American Precision Museum Show

Windsor, VT

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.

I try to get photos associated with correct information about the builder but know that I don't always succeed.  If you see a photo that is mis-identified please hover your pointer over the photos and a number should pop up, for example, DSC01582.jpg, If you will send that number along with the correct info about the builder or exhibitor I will be glad to update the page with the correct information.

DSC01582.jpg (168340 bytes) Norm Jones and Terri Groff chat before Terri blasted off on a shopping excursion with Romayne Bono

DSC01584.jpg (216600 bytes) Dave Bono (L) chats with two show visitors about his scratch built reproduction of an 1890's row boat motor

DSC01585.jpg (178676 bytes)  DSC01586.jpg (150013 bytes)  Norm Jones' Mery engine (L) and a 1/8 scale Ryder Erricson in the right hand photo  

DSC01587.jpg (306081 bytes)  DSC01588.jpg (213826 bytes) DSC01589.jpg (141901 bytes)  A display of Rich Hubbard's work 

DSC01590.jpg (191064 bytes) DSC01591.jpg (190537 bytes)  Ron Ginger (R) chats with a visitor.

Ernie Smiths nifty engines

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DSC01615.jpg (194094 bytes)  DSC01616.jpg (159394 bytes)  Russ Steeves explains his 10 gage brass cannon to show visitors

DSC01599.jpg (181746 bytes)  DSC01600.jpg (204283 bytes)  The fellow on the left (blue shirt) is the builder of this beautiful Tandem Snow engine   

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DSC01617.jpg (245014 bytes)  DSC01646.jpg (203364 bytes)  This year there was a grand display of hot air fans DSC01620.jpg (170101 bytes)  DSC01647.jpg (165514 bytes)  Rich Puleo is assembling his BIG fan

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DSC01648.jpg (204134 bytes)  This is the building the show is held in.  DSC01649.jpg (260088 bytes) A view of the river side of the APM building 

DSC01650.jpg (388290 bytes)  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

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DSC01696.jpg (199858 bytes)  A more modern Gleason Vertical Gear Shaper DSC01698.jpg (176366 bytes)   DSC01702.jpg (289316 bytes)  DSC01703.jpg (301298 bytes)  DSC01705.jpg (237600 bytes) 

DSC01707.jpg (366549 bytes)  DSC01706.jpg (328300 bytes)  DSC01708.jpg (211168 bytes)  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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