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Old 07-29-2009, 11:20:51 AM
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hi all

my name is mike, i live in dorset, england.
im an avid engine nut
i have in my collection at present 8 engines
a amanco hired man 2 1/4 hp,
john deer 1 1/2hp,
fairbanks morse model z headless 1 1/2hp
lister A 3hp petrol/keroseen
petter m type 3hp petrol/paraffin
lister B 4hp tank cooled
and my two boys(one is 14 the other is 16) both have a wolseley wd 2 each.
looking for more engines all the time.
i am away most weekends at steam shows showing 2 engines
am a regular every at the great dorset steam fair(love it)

regards mike,......
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:07:45 PM
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Hey Mr. Mouse sounds like you've got the family involved in your old iron. That's great!
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:08:51 PM
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hi, yes your not wrong there
they love it.
its great to see the youngsters getting in to
the old engines.
my boys have a right old moan when i try to help.
I'm told to leave them alone its there engine.
funny that i don't remember them paying for them
or the gas come to that.
as long as they enjoy themselves I'm happy.

regards mike.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:46:01 PM
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Default Re: hello from england

Mr Mouse Now you stated your boys had engines. The boys really dont care who bought them but there theres. Good so see the hold gang involved. I suggest you get another job as the boys will soon want more. Thanks for the post.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:55:43 PM
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hi Kevin
thanks for that

your not wrong
they keep on at me to let them have my hired man+my john deere

many thanks for post,

regards mike UK.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:15:41 PM
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Default Re: hello from england

Hi Mr. Mouse, The great Dorset Steam Fair is also on my list but in '72 I was there too early in the season. I visited friends in County Somerset and Redruth Cornwall and they sent me a roll of photo's from the West of England show. The only big one I saw was called Expo Steam at Battersea Park, London. 96 steamers - I had a blast and then some. Still like to get back if I can. I have gas and steam. Russell 16 horse traction and just wrote a history of Russell's. Nice to know things are still active there.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:44:01 AM
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Hi Mr Mouse, welcome aboard. I know England has a great tradition of steam and engine fair. I served in the U. S. Air Force for four year in the midlands at RAF Upper Heyford, north of Oxford and we lived at Middle Barton. The first steam and engine shows I ever went to were in England. There were several in that area and I have been hooked ever since.
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Default Re: Hello from England

hi SAM....
sorry for the late reply....

ya we have a lot scattered all over England...your spoilt for choice most of the time...
I'm away most weekends....
got the big one on September 1st-5th....great dorset steam fair...
they come from far and wide for that one...ireland,Scotland,Belgium,France,Germany etc...

i think its a great show as its 30 mins from my house...

regards......mike d.
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Hi Mr Mouse and welcome. That is a nice collection of engines you listed; and it is great you have two of the younger generation interested in them.

When I was more active, I imported a Petter M 1 1/2 from the Bridgenorth area. Got to know a collector there and we swapped information and parts for some time.

Hope you will post some pictures of your upcoming shows.

Happy cranking
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:13:37 PM
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Hi Mr Mouse and welcome. That is a nice collection of engines you listed; and it is great you have two of the younger generation interested in them.

When I was more active, I imported a Petter M 1 1/2 from the Bridgnorth area. Got to know a collector there and we swapped information and parts for some time.

Hope you will post some pictures of your upcoming shows.

Happy cranking
Paul
HI PAUL....sorry for the late reply,rather bizzy over here,my two youngest are slowly losing interest,but i don't want to push them,ide rather thay go back into old engines later on in life,at least this way it wont cost me so much..LOL...
kind regards,,,,mike d...
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:06:42 PM
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Mike welcome aboard. You will have some fun here.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:48:21 PM
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KK..
thanks for the welcome
this is a great site,so much going on on this site,loads of enthusiasts with info,very helpful indeed...

i cant get over the amount of different makes and models of engines in your country,its a great pity that there seems to be nobody that can crate and ship engines over to the UK...i know its a lot of work to do this,theres a lot of tractors shipped over here,and i know there are people shipping engines over here as well,but i cant get anyone to ship 1or 2 engines over for me.i would love to find someone to do this...
oh well one day i hope to get some over here...i would love to live over in the states,you have such a wide range of engines to chose from,and the American engines are very reliable as well.Ive sold all my big English engines now as I'm down sizing to smaller engines as i have a back problem.i now have 8 American engines all no bigger than 1 3/4hp and 3 English ones all 1.5hp that my sons use from time to time,but as thay get older thay are loosing interest,as thay find different things to occupy themselves,thay say going to the shows are boring now,but when we go to the big ones and theres fun fairs etc to keep them occupied they want to come..LOL..LOL.dont want to push them,will let them make up there own mind,as thay mite want to show an engine later on in life....
once again thanks for the welcome....
kind regards.....mike d....
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