National Summer Steamup
McClellan, California
July 18 - July 21, 2007

The National Summer Steamup was founded by Richard Finlayson in 1997.  Although Richard no longer runs the show, this year marked the 10th anniversary of this outstanding event.  See the Summer Steamup home page for more information.

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One of Kevin Schindler's 7/8" scale beauties making use of the 32mm portion of the dual gauge track

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Al Holston prepares his Sammie based 0-4-0 with its Norm Saley built saddle tank

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Jim McDavid is seen tending to his coal fired Duchess (seen here double headed with Tony Dixon's locomotive)

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Richard Finlayson gave an informative and entertaining presentation titled "A Walk Around The Steam Block"

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Aster German Mallet

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Lady of the Lake is a beautiful model of a "single wheeler" from another time

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Another shot of the 2-2-2

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Steve Shyvers' unique vertical boilered chain driven lokey 

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Gary White is working on his Americanized Aster Mogul

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Dwight Ennis' one of a kind North Pacific Coast cab forward locomotive #21

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Al's Sammie bash sports a great plume coming around the bend 

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Here's a look at the entire train of cars built by Gary Watkins of Sierra Valley Enterprises

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There were many locomotives on display in the dealer room

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Here we see Stretch Manley speaking to a potential customer

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Even a GS4 looks small when sitting next to the huge SP cab forward

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Pete Comley showing his line of track and supplies

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A close look at one of the two sets of cylinders on the cab forward 

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Here's a beautifully painted Accucraft 2-6-0 "Nevada"

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Some of the very nice cast switch stands from Llagas Creek

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An Aster Grasshopper taking a rest after a furious run

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