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Title: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Stephen Hussar on August 29, 2008, 12:41:21 PM
All, a few shots of some of the antique machinery at this year's picnic.

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/Farmallsm.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/HermanandPatricksm.jpg)
Herman and Patrick swap harrowing tractor stories...

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/redpumpblursm.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/ssignitionsm.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/oldstuffcompressionsm.jpg)
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Steve Smith on August 30, 2008, 01:36:03 AM
Hey Steve, thanks for the pix and thanks for the pun. Great!

Steve
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Stephen Hussar on September 07, 2008, 12:28:08 PM
Steve, I truly did not mean it that the way...and I've edited out the offending words!! Thank YOU for the laugh!  ;D
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Patrick Murphy on October 17, 2008, 01:53:59 AM
Steve, I just got a look at the pictures and especially enjoyed the caption - did someone say something about a pun?  I take it that you recall the story I told Herman -
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Brian Murphy on October 17, 2008, 11:29:56 AM
Great way to title it steve, my dad is antique machinery
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on October 17, 2008, 02:28:56 PM
Ouch! Patrick, maybe it's time to take away the F150 again.
Dave
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Brian Murphy on October 17, 2008, 07:55:57 PM
NOOOOO!!!! not again. hahaha
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Patrick Murphy on October 17, 2008, 10:09:27 PM
Dave, the problem I have is that he'll plead "truth" as a defense.  Judging from that lingering pain in my wrist, I don't think I'll have a strong case.
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Stephen Hussar on October 17, 2008, 11:13:58 PM
Getting back to "the pun" for a moment, Brian pretty much nailed it. In my original posting I inadvertently made no distinction between man and machine...it was absolutely unintentional. But Steve Smith caught it, and so I made the edit. I promise to choose my words more carefully in the future!  ;)

Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on October 19, 2008, 12:21:24 AM
Patrick, All you have to do is appoint judges sympathetic to your your position. I hope your wrist is on the mend. Dave
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Dana Deering on October 20, 2008, 02:11:18 PM
Why go to all that trouble, Dave?  Just set fire to the truck, it worked once before ;)
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Brian Murphy on October 21, 2008, 01:35:53 AM
WOAH!! what is this gang up on Brian day?? hahaha and yes Dana, that would probably work. BUT he wouldn't dare.
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 21, 2008, 02:26:11 AM
Dang these guys are tough!  Hey Brian,  If you don't have your F-150 for a while ... I'll get you some  time driving the museum's Model A Ford truck.  I didn't forget the offer - it'll still be open for next year.
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Brian Murphy on October 23, 2008, 10:50:37 PM
COOL!!! I'll hold you to that offer Stewart. I can't wait to learn how to drive the AA.
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Mike Fox on October 23, 2008, 11:29:25 PM
Have a fire extinguisher handy for that ride Stewart. Don't want that AA to end up like a F-150
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: James Patten on October 23, 2008, 11:34:41 PM
Not to rain on anybody's F-150, but the insurance company made us create a list of qualified drivers for the Model AA truck....
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 24, 2008, 12:52:43 PM
James,  Of course we are having fun with Brian.  On a serious note, I am aware of the drivers list for the AA for roadway use.  It is required by our insurance carrier just like the apparatus drivers list at my fire station.  The drivers list does not prevent an interested member from getting lessons from a qualified operator on running the AA on railroad property.  Setting the fuel mixture and spark advance controls are important things to learn in running a Model T or A.  Training drivers for the truck and railcar will probably be along the same lines.  A qualified operator will train and approve new drivers just as we do with engines 51 and 52. 

BTW, our AA truck has an aftermarket fuse panel to protect the new wiring harness that Leon installed.   
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Brian Murphy on October 24, 2008, 07:29:30 PM
HAHAHA very funny boys. that fire wasn't my fault.
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on October 25, 2008, 12:17:46 AM
Brian,
Was that F150 a late 80's/early 90's model?  If so you may be correct.  Those years of Ford trucks did indeed have a wiring problem that Ford was VERY reluctant to own up to.  Usually burned the wiring under the dash, the dash and sometimes wrecked the front window.  Know of this first hand.  Of course if the truck is newer then the fault may lie with............
Duncan
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Stewart "Start" Rhine on October 25, 2008, 02:41:58 PM
Duncan, You are correct about the wiring defect.  I got a factory recall for my 1999 F-350 regarding the cruise control.  There was a plastic piece that allowed the control wiring to get too close and start a fire.  The dealer replaced the piece in 2006. 

Fortunately our Model T railcar and Model AA truck don't have electronic cruise control.  They do have a type of cruise control with the steering column throttle lever.  You can set your engine speed with the hand throttle, this  gives you a (fairly) constant speed in whatever gear you choose.  With the AA you have a choice to use the hand throttle or gas pedal.  Setting the throttle lever at 2/3 in 4th gear keeps the truck at about 30 mph.  The Model T railcar has no foot pedal, you set the gas with the hand throttle.  You set the lever at track speed when clear of the yard limit but you may have to throttle back depending on track conditions and grade once further out on the mainline.
Title: Re: More pictures - Antique Machinery at the picnic
Post by: Brian Murphy on October 26, 2008, 12:43:58 AM
Yeah my f-150 is a 95.but it was my explorer that caught fire actually. But either way fords havent had the greatest track record with fire incidents but either way i will only buy ford trucks.