The Smoke, Rust and Noise Day at the Henry Parkes Museum this year was the best both with numbers and financially.
It was such a beautiful day and with the help of our friends from the Central West Antique Machinery Club – who have been partners with us for the past four years – many engines were started up.
One of the most unusual was the fan that was operated by hot air.
An unusual item which none of us have e ver seen before.
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party Member for Orange Phil Donato attended the event, spending four hours and enjoyed the experience.
The little Railway Train ran for both young and old.
For our members the running of the Fowler Rein Drive and the Big Four that have not been started for four years gave us all a great lift.
The very valuable unexpected visit by Norm Johnson (who also owns a Big Four) who helped Stewart Nash all those years ago with the Big Four was able to help us with some of the technical things assisted in its running.
Our friend from Cookamidgera, who sorted out the Magneto Trouble with the Rein Drive so that we could at last run it, put some smiles on a lot of faces.
The visit from the Artmstrong Siddely Car Club gave the day a special lift.
The cutting of the cake for our 50th year for the museum was cut by our two oldest members Marg Morrison and Stewart Nash, and the assistance from the Armstrong Siddely Secretary Ian, who informed us it was the club’s 50th anniversary of the club’s rallies.
Julie from the Antique Machinery Club, who cut the second cake, was another event on the day.
Our lucky door prize was won by Mikaela and Jeff. Please contact us to obtain your lucky door prize.
It was a beautiful and enjoyable day – even for us the workers, who worked so hard to make the day a big success.