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Title: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: sshire on April 23, 2015, 04:43:52 PM
Friday and Saturday , May 8-9, 2015.


More info here

http://www.roughandtumble.org/viewreference/39/eventschedules/
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: b.lindsey on April 23, 2015, 08:38:26 PM
That's a nice video of the traction engine too Stan....hmmmm....thinking if you go there might be one of those in your future too :)

Bill
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: philjoe5 on April 23, 2015, 08:57:56 PM
I just received word that the boiler for the model building has passed its annual inspection so barring any unexpected surprises we should have steam (as well as compressed air) for the models.

I'll be steaming this model

(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg261/philjoe5/mill%20engine%20at%20150%20pct/Mill%20eng%201.5x%20steaming_zps1eixom0f.jpg) (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/philjoe5/media/mill%20engine%20at%20150%20pct/Mill%20eng%201.5x%20steaming_zps1eixom0f.jpg.html)

along with some air powered engines.  I hope some of you can turn out for the show.

Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: 90LX_Notch on April 23, 2015, 09:27:11 PM
I  would like to go; but, distance and a scheduling conflict won't allow it.

-Bob
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: cheepo45 on April 24, 2015, 12:30:15 AM
I'll be there on Saturday.
I hope there's room for me!
I always enjoy the spring steamup-great machinery, great people, and great food!
cheepo45
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: sshire on April 24, 2015, 12:43:39 AM
I'll b there
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: sshire on May 08, 2015, 11:40:45 AM
Once again, I'm packing the engines in the car. The Steamup is today and tomorrow.
Pictures will follow after the show.
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: b.lindsey on May 08, 2015, 12:27:37 PM
You guys have a good time. Will be looking forward to the pictures!

Bill
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: zeeprogrammer on May 08, 2015, 09:54:43 PM
I believe I'll be there.  :ThumbsUp:
That's the plan anyway.  :thinking:
But I do not live alone.  :paranoia:
There have been times my plans have changed last minute.  :rant:
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: sshire on May 09, 2015, 01:21:33 PM
Caution! Real steam engines in this post. Some models also. If you're ever near here (about an hour from Philadelphia) this is not to be missed.

Let's start with PhilJoe who was on boiler duty.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l604/sshire/Rough%20n%20Tumble/RampT-108.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/sshire/media/Rough%20n%20Tumble/RampT-108.jpg.html)

And, here's the slideshow. Many of the large steam engines are running. Thanks Phil!
Enjoy!

http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/sshire/slideshow/Rough%20n%20Tumble
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: Jasonb on May 09, 2015, 01:40:45 PM
Thanks for all those, a few there that would be a good basis for a bit of scratch building :)
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: b.lindsey on May 09, 2015, 01:56:00 PM
Excellent slideshow Stan! I am amazed at the range of things there in addition to the engines and traction engines. How large is the property where this show takes place...it looks to be large with lots of different buildings, etc.?

Bill
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: tvoght on May 09, 2015, 02:57:09 PM
Thanks for the photos Stan. Looks like a must visit.
--Tim
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: mklotz on May 09, 2015, 03:44:15 PM
Thanks for those, Stan.  That treadle lathe and the camel back drill press almost look as if they might have been the models for the machine tool models that PMR sells.
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: sshire on May 09, 2015, 05:37:25 PM
33 acres. Dozens of buildings

http://www.roughandtumble.org
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: sshire on May 09, 2015, 05:39:15 PM
All is well. Zee just made an appearance.
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: Roger B on May 09, 2015, 05:56:32 PM
Thanks for posting Stan, there's an amazing amount of equipment there  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: fumopuc on May 09, 2015, 07:58:33 PM
Hi Stan, thank you very much for the slideshow. Good to get an impression what is going on in these US museums.
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: Art K on May 09, 2015, 09:11:18 PM
Stan,
Thanks for the slide show, it was good to see Phil at work :ROFL:
Art
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: zeeprogrammer on May 09, 2015, 10:32:41 PM
That was great fun. I wish some of my family had tagged along.
Maybe in August. It's supposed to be another big event. I'm sure my granddaughter would love riding the train.
It was good to see Stan and Scott. Met a new friend Fred. Missed Phil though!

There was woodcarving, old cars (including a Stanley), crafts for kids, loads of running engines. Well worth a visit.

The building for housing small models is small. It'd be nice to grow and have visitors many times of the year in addition to the annual events like Cabin Fever.
(Difficult I imagine since most small models need their owners around.)

Here's a link to my shots. I did not order/rotate them. Many of the shots are studies for the 1890 engine lathe diorama I'm interested in doing.

http://s605.photobucket.com/user/zeeprogrammer/slideshow/Rough%20Tumble%20May%202015

There was also this. Similar to a Snow. I'm not sure of the name. Cooper?
This is a video...

(http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/zeeprogrammer/Videos/th_MVI_9795_zpsbfrfcgqc.mp4) (http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/zeeprogrammer/Videos/MVI_9795_zpsbfrfcgqc.mp4)

[EDIT:] Just went through Stan's pics. It was as if I was following him.  :Lol:

That treadle lathe and the camel back drill press almost look as if they might have been the models for the machine tool models that PMR sells.

Exactly my thoughts when I was there Marv.
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: philjoe5 on May 09, 2015, 10:41:35 PM
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it was good to see Phil at work

Good one Art :stickpoke:. 

By the expression on my face you'd never guess I was having a lot of fun.  It was good to see Stan, Cheepo45 and Fred.  I missed Zee but since one of us spotted him, he gets credit for attending. :Lol:


Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: b.lindsey on May 10, 2015, 01:10:30 AM
Thanks for the additional pictures Zee!  I wish it was closer, looks like a wonderful weekend!!! I'll put it on the post retirement list :)

Bill

Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: fumopuc on May 10, 2015, 05:39:52 AM
Hi Carl, thanks for the additional pictures and the video. This Cooper engine looks very interesting.
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: sshire on May 10, 2015, 12:12:25 PM
Another Cooper engine video to add to Zee's

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Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: fumopuc on May 10, 2015, 06:59:02 PM
Stan, thanks for the additional Cooper video. This engine has some fascinating motion.
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: sshire on May 10, 2015, 07:28:00 PM
It's also interesting how "Snow-like" it is
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: fumopuc on May 10, 2015, 07:53:21 PM
It's also interesting how "Snow-like" it is

The reason could be the engineering situation at 1900, the big steam engines where running in all industrial applications and everybody was looking for the easiest way to implement the IC technics.
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: AussieJimG on May 11, 2015, 12:04:34 AM
Brilliant! Thanks for the slideshow Stan and particularly for the photo of Phil at work (or was that a video).

I had no idea that Rough n Tumble was such an extensive and impressive organisation. I just wish I could get over there to drool over the exhibits.

Jim
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: cheepo45 on May 11, 2015, 12:31:57 AM
The museum is a really interesting place to visit. Thanks for the great pictures and video, Stan and Zee. It was a great to see my friends and make some new ones on Saturday.
I hope some of you other members have Farm and Industrial Museums like this in your area. There are quite a few across the country and around the world.  It's really interesting to see the full size versions of many of the models we build. The technology and workmanship from a hundred years ago are quite impressive.
cheepo45
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: b.lindsey on May 11, 2015, 02:09:19 AM
Despite the similarities between the Snow and the Cooper, the thing that stands out to me is the attention to making the Cooper far more elegant than the Snow. The Snow, while  still a fascinating engine, has an almost clinical functionality, particularly in areas like the valve train. Looking at the Cooper's valve eccentrics for example, they just have far more personality to them...maybe its a Victorian flair or something. Other engines like the more gothic beam engines, the McOnie and others seem to have been designed with as much aesthetic intent as functionality. Makes you wonder at what point designers lost that and why.

Bill
Title: Re: Rough and Tumble Museum Steamup
Post by: sshire on May 11, 2015, 03:23:28 AM
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l604/sshire/BA7CE10F-BD1A-4A15-97D0-D10ECFF5F506.png.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/sshire/media/BA7CE10F-BD1A-4A15-97D0-D10ECFF5F506.png.jpeg.html)

 (http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l604/sshire/26130EE7-AE05-450A-AE0E-46D7252351F4.png.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/sshire/media/26130EE7-AE05-450A-AE0E-46D7252351F4.png.jpeg.html)