Community Achievement Award

Pearn Girls Jean, Ruth and Anne were at the awards ceremony last night and accepted the Community Achievement Agriculture Award for Pearns Steam World. Pearns Steam World has been operating at Westbury since 1987 and features a nationally significant assortment of...

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The Ferguson Muster

On the long weekend of November 5th-7th 2016 Steamworld celebrated the 70th Birthday of Harry Ferguson. The turnout was far greater than we could have predicted.

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Pearn's Steam World

Our 7HP compound KT Aveling and Porter Engine, (No:11733) is off for repairs. Built in 1926, the engine was used by the Public Works Department in Hobart for stone crushing. It was then purchased by Mr WE Peterson to haul power transformers and machinery to the Tarraleah Hydro Station, in the Central Highlands. It's later working life was spent threshing, chaff cutting, saw milling and land clearing, before Pearn Brothers purchased it in 1968 for it's first restoration. We believe the larger fly wheel on this enigne makes it just a little bit rare. ... See MoreSee Less

Our 7HP compound KT Aveling and Porter Engine, (No:11733) is off for repairs.  Built in 1926, the engine was used by the Public Works Department in Hobart for stone crushing.  It was then purchased by Mr WE Peterson to haul power transformers and machinery to the Tarraleah Hydro Station, in the Central Highlands.  Its later working life was spent threshing, chaff cutting, saw milling and land clearing, before Pearn Brothers purchased it in 1968 for its first restoration.  We believe the larger fly wheel on this enigne makes it just a little bit rare.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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I worked on that engine, polishing and cleaning before the old Steam Days at the Pearns farm, when I was a kid. Carl Williams

It was definitely one of the favorite engines, i know Verdun Pearn did tell me some story about the fly wheel on this engine, but i thought it was because it was off another engine. I only wish i could remember the story behind it. I do believe it was rare. I worked on the 3 speed Foden engine mostly, which was considered a very rare machine also. The first job we did when it was up and running, was to pull out all the old Gal water pipe from the dam up the back padock to the lane way beside the main workshop. We pulled it out in one continuous length driving to station lane pulling it behind us. We then cup the pipe into manageable lengths.

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Richmond Towing Adelaide Australia
Old film footage of a traction engine at Port Adelaide in 1912,is this an early Road Train, lol
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Pearn's Steam World

Thank you to the Meander Valley Gazette for the fantastic article on the Pearns Steam World Street Library that features in the latest edition ! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the Meander Valley Gazette for the fantastic article on the Pearns Steam World Street Library that features in the latest edition !

 

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Great to see Anne in action! Good luck with the library venture!

Nice one Anne.

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