Wow, what a show!!! Wonderful selection of engines, weather not too bad, all
in all a super weekend. For no particular reason I always ponder on my way
home which engine was the star of the show. This year I'm torn between 4
1. Ian Beardmores Ackroyd, what a beast!
2. Juffer's "Beijers" 2 stroke Diesel, all 3 tonnes of it!!
3. The bigger of the 2 "Moguls"
4. Once again, "The Gaffer"
My hearty thanks to "Campingstoveman" for fetching my little Ruston, to
"Frank the Belgian" for accepting my offer on his "Lime Green Bernard", to
"Geoff, Kenny and the Club Stall crew" for helping me thin out my junk
collection, to the other Geoff and his team for filling in an enjoyable
Saturday evening and to Martin H for carting my engines home!!
We made a long weekend of it as it is probably the only 'going away' holiday
we will get this year. Went up on Thursday and got settled into Macclesfield
south premier inn, shopping in Macclesfield and Knutsford on Friday with a
quick pop in to the site to see what was in the auction (waste of time and
£4 - though I did pick up some part for an engine I haven't got yet from Ken
Hickman). There nice and early Saturday, great show with best weather we
have ever had (the odd rain shower was more of a pleasant 'refresher' than
an inconvenience). Met up with NG types and some other old friends at 13:00
in beer tent as arranged (where were you Charles). Attendance looked pretty
good to me and definitely more engines than when we were last there two
years ago. Still more engines on Sunday - not so much as main exhibits, but
many people had obviously dug out one of their 'Cinderella engines to boost
numbers for the grand counting - the guy in the Anson tent was talking
around the 800 mark, though time will tell how accurate that was. Had a
drive over the Cat and Fiddle to Buxton in the evening and home today. All
in a very enjoyable trip.
Wow, what a show!! Magnificent array of engines, and fairly decent weather
too. On the way home I always try to decide which was the most impressive
engine on the field. This year I'm torn between 4 engines :-
1. Ian Beardmore's "Akroyd", what a beast!!
2. The Juffer family's "Beijers" 2 Stroke Diesel, all 3 tonnes of it!!
3. The bigger of the 2 "Moguls" (apologies to the owner (name forgotten!!)
4. Once again "The Gaffer" ( IF's BIG Allan).
My hearty thanks go to " Campingstoveman" for fetching my little Ruston,
"Belgian Frank" for accepting my offer on his "Lime Green Bernard", Geoff,
Kenny and the Club Stall Crew for helping me to thin out my junk collection,
the other Geoff and the Museum crew for making Saturday evening great anf
finally to Martin H for carting my "New" engines home!!