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Old 9th March 2015, 04:06 AM
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Default 21st Steamfest, Sheffield Tasmania, Australia

From all reports I've heard, its been the biggest one ever. Dick Smith opened the event on Saturday 7 March.
Quite a few steam engines is steam for the event too.

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Marshall compound 8nhp

Foden 7nhp compound driving Ransomes Sims and Jefferies threshing drum

Burrell Single Crank Compound 6nhp.

Salisbury Roller

Garrett Portable driving the rock crusher

Sailsbury brass plate on cylinder block

Marshall 8nhp single cylinder, with your's truly steering it, for the grand parade. Owner is user marshall8nhp on here
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Salisbury Roller again, with Mt Roland as the background. Frm what i hear, it was built for rolling tram track beds in Launceston Tasmania. Used up into the mid 50s. Since then preserved.

A single cylinder Marshall

Worlds oldest tractor, Hornsby Akroyd oil tractor. Owner Eric Howe on the controls

At the site, there is a 2 foot gauge rail track, during Steamfest lots of passengers go for a ride behind it.

Oats which has been though the.....

....... The Ransomes Sims and Jeffires threshing drum. This one is my grandfathers

After the oats been sorted, the straw is then pressed in a hay bailer. Buffalo Pitts used here

The little 5nhp Marshall driving the 1899 chaff cutter, Cliff and Bunting i think.

Marshall 7nhp compound a waits its turn for a run
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From Victoria, the replica Lykamobile steam car. Has impressive turn of speed.


The ex Longford municipality council Marshall compound roller, part of the Martin family collection

The massive and very rare 10nhp single cylinder Robey, from Hobart

The little Marshall 5nhp waiting for the chaff cutting demonstration to happen

The 8nhp compound Fowler road locomotive

A look how Tasmanian transport has evolved. Bullocks vs traction engine
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Mr Bernard Boon's Foden 7nhp compound during the parade

While the 8nhp light single cylinder Foden chuffs along too in the parade

Yorkshire steam wagon, with links to Northern Tasmania. Its now a bus.

The Robey rumbled on through

The lovely Aveling and Porter steam roller makes a nice sight during the parade. Ex Howe family "Betsy", now "Susie"

Marshall S class piston valve traction engine single cylinder

Buffalo Pitts

Last, the little McLaren super heated compound steam tractor.
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I love the little Salisbury roller.
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Cracking pics - thanks for sharing them. I love to see these engines with all their 'colonial' features and fittings. Long may they remain in the Antipodes.
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I love the little Salisbury roller.
She's a beautiful roller, impressive bark too. I had a good chat with the driver, he grinned ear to ear every time he was on it.
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72687 on the way from Carrick to Sheffield

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Thanks for sharing the pictures, always nice to see.
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Had a bloody amazing week and half in Tassie! A beautiful place with some equally beautiful engines! Thank you to all the owners (especially Marshall8nhp for being my guide) for making me welcome and for letting me play on all your engines! The National Rally was good, the road run was brilliant, loverly scenery, great hospitality, great food and great people! Steamfest has got to be the busiest show for its size I have ever been too, really was good to see so many of the engine working as they were built! The Salisbury is a fantastic roller, a little engine which goes well despite being only single speed! I will never forget driving a Tasmanian built engine on Tassie roads celebrating 150 years of steam traction coming to Tasmania!
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