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Old 08-13-2006, 07:14:16 PM
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I just left the Osage show. Was beginning to rain when I left, and I ran into much heavier rain just west of the grounds, so they may have ended early.

I wish to thank ReevesNut for spending a couple hours with me, discussing the 40 Reeves, and other Reeves and engines. What a gracious host.

I was not there Sat., but sounded like a good run. The 40 Reeves seemed to do good. I will leave it to ReevesNut to give the exact details, so I do not screw it up.

Was neat to see the Blumintritt engine running and working. I AM glad for our 25 Reeves though! But for a 1878 engine, WOW.

Hope others can give more detailed info from Sat.

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Old 08-14-2006, 01:51:53 PM
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i was there thursday thru sunday and helped run the 110 and the 40 reeves. It was a very fun show and think some people should make the trip next year as this year was my first year and i will deffinatly be there next year. also i would like to thank everyone from the osage show for letting me attend the show and help run engines
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:24:02 PM
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I am glad to hear both of you had a good time at our show. I enjoyed visiting with you and several other stakers during the weekend.

Melvin, you are correct with the rain. Our parade that is usually held at 4:00P.M. on Sunday got rained on (literally) and cancelled.

Steam engines operating during the show included:

12hp Blumentrit (featured engine this year)
20hp Minneapolis
Pheonix Steam Catapillar
110 Case
40-140 Reeves

Saturday night a couple of us decided put on a spark show for our friends and had good time.

Several people commented that the 40-140 ran better and sounded better in the prony brake this year that it had in the previous years. We have finally managed to fix the governor so the engine will maintain a constant speed and not loose RPM when a load is applied. We also managed to replace the canopy on the cab.

The 110 Case also performed well after missing last year for the replacement of the rear axle housing.

I will try and post some pictures dad took next week.

Thanks again for attending the show.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:31:51 PM
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well, where the pics and video? sounds like a pretty eclectric group of engines and it'd be nice to see what yur talking about. a video of the BIG reeves on the brake would be great
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:32:47 PM
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Reeves Nut,
Do they still run the 22hp Advance Rumely Universal? I remember seeing it in operation at Cedar Falls in 1992.

I'm so glad you guys finally got the governor spool problem fixed. I think it may have been too tight a fit for the heat expansion, which seized it in the rings.

I am anxious to know if you will ever try for a near maximum run on the Prony brake, some year? I know in the old days, they couldn't stop the slip in the belt at the higher tests, and they'd tighten the belt so tight that an oversize man could hang off of it in the middle and not put much of a sag in the belt, but it still wouldn't hold. That is why someone tried putting all of those "chisel divets" into that 48" diameter flywheel, which purportedly made no difference.
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:01:14 PM
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It was a fun show and my first time there. I have just now rested up from the weekend. It was tough trying to stay awake at work yesterday. I should take Monday off next year. I was in charge of Jerred Ruble's 20 HP Minneapolis. The sawyers kept me pretty busy the entire weekend, so I didn't have much time to watch the other engines. I would have liked to see the Reeves on the brake. I think my 7 year old son, Scott, rode on every engine there except for the Blumetrit. I think it was pretty hard to get him out of the cab of the Reeves.

I am not sure about the chisel divits in the flywheel of the Reeves doing any good. What you need is a lot of surface area on the belt to pulley, and the chisel marks would actually reduce the surface area. I will try to get some pictures uploaded, but as of right now, I haven't even downloaded them from my camera yet.

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Old 08-15-2006, 07:34:27 PM
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Jim,
If you think about it, a 48 inch diameter flywheel has a pretty good amount of surface and the divets are all pretty well worn as smooth as the flywheel, I think now.
Gary
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:23:51 PM
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Is this show before the Mt. Pleasent IA show "the Midwest Old Threshers"
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Old 08-16-2006, 12:07:21 AM
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John,
It was last weekend. Sorry friend.
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20 Reeves Highwheeler,

We have not run the 22Hp Advance Rumley Universal for several years now. It basically needs a new boiler. It was my favorite engine to run next to the Reeves of course.

I don't think I would ever want to go for a maximum horsepower with the 40-140. I deffiantely would never try to run the engine in double simple mode either as I feel that the results would not be worth potentially damaging the engine. On Friday (test run) and Saturday we were able to pull 144Hp at 170lbs. of steam pressure which is good enough for me. The entire time of the test I was running a 1" Penberthy injector and was able to maintain a constant water level in the boiler so I think we have at least found the maximum continous horsepower that it is able to produce without having to stop so the injector can keep up.

I also forgot to mention that there was also a scale model of a Case engine operating during the show.

Here are a few pics. I hope they work. I will post some more as I get them resized.

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Old 08-17-2006, 02:09:41 PM
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Reeves Nut,
Thanks so much for sending along the photos of my favorite engine! When I stated, "...NEAR maximum", I didn't mean running simple... You'd be putting out in the neighborhood of 210 brake horsepower with your intercepting valve opened. I meant running in compound, which is obviously what you did.

Did you try to pull it to where the belt might slip, or were you trying to hold it under that? Or did you pull on the belt, and it wouldn't slip? Did the governor respond in a respectable manner for you this time? Melvin Pierce said he really enjoyed visiting with you for a couple of hours.
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:58:39 PM
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I guess I really didn't pay attention to the belt slipping or the action of the governor while doing the test. The belt we are using is a synthetic material and for several years we couldn't get enough belt dressing on it to keep it from slipping. The snapping sound it makes on the flywheel is one of the strangest sounds I have heard. The divits in the flywheel, as mentioned in earlier posts, are pretty much worn flat. This year I don't think the belt was slipping much because I usually notice it (if it is happening) while leaning over to adjust the draft door. I don't think we had the belt overly tight, although it is pretty difficult to judge with the synthetic belt. Tightening it is like trying to stretch a really big rubber band.

During the test we just shoot for the rated horsepower, maybe 10hp more, and not for the maximum power that the engine will produce. As much as myself and alot of other people would like to know the maximum horsepower that this beast will produce I wouldn't want to risk breaking it to find out.

In previous years as we increased the load the engine speed would drop. This year as the load was increased the engine maintained speed untill we reached 144hp. After that the engine began to loose speed as the load was increased. I'm not sure if the governor was wide open at that point or not (I didn't look). Just thinking about it I would imagine that it had to be wide open to maintain speed up to that point. Maybe some more tweaking and further thought will be necessary. Either way I'm still satisfied with 144hp .

I tried to attach some movie clips but had no luck. Maybe Craig can help?

Here are some more picutures of myself and Gary's favorite engine. Sorry I don't have pictures of the other engines.

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Okay guys, I have to play "fashion/safety police"...............What's with running the engine & the brake with no shirt?

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Okay guys, I have to play "fashion/safety police"...............What's with running the engine & the brake with no shirt?
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Now BETH! So they don't get their SHIRTS dirty of course!!!!!!!!..........

I'm downloading videos from Reeves Nut as i'm posting this........
Stay tuned...........
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ive seen pictures of larry creed running that engine shirtless, is that him up there? or a new crew of shirtless reeves nuts lol
i thought after all the talk about this engine over the last year that the big guns would be out this year on the dyno. i think you could do some short pull downs with out hurting anything. and maybe a different belt would help. it should be able to get tite enough to stall it down. but now we have to wait another year to see what will happen?
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but now we have to wait another year to see what will happen?
NO YOU WON'T Colin..........
I'll be posting a video of the Reeves on the brake SOON........
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Myself and the older gentleman in the photos have been running the engine together for about the past 10 years. In that time the only way I have seen to get them to put on shirts is to drop the temp. to 50 degrees or if it starts raining. I personally prefer to wear a shirt while running an engine/brake for saftey reasons but have also ran without a shirt (with bibs on) when it gets extremely hot.

Thanks again Craig for posting the movies.
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Here's the first 3 videos sent to me by Reeves Nut......
Here are 15 seconds each of about 700kb WMV videos of the BIG Reeves plowing.
Please right click and save them.
The little dude sitting in the bunker would fit in the "Starting 'em Young" thread.........

http://andersonofrosholt.com/mypics/...owingIowa1.wmv

http://andersonofrosholt.com/mypics/...owingIowa2.wmv

http://andersonofrosholt.com/mypics/...owingIowa3.wmv

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I spliced 2 clips here for 28 seconds and 1.3 megs of the BIG Reeves on the brake........it's quite impressive.........
Turn up your sound............WAY up...................

http://andersonofrosholt.com/mypics/...ebrakeIowa.wmv

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Excellent! That's our 32's big bro! Notice the prony steaming!

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