American Precision Museum Show
Windsor, VT http://www.americanprecision.org/
29 October 2011
Slide Show HERE and video here >>
Well, the 2011 rendition of the A.P.M. Model Engineering Show has come and gone and another year of model engineering show, train meets and assorted gatherings has pretty much come to an end. Only the Straw Hollow get together in December remains before the Waushakum New Years Day Steam Up starts a new year.
The A.P.M. show is one of the smaller gatherings in the show calendar but worth the trip to Vermont. This year we were rewarded with inches of new snow on the ground, an unusual event for October, but not unheard of. The show is an opportunity to visit with folks who may not be regulars at shows further south and to renew friendships and make new ones with other members of the model engineering fraternity.
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Norm Jones and Terri Groff chat before Terri blasted off on a shopping excursion with Romayne Bono
Dave Bono (L) chats with two show visitors about his scratch built reproduction of an 1890's row boat motor
Norm Jones' Mery engine (L) and a 1/8 scale Ryder Erricson in the right hand photo
A display of Rich Hubbard's work
Ron Ginger (R) chats with a visitor.
Ernie Smiths nifty engines
Russ Steeves explains his 10 gage brass cannon to show visitors
The fellow on the left (blue shirt) is the builder of this beautiful Tandem Snow engine
This year there was a grand display of hot air fans Rich Puleo is assembling his BIG fan
This is the building the show is held in. A view of the river side of the APM building
No idea what this large ring is for but it was leaning against the rear of the building.
The following photos show various display machines in the museum
<<Vertical Shaper or sometimes called Vertical Slotter << Jones and Lamson Optical Comparator
A more modern Gleason Vertical Gear Shaper
These houses caught my eye on the walk back from the museum. The far left photos show a full metal roof, the better to shed the snow that Vermont is famous for. The second and third photos are examples of the practice of using sheet metal along the eves to prevent ice dams and the resultant back up of water into the roof sturcture.
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