9 August 2008
When I arrived at Straw Hollow this morning the field was showing the effects of day after day of heavy rain. About one fifth of the usual area was unusable due to soggy soil. After touring the grounds looking for Norm Jones' "Ford Hilton" I spotted Russ Steeves and Rich Hubbard. I pulled in next to them and not too long later Norm arrived. We set up our displays and got ready for the day.
The weather was very pleasant with only one seriously ominous cloud going over which sent a few drops of rain before going on it's way.
A note about the video clips: Because they are very large files I suggest retrieving the MPG clips like this, right click on the camera icon, then left click on "Save target as", tell your computer where you want the file to be saved then resume browsing. After the file is saved look at it then delete if desired. The WMV files should work fine just by clicking on the icon.
Left photo is Norm Jones setting up and right photo is Les Russell (R) and another NEMES member whose name I don't recall..
Bill Brackett (L) and Norm Jones Norm chats with a show visitor
Russ Steeves (in yellow T shirt) In company with Rich and Russ was Stan Barnes and his wife.
16Meg 1.5Meg Stan Barnes' engine and pump
Rollie Gaucher's 1/4 scale Bentley Rotary engine
Norms display with our new roll up sign
Errol Groff's display The engine on the right is a Double Murdock oscillating engine
27Meg 2.2Meg Jim McDonald's wonderful mechanical carnival
An old tiller sort of machine displayed by Tom Adkins. Love that engine in a wheel design
Antique pasta maker displayed by Jeff Nelson and his dad. Along with a lot of other antique food preparation devises.
35Meg 3Meg NEMES member Jim Paquette. Jim is a used tool dealer and when I track down his web address I will post it here.
Tom Harris was patrolling the grounds with this nifty tractor.
48Meg 4Meg Very nifty engine made from "found" materials
17Meg 1.4Meg Four way log splitter
23.7Meg 2Meg Very handsome Economy engine
32Meg 3Meg video clips of Dana Hill's engines
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