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Re: Lister Forum Gathering/Engine show
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2013, 06:45:58 PM »
That sounds like a lot of fun! Perhaps we'll see you there. This weekend is our big annual BBQ fund raiser at the Hopland fire house. hoplandfire.org I've got a buddy with a speeder, maybe he'll be interested in coming too.
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Re: Lister Forum Gathering/Engine show
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2015, 07:26:30 AM »
Sept 13 2015   2nd day of the Willits Roots of Motive Power show.   They've got lots of steam gear running, a geared "V2" Mining steam locomotive hauling passenger cars around the track, steam shovels, steam rollers, and a giant 6 cyl Estep Diesel  (cyl #5 runs on crankcase blowby) used to run a winch.
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Re: Lister Forum Gathering/Engine show
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2019, 09:34:21 PM »
Upcoming Sept 7 & 8 2019, Northern California.   95490



The Roots of Motive Power steam museum here in Willits   https://rootsofmotivepower.com/

Estep 6 cyl diesel
https://rootsofmotivepower.com/donkey/donkey-washington-iron-works-estep-diesel-yarder/
  it's job, was to replace steam donkeys and haul felled trees into the railway yard for loading onto cars for transport to the sawmill.   

I did not get a video of it starting, it's an air start, and they had a couple tries before they got it going. Took half an hour to recharge the air tank for each attempt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmoLKbiUnHw

This last year, a fishing vessel sank at dock, with another Estep in it.  They salvaged the engine from the bay a couple weeks later and discovered it was submerged in the bilge for 20 years.  They were going to restore it, but now, just clean up and have it be a static display.

 also on my youtube, are a couple other machines, steam roller, a geared mining locomotive
https://rootsofmotivepower.com/locomotive/locomotive-heisler-steam-bluestone-mining-and-smelting/
 which has it's 2 steam cylinders axial mounted at a 45 degree incline on either side, like a Vee 2 engine.  They drive a longitudinal shaft which geared to the big driver tires.   Steam now has real torque !

It's unbelievable fun being here the days they fire it all up and show off the gear.