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Author:  George Houghton [ Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  May Day Steam Rally

Lancashire Traction Engine Club May Day Steam Rally is on this weekekend Sat,Sun,Mon at Abbotsfield Park Urmston Manchester.
Usually a good selection of Vintage Exhibits. Organs include Whites Gavioli Jim Cheethams Mortier, Ned Kaye's Pell, Dave Stubbs Dean,Peter Cloustons Verbeeck. Tony Harrison is also attending with the FOPS sales stand.There is also Model railway passenger rides.
Weather forecast , scattered showers Saturday Dry Sunday and Monday but cooler.
Car Parking in a nearby Schoolyard.

Dont forget to say Hello to Dave Stubbs the Forum Administrator :tiphat:

George :grinder:

Author:  Dave Stubbs [ Sun May 02, 2010 5:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May Day Steam Rally

Hi folks!

A quick Mayday Steam rally report.

The weather was terrific yesterday (Saturday), today was very cold and windy, but even by the time I left site, which was after 5pm, we had no rain.

There were numerous technical difficulties with the organs, Whites had a cypher, Jim Cheetham's van had been leaking and all the music books were damp, then his generator packed up, Dale Riley was having problems with the organ vehicle, so he hadn't brought it, the ex-Stuart Marti-Bowler Dean, now belonging to George which I operate, was sounding rather wheezy, but I found the problem and I have posted a message in the Organ Building and Technical section, because it is a standard fault with organs!

Jim Cheetham had acquired another generator today, so he was playing ok, they had the music books drying out all yesterday! Not sure if Whites had fixed the cypher problem, though.

There was another organ at the rally, the Excelsior 'hand-turned' on the back of George Lomas's electric car.

Apart from that, there is still another day to weather permitting it should be a good day!

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Author:  George Houghton [ Sun May 02, 2010 8:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May Day Steam Rally

Glad the weather stayed dry Dave some parts of the country have not been so lucky.
Had a phone call from my Son earlier today, he was in Stratford on Avon and read in the Local paper that there was a Vintage Event on somewhere in that area with Willem Kelders "Victory" in attendance, so decided to have a look, but changed his mind when he saw the state of the ground as he had not taken his Wellies. :lol:
Fair Weather Fan. :wag:

George :grinder:

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