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Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011


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Old 08-29-2011, 12:39:30 PM
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Default Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

http://www.buffalospree.com/Blogs/Ra...Dave-Mischler/

I just received this via E-mail. It says feel free to post, share ,etc. Jana contacted me through the club website. all general messages are answered by me.

She took what I said very nicely, didn't distort anything I said.

Buffalo Spree is a high class magazine for the upper crust of the community. The publicity won't hurt us.

Dave Mischler, www.alexandersteamshow.com

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Old 08-30-2011, 11:53:55 AM
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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Since I've seen this on the Buffalo Spree.com web site, I think it will probably not go in the print version of the magazine.
Googeling the interviewer, Jana Eisenberg, I see that she is a very accomplished writer.

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Default Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Wow, great interview, Dave. Would you mind if I add a couple more links here? I guess that's a rhetorical question.

Here's a link to a webpage on the Association's website where some of the photos that I took a few years ago are posted: http://www.alexandersteamshow.com/photosc.htm

Here's a link to the webpage on my website where some of the one-page articles that I've written for the Association are posted a PDF's: http://www.buffalopitts.com/flywheel-news.html. The July-Aug 2011 article has a small amount of info on just a few of the many steam engine makers we had in the Western NY USA area, and for convenience here's a link to that article (it's almost 1Mb so give it time to load): http://media.tripod.lycos.com/2426780/1832390.pdf.

It's a shame that your interview won't make it into the magazine. I've never subscribed to the Buffalo Spree (it's for local tastes just a little bit above my income level) but I do read it once in a while whilst waiting for my dentist or doctor. It's a high-quality magazine for sure, and quite substantial number-of-pages-wise.

As always, thanks for reading my post! Good luck with the Rally this year, Dave. If I'm feeling OK I hope to be there on Friday - just look for the guy scanning the grounds for dropped change - or the guy wearing a Buffalo Pitts Tractor Club shirt (hmmm, I may not be the only one, though). Well, I'll look for you, working your tail off I guess.

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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Brian, Thank you for your post. the articles you have been doing for the fly Wheel News have been interesting and first class. The rest of the paper is all about club administration. You are giving us a page of historic information.

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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Brian great job on the newsletter submissions. They have been great!!!

Dave thank you for all you do for the association!

Can't wait for the Rally! Always a good show.
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Default Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Thanks for the good words on my writing. I'm really proud of what I write, even if it's only one page every other month. I just hope that I can keep up the quality, as sometimes it takes a lot of research to make sure I get the facts right, and even then I like to double-check things as I'm not always sure what I read on the internet is correct. I often see facts that I'm quite certain are not exactly right.

As long as I'm posting, if there's anyone who'd like a free Buffalo Pitts Tractor Club™ bumper sticker (it's just a small oval one, not the big wide type) just send me a Private Message here at SmokeStak, or send me an e-mail to: webmaster@BuffaloPitts.com. Please include your mailing address and, for safety's sake, make it your work address if you like (there's no sense giving out your home address to someone you don't know).

Brian S.

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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

I want to keep this up front for the week.
Here is another picture of Liz and her famiies' Port Huron.
Photo by Bob Melville.

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Default Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

I can't wait. Last time I was there my camera gave me problems and I lost about a good third of all the photos I took. It turns out that there was a secret recall that I didn't know about. So, I mailed the camera in and now it's fine. It ticks me off that I had registered the camera and never got any notice from the manufacturer.

But, for this year, let's hope for good weather, warm (not hot) days, cool evenings, and plenty of smoke!!!

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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Here is another picture of Liz and the Port Huron. Picture by Bob Melville.

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Default Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Here's a photo from the Model Barn taken in 2004.

HEY LOOK - I figured out how to attach a photo as a little thumbnail image and not as a gyenormous image!!! You use the little paperclip button - and you don't have to downsize your photo as the website does that for you automatically. Nor do you have to upload your photo into a photo-based website either. Next thing for me to learn - PERSONAL HYGENE!!!

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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Coupla more pics from 2004. BTW this year's theme: STEAM ENGINES AND DOMESTIC GASOLINE ENGINES. {I hope I got that right, Dave.}
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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Here's a shot of a threshing demo at the 2010 show. The Hanobik family's Port Huron is on the belt.

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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

The Eclipse/Frick pic is from 2005, and the fire engine's 2009 (I think those are the correct dates). Hey, check out the steering on the Frick... sorta "Birdsall-esque" isn't it, or am I dreaming?

When I was looking through my photos from past Rallies I couldn't believe the variety of the items in the photos... cars, trucks, tractors of every color, little bitty engines & great big 'ens, Flea Market finds of every possible type, construction equipment, t-shirt vendors from many local clubs, Sawmilling, steam plowing, waterwheels, and on and on and on. Gawd... ah cain't wait!

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You got that right Brian!

The variety of "stuff" that shows up at Alexander is amazing. And it seems every year brings more. Better yet, much of the equipment is running.




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FB: That looks like an original OO-GAA horn on the Model A in your photo (if it's not an A please humor me and don't tell me how wrong I am). I think those and many other items were optional after-market items on old Fords (Henry Ford didn't like to add unnecessary options to his cars like heaters, wipers, batteries, and much more).

I found some interesting info on one of the makers of that type of horn: North East Electric Company of Rochester NY. Edward Halbleib was the founder, and I had his nephew (I think that's how they were related) as one of my mechanical engineering professors at R.I.T.

Guess what one of the things that Edward Halbleib invented? A form of automatic engine starter (U.S. patent #1,034,230 maybe). Guess what his company eventually became part of: Delco.

I found all that out when a friend bought an old OO-GAA horn made by North East Electric at a garage sale for $5. Get this, it's a 12 Volt horn, and it looks like it’s from the 1930’s. It even has an individual serial number on a brass plate. We're still trying to figure out the 12 Volt designation on the serial number plate. My theory is that it was 12 Volts for marine use. My buddy says that it was perhaps for an old Dodge with an early 12 Volt system.

OK, I'm off topic here. How about if I make up for that with a couple more pics? The Dodge was from 2009, and the big green & yellow thingies that don’t run on steam were photographed in 2005 (all are owned by the same family, I think, and all definitely waxed to a brilliant shine).

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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Thanks Bob and Brian for keeping this thread going. I went out today with florist van to take all my stuff. Wrist bands, signs, tools, rope maker, plus all our personal stuff for hot, cold, wet or dry. Had a few items for the club's flea market. Lots of people out there volunteering to get things ready. Had to bring the van back for the business. Tomorraw we head out in our car to stay the week.

Here is another picture of the Honabik Family's Port Huron taken by Bob Melville last year.
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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

OK, how about a couple more pix from 2009? I was ill last year, so I haven't any from 2010. These are from that permanent engine building - or is it called a Pumphouse? - I have no memory.

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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Brian -

The second photo is the WNYG&SEA's 3 cylinder Fairbanks-Morse "Y" diesel (aka the Nunda engine) in it's new home on the show grounds.

I don't recognize those pumps however. Gotta think that shot's from a different show.

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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

Bob, Those are the Alden water pumps that have been worked on the past few years. They are in the building North of the generator building.

Dave Mischler, Signing out, talk to Stak next week
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Default Re: Alexander Steam Show Sep 8-11, 2011

FB - Thanks for the info. I really don't go to any other shows, as going to Alexander is about impossible for me, and traveling further is something I just can't do. Could these be in the Alden Pumphouse, or next to it? That is, where all the old pumping engines are from Alden NY? It looks like there're water pipes on those old engines. I guess that the Alexander grounds are now "self contained" in that they have no outside utilities (electric, water, etc.). I think those old engines above aren't used but maybe others are used to power and supply water to the Alexander grounds. I’ve added two new photos, and these engines might look familiar, and perhaps those old engines above are next to these (look behind the state-yellow-colored engine). Both photos are from 2009.

Brian S.

PS – Correction of a sort to the old Pontiac photo above – obviously it’s not a 2009 Pontiac, but the photo is a 2009 – taken in 2009, that is, at the Alexander Steam Show/Rally. When I re-read the post I thought it was poorly worded. Sorry ’bout that.
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