New England Steam and Wireless Museum
East Greenwich RI 1 October 2005
Yankee Steam Up 2005
I arrived that the museum shortly after noon time on a beautiful fall day. My wife dropped me off and headed for the Christmas Tree Shop in Warwick and I headed into the museum grounds. I fired up the digital camera and set about taking pictures. Or so I thought. The camera wouldn't work. Rats! No memory card! I reached in my bag for the spare and realized that the spare card was in the camera bag which was gone in the car with my wife. Well, no photos today. Just a few moments later I bumped in to a fellow I knew and recounted my tale of woe to him. He thought that he had a memory card in his camper that might fit my camera and we went off to check Glory be it was the right sort and I was back in business. Thanks Mike!!!
Dave Bono, builder of live steam locos and other fine examples of the modelers art
These two small engines caught my eye
The Museum has a fine collection of large engines all of which are operational under steam
Several autos were on display. This one is a Ford REO
Early Ford Thunderbird
This is the Jaguar XKE. WOW
Very neat old truck
View of the Meeting Hall
A neat "make and break" engine
Norm Jones (L) and Dave Robey talk about Norm's Hero's Fountain an ingenious fountain mechanism that uses no external power to operate. It was invented by Hero a man who lived in Alexandria about 120 B.C.
Norm's neat hot air engine
This Mery engine is a internal combustion engine. It was also built by Norm Jones
This Lathrop engine was brought by the Mystic Seaport
One of the neat things about the Yankee Steam Up is the live steam table where modelers have a chance to run their engines under steam power. This is one of Ray Hasbrouck's engines. It is a model of the engine that powered the Monitor, the first iron clad ship of the United States Civil War. http://www.hasbrouck.8m.com/ Ray specializes in designing engines which can be built without the use of castings.
Another of Ray's models. This is a two cylinder double acting trunk engine
The gentleman on the right is Ray Hasbrouck. He is discussing the engine in a steam launch which I believe is owned by the other fellow in the photo
Rollie Evans (L) renowned builder of steam vessels http://ourworld.cs.com/revans8770/index.html
Three pictures of Todd Cahill's work
All photos on the page by Errol Groff
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