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Great War Steam Fair at Beamish

Ironhorse57
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1:39 PM - Apr 07, 2018 #1

A few pics & video clips of our visit yesterday.
The Beamish Mule - built on site as a demonstration/training machine:

SAM_1271 by David Hall, on Flickr

Samson - representative of an original engine used in the Durham Lead mines:

SAM_1273 by David Hall, on Flickr

Puffing Billy, getting up steam ready for a days work giving short and uncomfortable rides to unwary visitors:


SAM_1274 by David Hall, on Flickr

More to come

Dave
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bennydaheeb
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3:12 PM - Apr 07, 2018 #2

Keep em coming, those are AWESOME
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Ironhorse57
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3:22 PM - Apr 07, 2018 #3

Thanks Benny - a short clip here of the smaller steam powered saw, John the blacksmith cutting small pieces and probably trimming his nails too:



In a corner of the yard at the Pit Village a larger saw bench set up in operation, this is a regular sight at Beamish steam days and one of my favourites:



Still more to come

Dave
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bennydaheeb
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3:31 PM - Apr 07, 2018 #4

DIGGIN IT! I bought an old saw similar to the first at an estate sale for $20. Rusty, but the bearings still turn smooth. Maybe I can run it off my Wilesco D20?🤣
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Nick
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4:02 PM - Apr 07, 2018 #5

Thank you Dave!!
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Ironhorse57
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4:08 PM - Apr 07, 2018 #6

We arrived early to avoid the expected queues and noticed there didn't seem to be as many steamers as expected - they do of course take some time to prepare and we found these beauties lurking in the coal yard by the railway station:



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Ironhorse57
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5:11 PM - Apr 07, 2018 #7

Last few photos - don't recall seeing one of these before, a 3 wheeled street sweeper:

SAM_1283 by David Hall, on Flickr

SAM_1282 by David Hall, on Flickr

And finally, Mrs Dave takes a somewhat disturbing interest in the workings and operation of a WW1 Vickers machine gun - should I be worried?

SAM_1279 by David Hall, on Flickr

That's all folks..

Dave
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bennydaheeb
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5:15 PM - Apr 07, 2018 #8

Ironhorse57 wrote: Last few photos - don't recall seeing one of these before, a 3 wheeled street sweeper:

SAM_1283 by David Hall, on Flickr

SAM_1282 by David Hall, on Flickr

And finally, Mrs Dave takes a somewhat disturbing interest in the workings and operation of a WW1 Vickers machine gun - should I be worried?

SAM_1279 by David Hall, on Flickr

That's all folks..

Dave
Don't worry a bit! Most ladies can't concentrate the stream enough to keep the barrel cool long. Just remember-run in zigzag patterns.
Now if she had a BAR, I'd be concerned.
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bennydaheeb
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5:16 PM - Apr 07, 2018 #9

BTW, thanks so much for the pics. One day, I will make it there.
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bennydaheeb
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5:20 PM - Apr 07, 2018 #10

Man those reenactors sure look dandy. My father reenacted many era of military history, but his love was British Airborne Infantry. One day I might post y'all some pics of his War Room(untouched since his death-with the exception of a few unattended grandchildrenl
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