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American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« on: August 22, 2013, 12:21:05 PM »
I've been threatening to visit the American Precision Museum in Windsor, Vermont.  They are having their 14th Annual Model Engineering Show on Saturday, Oct. 12.
I'm going to pack up some engines and make the drive. Anyone interested?
They're having a few issues with the link to the show registration page, but they assure me it will be up next week.
http://www.americanprecision.org/

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Stan
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Offline b.lindsey

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 12:31:20 PM »
Wish I could...it looks like a great show and location. Hope you will take some pictures while there Stan. Unfortunately that is the same weekend as our local antique engine festival here in NC.

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 12:55:56 PM »
I have gone to the show on many years, but last year they changed to the Columbus Day weekend, instead of the last weekend in Oct. That weekend is prime 'leaf peeper' season and the area hotels go nuts- a room I used to get for $70 was over $130. everything was also booked weeks ahead. If you want to go book a room now. I have usually stayed up in White river Junction, about 15 miles north. There are several motels there.

It is also a very small show. The last couple year have had only 1 or 2 vendors, and just a few tables of exhibits.

However, the museum is worth a visit, and doing it the weekend of the show adds a bit. They hold a reception for the exhibitors on Friday night, with wine and cheese and an open time in the museum. On some years they take tours up into the storage areas which is really interesting.

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 02:18:14 PM »
Pictures will be a definite. Bridgeport #1 among other goodies.
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Stan

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 03:11:48 PM »
Yeah, I saw that on the web page. Can't tell for sure but the table looks as if it has holes (threaded perhaps) for hold down rather than tee slots...could just be the picture though. Other than that they have changed surprisingly little over the years.

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 09:13:15 PM »
Just a reminder for anyone planning on going. The online registration link is on this page. Pre Oct 1 exhibitor fee is $10. After that, $12.
Just PayPal'd my 10 bucks.

http://www.americanprecision.org/2012-01-18-16-22-51/model-engineering-show
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Stan

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 09:09:33 PM »
I'll be there Stan....I'm not sure about the rest of the clan at the moment.   But...

See you there

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 09:22:18 PM »
Stan, don't be letting Dave have all our 12 year old now ya heah. You boys have fun and don't get into any trouble. It's to far to come to be bailing you boys out :lolb: I'm sooooooooooooooooo jealous. There better be a whole lotta piccy evidence.

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 09:33:29 PM »
12 year old? I use that to rinse out the glasses before I pour in the good stuff. Look for pics on Sunday.
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Stan

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2013, 09:55:16 PM »
Road Trip!!

I'm off to the model engineering show at the American Precision Museum in Windsor, Vermont. Should be meeting up with Steamer (Dave) and Vascon (Chris).

Spent some time getting the engines ready. The Pumping Engine is already packed. This is the last lot,  getting a lube and polish.




Reading material came yesterday from a used bookseller in the UK. Royal Mail seemed to find the colonies without issue.



The car is packed and gassed up. Ready for a 9am departure



First stop will be Bridgeport, Connecticut for lunch and a look at the corner of Capitol Ave and Lindley Street where my Bridgeport mill was built nearly 45 years ago. I'll post pix from there.


Best,
Stan

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013, 12:13:03 AM »
Looking forward to seeing you Stan!....I've got to figure out what I'm bringing myself....probably the engines I'm working on and my boat engine.


Got work to do!

Dave
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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2013, 01:01:48 AM »
Have a good trip guys; and try to take more pictures than I did at the GEARS show.

Dave

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2013, 02:51:32 AM »
Man! I am missing another show, you all have fun for me and drink a couple for me also. Be safe and watch that traffic.  :cheers:

Don

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2013, 03:00:13 AM »
Man! I am missing another show, you all have fun for me and drink a couple for me also. Be safe and watch that traffic.  :cheers:

Don

I'll be thinking of you buddy!

I'll take pictures!

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Re: American Precision Museum Model Engineering Show
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2013, 11:28:55 PM »
Road Trip 2

Two and a half hours after leaving, I stopped for lunch in Bridgeport, CT.
As promised, I made a stop at the factory where my BP was built and.....
OH-NO!! It's a vacant lot. Sad.



After the shock wore off, I had lunch and continued on.

This must be Vermont. As far as I can see, the whole state seems to be one big forest.



Bigger post tomorrow. Show setup and the long-awaited visit to the American Precision Museum. Stay tuned for pix and a post.
Best,
Stan