||Wheels at the Vaal
5th & 6th September 2009
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we were blessed with perfect weather and a good time was had by all.
there was much of interest including displays of vintage stationary engines,
tractors, farming equipment and implements, steam engines, vintage, classic
and modern motor vehicles. Regular demonstrations were also held of, blacksmithing,
ropemaking, mealie threshing and milling, oat milling and borehole drilling.
also demonstrated two old "Horse Gears", one pumping water and the other
grinding mealies - these were 1 Horsepower and 1 (unwilling) Donkeypower
respectively :-) For those who do not know what a "Horse Gear" is here
is a pic from an old Bamfords catalogue - unfortunately
I never got a pic of those at the show.
mention must be made of the contribution made to the success of the stationary
engine display by Neville Botha. This year, as usual, Neville went to great
lengths to provide an interesting display. So much so that I have set up
a seperate page showing Neville's equipment.
It was disappointing to, once again, see the lack of "information boards" on engines. Please guys, I know some of you have them - PLEASE USE THEM!
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