The NAMES group held its 9th annual show on April 25 & 26. I attended, taking my Epson Digital Camera along and took a bunch of pictures. Unfortunately, my pocket recorder seemed to be on the fritz, so I was unable to record descriptions and am going from memory as I make this page. <<sigh>>
The arena is fairly small, and was packed with models of all sorts and
many people. It was well-organized, with off-site overflow parking and
shuttle busses running every 15 minutes. The lighting could have been better,
but most pictures turned out OK anyway. There were many vendors in attendance,
selling tooling, raw material, books, plans, and casting kits. The models
ran the gamut from a miniature steam engine running on the air from a balloon
to a steam locomotive that was at least 8 feet long. Many of the gas engines
were running, as evidenced by the blurred flywheels. They had compressed
air available to run the steamers, and many were in operation. I've attempted
to catagorize things as seemed appropiate; I only wish I hadn't filled
These ran the gamut: Here's a 9-cylinder Bristol
sleeve-valve engine. A 5-cylinder radial, with
prop. How about an 18-cylinder radial? (from
the other side) And an inline
4-cylinder with prop. This is a replica of the Wright
Brothers' first engine. I think this is a replica of an OX-5.
A Pratt & Whitney radial from the rear and
from the front. Another radial,
and another 18-cylinder radial. (you can buy
the plans, according to the sign on the table) And a whole
collection of aircraft engines.
Starting with this collection of different
styles, then on to this triple-expansion engine,
we go to this very unusual engine that has no connecting
rod in the usual sense. And a real nice walking
beam engine. A steam punch press. I think
this is 2 engines and a water pump. Here's a
couple of beauties. This little
tyke runs on the air from a balloon!
This one is made mostly of wood and is driving
a mechanical "kissing machine". The Hot
End is made from coffee cans. This one is
running from the heat in the lady's hand. Here's the Side
Winder. Another fine Stirling engine
made partly from coffee cans. And one with a vacuum
Starting with the perennialy-popular John Deere
'D', we move on to this IHC 10-20 (one of
TWO!) A steam traction engine, alongside another.
This is a replica of a home-made tractor (original
made in 1913) There was a replica of some sort of steam-powered wagon,
from the front and from the rear.
Here's a stationary baler. And a replica of
a Tiger Moth airplane. There were several replicas
of a complete turn of the century machine shop with line shaft and machines.
Here's a shot of one (notice the office on the
left) and a closer shot
of the shop floor. Here's another model of an old machine
shop. I can't fit this thing into a catagory so I'll put it here. It
has a motor driving a mechanism that makes the 2 women pump water to drive
a water wheel that cranks some
gears and pitches a golf ball into a hopper. We also had a complete
oil field setup with the "Power" and a
Ried engine.This is a Reid engine, a 1/4 scale model of the 6hp Joseph
Reid Clerk cycle engine w/1.5" bore x 3/5" stroke from a kit by Burns &
Horner Of New Carlisle Here's a Bay City crawling
derrick. A dynamometer to check the power.
Here's a gas engine, driving an air compressor,
providing power to a minature steam traction engine. And one of several
Here's a raw casting for a Chevy V8 engine.
A 4-cylinder inline engine with matching toolbox.
Ford V8s are popular as there are two
of 'em. Here's a DOHC (see the timing belt?)
and a 4-banger and V8. Another, older-style
Here's a Sherline milling machine with rotary
table, and a Sherline lathe. This fella made
a turret lathe and had so much fun at it that
he made another.
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