The busy season
Well, the snow is gone and a long winter is finally behind us.
And a quick look at the Farm Collector Show Directory
reveals that the busy season is here. Every weekend from now until
the end of October, you’ll be able to find someplace to show off
your favorite engines.
Things have also been pretty busy here at Gas Engine
Magazine, and I thought I’d take a moment to fill you in on
what we’ve been up to.
If you’re a frequent visitor to www.gasenginemagazine.com,
you’ll notice that we’ve added some Web exclusive content that you
won’t find in the magazine.
Thanks to Rob Skinner and the Western Antique Power Associates,
we have some tips on cleaning and tuning up your engines after
their long winter’s nap. I think everyone will agree that when
safety is concerned, it never hurts to have a tip sheet like Rob’s
around to make sure everything is good to go.
We also have a piece written by Wayne D. Rowell that talks about
the background and restoration of a 5 HP Galloway. The article is
actually the sequel to a story that ran in GEM in 1993
about a 5 HP New Era engine that replaced the Galloway in a Vermont
And finally, we’ve begun a multi-part photo series documenting
an amazing project that Stan Ellerbeck, of Exelsior Springs, Mo.,
is wrapping up. Stan is making his own steam-to-gas engine
conversion, combining the bed of an 1867 Gibbs & Sterrett steam
engine with a Bessemer cylinder, and he’s been taking pictures
every step along the way. We’ll be adding a new photo gallery every
few weeks and the project will culminate in a feature story in the
magazine about the finished engine.
So don’t be a stranger to www.gasenginemagazine.com The
exclusive content along with the GEM Engine Video Index
hosted by YouTube are great reasons to stop by early and often.
In other news, I’m sure I was like most of you a few months ago,
flipping through the Show Directory to figure out what
shows to attend this summer. I’m excited to report that I’ll be
attending the Coolspring Power Museum Summer Show in Coolspring,
Pa., June 19-21; the Badger Steam and Gas Engine Show in Baraboo,
Wis., Aug. 15-17; and the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Show in
Portland, Ind., Aug. 20-25. There are also some smaller shows I’m
hoping to get to as well as a couple that I’ll have already gone to
by the time you read this. If you see a younger guy walking around
taking pictures and shooting videos, feel free to say hello!
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