restoration

  • Superb 1936 N1 Commer restoration

    Superb 1936 N1 Commer restoration

    Chris Graham on 29th October 2021

    Bob Tuck spotlights 1936 N1 Commer, and recounts the time and effort required to bring this fine slice of heritage back to life. 

  • Win a Sealey ratchet spanner set!

    Win a Sealey ratchet spanner set!

    Chris Graham on 20th October 2021

    Would you like to win a 12-piece, reversible combination, Sealey ratchet spanner set in our free-to-enter competition?

  • Aveling Barford GRT road roller

    Aveling Barford GRT road roller

    Chris Graham on 17th July 2021

    Martyn Williams provides a progress report on the on-going restoration of his Aveling Barford GRT road roller.

  • Ruston & Hornsby PT engine rebuild

    Ruston & Hornsby PT engine rebuild

    Chris Graham on 12th July 2021

    David Hughes reports on the successful restoration of his Ruston & Hornsby PT stationary engine; a real labour of love!

  • A 1950s military Jeep

    A 1950s military Jeep

    Chris Graham on 22nd June 2021

    Timothy Slawson had a deep desire to own a 1950s military jeep, and eventually did. This is his story about that vehicle and its restoration.

  • 1947 Fordson E27N tractor

    1947 Fordson E27N tractor

    Chris Graham on 25th April 2021

    Andrew Naughton brought his 1947 Fordson E27N tractor back to life, by finishing a restoration that had been started 41 years ago!

  • Crossley Brothers Heavy Oil Engine saved!

    Crossley Brothers Heavy Oil Engine saved!

    Chris Graham on 6th February 2021

    Val Moore reports from Ulster as a Crossley Brothers Heavy Oil Engine is started for the first time in its new home. Crossley Brothers Heavy Oil Engine saved!: The restored engine. It just needs the plumbing to be completed and…

  • Blackstone stationary engine turning again

    Blackstone stationary engine turning again

    Chris Graham on 9th December 2020

    Bob Moorman reports on the great restoration progress being made on an interesting, 1936, diesel-powered Blackstone stationary engine. This rare Blackstone stationary engine was ‘run in’ using Roger Luck’s RSJ portable No 34240. (Pic: Bob Moorman) Down at the Pierce…

  • Power and glory

    Power and glory

    Chris Graham on 12th March 2020

    David Lemonius has been a County man for many years, and this interest has culminated in the restoration of a fine Super 6. This is his story about that tractor; at tale of power and glory!

  • Fordson Super Dexta rebuild: Part 1

    Fordson Super Dexta rebuild: Part 1

    Chris Graham on 29th January 2020

    Ben Phillips introduces his new restoration project, a 1964 Fordson Super Dexta, and gets cracking with an overall condition assessment.

  • BMC J4 MAILVAN

    BMC J4 MAILVAN

    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    The Mills brothers’ latest LCV restoration has really been wowing the crowds at shows throughout 2019. Peter Simpson tells the story… Once upon a time, red GPO/Post Office Morris (and later Austin-Morris) J4 mailvans were seen – and heard –…

  • Ford Thames 400E Dormobile Camper

    Ford Thames 400E Dormobile Camper

    Chris Graham on 16th January 2020

    Ford Thames 400E Dormobile and its proud owner/restorer. The current colour scheme is a reversal of the red with white stripe it was bought with, but is a ‘genuine’ Dormobile scheme and, we think, it looks a lot better for…