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Middleton Top winding engine house contains a pair of beam engines both driving a common crank geared to a winding drum around which the incline rope ran. They were built by the Butterley Company, near Ripley, Derbyshire, during 1828-29 and completed during December 1829. They are the world’s oldest rotative beam engines still on their original site and are both in very good condition. Of the eight winding engines along the Cromford & High Peak Railway line, two comprised pairs of 10 horse power beam engines and the other six were pairs of 20 horse power engines, Middleton being of the larger type. Each engine is a double-acting condensing (Watt-type) beam engine of 25 inch bore and 60 inch stroke controlled by a slide valve. Steam at 5 psi was admitted to the valve chest from the main steam pipe via a regulator type valve on each engine, enabling precise and rapid control. The cranks are set at 90 degrees to ensure that the engine would start from any position. The flywheel driven by the two engines is 16 feet in diameter and mounted on the crankshaft with it is a fifty tooth gear meshing with 150 teeth around the […]

Sunday 8th January 10am-2pm Organisers of Land Rover and vintage autojumble events. You can now register to trade and exhibit online. For further information please click on latest events or call Mark Woodward on 016974 51882 Malvern 4×4 Spares Day & Land Rover Autojumble, Wye Halls, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs, WR13 6NW. Drive in and set up 6m x 6m indoor plots from £30, outdoor plots from £25, plus classic Land Rover display, adm £6.50 per adult from 10am -2pm. www.4x4sparesday.co.uk Future events: Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th June 2017 Sunday 29th October 2017 (9am – 2pm)

Our big event and a great day for enthusiasts, including this year a birthday celebration for some of our preserved Birmingham Buses

Our season finale and part of the nationwide “Museums at Night” Festival. We stay open until early evening so that our visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of twilight bus rides

A great little fair with a big personality, offering a warm welcome to both collectors and enthusiasts of various models of road vehicles, trains plus books, spares etc; 10:30am-2:00pm – £2.00 entry Droitwich Leisure Centre, Briar Mill, Droitwich, Worcs WR9 0RZ For more information contact Tony Oakes – 01270 652 773

50 Plus tables offering a great selection of new and used models, plus Hornby Dublo layout. A great day out for collectors and enthusiasts and don`t forget we are very near to the Severn Valley Railway. 10:30am-2:00pm – £1.50 entry Gilt Edge Leisure Centre, Zortech Avenue, Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY11 7DY For more information contact Tony Oakes – 01270 652 773

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 2017 Events for Timetable Please check website for up-to-date open times before the event. Easter Monday 17th April – Easter Eggspress. An eggciting combination of steam trains, the Easter Bunny and a host of activities bringing Easter fun for all the family. Make your own Easter bonnet and wear it on your visit. Normal ticket prices apply. Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April – Wartime in the Cotswolds. Take a trip back in time and enjoy the railway’s nostalgic and light-hearted look at life in the Cotswolds in the 1940s. Please note that entry to the site will be by ticket only. There is no free entry. Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May – Cotswold Bricks & Trains Weekend ‘Helping to Build Children’s Imaginations.’ Weekend. Organised in conjunction with the Southern Lego® Train Club. There is a Small Admission charge. Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May – Spring Steam and Real Ale Weekend at Winchcombe and Toddington. Raise a glass to real ale brewers from all over the country. Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel, but for those planning just to sample the ales, there will be a small admission charge. Saturday 27th to Bank Holiday Monday […]

Just what is on sale? Whatever is trundled along which can include: Tractors – Cars – Stationary Engines – Water Pumps – All manner of spares Trailers – Toys – Models – Magnetos – Spanners – Lathes – Books – Paint You never know what – so come along and sell/buy/browse, and above all else make a contact or two. Caterer on site.

Museum open and all exhibits operating in-steam. One of 20 in-steam days in the 2017 visitor season (1 April to 31 October):  April 9, 16, 17 and 30 / May 1, 14, 28 and 29 / June 11 and 25 / July 9 and 30 / August 13, 27 and 28 / September 9, 10 and 24 / October 8 and 29.

Now a popular annual event, the Stirling Engine Rally is always well attended. In 2016, the Waterworks Museum opened a new exhibit to celebrate the bicentenary of the first Stirling patent in 1816, to accompany the Museum’s full size hot-air engines.

Discover Britain in wartime as the British Motor Museum hosts an impressive collection of British Military vehicles, living history re-enactments and a special WW1 history display.

The Great Electric Train Show returns to the British Motor Museum on 7 & 8 October 2017 with more than 25 layouts and over 30 traders on display.

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