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The dates for the 2015 Central States Threshermens Reunion Steam School in Pontiac are June 6 and 7 2015. This is 2-3 weeks later than usual but we hope to get some better conditions for Steam School

Steam school is designed for beginning and intermediate engineers.
The emphasis is on safe engine operation.

Morning schedule is classroom presentations and include:
Properties of steam, Boiler Basics, Running the Engine, Lubrication, Injector Operation, Boiler Maintenance, Boiler Restoration, Belting Up, Piping-Valves- Pumps, Miscellaneous Topics, Real Life Scenarios, and Emergency Procedures.

Afternoon sessions are hands on firing and running of engines.

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings
Registration fee $50.00. Includes camping, coffee and donuts, and lunch both days (2nd person in the family ~ wife, son or daughter $40.00)

Registration is open to first fifty entries

Proper attire is essential for firing-up the engines


If you are interested please PM me(KG1584) or email me - Attached is the flyer with registration information

Hope to see you there

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Registration fee $50.00. Includes camping, coffee and donuts, and lunch both days (2nd person in the family ~ wife, son or daughter $40.00)

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Great school enjoyed attending in 2013!
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Default Re: 2015 Pontiac IL Steam School

Since Beth is wanting to bring steam school to the forefront I will bring this back to the top.

We have great early interest but still have openings.

The dates for the 2015 Central States Threshermens Reunion Steam School in Pontiac are June 6 and 7 2015. This is 2-3 weeks later than usual but we hope to get some better conditions for Steam School

Steam school is designed for beginning and intermediate engineers.
The emphasis is on safe engine operation.

Morning schedule is classroom presentations and include:
Properties of steam, Boiler Basics, Running the Engine, Lubrication, Injector Operation, Boiler Maintenance, Boiler Restoration, Belting Up, Piping-Valves- Pumps, Miscellaneous Topics, Real Life Scenarios, and Emergency Procedures.

Afternoon sessions are hands on firing and running of engines.

Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings
Registration fee $50.00. Includes camping, coffee and donuts, and lunch both days (2nd person in the family ~ wife, son or daughter $40.00)

Registration is open to first fifty entries

Proper attire is essential for firing-up the engines


If you are interested please PM me(KG1584) or email me - Attached is the flyer with registration information

Hope to see you there

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Default Re: 2015 Pontiac Illinois Steam School

Bump: I was asked by a stakker for some non stakkers....will Ohio recognize the certificate?

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I was curious where is everyone staying. I am going will be staying in a motel wondered what motel others are using.
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The best answer I can give is that we are not officially recognized by Ohio but to ask the Ohio inspectors. I contacted them this spring to see what the requirements were. They sent me their list - which I think is on their website. We feel we meet the requirements except one - the history of steam. While I will not argue with them, in the opinion of our steam school instructors, we would not want to sacrifice any section we teach to include the history of steam just to meet Ohio requirements. While we do not discount it, is it a true necessity in obtaining a license to operate a steam engine? I feel this would be a self taught lesson.

I do not think this issue should prevent our school from being recognized, but I am not setting the rules in Ohio. Again I would discuss with the Ohio authorities. We feel we have provided 15 quality years of instruction and in speaking with those who have attended Pontiac as well as other, we do as good of job as any and we will evaluate this in the future.

This is one issue I would like to discuss in person with an Ohio inspector and hopefully I may have a chance this June to do so when I come out - may even try to get my Ohio license this year.

I would be interested to see what people associated with other schools who are recognized by Ohio have to say. Please keep it civil

Doug

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Jason

We only have 1-2 people camping so most are staying in the 2-3 motels in Pontiac - probably on the I55-Rt16 exit


We still have space - anyone wanting to attend feel free to contact me

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Default Re: 2015 Pontiac Illinois Steam School

Doug,

I'm neither a resident of OH nor an inspector of any state, but I wonder:

If you were to include a chapter in your printed materials, take 10 seconds of the preceding chapter's time to say that reading said chapter is homework, and move on, would this qualify?
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That is the million dollar question
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Well I found this http://com.ohio.gov/documents/boil_H...pplication.pdf
It rather vague I am afraid though, for whatever reason at least for me the state of Ohio has made it very difficult to find information on the historical boiler licensing program, at one time they had website with study guides...etc now nothing unless I am doing something wrong.
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Farquharman, You are exactly correct.... They had lots of stuff a few years ago, I have lots of dead bookmarks in the browser. They had a list of approved schools, paperwork for the schools, log sheets, and other stuff... that whole area of the industrial site is gone.....

I have asked about it in e-mail to the existing links, no answers.

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I would like thank everyone involved in putting on a very good steam school. The classroom part was very informative I learned a lot. There was a nice variety of engines including a super nice Port Huron which was real joy to run. I got to meet some great people to and really enjoyed the whole experience.
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I would like to thank all those who attended the CSTR Steam School. Saturday was gorgeous and engines were under steam well after dark. Sunday was a little wet but we were able to run around a little bit. May catch heck for a couple ruts in the road but everyone had a good time

We had 32 students from as far away as Michigan and Maryland. 5 of our students were state boiler inspectors. We felt it was imperative for them to be there to see we do take steam seriously and are willing to work together and for a chance to interact with the them.

Many thanks to Tom Runty, Chris Erickson, Adam Erickson, Mark Corrigan and Bob Stadsholt for bringing engines and providing quality instruction for all our students. Special thanks to Mark and Jack Corson for taking pictures/video, promoting the school and sharing with the rest of us - they are true Ambasadors of Steam and a great asset to the hobby

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i would also like to thank everyone from the school very informative we all had a great time was worth the drive

Beth watch out me and Jason can operate a port now
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i would also like to thank everyone from the school very informative we all had a great time was worth the drive

Beth watch out me and Jason can operate a port now
Um, yes, I just saw that....I knew I could corrupt you & Jason with the rides on my Port.....Running Tom's sweet 19 should put you over the top!

Very nice compilation of the quirks that each engine has. Kudos to the patient teachers!
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Went down to the grounds with Larry M. yesterday afternoon. Took the Wood Brothers home a few miles away, then loaded the Port Huron and brought it back along with my camper. I had backed up to the camper Sunday when the second out wash came. Had water in front and water on both sides, so I determined to leave it there and pick it up when we moved the engines.

BTW, they had already disked the roads to smooth out all our ruts we made Sunday.

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