Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology - June 2004
These photos are from the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology which was held June 26-27, 2004.
This batch of photos was taken by Ron Kurtz.
Descriptions are below.
Picture 1: Lou Boselli, Frank Curry, Hubert Hogle. Part of Lou’s display and one of the Erector Ferris Wheel sets that had for sale.
Picture 2: Ed Barclay assembling his Dodgem Cars model.
Picture 3: Frank Curry and his Crane model.
Picture 4: Lou Boselli and part of his display including an Erector Carousel and Steam Engine. The model steam engine was to power the Carousal but the wind was too strong to light the fuel.
Picture 5: Don Redmond and part of his display. He and Colin Hoare discuss adjustments on Don’s model Steam Engine.
Picture 6: Hubert Hogle (on the right) and one table of his display. He and Keith Barnes (next to Hubert) discuss Hubert’s partially completed Blocksetting Crane and amazing Mobius Strip.
Picture 7: Same as Picture 6.
Picture 8: Eric Eisen and part of his display of hands-on models (Fairground Ride, Balance Scale, Steam Engine). Marsha Brandston and Don Redmond on the right.
Picture 9: Eric Eisen and more of his models.
Picture 10: Hubert Hogle and two of his Ferris Wheels in Junior Meccano.
Picture 11: Charles Perez and his model of Watts Beam Engine
Picture 12: Keith Barnes and his display including a Set 7 Bus made from the box beneath it, Dancing Figures, Automobile, Steam Engines.
Picture 13: Another view of Keith Barnes’ display.
Picture 14: Ron Kurtz and his display of a Waterloo Boy Tractor (and the ERTL scale model on which it is based), a chiming clock, and Gleisman steering on a tracked vehicle.
Picture 15: Same as Picture 14.
Picture 16: Same models as in Picture 14. Also the back of John Wapshott and his Ferris Wheel in old Erector.
Picture 17: End view of Lou Boselli’ s Carousel in Erector.
Picture 18: John Wapshott (standing on the left) and his Ferris Wheel, Bird Cage, and Butterfly Cage all in Erector. Steam engine display and South Seeking Chariot on the seats of the picnic table.
Picture 19: Same as Picture 18.
Picture 20: Attila Szakonyi and his display of a Double Ferris Wheel, Paddle Wheel Steam Boat and Rope Braiding Machine (operated by Erica Szakonyi).
Picture 21: Same as Picture 20.
Picture 22: Models by John Wapshott. Note the clever use of tomato juice, spam and sardine cans in the truck model on
Picture 23: Same as Picture 18 but also showing John’s horse and rider.
Picture 24: John Wapshott holding one of his truck models.
Picture 25: Colin Hoare and his Beam Engine model.
Picture 26: Back of Keith Barnes and hands of Ed Barclay and Frank Curry after a Set 5 was accidently spilled on the ground.
Picture 27: Ed Barclay and his Dodgem Cars in operation.
Picture 28: Ed Barclay’s Marble Roller.
Picture 29: Don Redmond’s Windmill display. Don on the left and John Wapshott on the right.
Picture 30: Don Redmond’s Windmill display.
Picture 31: Don Redmond’s Windmill display. Don is adjusting the Windmill on the right.
Picture 32: John Wapshott (standing on the right) and his Ferris Wheel, Bird Cage, and Butterfly Cage all in Erector.
Picture 33: Hubert Hogle (on the right) with his partially completed Blocksetting Crane and Mobius Strip. Several of Hubert’s numerous mechanism models can also be seen on the picnic table.
Picture 34: Colin Hinz discusses his Double Ferris Wheel and Windmill (not Meccano) with Don Redmond.
Picture 35: Colin Hinz and his Double Beam Steam Engine.
Picture 36: Don Redmond and his display.
Picture 37: Waterloo Boy Tractor by Ron Kurtz.
Picture 38: Hubert Hogle with a selection of non-Mecca no sets.
Picture 39: The model rail-roaders were having competitions at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology on Sunday, June 27. One trial was to pull the maximum amount of cargo (about 6000 pounds) around the track. Several Meccanomen nobly volunteered to ride on the train. In this picture the back of Colin Hinz, Hubert Hogle, and Colin Hoare (waving) can be seen. The smoke stack of the model steam engine hauling the load can be seen in the lower left of the picture.
Picture 40: Similar to Picture 39. Colin Hoare, Eric Eisen and Attila Szakonyi can be seen riding together.
Picture 41: Similar to Picture 39. The back of Colin Hinz can be seen just in front of the locomotive, then Hubert Hogle, Colin Hoare, Eric Eisen and Attila Szakonyi.
Picture 42: Similar to Picture 39. Hubert Hogle, Colin Hoare, Eric Eisen and Attila Szakonyi can be seen enjoying yet another lap around the track.
Picture 43: Similar to Picture 41. Most of the passengers are moving backwards, traveling counterclockwise around the track. Initially the locomotive attempted to travel clockwise around the track but lost traction on the portion that had a 2.5% grade. The maximum up grade in the CCW direction was only 1 %. Hence the reason the locomotive is pushing the train.