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Title: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: sshire on September 06, 2015, 11:40:14 AM
The New England Steam and Wireless Museum Steamup in Rhode Island is on Oct. 3.

Anyone else going?

http://www.newsm.org
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: RonGinger on September 06, 2015, 03:16:53 PM
I just started to think about that this morning. I may go down on Thursday afternoon, catch the monthly NEMES meeting, then spend Friday at Mystic Seaport, and Saturday at the Yankee Steam-up. That is the show that got me into this mess- in about 1987 I attended and a guy was selling a small Logan Lathe. I had always wanted a metal lathe, and his price was within my toy money.

So of course when I got it home and started to learn to use it I found it needed a lot of accessories, then I decided I needed a mill to go with it. Not long after the lathe was to small, then the mill was to small, and it has been a steady downhill slide to finding all kinds of things my shop needed.

This is a great show, with both models and BIG engines all running under steam. Its nice to see the difference in models when running under steam instead of compressed air, but be sure to clean them well when you get home, else you have a rusted mass of iron.
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: tvoght on September 06, 2015, 04:25:06 PM
Stan,
This is the place I was trying to think of when I was talking to you at Coolspring. I was telling you I wanted to visit a place where there were a few stationary steam engines being steamed up (all I could say at the time was that it was northeast, and that it was called the "Steam and Something" museum). Looks like this is my chance, and an opportunity for me to vacation in a part of the country where I've never been. Still, I'll have to give it some thought over the next few days to see if it's possible. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

--Tim
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: vascon2196 on September 17, 2015, 05:01:36 PM
Tim...this is a great show. The museum runs ALL of there full size steam engines and people come from all over to display their engines. The lunch is great too.
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: tvoght on September 18, 2015, 07:09:51 PM
Chris,
It just so happens I am planning a New England vacation, and part of the plan is to be in East Greenwich, Rhode Island on October 3. Maybe I'll see you there.

--Tim
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: vascon2196 on September 18, 2015, 07:51:20 PM
Tim...this is great news!

I hope the New England weather is on the sunny and dry side for your visit...one day it will be sunny and the next a complete washout!

The show goes on no matter what!
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: vascon2196 on September 28, 2015, 01:40:20 PM
The show is this weekend!

I'll be there with my newly rebuilt 1929 Maytag gas engine, Ford's first gas engine, and half-scale Quadricycle engine....as well as my Elmer's air engines!

Here's hoping for some good weather!
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: sshire on September 28, 2015, 02:41:57 PM
Chris
I'll be arriving in Fri. Early afternoon. Is there setup time on Fri?
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: vascon2196 on September 28, 2015, 06:08:41 PM
Hey Stan,

I'm sure they will let you set up on Friday but the air & steam tables usually don't get set up until Saturday morning. Plus the tables are outside and a tent won't go up until it rains (I usually help set up the tent and wipe the moisture off the tables Saturday morning). I know a few guys that bring there stuff on Friday but I would suggest keeping your engines in a container so they don't get wet.

The museum is full of volunteers on Thursday's...you may want to give them a call about setting up on Friday (401-885-0545).

Hopefully you make out okay...they are good people.

See you Saturday morning!
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: tvoght on September 28, 2015, 06:58:05 PM
I'll be there Saturday morning. I won't be showing any engines, just enjoying the museum and the running steam engines (model and full scale).

I'm hoping to buy a t-shirt and maybe even a coffee cup.

See you fellows there!

--Tim
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: Dave Otto on September 29, 2015, 01:41:05 AM
And pictures will be forth coming? Sorry I won't be there to hold the big nut.  :lolb:

I'm serious about the pictures though,

Dave
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: RonGinger on September 29, 2015, 03:18:57 AM
Ok, if all you guys are coming I will too. I just booked into the Super 8 in West Greenwich for Friday night. I will try to come by the museum Friday afternoon, but I will be there early Saturday.
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: sshire on September 29, 2015, 03:46:04 AM
Now were getting a crowd.
I'm at the Airport Holiday Inn Express.
If anyone's up for dinner Fri nite, let us know.
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: Jack B on September 30, 2015, 12:50:05 AM
Thank you my M & M friends for my birthday card today. Even at 82 I enjoy making chips in my shop on models. 

My son and myself plan on going to the Yankee Steam up in Rhode Island on Saturday.    Jack B
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: vascon2196 on September 30, 2015, 02:38:06 AM
Awesome...really looking forward to it.
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: RonGinger on October 01, 2015, 12:12:40 AM
This message was circulated around the NEMS club today;
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HI:
The prolonged rain and high wind preceding this Saturday and the forecast for Saturday has forced us to postpone Yankee Steam-Up until the 17th.
Later today I'll publish a check list of  actions necessary to communicate to all involved and what I have achieved. When you receive this, please review carefully to let me know of anything I missed.

Dave:
Please communicate this to all on our mailing list that have email including those who normally receive us postal mail.

Fred


Frederick L Jaggi
President
New England Wireless and Steam Museum
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: sshire on October 01, 2015, 12:27:41 AM
Ron
Thanks for the heads-up.
I cancelled my reservation. I'm going to the American Precision Museum show in Vermont the weekend after the rescheduled date so I'm going to pass on the Steamup in Rhode Island until next year.
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: tvoght on October 01, 2015, 02:01:00 AM
Thanks indeed, Ron. I was just hours away from starting the long trip east. It looked like the New England vacation was going to be a wet one, and then I started seeing hints that hurricane Joachin might be an issue during my stay.

I'll think about New England and the Yankee steam-up next year. 

The Black Hills Model Engineering show is in Rapid City, South Dakota this weekend. I still have time to head north and west instead...

Anybody going?

--Tim
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: vascon2196 on October 01, 2015, 03:19:20 AM
I'll take pictures and videos for everyone.
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: RonGinger on October 01, 2015, 12:59:09 PM
I am still trying to talk myself into going to the Ohio show on the 17th. Its such a long way to go (850 miles) for a short show. I need to find something else to do along the way. I guess I could make it a final stop at grizzly in Muncie PA as they are closing the store.
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: vascon2196 on October 18, 2015, 01:15:04 AM
Well I attended the Yankee Steam Up and forgot my camera! I'll have to ask one of the NEMES guys to post their video and pictures. Overall it was a great show with tons of model engines...air, gas, and steam. The museum also had some of the giant full size engines cranking away. The weather was cold and windy...but sunny.

I ran both my Ford plumbing engine and Half-Scale Quadricycle engine...and my 1929 Maytag which a lot of folks seemed to like. Every person that walked by did not know Maytag built washing machines with gas engines (neither did I until this past summer).

Oh well, I'll post a video and pics when I can.

Windsor VT next weekend!
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: mklotz on October 19, 2015, 12:00:38 AM
Errol Groff, bless his heart, took a boatload of pictures.  I'm sure he won't mind if I pass along the URL so you can enjoy them too...

http://neme-s.org/2015/NEMWS_2015/new_england_museum_of_wireless.htm
Title: Re: New England Steam and Wireless Museum Show
Post by: vascon2196 on October 20, 2015, 02:16:26 PM
You beat me to it Marv! Thanks for posting this link. The show was great. Hopefully next year the weather will be a little warmer!