You can begin your enjoyment of issue #211 of The Old Machinery Magazine by checking the Helps and IDs section to see if you are able to assist our readers with their queries or you can regale yourself with letters from our readers of the many machinery-related things they interest themselves with.
From there, you can dive straight into a story of a unique and rare engine in Australia – the Thistle oil engine built by Bow, McLachlan & Co., before reading about the restoration of a nice 1960 Fordson Dexta.
Don’t get out of your seat just yet as the numerous stories to follow include a large and comprehensive International collection owned by Gary Brookes and Part 2 of the photo gallery of heavy equipment.
Quickly grab a cuppa and put your feet back up to peruse Part 1 of the restoration story of three Chamberlain tractors found in Gidgegannup, WA, a story of one man’s extensive collection of blow torches, the pitfalls of a working life in 1900s Britain, and the members of the Antique Caterpillar and Machinery Owners Club take us for a look at the construction of the original Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme and Caterpillar’s firm place in its history.
You can then wrap up issue #211 with another excellent instalment of Lives of the Engineers by the esteemed Peter Evans before checking out your next purchase in the Classifieds section.