Waikaka Gold

On our way to Waikaka on Saturday we got a fairly close view of gold mining equipment parked in a paddock near the road. We've seen this from a distance months ago (perhaps part of a modern dredge). I got myself mired in much info while looking for a few facts to go with this... Continue Reading →

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Tank Project

T34 tank prototype 2011-2013; Italian leather. He Xiangyu. Dunedin Public Art Gallery 17 Jan 2019

Shifting Samson

The West Otago Vintage Museum is just up the road from us and there's some interesting goings-on at times. One day we heard a loud clattering noise and a quick look outside made us curious about the tractor machinations in progress. I gave chase while Nigel got some shots from our driveway. Tapanui, West Otago,... Continue Reading →

Asleep At The Wheel

Just up the road from us is the West Otago Vintage Museum. Looking through the glass, I had a chuckle at this comatose character perched on the tractor seat. Tapanui, New Zealand

Bright Tractor

This bright blue and orange tractor brightened my day on 09 Feb 2019 when I was at the 60th Anniversary Rally of the Southland Steam Engine Club at Brydone near Gore, Southland, New Zealand. This tractor's a beauty! At some point it towed this great lumbering hulk from the edge of the field toward the... Continue Reading →

Weathered or Worn

Leya's challenge is for  weathered or worn. I still have some photos from when we attended the 60th Anniversary Rally of the Southland Steam Engine Club at Brydone near Gore on 09 Feb 2019. Southland, New Zealand. Photos by Liz Southland Steam Engine Club - Yard The club's based at the site of an old... Continue Reading →

Along For The Ride

Man's best friend was along for the ride on this steam engine that I was watching go by at the Southland Steam Engine Club rally at Brydone near Gore, 09 Feb 2019. I couldn't see the dog until the engine had passed me, then I caught sight of it on the back. After the engine... Continue Reading →

Steam Tractor

This is the steam tractor that powered the  chaff cutter  (I didn't know that would be the case at the time I took the photos). Taken at the Southland Steam Engine Club rally at Brydone near Gore, 09 Feb 2019. To see the steam tractor driving the chaff cutter click on the "chaff cutter" link... Continue Reading →

On A Roll

At the Southland Steam Engine Club rally on 09 Feb 2019 I was drawn to this steam roller. An interesting machine and some nice detailing too. Meet "Colleen". Taken at Brydone near Gore, Southland, New Zealand by Liz (unless otherwise attributed). "Colleen" The following photos are detail shots of parts that you can see above... Continue Reading →

Old Time Chaff Cutting

Photos of chaff cutting from when we visited the Southland Steam Engine Club rally yesterday at Brydone near Gore, Southland, New Zealand. I've published some other chaff cutting photos in my  first post  about the event. Laying out the drive belt By Liz Drive belt and wheel at the steam tractor end of the setup... Continue Reading →

Ye Olde Missile Launcher

Well, the chimney folded down made me imagine a missile launcher! This steam engine is a particularly colourful and attractive example, the first machine I looked at when we arrived at the Southland Steam Engine Club rally at Brydone near Gore yesterday. Southland, New Zealand It was my understanding that this engine works fine but... Continue Reading →

Southland Steam

The  Southland Steam Engine Club  are having a 60th Anniversary Rally this weekend at Brydone, not far from Gore. I've wanted to visit the property anyway - it has an old Dairy Factory on site. We spent the morning there and both enjoyed our visit immensely! The event is also on tomorrow (Sunday) Banner, strung... Continue Reading →

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