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Charity Shop Find

Any collector will tell you that it’s always good when they can add something to their collection. It’s even better when it comes at a knock down price and better still when it’s something unusual. All of the above applied … Continue reading

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Club day at Heeley 23/02/19

We had another good club day at Heeley City Farm in February. Alan dug some of his vintage braille writing machines out of the loft while Peter brought along more of his advertising displays, this time involving toffee, which actually … Continue reading

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Kelham Christmas Market

The club attended the Christmas market at Kelham Island Industrial Museum again this year. The display took two days to set up and another two to take does, so that is 6 days work in total for those involved. This … Continue reading

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Rain stops play at SMEE

The weather did not want to play ball for our last visit if the season to SMEE today. Despite the rain, Andy, Alan and Harry all turned up, determined to put on a display of working Mamod steam engines. One … Continue reading

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Exhibition Day at Heeley

It was our exhibition day at Heeley City Farm again yesterday. We had another good display, with new members bringing some especially interesting items, including a collection of Sheffield related vintage bottles. Andy took along some of his vintage sewing … Continue reading

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Exhibition Day at Heeley City Farm

We had a very well attended club day at Heeley City Farm last Saturday, with members old and new turning up with a wide variety of items for display. Alan was there with various collections including coins, metal puzzles and … Continue reading

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Summer at SMEE

We spent last weekend at Abbeydale Miniature Railway for their annual big summer event. Saturday is reserved for members and guests of the railway only, but Sunday is open to the general public. Despite warm and sunny weather, visitor numbers … Continue reading

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Sheffield Steam & Vintage Rally 2018

Alan, Andy and Harry took a large club display to Sheffield Steam & Vintage Rally last weekend, which was very well received. Andy had just a small part of his collection of telephones on display, together with some vintage sewing … Continue reading

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See us at Sheffield Steam 2018!

We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the Sheffield Steam & Vintage Rally with the club display once again this year. You can find all the details about this year’s event on the poster below.You may remember … Continue reading

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May visit to SMEE

Another great day was had by all during our second visit of the season to the Abeydale Miniature Railway. Dave and Andy both took along some vintage Mamod steam toys, Andy had that icon of the 1970’s the stylophone on … Continue reading

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April visit to SMEE

Our monthly visits to the Abbeydale Miniature Railway began for this year on Sunday 8th April, when Alan, David, Harry, Josh and Andy took along various items for display. Our hosts at SMEE kindly provided a gazeebo in their members … Continue reading

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Return to Abbeydale

It’s a big weekend comming up for the club. On Saturday we’ll be at Heeley City Farm’s Spring fair, then on Sunday we are making our first visit of the year to the Abbeydale Miniature Railway, which you can find … Continue reading

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Latest arrival in Andy’s collection

See, this is what happens when I have a free day! I have enough time to sit down and browse the online auctions, with potentially disasterous results for my pocket! Actually, this result wasn’t too disasterous. It’s a rare original … Continue reading

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Boiler testing

Yesterday was a busy one in Alan’s garden. Not only did we have a second (partially successful) attempt to get Lady Doreen into steam, but we were also visited by the boiler tester from SMEE, who came to do boiler … Continue reading

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Lady Doreen’s first run

Friday 16th March 2018 was quite a big day for the club’s steam section. Alan’s engine, Lady Doreen, was scheduled to have her first firing since she was bought from a local Sheffield auction last year. But as none of … Continue reading

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Getting the point

The construction of Andy’s ‘HO’ scale model railroad is continuing slowly. The pace has been dictated somewhat by a need for quite a lot of experimentation and testing. The idea is to model various industries served by diesel outline freight … Continue reading

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The journey home

We are now well into 2018 and we’ve had our first couple of club days this year at Heeley City Farm. Dave, Barry and Josh have been working on their new oval ‘OO’ scale model railway, while Andy is constructing … Continue reading

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It’s CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!

December is here once again and as I sit typing this the last Collectors Club event of 2017 is in the can. But before our attentions turn completely to 2018, I thought this would be a good oportunity to share … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming

Yes, like it or not, it’s that time of year once again. And here at the collectors club preparations are being made for our final visit to Kelham Island Industrial Museum as part of their special weekend-long Christmas event. This … Continue reading

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Trolley troubles

There is good news and there is bad news. The giod news is Alan’s trolley is now complete. The trailer unit has been fitted out with a body while the tractor, which is a short 4-wheel power unit, is also … Continue reading

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