reprise

From the sidelines, James Hamilton has a different perspective of the Lord Mayor’s Show on Armistice Day.

Hot Off The Press

Robert Smail’s Printing Works is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Bob Weir went to the Borders town of Innerleithen, to go back in time to a bygone age.

A Place In The Sun

Peter Brockington continues his European travels with a look at a couple of historic and ornate railway stations in Portugal.

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