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 displa
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.
Convertable Morris Minors with Wolfrace wheels on.
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

Judges Choice

Model N 3 Wheeler - Mark Saunters

Best in Show

 Model N Hop Garden - Clive Munro

Best Unrestored

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.

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