Vintage Spirit July 2021



  • Restoring A Rare Wagon
  • Engine Indicators
  • Called To The Bench
  • The Thinktank Engines
  • Bio Classic – alternative fuel Land Rover
  • Constructing Box Tunnel all the latest news and event reports

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In this issue


Restoring A Rare Wagon

Trevor Smallbone was recently involved in the restoration of a rare traction wagon.


Kelvin Dock – The Birthplace of the Puffer

William B Black tells the story of a long-closed shipbuilding site on the Forth & Clyde Canal.


Adventure With A Ruthemeyer Roller

Sam Booth tells the story of how he became the part owner of a German steam roller…


Engine Indicators

John Walter explores the world of how the efficiency of engines can be recorded.


Called To The Bench

When a saw bench moved from Somerset to Sussex and a trial day was organised, James Hamilton went along…


We Are Still Here!

Peter Brockington takes a brief look at a lorry road run held in south Wales at the beginning of May.


My Time With The FHT (Part 2): 1993 and all that

Roger Mills continues his personal recollections of his time volunteering for the Fairground Heritage Trust.


The Thinktank Engines

John Hannavy explores a collection of rare machines.


Steaming As Well As Ever

After a year off due to Covid, it was good to be able to steam an engine again, and make some use of it. Brian Gooding enjoyed the day.


Bio Classic

Cars have been converted to run on several alternative fuels, and Land Rovers are no exception. Bob Weir went to Berwick-upon-Tweed, to meet enthusiast Guy Dixon and his unusual model 90.


When Models Sold Tractors

Tim Bolton looks into the demonstration models used to sell Ferguson tractors.


Constructing Box Tunnel

Tom Bowden looks at one of Brunel’s iconic railway achievements.


What’s In A Name?

Andrew Semple looks through a selection of old photographs from a tractor dealer in Cirencester, most around 100 years old.

Vintage Spirit July 2021


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