The National Traction Engine Trust

The FBHVC would like us all to take part in their Trade & Skills questionnaire. The survey can be found at

There are only 22 questions and as you might guess, many do not apply to traction engines.

I'm sure we can help boost numbers!!

Tony Davies

We are now moving towards the close of our web-based trade and skills questionnaire for 2012. The responses are still coming in but the UK is currently only third in the league table with 154 responses, well behind Spain (265) and Belgium (437) and just ahead of Ireland (147). To date (mid-August) the responses have totalled around 2000.

The Questionnaire will be finish during September so if you haven’t already completed it you may only have a few days left! Hopefully I can report some further progress at our AGM in October.

The key objectives of this questionnaire are to establish the personal opinions of you the historic vehicle enthusiasts on the availability, or otherwise, of relevant restoration skills. If we think about our heritage of automotive engineering I believe the UK should be amongst the leaders on such issues. Indeed, it will be interesting to see how our opinions compare to those of other nations around the world.

29 Sep 2012