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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Richard Fnlayson keeps pace with his Aster 4-6-0

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"City of Truro" at speed

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Anne Stephens runs her Accucraft Edrig

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A rubber stopper makes a fine cylinder head.  It seemed perfectly reasonable at 2:00 am (see Page 4)

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"City of Truro" is an elegant locomotive

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One more look at this classic

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Cool ducted fan RC airplane. (It's OK, they assured me they like live steam trains even more)

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GS4 at speed on the PCLS track

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Bill Baxley's Aster K4 always puts in a great performance

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This appears to be a Roundhouse offering

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Bill's engine rushes past the camera

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I can't decide whether I like the "war baby" colors or the daylight scheme best

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Steve Heselton does a masterful job weathering his locomotives

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He has put together an impressive collection of realistic rolling stock and locomotives

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Subtlety governs his work 

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This year's shay-up may not have set any records, but it was a great time nonetheless

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Dwight  Ennis and his first effort at a major build.  We are all looking forward to seeing it completed 

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Here's another view of Accucraft's 2-6-0 "Nevada"

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A nicely proportioned 4-4-0 from Accucraft

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With an open cab it's easy to imagine what it must have been like to drive an early locomotive

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