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2019 SACA Mini-meet

Posted by Rick.H 
2019 SACA Mini-meet
April 22, 2019 04:57AM
Hi All,
I'm getting excited to go to the 2019 SACA Mini-Meet. This is at Tom Kimmel's steam shop in Berrien Springs MI the weekend of May 4th and 5th. I understand Tony, Jamison, Scott and Chuk will be coming along with Nick and myself. This is the meet to bring something steam or related to experiment with, to run and explore possibilities. There will be a few talks. I have what I hope to be an interesting talk I would like to present...if time permits.

As you can see from pictures, we make steam (a lot of STEAM), we wrench stuff together/apart and we make fire to make steam...all great fun!

I would hope that all Steam guys will join us in this exciting and fun meet?

Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Kind regards,
Rick


Re: 2019 SACA Mini-meet
April 28, 2019 06:47AM
Well-

I'm off this morning-meandering my way north to the Meet! I haven't been to this Spring Meet before, but I know what a good party/gathering these things turn out to be when Tom Kimmel and Ken Helmick throw an EVENT!

Of course, these things are only as good as we "attendees" make them, and so all you "STEAM FIENDS"-get off your duff, throw some of your steam junk together(or not!) and make it a great event by BEING THERE!

I'm bringing a steam whistle that was brought up by a dredge from the bottom of the Ohio river. We all know that Tom K really doesn't like noise making devices like steam whistles, but I'm sure that when he hears the sweet echo of this 8 inch Crosby resounding from the surrounding hills-he'll change his mind! Hopefully, we'll have enough steam generation capability to make that sweet sound...

I'll see you there!!


Chuk
Re: 2019 SACA Mini-meet
April 29, 2019 11:37AM
Excellent News Chuk!

I'll be heading out Thursday afternoon after work with Nick in toe. We are spending the night in Canada. Be at Tom's shop on or about Friday afternoon 1:00 or 2:00 pm.

You have permission to toot your own horn! the finger smiley

Also, we'll have preparations for ... drinking smiley drinking smiley drinking smiley
Re: 2019 SACA Mini-meet
April 29, 2019 03:23PM
I should be arriving Thursday morning, looking forward to seeing everyone.
Re: 2019 SACA Mini-meet
May 04, 2019 07:36PM
I would love to be with y'all at the meet but I am currently jobless. I have lots more time to work on my steam project but funds won't last forever.
I'd really like talking to folks interested in lamont boilers . My brother and I are working on designs but could always use some input.
Have a great time! I'm looking forward to hearing about everything.
SteveW
Re: 2019 SACA Mini-meet
May 06, 2019 09:57AM
Just want to let everyone know that the meet was held and generally considered a success. Given that it's early May in Michigan, the weather wasn't too bad. It could have averaged a little warmer and dryer … but I've seen much colder and wetter during the same time of the year. I'd like to thank the folks who showed up for their participation.
Re: 2019 SACA Mini-meet
May 12, 2019 08:37AM
Hi All,
Really good Mini Meet in my opinion. There were steam cars on display and steam bikes. My tip-of-the-hat to Bill who gave us a new concept, or should I say a revision on the Serpollet flash steam system. Tony brought his steam bike and Ken, his too and don't forget Chuk's steam whistle. Interesting news coming from our Canadian friends and with Jim, turns out there is workings toward another LSR attempt. We'll see how this develops and sure that it will be interesting to follow.


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