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    Posted 2 years ago

    hotairfan
    (385 items)

    There was a model steam expo this weekend in Lebanon, PA. called "Cabin Fever Expo ". I look forward to attending it for the past 25 years, and this was its 25th anniversary. I wanted to display a few of my steam engines (most of which are not really model engines, but early working tool in their own right.
    The attendance was down, possibly because of the covid threat. The founder of the show also changed his auction format whereas you had to bid over the internet to purchase a model or other related item. I liked it better before when you could bid in person. The last Expo Auction had buyers from several European countries. England, Germany, France, The Netherlands. It also had attendees from most of the states in the country. Also, there were over 300 attendees (bidders) in the audience. This year, you could count the people in the auction area on one hand, go figure.
    Anyway, these are the engines that I displayed. My wife picked a great display table for my engines, so we had a great number of interesting family and friends that showed interest.
    The first photo shows the only real model engine that I had on display, it is called a Steam donkey and they were used to by a lumber crew to drag (via a cable) cut logs from the drop area to the yard where they were loaded.
    The second photo shows a Sipp 1/2 hp mill engine that was used to possibly run a lathe or several sewing machines, or whatever.
    The third photo shows "Toasty Roasty " the clown powered by a Cretors Popcorn/ Peanut steam engine.
    The fourth photo shows another peanut/popcorn roasting engine named a Kingery steam engine.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 years ago
      These are cool. Here's my post of Weyerhaeuser art that shows a steam donkey I'm use...

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/292547-steam-logging-lithograph-by-wandesforde
    2. hotairfan hotairfan, 2 years ago
      hi dave2no1, thanks for the comments. I looked up your post of 12 months ago, great litho of the loading yard with the steam donkeys. I wasn't aware that they had more than one donkey in the same yard. I guess, if they had a big crew, they needed more than one. It probably got quite dangerous with two donkeys blowing whistles at the same time for different reasons.
    3. SkyPilot SkyPilot, 2 years ago
      ya Dave's right they are cool,.. nice save..

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