Rough & Tumble Gas Engine School

| 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

Rough and Tumble

Graduates of the 2017 class line up for a group photo.

Readers of our sister publication Farm Collector are familiar with that magazine’s annual listing of steam schools held by clubs across the country. Now word comes of a new school teaching newcomers to the hobby how to operate vintage gas engines. Offered by Rough & Tumble and held at the club’s Kinzers, Pennsylvania, show grounds, the R&T Gas Engine School is the first of its kind offered anywhere in the U.S. and focuses on gas engine safety, care and operation. The first school was held June 24-25, 2017. In addition to classroom instruction, students got hands-on experience with R&T’s 3 hp Mietz & Weiss, the 1867 Otto Langen, the 1913 6 hp Otto, R&T’s 1900 Williamson, and more – including the club’s huge 485 hp Cooper! The 2018 school will be held June 23-24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Saturday will be devoted to classroom and engine running basics and students will run engines on Sunday. The school is limited to 18 students. Tuition is $40. 

For more information,contact Rough & Tumble at (717) 442-4249 or email

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