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American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« on: August 21, 2014, 10:36:18 PM »
Just got a notice for The American Precision Museum's Annual Model Engineering Show. October 25-26 in Windsor, Vermont.
I showed last year and enjoyed it. Small show but good showing of engines.
My favorite machine in the museum is the first Bridgeport mill. Has serial # 1.

I plan on being there with the MEM banner.
Anyone joining me?
Best,
Stan

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 12:13:53 AM »
I wish Stan, but a bit far and much too busy a time of year for me. Hope you will take some more great pictures though.  Will the RE be going along for the trip?

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 01:35:09 AM »
The Rider? As you-know-who would say,"Lord willing and the creek don't rise" it will be there.
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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 01:44:04 AM »
Sounds like fun and I remember your pics from last year. That sure is way up north for an old rebel though :lolb:  . Hey Vern, cheese ships very well though, doesn't it Bill 8)

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 01:47:25 AM »
I will likely be there this year. I skipped the last couple years because they moved it to the Columbus Day weekend and the hotel I usually stayed at went from about $70 to $150. I dislike paying crazy prices. This year they are back to the old dates so I will go.

It is a small show, but it makes a nice weekend away for me so I enjoy it.

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 02:09:59 AM »
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Fly to Philly. We'll drive to Vermont. ROAD TRIP!!
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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 02:12:07 AM »
Hey Big E...where you been bud?

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014, 05:26:47 PM »
I'm going. Chris is going. Ron is going.
Anyone else? Steamer??
I'm taking the MEM banner and I can save spaces.
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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 05:56:06 PM »
I'm looking forward to it.

It is about 3 hours from my doorstep.

I'm also looking forward to grabbing lunch and a few beers from the Harpoon Brewery (5 minutes away from the show).

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2014, 01:19:19 PM »
With the show coming up this weekend, other than Ron, Chris and I, anyone else going? Steamer? Anyone?
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Stan

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 01:24:18 PM »
Don't forget your camera Stan :)

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2014, 01:28:36 PM »
I wish I could run up with some of George's Collection, but the auction schedule keeps us close to home.  Hope everyone has a good time and a great show!
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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2014, 01:28:58 PM »
All ready to go. Empty flash card. Charged battery. I'll try to post from the motel after the show depending on the bandwidth available. If not, Monday.
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Stan

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2014, 09:05:20 PM »
Another nice attraction at Windsor, in addition to the Precision Museum, is the Harpoon Brewery a bit north of Windsor.

Harpoon serves a great lunch and the beer could not be fresher.

I'm looking forward to photos from the model show.

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2014, 03:12:23 PM »
FYI
Here's the program.

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2014, 10:19:51 PM »
I just returned to the motel after the show ended. Although it’s not a large show, the museum does a very nice job running it. Setup was yesterday, followed by a wine and Vermont cheese reception. Small groups were taken on a “backstage tour” of the storage floors where the part of the collection that isn’t currently on the main museum floor is stored. Amazing collection of items ranging from large machinery to a Brown and Sharpe micrometer that measures to .00001 (it was used to QC gage blocks.) Didn’t seem to be a problem when I was lying on the floor to get a look at the bottom of the hot cap on their 5” Rider-Ericsson.

I’ll be leaving for the 6 hour drive back home in the morning. Here’s an album to give you some idea of what went on.


http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/sshire/slideshow/American%20Precision%20Museum%20Show%20-%202014

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Stan

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2014, 11:02:10 PM »
Great display, thanks for posting the pix!
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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2014, 11:21:54 PM »
Great slide show Stan!    Wish I was there!

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2014, 11:49:04 PM »
we missed you, Steamer.
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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2014, 12:31:13 AM »
Looks like a wonderful show Stan and some beautiful models including your new RE :).  Thanks for taking the time to take and post the pics and safe travels home.

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2014, 01:02:07 AM »
Darn good looking show Vern. Looks like the RE had a few family members there as well. Also some nice tandems. Only two things I saw wrong,  one, I wasn't there and that last pic :lolb:


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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2014, 04:39:47 AM »
Hi Stan, thanks for sharing these pictures. Some very interesting models are on display there. The best of course, the first RE.
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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2014, 08:29:16 AM »
Nice set of engines on show 8)

I saw an unusual "Atkinson" engine  :thinking: might need to dig around a bit  :naughty:

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2014, 10:34:26 AM »
Thanks for all the pics Stan ... Very interesting looking affair.

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2014, 11:31:14 AM »
Thanks Stan,
It looks like the show was well represented with some great engines.
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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2014, 11:49:51 AM »
Thanks for the pictures Stan.  I recognized quite a few engines there.  Wish I could have gone

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2014, 12:28:36 PM »
Stan, it was great meeting you and getting to talk a while on Friday during setup. Your photos are great, and like happens every show I look at someones photos and wonder how I missed so much.

The Atkinson cycle engine was I think a Phil Duclos design in Home shop Machinist. The model in the photo was by Barney Drillen, another Mainer.

I was impressed at this years show. The person running it, Sarah Rooker did a great job in promoting it and the place was very busy. The last year I went it was kind of like a morgue. I will plan to go back next year.

I managed to find a couple good buys- at the Electronic Surplus store I got a nice shop crane I will use to move my 8" 6 jaw chuck- somehow that thing has gained weight and I have a hard time mounting it now. I also found a nice 4" Buck 6 jaw for $100, it has no back plate, but has the screws for the adjustment mounting. I also found a mill centering microscope for just $5. I have not had time to examine it yet, but if its Ok that was a great deal.

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2014, 01:09:07 PM »
Great job Stan...thanks for sharing.

I'll upload my pictures and videos when I'm done with my homework.

Uggg....Homework  :disappointed:
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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2014, 02:46:41 PM »
The Atkinson cycle engine was I think a Phil Duclos design in Home shop Machinist. The model in the photo was by Barney Drillen, another Mainer.

That's the one  ;D

Thanks for the details, now I just have to find someone who has Home Shop Machinist this side of the pond so I can borrow the mags :noidea:

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Re: American Precision Museum Annual M/E Show
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2014, 03:56:02 PM »
Nice line up of hot air fans,

Thanks for the pictures Stan.

Dave