Spring 2020 Quiz

1. What disease did we lose the 2001 rally to?

Foot & Mouth

2. What was the name of Jim Cook’s showmans engine?

Queen of Great Britain

3. Who was our Society Chairman before Edward?

John Onions

4. What year was the first rally at Onslow Park?


5. How many rallies were held at Walcot Hall?


6. Which town were Burrell engines made?


7. Which side is the steering on a Fowler?

Right hand side

8. What unit is the power rating of a traction engine measured in?

Nominal Horse Power (NHP)

9. If a traction engine has two cylinders (a large and a small) what is it called?

A Compound engine

10. What description is given to a traction engine that normally works on road haulage?

A road locomotive

11. What two devices are used to put water into the boiler when it is in steam?

A pump and injector

12. Name the short-threaded rods that strengthen a fire box?


13. Where did the first ever traction engine rally take place?


14. What year was our first rally?


15. What year was the first Bishop’s Castle rally?


16. What large firm never made a steam roller?


17. What year did our Rally first become two days?


18. Who was our founder member?

Dennis Smith

19. Who has given more than 50 slideshows at our Winter talks?

David Bradbury

20. Name the engine that has been to more of our rallies than any other?

Tom Henderson’s Fowler, “Pride of the Wye”

21. Which showman’s round was Shrewsbury on?

Pat Collins

22. What was the most unusual feature of the last four Fowler showmans engines ever built?

They were left-hand steer (will also accept they were 10 NHP super lions)

23. If a Sentinel is said to be a DG type, what does it stand for?

Double Gear

24. Name the Burrell showmans engine that Tom Varley once owned?

His Lordship

25. Name the man that converted a large number of Fowler road locomotives to showmans specification?

Charles Openshaw

26. Who founded the Thursford Collection?

George Cushing

27. Who first restored the only Fowler wagon in existence?

Tom Varley

28. Which rally is held at Rye Meadows?

Much Marcle

29. Who owned the Burrell ‘Supremacy’ in 1960?

The Bishop Brothers

30. What make are the oldest pair of matched ploughing engines still existing?


31. Ray Matthew’s Fowler engine was called Tommy, but who was it named after?

Tommy Yeo, who taught Arthur Napper to drive an engine

32. Who was it that raced against Arthur Napper at the first ever traction engine rally in 1950?

Miles Stapleton

33. Which Burrell showmans engine carries the works number 4000? It has been to our rally.


34. Is a Dave Paxman a 3 or a 4 shaft engine?

4 shaft

35. How many truly Victorian engines came to our rally last year?


36. Which Fowler showmans engine did Frank Lythgo once own?

King Carnival the Second

37. On which make of engine do the strakes slope the opposite way to normal?


38. Name the man that first converted a portable into a self-moving engine?

Thomas Aveling

39. Which famous traction engine designer worked for Claytons & Paxmans, amongst others?

William Fletcher

40. What was the name of the last Burrell showman’s engine ever built, but was finished at Garrett’s?