Back to Stamford again in September for the Casterton Working
Weekend - a very good, low-key event with a lot of interesting machinery and a
great atmosphere (helped in large part by the local farmers' wives running an
excellent bacon & sausage sarnie facility!).
I had a couple of hours
wandering around with David, we both enjoyed ourselves immensely - best
"big lump I'd have most like to have brought home" was an ancient four
cylinder Caterpillar, built on a humungous scale. Check out the engine, exposed
flywheel virtually in the driver's lap and the superb flyball governor advance
and retard mechanism for the magneto.
Steam was represented by a pair of Fowlers busy ploughing at
the top end of the field with a general purpose engine and a couple of portables
running on the belt at the bottom, as well as a good display of very nicely
turned out living vans.