Vintage Spirit January 2019



  • A Day Out With The Big Guns
  • Restoring the Steam Tug ‘Noordzee’
  • The Brooklands’ Great War 100
  • Celebrating A Steam Life
  • A Magnificent Survivor – Gladstone Pottery Museum
  • Manx Electric Railway 125 (Part 1)
  • Restoring the Spinners Engine all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue

A Day Out With The Big Guns

A few weeks before Armistice Day, Colin Hatch and team hauled a replica howitzer to the former Great Western Railway works at Swindon to raise funds for charity. Colin tells the story of the day.

Restoring the Steam Tug ‘Noordzee’

Fred van de Geer tells the story of a Netherlands-based steam tug with a wartime history which is undergoing a major restoration.

The Brooklands’ Great War 100

James Hamilton spent a day at the home of British motor racing which also played an important part in the First World War as an aircraft factory.

Celebrating A Steam Life

Jim Gerrard looks over the life of a real steam gentleman and the celebration of his life held in early November.

A Magnificent Survivor

John Hannavy returns to the Gladstone Pottery Museum 40 years after his first visit.

Manx Electric Railway 125 (Part 1)

John Maund enjoyed a week on the Isle of Man as the electric railway celebrated its 125th Anniversary.

Heavy Lifting

Roddy Patterson from Perth & Kinross owns a superb 1986 ex-army Foden, as Bob Weir recently discovered.

Restoring the Spinners Engine

Will Hall travelled to the west of Manchester to see the restoration work on a large cotton mill engine.

Autumn in the Chilterns

James Hamilton enjoyed the annual Chiltern TEC road run which poses several challenges over the short route.

Small is Smart

The annual Scottish Vintage Tractor and Engine Club (SVTEC) rally hosts one of the largest gatherings of stationary engines in Scotland, as Bob Weir recently discovered.

You Just Don’t See These Anymore...

Peter Brockington visited a reader with a very unusual vehicle which he had restored.

Sunny, Soggy, Sodem

Dick Bodily dodged the showers on Armistice weekend to enjoy the SoDEM road run in Oxfordshire.

Wandering Around Newark

Jim Wilkie reports on things of interest he found at the 2018 Newark Tractor Show.

Vintage Spirit January 2019


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