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Wayne Laepple
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« on: August 15, 2016, 01:49:09 AM »

As seen on Friday at the National pike Steam Gas & Horse Association near Brownsville, PA


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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 01:53:55 AM »

Where would you dig up one of these?
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 02:23:13 AM »

I understand that one of those lives in the basement of a modern skyscraper town hall, now serving as the boiler to heat the building. I know I read about it a long, long time ago.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 02:55:59 AM »

That, I suspect, is what is classified as an urban legend, Ed. What modern skyscraper do you know of that receives coal deliveries? ;-)
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2016, 03:05:47 AM »

It must be true, I found it on Wikipedia:

 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Mulligan_and_His_Steam_Shovel
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 04:11:46 AM »

No, you need this one! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v1RgiN52TCg
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2016, 10:41:00 AM »

I think that one would scare the kids, Mike!
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2016, 09:05:25 PM »

"Daddy, I want one"
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 09:00:14 PM »

We need this, to run the shingle mill and saw mill:



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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2016, 11:56:41 PM »

Early version of a "Porta-Power".
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2016, 12:56:29 PM »

We need this, to run the shingle mill and saw mill:


I could lend the museum my Case steam traction engine.....but I don't think it has enough power.

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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2016, 09:27:33 PM »

Wayne, I didn't get to Rough and Tumble this year.  Did you get the info on the portable engine?  This is what we need.  Also could be used to steam lobster, clams, potatoes and corn for the/a picnic.  It would fit on a flat car, making it really portable.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2016, 04:24:58 PM »

There was a phone number, but I didn't copy it down. The boiler is a lap seam boiler, which is not permissible in Maine.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2016, 02:47:28 AM »

I thought it might be a lap seam boiler.  I don't think very many portables were built with butt strap boilers.  Most were built lap seam was good enough.
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