KENT HERITAGE SHOW
Saturday 6th April at the The Kent County Showground, Detling near Maidstone.
The weather for the Fordson Model N 90th year display was cold, with drizzle all day but that did not stop the Model N's and their owners turning up in force.
There were 53 N's at the final count and to me that was fantastic.
Bernard Pike helping in organising the display
Garden of England Vintage Machinery guys waiting for the afternoons "Heatwave". Plenty of good humoured, freindly banter going on all day between the different clubs and that's what makes this show so good.
OI !!! whats going on here then ??
a little bit of design copyright, hope Rob Royce knows, well he does now.....
Off for my wander around the rest of the show.
Cars and motorbikes both vintage, classic & modified, steamers were all on display with their club stands.
Convertable Morris Minors with Wolfrace wheels on.
A Nice display of Triumph Police bikes through the years
1918 McCormick Deering M 3hp & 1930 Drake & Fletcher Mistifier Pump off a orchard sprayer
1963 Ransom MG40
Four Oaks Sprayers
A lovley Trusty Tractor
Fleet Number 351X Reg: CUC192 Fordson N Tractor
These tractors were fitted with weights and a frame of steel girders slung along the sides and ends, with padding or wooden “buffers” at front and rear (and a tow hook at the back) to do their job without damaging the bodywork of the vehicle they were moving.
Built at Ford’s Dagenham Works, 351X was bought new in 1937 and was used mainly at the Tramway Central Repair Depot (or overhaul works) in Charlton, South-East London. With others, it replaced a small standard gauge steam locomotive that had previously moved trams and shunted railway goods trucks arriving from the adjacent Southern Railway branch line.
Thank you to the Museum of British Transport Depot at Acton for allowing the tractor to be on our display.
To view Museum of British Transport / London Transport Museum website
Fordson Model N - Industrial Class
1st - Brian Lewis - Model N Hedge Cutter
2nd - Dave Coppard - Model N Trencher fitted with Rotaped tracks and a Creeper gearbox
3rd - Model N Halftrax - Rob Royce
Model N 3 Wheeler - Mark Saunters
Best in Show
Model N Hop Garden - Clive Munro
Model N - BPN 581
Our "Thanks and Appreciation" goes out to Rodney Gibson - FFA Kent Area Representative - Bernard & Steve Pike for All their time and hard work in organising and getting together this amount of tractors for this Fantastic 90th Year display for the superb "Fordson Model N" Tractor.