We report on Eddie Fox’s plans to refresh his 1916 Robey 6hp traction engine ahead of the 2024 rally season.
Newly arrived in the UK in early autumn is 1916 Robey 6hp traction engine No. 33348 Z200 that was new to the Sally family of Enniskerry, County Wicklow. They sold it on after just a few months of ownership to Henry J Fox, who used the engine until the 1950s, when it was replaced by a Field Marshall Series 2.
The engine was one of the first to be rallied in the Republic of Ireland during the 1960s, still in the Fox family’s ownership. It was then sold to Dave Davis who rallied it for 20 years from his base at Tavistock, in Devon, before Eddie Fox brought the engine back to his family ownership and has rallied it in the Republic for a number of years now.
The Robey is due its 10-year hydraulic test and a re-tube, repaint and a regulator valve modification which is to be carried out at Allison Engineering.
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