I have mentioned in a previous post about my Dad's hobby. He loves old tractors the most, but anything old is good. He spends most of his retirement time collecting and restoring old machinery for the Yesteryear club he started a few years ago. I think they have 30 plus members now, so it is great that his idea has been succussful.
The harvester below was lovingly restored by my Father with the help of the local high school children as part of their lessons. This took about three years to complete, and it has turned out great.
This is a photo of the machinery (junk) shed at the Yesteryear club. Most of the buildings at the club have been donated and recycled by the members. The toilet area was constructed by my dad using stuff that people threw out to the local recycle depot (dump). This included the toilet, basin, a box or two of new tiles, a window and a door. The clubroom was also built from recycled stuff, including things like table and chairs, cupboards etc. I forgot to include pictures of these, I will get them next time.
These pics are of a couple of photos on display using the some of the equipment that has been restored. A pretty good year that year by the looks of the crop they are reaping.
A truck waiting for some TLC. Dad said this is a recent addition to the club.
This is my Dad's next project, doesn't look like much does it? But by the time Dad has finished with it though, it will look like new. That's my dear Dad in the background.
Couldn't help but capture this picture of my Dad's dog Paddy digging for mompey's (mice). Mompey is a nick name that West Coast people use for mice. Sorry not a very elegant picture.
This is a Sunshine header in waiting. My Dad's favourite brand of machinery. A few years ago when we were in Melbourne we took photos in the suburb of Sunshine where this machinery was made. There is not much there now, just a timber shed with a plaque on it.