Stationary Engine List

| November/December 2000

Stationary Engine

I'm cutting this VERY fine with the deadline for this article, but I have a good excuse-we only got back from our Stateside trip to the biggest engine show in the world a few days ago, and since we got back we've had major work done on our house and my computer has had a major overhaul, complete with rebore and valve-lapping.

Of course, the big show only took 7 days of our trip, so we had time to fit in a visit to Kinzers for the Rough and Tumble, a day at Coolspring, and a day looking at working oil wells.

Because of the size of the show at Portland, Indiana, it is an ideal place for the ATIS Stationary Engine Mailing List members from around the world to meet up in person instead of via a keyboard, and this year the reactions were little short of ecstatic.

A small part of the area set aside for our meeting place. From left to right is the 15 HP Galloway owned and restored by Dave Rotigel, first seen when it was delivered to him in its 'raw' state at last year's show; a 4 HP headless Witte in 'working clothes,' owned by Arnie Fero; an English Petter M 5 HP purchased on behalf of Arnie Fero by Jim French in the UK earlier this year, rallied by Arnie when he visited us here, then crated and shipped to make its first U.S. appearance at Portland; two model engines designed and built by John Fankhauser.

Portland - WHATTA SHOW!!! Wow!!!

But more than the show were all the good and kindly people I met there!