The National Traction Engine Trust

The National Traction Engine Trust is delighted to be taking part in the Practical Classics Restoration Show, held at NEC Birmingham on 5-6 March 2016.

Aimed at those interested in vintage vehicle restoration, the show focuses on projects and techniques, with clubs putting on displays of vehicles before, after and during the restoration process.

The Trust will be adding something different to the mix, promoting the road steam hobby and giving a glimpse into the restoration processes which go on in our world. Courtesy of member Brian Knight a restored Robey steam tractor will be joined on our stand by the component parts of the famous 'Loch Ness' Aveling & Porter steam tractor - a machine which spent many years part submerged before being rescued in the early 1990s. It is now well on the way to completion in the hands of one of the country's youngest engine owners, Tom Field-Patterson, recent winner of the Steam Apprentice Club's Technical Achievement Award.

Visitors to the stand will be able to chat to Trust members about the engines, our hobby in general and how the NTET fits into the larger vintage vehicle scene. Our membership team will also be happy to sign anyone up!

For more information on the show see

11 Feb 2016