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March 2018


Supersonic Skid

Neil Calladine relates the story of the superb restoration of a 50 year old fair ride.

“You like this little engine, don’t you?”

Jono Bonser tells of a love affair with “the little engine”.

Ally Pally’s Delights

James Hamilton went along to one of London’s winter hightlights – the model show at Alexandra Palace.

Unlocked in Willenhall

Our industrial heritage doesn’t always dominate the landscape. Often it is tucked away from view. David Viner visits one example in the Black Country.

Love At First Sight

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the disbandment of the Auxiliary Fire Service. Brian Gooding looks back at his involvement with a few ex-AFS vehicles that he owned.

The Bude Canal

The story of Cornwall’s remarkable inland waterway. Roger Butler looks at this unusual canal.

Wonderful Willys

The Willys Jeep is one of the most iconic vehicles in motoring history. Sandy McAulay from Larkhall near Glasgow owns a classic example, as Bob Weir recently discovered.

Steaming Around Klondyke

The steam parties at Draycott-in-the-Clay are always interesting. John Maund went along last autumn.

Don’t Be Deceived – more than a windmill

While on his travels, Peter Brockington visited Blennerville windmill in the west of Ireland and found more of interest than just a mill.

Back to Basics

Stationary engines are one of the bedrocks of our industrial heritage, and are still a major hobby with engineering enthusiasts, as Bob Weir discovered.

Twist-Bar Steam Fire Engines

Ron Henderson looks at how one type of Merryweather steam fire engines developed.

Test Your Maths

Peter Brockington takes a trip on some heritage trams in Portugal.

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