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Thought I'd have a little look in this section.
Was quite surprised that the last topic was posted in September 2015.
I am a fan of Steam rallies. Are any of you?
If there are a few of us maybe we could negotiate a camping discount for the forum.
I'm also a enthusiastic home brewer. I have my own micro brewery. (very micro)
So I would be interested in any events or festivals on this subject as well.

Any suggestions? Would look forward to meeting a few of you.

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I like any type of vintage rallies and always research areas we're visiting when away with the van for them. The last UK one was the west of england rally at stitians local to me motorhomes allowed to overnight there and blandford 
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Lister Diesel exhibits his Ruston Hornsby Stationary engine at some rallies. Make sure that you view his engine.
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I used to take my kids to the knowl hill rally near Maidenhead
years ago, but I don't think that it is run there any more. It was
a good day out back then.

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Hello Primus. I've been to the Malpas Show in September a couple of times as it is just down the road for me, two or three others which I can't recall, Barnard Castle [just two steam engines!], and the Great Dorset Steam Fair three times. The problem is that having been to the GDSF, the attraction of other large gatherings pales as the GDSF really is the greatest show of them all. The smaller, local gatherings still have an attraction if I notice them. I sometimes go to Commercial Vehicle rallies such as at Kirby Stephens [Eden Valley CVG] and the one at Birkenhead but just flicking through my old photos of these events highlights its usually the same vehicles I'm seeing, just in different surroundings. I've also done most of the preserved steam railways, especially the Severn Valley as we used to live within walking distance.

Kelsall Steam rally has a good reputation [between Chester and Winsford, where Trevor lives when not in France]. It's 24th/25th June this year when I might be away or just coming back.

This is a good guide:

https://www.steamheritage.co.uk/steam_rallies_and_events

Sad to say I gave up home brewing many years ago when I realised it was cheaper to buy than make. And then I discovered cider ... There is a CL in New Mills which lets out an industrial unit to a micro brewery. 
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Also visited Malpas Yesteryear Rally several times a few years back, several clubs have rallies there so you can stay all weekend. Also been to Banbury Steam Show but stayed at local site. Last year went for weekend to Rempstone where again several clubs have rallies (we went with caravan club)
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We've done few, met up with Peter a couple of times, last was Lincoln last year, we find they're all getting a bit samey though.
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I was brought up on steam rallies and I loved them dearly. By the age of eight, I could tell my Fowlers apart from my Burrells and I revelled in their majesty, the noises and the smoke. Now, like some others above, I feel a little bit underwhelmed by the current offerings. I think I would prefer to spend a weekend up close to one engine in a working field instead of being in an overcrowded arena full of marquees trying to sell me double glazing and Audi Quattros. I love to celebrate the engineering but rather like zoos - I feel a pang of sadness when I see a wild animal restrained and being pointed at and laughed at. Maybe, I am missing something?
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We keep going to shows hoping to see ploughing engines, it's on a lot of programmes but ends up getting cancelled.


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Thanks all for taking the time to respond to my post.
I agree some of the rallies can be a bit samey. Though some of the them are anything but.
There are some really good displays to view in the main arena and at some aerial displays.
Aspenshaw. I was at Malpas rally last year. Not quite as good as the year before but a good weekend.
If you go Barnard Castle way again the big Steam rally is Strumpshaw rally about a mile North of Barnard Castle.
The lawn mower racing on the hillside there is definitely worth watching. Might see you there.
Taximan. I tend to go to the Rempstone rally every year. It never disappoints. Might see you there too.
Lister Diesel. I must have met you. I always have a look around the stationary engines and remember looking at a Ruston Hornsby engine at a number of rallies.
Will quiz the owner next time I see one to see if it's you.
Hi Kev. I was at the Lincoln rally last year. what a whopper of a show. The camping was good I was in the section on the right of the entrance second van in on the left.
As you say it has become a little commercial over the years but it's only down the road from me so filled a weekend quite good when I was working.

If there was some way to identify each other would be nice to say Hello.[smile] Or after reading one of Loops recent posts maybe not.[biggrin]


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Hey Primus, I would love to spend a summer or autumn day at a steam fair if it comes with your recommendation. You clearly know how to separate the wheat from the chaff whereas I just read the long list of fairs and cannot tell which to choose.

Maybe you could give us a heads-up to any events which you might be considering going to over the summer? I would certainly go on your recommendation as long as it is no further north than Nottingham. My limited budget coupled with the 16mpg of the V8 makes the southern bits of England seem very preferable![biggrin]
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For something different, why not try the Steam Day at The Museum of the Broads, Stalham Norfolk. Last few years we have had steam launches, steam cars, steam bus and lots more.

Great day out and you can even get a trip on a steam launch. This year will be held on Sunday 11th June http://www.museumofthebroads.org.uk/2017-events.html

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On a scale of 1-10. That picture is about 87. Motorhome, canal, boat building, steam launch, Fete, village, sunshine! Heaven
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Thanks for that lead BUGLAIR. [thumb]

That looks like a June tour around Norfolk/Suffolk for me this year.
11th June start at the Steam day. End on 24th June at Jazz and Beer evening.
Filling in with a trips to the Woodfords Brewery then the Aviation Museum at Flixton and the car boot at Africa Alive in Suffolk inbetween.
A good area to tour with loads of CLs to choose from. [smile] 

Unfortunately my favorite closed last year Playters Farm near Beccles.
The owner John Hayward is a perfect gentleman who closed down due to ill health. [frown]
Hope you are recovering John.


That's a fortnight that might turn into 5 to 6 weeks then. [biggrin][biggrin][biggrin]


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Thanks all for taking the time to respond to my post.
I agree some of the rallies can be a bit samey. Though some of the them are anything but.
There are some really good displays to view in the main arena and at some aerial displays.
Aspenshaw. I was at Malpas rally last year. Not quite as good as the year before but a good weekend.
If you go Barnard Castle way again the big Steam rally is Strumpshaw rally about a mile North of Barnard Castle.
The lawn mower racing on the hillside there is definitely worth watching. Might see you there.
Taximan. I tend to go to the Rempstone rally every year. It never disappoints. Might see you there too.
Lister Diesel. I must have met you. I always have a look around the stationary engines and remember looking at a Ruston Hornsby engine at a number of rallies.
Will quiz the owner next time I see one to see if it's you.
Hi Kev. I was at the Lincoln rally last year. what a whopper of a show. The camping was good I was in the section on the right of the entrance second van in on the left.
As you say it has become a little commercial over the years but it's only down the road from me so filled a weekend quite good when I was working.

If there was some way to identify each other would be nice to say Hello.[smile] Or after reading one of Loops recent posts maybe not.[biggrin]

Primus.[thumb]


We were further in on the left to start with but moved to the left of the gate as you come in on the last day to watch all the people etc going home, that was the biggest we've been to so far, Driffield is our normal one, did you see Peters engine etc?

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My limited budget coupled with the 16mpg of the V8
that answers my earlier question, have you considered Gassing it up at all.

Some cheap used kits out there, this one might not fit exactly, but most of it would make a start http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/rover-v8-lpg-kit-from-discovery-1-3-9-v8-/201837189315?hash=item2efe6f18c3:g[tongue]z8AAOSwax5Ytes3

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/lpg-gas-conversion-kit-land-range-rover-discovery-v8-lpg-/232233628542?hash=item361233f37e:g:3v0AAOSw241YeLUi

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Hi Kev.

We must have been there at the same time as I also left on the last day.

I did see the Ruston Hornsby stationary engine. But as I was not a member here then did not know it was Peters.

Will introduce myself when I see his engine next time.


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We may meet up at one of them one day [biggrin]
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Thanks Pudsey for the links. I cannot convert it to LPG but it would be great if I could. My motorhome appears from its documentation to be the original Freight Rover Sherpa V8 factory prototype from 1984 - around two years before the official launch of the V8 Police and Ambulance range. They took a V8 carb unit originally destined for an SD1 auto and tried to shoe-horn it in under the bonnet, bolted to an LT77 manual gearbox. This prototype Sherpa chassis cab only survived because it quickly taught them how to do the job better, so instead it got a Glendale motorhome "showroom special" body slapped on to it and it was then used for publicity purposes when the launch of the Police and Ambulance Sherpa V8 range took place about 18 months later. It somehow survived all these years! Fitting an LPG unit would mean I have to butcher all the fine Brummie hand-built engineering work under the bonnet and I would lose all the authenticity. It has been a labour of love restoring it back to good health but the end of the task is now in sight. With no anti-roll bars, no power steering and standard Sherpa brakes - plus about 160BHP (it seems to have a tuned engine) - it is rather fun to drive! 
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You are either very brave or suicidal, lesser mortals would have run like the wind in opposite direction, shame you can't find a way to gas it up though, I take it later mods which might accept gas won't fit either then.

You could always fit a bonnet scoop 😁😁😁

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Hehehe...! A very well dressed couple in a new Bessacar pulled up next to me at the lights on the Farnham by-pass. I smiled and nodded my head to them and they visibly puckered and stared straight ahead. When I dropped the clutch as the lights went green, I swear she mouthed the words "Jesus Christ" to her husband.  It is the small things in life that make it worth living, as I'm sure you agree, Kev! [biggrin]
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Left lane This was loopy last week [rofl]

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Hehehe...! A very well dressed couple in a new Bessacar pulled up next to me at the lights on the Farnham by-pass. I smiled and nodded my head to them and they visibly puckered and stared straight ahead. When I dropped the clutch as the lights went green, I swear she mouthed the words "Jesus Christ" to her husband.  It is the small things in life that make it worth living, as I'm sure you agree, Kev! [biggrin]


Absoflippingtively mate.

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The motorhome drag race could be the answer to the post re dpf filters. A good thrashing would happen , but not for long enough unfortunately.
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Don't know if I was pleased or frightened to see Motorhome drag racing. If they wanted to ruin them ........?
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