Club members were granted access to Lotmead Farm workshops where a large collection of traction engines are housed and renovated. In addition to the wide range of vehicles present, most of which were under protective covers, a number of renovation enthusiasts were using the extensive workshop facilities to carry out various engineering activities. The smell of lubricants and machining fluids was evident as was the impressive array of engineering equipment that could be used including presses, lathes, welding and metal processing tools. A number of steam boilers units were under repair showing both the complexity and ingenuity of their designs.
Thanks to Barry for arranging the visit.