NEMES at Cabin Fever 2003
The sign to rally around!
This HUGE micrometer was at the Friday auction.
These shots are of a super R/C model of the USS Boston a Guided Missile Cruiser.
A superb looking rotary engine model
Looking down the length of the NEMES section
1. Larry Twaits Quorn Tool and Cutter grinder
2. Rollie Gaucher is building this steam loco and has given a very interesting talk at one of our meetings on forming the copper body parts
3. Henry Szoteck and Bill Hickman with an assembly jig for one of Henry's concertinas.
4. Rollie Gaucher and Alan Bugbee. Alan is holding one of his ornamental turning walking sticks.
5. Dave Osier and Alan Bugbee
6. Down from the state of Maine is Bill Schoppe
7. Noted engine designer Ray Hasbrouk and our leader Norm Jones
8. Walt Winship, also of Maine (L) and Larry Twaits (R)
9. Ron Ginger, founder and past president of NEMES in the blue jacket.
10. In deep conversation are (L to R) Bob Cline, Ron Ginger and Rollie Gaucher
11. (L) Rob Macdougall and (R) Henry Szoteck
13. Bill Schoppe
14. This large micrometer has a tubular frame to reduce weight
15. Another table section view
16. NEMES member Dave Robie
17. Dave Bono, Dave recently gave an interesting talk at NEMES on metal forming and folding. Dave has a plan set available for his self designed bending brake
18. Standing are Larry Twiats, Ron Ginger, seated is Rollie Evans. Rollie's display of a scale model of the boiler he is putting in his latest steam boat project drew a lot of interest in inquiries.
19. Seated is Jim Cumming, standing is Ed Wyloka (did I spell that right?)
20. L to R are Frank Dorian, Larry Twaits, and NEMES Treasurer Rob McDougall. If you need the use of a 72" vernier caliper Frank is the man to see!
21. On the left is Dick Jones chatting with Vic Kozakiewicz
22. Pride of Woodstock CT, machinist extraordinaire at the University of Connecticut and former workmate of your humble web author Errol Groff at Spirol International almost thirty years ago. Thirty years ago, boy is that depressing!
23. Member Dave Stickler
24. Howard Gorin at his table. Howard sells component parts for large scale steam locomotives
25. This is Clive Dalby, long time NEMES regular
26. Our Gazette editor Mike Boucher
27. This picture and the next two were sent by Mike Boucher our Gazette editor. His comments are as follows....
Here are a few more photos from the web page. Unfortunately, I've blanked
on who brought it. He came down on the bus, but I had never seen him before.
I should be able to get the guys name tomorrow, as I wrote it down in my notebook, but don't have that with me,
its still in the camera bag.
The engine was built by the guy's grandfather circa 1880. You can see the "builders plate" saying "A. M. Sawyer, Milbridge, Maine". It powered his watch repair shop. Two photos show the engine from different angles, and the 3rd is a detail of the craftsmanship on the cylinder/crosshead (I just wish there was less grease on it...)
30. Sunday afternoon was departure time for the NEMES bus. All these hearty souls gathered for this picture in sub freezing temperatures with the wind howling. A brave band. I left York for home on Monday and half expected to pass the bus on a long upgrade on Interstate 81. With all the goodies that were purchased at Cabin Fever 2003 it is not surprising that the bus was riding considerably lower on the way back to Boston than is had been on the way down to York.
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