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Offline Art K

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2018, 02:20:22 AM »
I have to admit I don't mind not having ice under foot freezing my toes. I'm leaving the Frozen Tundra, don't want to meet it on vacation.
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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2018, 02:34:20 AM »
A number of years ago, at the Southgate arena's  They had one rink up and one rink down 4 hours after the show closed and we cleared out they had a hockey tournament. If you never have had to spend the weekend walking and standing on mats on top of a working ice rink. Some people have been complaining about that for a long time even when we were at Seagate in Toledo. :cartwheel: that is why it is still put out that there is no ice.

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2018, 08:18:55 PM »
my wife saw that on the flyer and asked why. I tried to sound smart and said we couldn't have ice around running steam engines, even though I know there's only compressed air... thanks for the real answer :)

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2018, 08:56:07 PM »
I thought someone had outlawed InternalCombustionEngines  :thinking:

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2018, 11:11:26 PM »
For those that are coming to the show. The weather is supposed to be better, no freezing rain like today and in the low to mid 50's and clear. And be sure to check the MDOT site for changes in construction status of the freeways as it some times seems it changes by the hour or at least daily. https://mdotnetpublic.state.mi.us/drive/  Due to rolling patching crews and freeway shut downs over the weekend

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2018, 01:05:06 PM »
I hope all of you attending will have a great weekend. Just keep in mind the rest of us are eagerly awaiting reports and pictures :)

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2018, 03:50:04 PM »
Here's a pBase gallery of some photos I took on Saturday.  http://www.pbase.com/kvom/names_2018

The most interesting new model I saw there is of a ditch digging machine, used to install draining tiles in agricultural fields.  The original was owned by the builder's father, and the builder actually operated it as a teenager in the 1970s.  The machine is now sitting in a field awaiting restoration. 

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2018, 04:04:56 PM »
Thanks Kirk. Needless to say, a LOT of talent on display there at NAMES. Truly some beautiful engines/vehicles/etc.!!!

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« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2018, 04:25:35 PM »
Thanks Kirk. Beautiful.

Need to keep some of those shots away from Chris.  ;D
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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2018, 04:41:10 PM »
There still seems to be a void of Stanley Steamers though...so who will be first??  Zee or Chris  :LittleDevil:

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2018, 05:21:29 PM »
Thanks Kirk!

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2018, 07:51:09 PM »
Thanks Kirk. Beautiful.

Need to keep some of those shots away from Chris.  ;D

Like that trenching machine?  :naughty:

There still seems to be a void of Stanley Steamers though...so who will be first??  Zee or Chris  :LittleDevil:

Bill
Zee will be finished with his engine soon, I can send him the plans...   :stickpoke:

Kirk,
Some absolutely beautiful models there - thanks for the photos!   :ThumbsUp:


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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2018, 08:20:39 PM »
For the ditch machine, the scale was determined by the size of the smallest roller chain available.  Other than the chain, the builder made everything himself including all the nuts and bolts.  All of the control levers work as they did on the original.  Power is an electric motor concealed in the engine.

The red one is work in process;  it will have a hit&miss engine for power.

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2018, 10:10:56 PM »
I plan to bring my Stuart Beam , Stuart #1 ,Stuart Steam hammer and my Bill Harris Design Steam Roller .Jeff

Jeff, had a look back at your posts but only found pictures of your Stuart No 1 partly built.  Any chance that you have photos of your beam and the Steam Hammer that you could put on the Forum?  As a builder of those two models and the No 1 also, I'd be most interested to see your own examples of these models.   Dave

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Re: NAMES Expo 2018
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2018, 12:32:46 AM »
Thanks for the pictures Kirk.

Dave