Author Topic: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine  (Read 298801 times)

Offline crueby

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9306
  • Rochester NY
Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #2220 on: July 18, 2019, 09:12:26 PM »
For any who are near Maine this summer/fall, and want to see real Lombard log haulers in action, the Maine Forest And Logging Museum is having an event on July 27th (2019) where they will be running the steam Lombard, should also be running the two gas powered ones that they have on loan. Great chance to see and ride on a vintage machine. They have sawmills, other stuff running too.

http://www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org/programs-2/summeratleonardsmills2019
This fall is their big event, a two day fest with everything running, re-enactors, lots of fun! October 5-6th.
http://www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org/programs-2



Offline crueby

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9306
  • Rochester NY
Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #2221 on: October 08, 2019, 11:09:35 PM »
I made it back up the the museum in Maine for the 2019 Living History Days event - this year there were four Lombard vehicles present: two steamers and two gas powered trucks. New this year was a 1928 Lombard dump-bed truck, that was owned for years by one of the towns in Maine and used for plowing and construction projects. Quite a bit smaller that then others, but using very similar designs to the others with tracks on the back and wheels up front. With that one there, now I've had the opportunity to drive three different Lombards - quite a lot of fun!


Here is a link to a Google Photos album with a bunch of my pictures:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/U7o2WVWybweyftKq5

And a video compilation of clips I took over the weekend:




Also, here are some more albums and videos that Herb Crosby took:


https://photos.app.goo.gl/HnW9vCyKgQeg9ci1A


https://photos.app.goo.gl/QTM19r3xjzicegfL6


« Last Edit: October 08, 2019, 11:12:37 PM by crueby »

Offline Brian Rupnow

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5320
  • Barrie, Ontario Canada
Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #2222 on: October 08, 2019, 11:38:27 PM »
Chris--I loved the videos. Wish I'd been there.---Brian

Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1533
  • Deep East Texas on Sam Rayburn Lake
Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #2223 on: October 09, 2019, 12:18:06 AM »
Hello Chris,

It is a shame that everyone in America doesn't have the opportunity to visit, enjoy and learn. Thanks for sharing the videos and photos.

Have a great day,
Thomas

Offline crueby

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9306
  • Rochester NY
Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #2224 on: October 10, 2019, 12:29:13 AM »
Thanks guys. I may Have to go again next year  O:-) , talking with Terry sounds like they get another gas Lombard going, this one with a Sterling brand engine, that would make four that I have driven if so! Getting three different models out on the road together probably hasn't happened in a long time.

Offline Steamer5

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1139
  • The "Naki" New Zealand
Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #2225 on: October 10, 2019, 04:50:53 AM »
Hay Chris,
 What a bxxxxxr of a way to spend the weekend!
Looks like a great place, the team there have done a terrific job.
Looks like the Armstrong power steering got a bit of a workout on the steamer!

Oh did the elves give you a hard time on the finger damage? I know you pain on that one!

Cheers Kerrin
Get excited and make something!

Offline crueby

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9306
  • Rochester NY
Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Reply #2226 on: October 10, 2019, 03:29:25 PM »
Hay Chris,
 What a bxxxxxr of a way to spend the weekend!
Looks like a great place, the team there have done a terrific job.
Looks like the Armstrong power steering got a bit of a workout on the steamer!

Oh did the elves give you a hard time on the finger damage? I know you pain on that one!

Cheers Kerrin
Its a great little museum, that event could not happen without a well organized army if volunteers. A really fun weekend! And the elves were too hung over to notice much when I got home.