Yesterday, with the weather being reasonable ie not raining all the time, we took the opportunity to visit Papplewick Pumping Station for their steam day ( and became paid up members at the same time)
Papplewick Pumping Station is a Victorian water pump powered by two James Watt beam engines that was used until recent times to pump the water for areas of Nottingham.
There were also a few miniature traction engines, a small fairground organ and a good turn out from what looked to be the local Austin club.I have put together a short film here which hopefully will give some idea of the scale of the engines.
Also, being of artistic mind ( yeah, well maybe) I took a lot of photos for ideas and inspiration.
here are a few of them and more can be seen here.