THE Steam Festival at Timbertown just keeps getting better and better.
Last weekend's event was the third time for this very popular annual event.
Timbertown proprietor David Waits said the park was buzzing during the whole three days, and the feedback across the board was 'fantastic'.
"In addition to local visitors, we had tourists from all over the eastern seaboard. And we had machines on display from NSW, Victoria and Queensland," Mr Waite said.
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"The holidays have been good all round, but the Steam Festival brought an especially good feel. I was tickled pink with this one."
Among the exhibits, Mr Waite made special mention of the 1884 European Fairground organ, which he said was a great crowd pleaser.
He also welcomed the attendance of the miniature traction engines at Timbertown this year, after their absence last year.
"I must also applaud Timbertown employee, Dale Watson, our railway supervisor, who in just three weeks restored to running order a Marshall portable steam engine which had not run in over three decades," Mr Waite said.
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"In previous years, this machine had been on display at the park entrance, near the log. I am truly impressed by Dale's success in getting this engine back into working order in such a short time."
Mr Waite said the Festival is becoming an iconic event for machine buffs, and is always very popular with visitors.
"I encourage potential visitors to keep next year's Festival in their diary, because it will be a bigger and better four-day event in 2013."