The turning of the year marks a change in my attitude to being surrounded by daft creations, so far two engines have been condemned to becoming rusting garden features allowing them to slowly return to nature. After all who would want a very heavy assembly of junk metal that is not of antique interest? Hardly house ornaments!
Having decided to do this I looked at the collection to see which others were best suited to a rusting decline and the original big vertical steamer I made way back now covered in dust and oil looked suitable. It’s really too heavy for me to lift nowadays and I struggled to get it into the rainy cold garden but when I tried to put it down some spikey bits clung on to my coat with a vengeance, wouldn’t let go ……..
It was telling me something and I took the old friend back into the workshop.