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How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« on: January 14, 2022, 06:07:46 pm »
Okay guys, I’m itching to know how it’s going  ;)  :D
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 07:15:24 pm »
Well, i didn,t make it, but i did manage to buy a hot air engine at the online auction and arranged to have Gil pick it up for me.
I,ll try to add a picture later.
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 07:35:24 pm »
I forgot about the auction, didn’t even realize it was already Cabin Fever weekend and like a dummy I just went and looked at the sale prices and of course… a few pieces I wish I could go back and bid on  ::)  oh well  ::)  :D
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 08:54:35 pm »
Its going pretty good here , numbers are down a bit ,but better than I might have expected. I didnt bother much with the auction although I did view all the items and had registered. I was able to p/u a special 90th anniversary Jensen style #10 that Jed produced, it is a very special plant. The weather has been sunny & in the mid 40's with a  cooling down Saturday. Andy Guy (from Jensen) and his son Andy attended this year and spent some time with us. We had Jed ,Gil  , Mike (Maxwell) and myself from the forum here. Hopefully tomorrow will be a big day and we can all go home safely Sunday.
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2022, 09:23:42 pm »
Great to hear! Thanks for the update Bruce, have fun!  ;D
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2022, 06:40:03 am »
Very cool morning (10 degrees) hoping for a fun day with lots of folks coming through. The nice thing about a slower pace this year is that I've had the opportunity to talk to other displayers at greater lengths.
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2022, 11:37:33 am »
Well its a bit after noon & we've had a steady stream of people through , but I I expect it to taper off soon as this is the last day.
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2022, 05:03:54 pm »
Well, i didn,t make it, but i did manage to buy a hot air engine at the online auction and arranged to have Gil pick it up for me.
I,ll try to add a picture later.
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Here's a picture from the auction website.

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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2022, 05:11:59 pm »
Doug, your hot air engine looks way much better than the auction picture. It’s a beauty, congrats.

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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2022, 07:14:51 pm »
Yes Doug, I've had it in my hands , its nicely made and LARGE , I think you'll be happy with it. Congratulations 😄
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2022, 08:34:55 pm »
I went mostly as a seller this year and did in fact do quite well. I made several purchases of small type cast iron pulley operated pieces that my 1\2hp Sipps can operate during my shows , I got a pulley operated drill bit sharpener, sm. Table saw and a small jig saw & the start of a nice size drill press mechanism , these old pieces were surprisingly reasonable and of a robust build quality. I thought I might have made it the whole time without buying a steam engine...but in the last 15 minutes (literally) A PM research #4 was offered up to me & after a little testing it for operation , it came home with me , I can't wait to get home and check out these pieces in closer detail. I am concerned about beating the big winter storm "Izzy" home , but it seems to be further south of us and Indiana appears to be excluded from this storm.
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2022, 08:40:32 pm »
Drive safe Bruce, will be watching on youtube for your new buys  ;)
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2022, 09:09:44 pm »
Drive safe Bruce, will be watching on youtube for your new buys  ;)
thanks Nick.
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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2022, 11:05:47 pm »
Thanks, Bruce, for keeping our forum updated.
Much appreciated...!

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Re: How’s Cabin Fever Going?
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2022, 11:51:32 am »
I didn’t bid on any lot at any of the auctions.
I ended up with a few items & some tools for my milling machine.
I bought one of Bruce’s items that were offered in the consignment area. It’s 4 little microcosm engines on a wooden base. I am happy with them, and the kids were thrilled as well. Bruce did a great job as always to display them on that base.
A well known collector was offering few of his rare items for sale; so I ended up with a Boucher twin type 7, a Bassett Lowke new old stock boiler with original gauge, and a one of a kind Anton Bohaboy V4 racing engine that is huge. I will match that with a Copper riveted boiler from the same era that is large enough to handle this racing beast.
I had to bring some engines from my collection to ensure that the public will have something to look at and enjoy knowing that the exhibitors’ attendance will be poor this year, and it was. So, I’ve decided to bring my McConie oscillating engine that I have for 7 years now, and it did fulfill the audience appetite with the other Regner horizontal twin poppet valve engine with reverse & a huge Brass boiler.
I am sure Gil & the forum members will compile a great video; but meanwhile here is some pictures for you to enjoy.
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