From all signs we can discern, the year 1986 should set new records for numbers of engine shows, threshermen's reunions and other special events which are managed and attended by GEM subscribers.
We look forward to new highs in attendance at all these functions, with proceeds helping clubs and organizations to undertake new construction or museum projects, or to complete those already underway.
We wish you all a successful and safe year. With liability insurance rates on the rise, even greater emphasis than ever should be placed on prevention of accidents of any kind. We would like to do a survey on your experience and thinking in relation to liability coverage, for the benefit of all our readers.
The 1986 Steam and Gas Show Directory has been given an enthusiastic reception and sales are coming along well. We still have copies available, for both individual and group sales. Get them now, as the season starts.
Our new publication, the Farm Museum Directory, has also been given a warm welcome. It is in production and copies should soon be available. Watch GEM for notices. It will contain much that will interest you.
Do you have a story about your favorite engine? If so, write it and send it with good clear pictures to GEM. If you have a rare or unusual engine, we'd like to tell our readers about it.
We are always happy to receive articles. Obviously, we cannot publish them all, or publish some of them without editing, but we are eager to hear from you so don't be shy!