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CONTENTS
TRACTOR AND FARMING HERITAGE JANUARY 2015
Regulars

3 Welcome

18 News
All the latest news in the world of
tractors and heritage.

20 Graham’s Grumbles
It’s time to get mad as a badger as
Graham Hampstead has to deal with
those helpful chaps at the DLVA.

24 Tractor Talk
Your news, views and comments about
the vintage and classic scene.

54 It all began with…
Henry Smith reviews Roger
Townshend’s range of fantastic
handmade models, which scooped the
award for the Best Collection of Exhibits
at the Newark Tractor Show.

72 The lean & green SFV machine
Jo Roberts tracks down the owner of an
SFV Super 202 and discovers that Tony
Jones not only has an eye for the
unusual but also a passion for all things
rural and industrial.

80 The last knockings
Graham Hampstead is on the last leg of
the Super Dexta restoration – and
sometimes they just don’t give up
without a fight!

104 Next Month
Preview of the February issue of your
Tractor & Farming Heritage magazine.

138 Last Word
Farmer Brown sees a newly made
Shepherd’s Hut and decides he’s more
than capable of making one himself for a
fraction of the cost.

6 Back from the dark side
This Ferguson TEA-20 was
inexplicably painted black, and the
tinwork had rotted away but has now
been superbly restored to its original
specification.

12 A feast of tractors
What better event for tractor addicts to
attend for a complete fix than the 12th
Newark Vintage Tractor and Heritage
Show at Newark Showground on
November 8-9.

28 Show Us Yours
In our new feature we
invite you to send in your tractor snaps –
you never know, you might win the
prize we’ve got up for grabs.

30 Bring me some sunshine
This International B-275 industrial
restoration is a fine job worthy of the
Wedgewood pottery factory where it
once worked.

36 Kitchen or tractor
When Tony Rimmer’s friends moved
into their new home in France, the lack
of a kitchen came as a shock, but a
discovery in one of the outbuildings was
a little more pleasant.

38 Stepping up a gear
What better way to keep the old grey
matter active than start a tractor
restoration, and this Fiat Someca 20D is
something a little different.

44 All steamed up
We review the Scottish Ploughing
Championships 2014, which took
place at Newlands Farm and
Pittendreich Farm, Milnathort, on
October 25-26.

46 Ultimate British accolade
Hampshire hosted the 64th National
Ploughing Championship in October
and ploughmen from around the land
descended to decide who the best of
British was.

50 Tractor of the decade – 1940s
Our workshop expert Ben Phillips
nominates his own favourite tractor
from the 1940s and as far as he is
concerned it’s the Ferguson T-20 – no
contest.

58 Home Farm Diaries
January has arrived again, it’s cold, but
at least Christmas is over for another
year and slowly things get back to
what is considered normal at Home
Farm.

62 Tinplate Tractors
Stuart Gibbard looks at more Christmas
presents from the past, uncovering a
colourful world of clockwork and
battery-operated mechanical marvels.

Heritage

66 Bulls in Britain
Stuart Gibbard uncovers the history of
the Whiting-Bull – an American tractor
with an interesting British connection.

67 Tractor Archive
More heritage memories from the
farming literature of yesteryear.

84 Getting particular with powder
Workshop expert Richard Lofting goes in
search of the perfect paint finish and
explores just what powder coating has
to offer for tractor restorers.

93 New Products
All the latest tractor and farming
heritage related releases.

94 Turriff Show’s March of Time
Turriff Show is Scotland’s biggest two
day agricultural show and this year
celebrates its 150th anniversary – we
trace its illustrious history.

98 Sales & Marketplace
No rain on Cheffins’ October parade at
the firm’s last big sale at the Sutton
Showground this year.