The display area was at least 60 metres long and the full width of the workshop bay. The blokes in the club had arranged their machinery into subject areas, mining, agricultural, steam and so on. In the mining area there was a stamping mill made by Frazer & Chalmers of Erith, UK. What a coincidence, that was where I served my apprenticeship! The area also included some mining industry tools, a model of a mineshaft head gear and info about good old C. Y. O'Connor.
The next area was a massive collection of stationary engines of all sorts including a Douglas horizontally opposed petrol engine probably used to generate electricity in a Lancaster bomber. Another interesting item was a Wankel engine used to power an outboard motor.
Further along the building was a magnificent Clayton and Shuttleworth steam traction engine. Members had had the engine running recently but found a problem with the valve gear which they were currently fixing.