Howard Armstrong's Great Engine Show

Small engine display

Howard Armstrong, Head Man of the Main Event, stops by the small engine display to see if everybody was happy.

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11687 S.E. 33rd Avenue, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

On January 30, 31, and February 1, 1998, we had a great show at Quartzsite, Arizona. There were a lot of tractors, large engines and small: 60 HP to one flea-power. Also, a great electric train exhibit 60 feet long and much more. The small engine exhibitors had their own building. Some of the models were run by steam, some by air, and some propane.

Every year it gets better. More and more people are finding the models they build are more fun than 300 pound engines that they can't lift. Howard Armstrong found a metal building for the model displays. After some repair and adding a full-length bench, it was ready for the show.

The top picture is most of the small engine gang. Left to right are: John Klinker of Milwaukie, Oregon; Bob Savidge of Homeland, California; Virgil Fisher of Steinauer, Nebraska; Dick Rosier of San Fernando Valley, California; and Graydon Gaudy of Cottonwood, Arizona.