David Berthelsen shows the 1910 Clayton Shuttleworth portable engine, on loan from the Gayndah museum, that was used on a homestead to cut timber.
David Berthelsen shows the 1910 Clayton Shuttleworth portable engine, on loan from the Gayndah museum, that was used on a homestead to cut timber.

Well-oiled machine

A GAYNDAH steam engine circa 1910 stole the show at the Wide Bay Historic Machinery Club’s annual rally in Maryborough at the weekend.

Club secretary Rob Gorrey the two-and-a-half horsepower Clayton Shuttleworth attracted a lot of attention because it was a rare sight outside a museum.

“It’s from the Gayndah museum and it’s certainly something you don’t see every day,” he said.

Aside from the steam engine, the club’s second rally of the year featured hundreds of historic exhibits including stationary engines, pumps and grinders – most dated from 1908 to 1930.

“It was absolutely fantastic – we had a good crowd both days,” Mr Gorrey said.

“We had people from Bundy, Brisbane and all over the place. They really helped make the rally a flying success.”



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