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Offline TobyTetzy

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Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:07:17 AM »
Hello,

this year my Dad and I visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

My father was there 25 years ago. A lot has changed, he says.
I liked it very much, I did not expect so much.

Regards Toby

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 11:05:06 AM »
In the second and third pictures, there seems to be a line of sheep wagons on the right hand side. Did you have a look at them?Were they for accommodation or just nicely restored and on display? They look lovely.

Tom
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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 11:34:47 AM »
Hello,

the wagons were on the exhibitor camping.
They served as exhibitors and exhibitors.
I think the exhibitors brought this by themselves.

Here are some of my favorite wagons  :)


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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 11:40:08 AM »
I have not seen so much steam tractors before.
The showmen liked me the best.
Unfortunately, the 4 "machines for me are priceless.  :-[

Regards Toby


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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 11:42:25 AM »
And some more Models.

There were two very nice wodden models too.


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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 11:44:18 AM »
And the last of my favorite's pictures.
The two 6" Scale Roard Loco's.


Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 12:31:38 PM »

Toby thanks for sharing, two beautiful engines.

Thomas

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 12:34:35 PM »
Fantastic set of traction engines!

Offline Chipswitheverything

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 12:46:22 PM »
Thanks for putting up the photo selection Toby, love the two 6" engines, especially the Fowler.   Need a bit more equipment than the trusty Myford to start tackling that, though...!    Dave

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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2017, 12:59:30 PM »
Thank You so much for the pics. The wagons are gorgeous! The engines are nice as well. Excellent pics!

Tom
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Re: Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 01:10:23 PM »
The wagons are referred to as" Living vans" The contractors who worked the engines would have lived on site going where the work took them. A good number of the Dorset engines are driven to the event and often tow the living van too as both an exhibit and somewhere for the crew to brew up.

Thanks for the photos Toby.