Steam Up 2022

Jerry Christiansen

Mega Poster
WMSTR Lifetime Member
Hi everyone,

Another Steam Up with good weather and the next day the weather was not very nice,

As usual at Steam up, we had some mud in the parking lot. As usual we had kids playing in the puddles.

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This puddle is father west than the one in my pictures the last several years. Of course, it is a different kid. Notice that all the boring big people have their back to the mud puddle player. What were they looking at?

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Jim's half scale 110 was busy running the sawmill again this year. If you look you can see the mud puddle player in the background.

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Now you can see the saw mill. The crew cut wood just about all day.

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As usual, the Blue Brake was set up and ready for some action.

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The first one on the Brake was the 1/2 scale Twin City that Jim is building. This didn't go so well. The Brake had not run since last year, the the Twin City wasn't able to get the Brake spinning. We tried to help it get going. Merle M and I were pulling on the belt while Austin W spun the belt pulley on the Brake. We were not successful.

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We decided to limber up the Brake with a little bigger piece of equipment. Of course I can't remember the name of the owner of this 75Hp Case. Someone help and add his name, please! He did a lot of work on the engine at Jim's shop over winter, but didn't have to do any boiler work. It looked like he may have replaced some of the pipes, too. We didn't work the engine real hard. He wanted to get some time and check bearing to be sure everything was running cool. Some people will notice that the Brake was a lot father east than it usually is. In the past the Brake was close to the edge of the concrete. Jim didn't want the engine any farther back because it was soft. Take a close look at the right front wheel and notice how much it sunk in.
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An other view of the 75Hp. It is easier to see how far the wheels sunk in from this view. As I said earlier, we didn't go for a full pull. I think the highest we went was about 30Hp. We found some 'tune up' items to work on. It will be fun to see this engine at Steam School and see how it preforms then.

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Al S brought a whistle that he picked up some where. This sounded pretty neat, the bell is 3 feet long.

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I hope someone will help me with the name of the fellow that brought this whistle. This is a brand new 4 chime whistle that he built over winter. He hopes to have this good sounding whistle on the Porter this summer.

Later,
Jerry Christiansen
 

Jerry Christiansen

Mega Poster
WMSTR Lifetime Member
Hi folks,

Some more pictures from Saturday.

I had the smallest steam engine I have ever seen on the Brake Saturday.
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Nick S brought this little beauty. You can't see it? Look closer.

OK, I will zoom in.
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Can you see it now? Yes, it works and runs. A tray that holds Sterno fuel slips in the fire box. The top of the steam dome screw off for adding water.


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Here is a view of the other side. No, we didn't run it this direction because when the Brake runs backwards you get negative horsepower.


Ray had one of his engines and his Brake there, too.
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Later in the day Kelly M brought his 65Hp Case over to the Brake. Notice his engine is a lot farther south than the 75Hp. The crowd had thinned quite a bit and we had enough room so he didn't have to drive in the muddy area where the 75Hp had been

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Barry B brought this tool along and gave it to me.
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The pop can is there to give an idea of the size. Let's hear your guesses about its use.

Later,
Jerry Christiansen
 

NickS

New Member
The first one on the Brake was the 1/2 scale Twin City that Jim is building. This didn't go so well. The Brake had not run since last year, the the Twin City wasn't able to get the Brake spinning. We tried to help it get going. Merle M and I were pulling on the belt while Austin W spun the belt pulley on the Brake. We were not successful.
Video from last year and this year of the Twin City

 
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