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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Steam Fair?   Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:57 am

Went to our local steam fair yesterday. A bit dissappointing as this was the only steam 'engine' there



loads of steam run machinery but they were all being powered by diesel tractors!

mikey
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Steam Fair?   Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:41 pm

Quite a stack on that puppy. You ought to get a good draft with that one.

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Steam Fair?   Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:14 pm

mikeyh wrote:

loads of steam run machinery but they were all being powered by diesel tractors!

mikey

Any pics of the diesel tractors? I like them too....

I've become quite a passing expert on them now. study
John Deere are favourites around these parts. Laughing
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Steam Fair?   Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:21 pm

No i didnt bother taking any pics of the tractors. We've had three in the last ten years; massey-Ferguson 25 and 35, and a 1962 Fordson. A few of the bigger farmers (more than 30 hectares) have john deeres but for the most part its old Masseys,David Browns (their ex design engineer is my close neighbour and repairs a lot of he working tractors round here), and Renaults.

Mikey
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Steam Fair?   Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:19 pm

As an alternative, on this side of the Channel, the Great Dorset Steam Fair starts this week at Blandford, Dorset. Hugely popular with everyone except the poor hapless individuals living locally, who find it necessary to try and negotiate already congested roads that suddenly become gridlocked with an endless procession of very sloooow moving vehicles...

http://www.gdsf.co.uk/

Enjoy!

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Steam Fair?   Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:49 pm

I've just been looking at the website and the map...incredible!
That event has just got so huge now.
Is anyone going?

I remember when it was just a few old rusty traction engines in a field at Stourpaine.

There also used to be a very enjoyable smaller show at Knowl Hill near Maidenhead in Berkshire.
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