I first met these amazing twins, Dylan and Adam Kelly from Inch in County Wexford, at the Stradbally Steam Rally back in 2021. At that time, they were just ten years of age and in control of their two four-inch scale model traction engines, a 1978 Garrett and a Foster. During the winter of 2022 / 2023, they took on a new project to refurbish a seven inch, 1979 Freelance built Traction Engine.
Speaking to their grandfather, Pat Kelly, these two young boys have had a keen interest in steam engines since they were six years old. Modern technology has also been embraced by them for the study of these engines and to develop their knowledge and mechanical skills by using the internet for research to undertake their projects. They can always call on grandad, Pat Kelly, who runs and maintains his own full size 1900 Marshall Traction Engine, for assistance and advice.
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