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Title: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: vascon2196 on September 02, 2015, 12:33:00 AM
Anyone attending the 2015 model engineering show at the American Precision Museum?

I'm going up early on Friday for the reception...

I'll be bringing my Quadricycle engine...and all the other goodies.
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: Jack B on September 02, 2015, 01:55:05 AM
Hi Chris. Can you please tell me when and where this show is.       Jack
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: sshire on September 02, 2015, 02:14:36 AM
Jack
All info here.
Oct 24.

http://www.americanprecision.org

Chris
See you there
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: Jack B on September 02, 2015, 03:14:36 AM
That's a great place.  Thanks       Jack
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: vascon2196 on September 02, 2015, 11:51:50 AM
Jack, the show and museum are amazing. Stan..thanks for sharing the show info! See you at the show.
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: joe d on September 02, 2015, 01:26:48 PM
Chris

Where are you staying for this?  Last time I attended I stayed in a hotel in Quichee, it was rather less than inspiring.

Joe
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: vascon2196 on September 05, 2015, 01:07:02 PM
Joe...I have not booked a room yet. The past 4 years I have been staying at the Yankee Motel. It is one step up from sleeping on the curb outside but serves its purpose for one night. You literally have to run the shower for 15 minutes before any hot water comes out...what the settlers called "roughing it" I guess.

Not sure where to stay this year.
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: RonGinger on September 05, 2015, 01:31:22 PM
I plan to be there, including the reception on Friday evening.

I usually stay at a motel in White River Junction. Its just one of the moderate chains, I think its a Motel 8. Nothing fancy, but is clean and has all I need. It is a bit of a pain since its about 12 miles away, but around it are all the common places to eat.

This is a small show, and has been shrinking for the last several years. I know the staff has been looking for ways to enlarge it so I will go to support their efforts. I think they have reduced the vendor costs this year to encourage more vendors. They are now latching onto the 'Maker' term and I wonder what that will bring.

Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: sshire on September 05, 2015, 01:53:31 PM
Ron

I'm guessing that will bring more 3D printers than you can shake a spool of ABS at.
The museum is so special, it could attract more people if they would publicize the show at other than just the museum website.
Hitting more forums with an announcement and ads in the few ME publications could help.
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: sshire on October 16, 2015, 06:36:30 PM
Here's the latest announcement. See you there.

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6df6ad030690a6771bfc20520&id=a2010725f7&e=0d32f7735d
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: vascon2196 on October 25, 2015, 10:35:20 PM
Here is the video I put together...hope you enjoy. It was great to see everyone and the tour of the second floor of the museum was awesome. Looking forward to next year!

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Chris
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: b.lindsey on October 25, 2015, 11:58:10 PM
Chris, it say it requires signing in?

Bill
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: vascon2196 on October 26, 2015, 12:50:15 AM
Sorry Bill...try this one.

rKRniqcdNrg
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: Dave Otto on October 26, 2015, 01:18:50 AM
Thanks for the video Chris,

It looks like it was a great show!

Dave
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: joe d on October 26, 2015, 02:24:21 AM
Chris and Stan

It was a pleasure to meet both of you, enjoyed our chat, and the chance to see your engines "in person".

See you next year!

Cheers, Joe
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: sshire on October 26, 2015, 03:30:38 AM
Joe
Always nice to put a face with a name.
Next year for sure.
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: sshire on October 26, 2015, 03:35:23 AM
I'm unpacked, engines cleaned up.
Show, Museum and New England pix. Enjoy!

http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/sshire/slideshow/American%20Precision%20Museum%20Show%20-%202014/American%20Precision%20Museum%20Show%202015
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: mikemill on October 26, 2015, 09:46:40 AM
Stan
Thanks for the pics the model machine shop it's an outstanding piece of work, I have not seen the angled drilling and boring V8 block machine before apart form being  an excellent model were these machines common in car factories or a one off?

Mike
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: fumopuc on October 26, 2015, 07:17:30 PM
Hi Stan, thanks for the slide show. Good to learn something about this museum.
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: b.lindsey on October 26, 2015, 07:26:02 PM
Thank you Chris and Stan both for taking the time to post the pictures and video. What a beautiful location this time of year and it looks like a great show as well!!  Maybe one of these years  :thinking:

Bill
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: Don1966 on October 26, 2015, 11:49:43 PM
Chris and Stan many thanks for the photos real enjoyable.......... :ThumbsUp:


Don
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: gbritnell on October 27, 2015, 01:58:24 AM
Thanks Stan,
It's almost like being there, from breakfast through the show. How was the attendance, spectator wise?
gbritnell
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: sshire on October 27, 2015, 04:10:33 AM
While it's a "small" show, it was quite busy all day. I actually had more people asking questions and wanting to know about the engines than at CF or NAMES.
Plus, the museum folks were very helpful and make it a great experience. The Fri nite wine and cheese reception for exhibitors is accompanied by a behind the scenes tour of the museum. They have floors of machines, instruments that aren't on public display. One example is the B&S micrometer on a granite base that was used to QC check Jo blocks. It's accurate to .0000005"
Throw in the electric meter from Edison's lab and a Norden bomb sight and it gets interesting.
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: vascon2196 on October 27, 2015, 12:30:41 PM
Great video Stan.

It was nice to meet folks from the forum and talk engines.

This was my 4th time at the show but my first time on the Friday museum tour.

When I arrived there was cheese, crackers, and Harpoon Beer! Nice to walk into that after a 3.5 hour drive!

Until next year.

Chris
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: Tennessee Whiskey on October 27, 2015, 01:58:37 PM
Great job guys, wished I had been there. The whole setting looks suitable for perfect calendar pictures. Wonder if the April show is when everything is in bloom?

Cletus
Title: Re: American Precision Museum - Model Engineering Show 2015
Post by: sshire on October 27, 2015, 02:15:55 PM
Ah! April in Detroit. The rust is in full bloom for NAMES.  :ROFL: