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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My experimental Extended Valve Timing oscillator running on steam for the first time

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Here it is a few days later with a proper cylinder head and flywheel  More on the EVT...

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Preparation of the shays is underway

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David Leech with Dan's radar gun making sure the shay-up stays safe and sane

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8:00 pm:  And they're off!

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8:10 pm: They're entering turn one!

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8:20 pm:  They're accelerating hard!

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8:30 pm:  They're thundering at full song and have completed nearly a quarter of a lap!

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OK, so I am not a real shay fan - However, the shay-up is a popular favorite

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Tom King (aka The Track King) is always a willing participant in the shay-up

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Eric, Henner, and David teamed up to build this impressive loggers play land 

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These captions don't write themselves - I could use some help with this one

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The donkeys are really beautifully proportioned and very well made

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This beautiful 4-4-0 was built by Gordon Watson of Argyle Locomotive works in Australia

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Fully sprung, it floats gracefully along the rails

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This BAGRS Project Loco was built by a 9 year old

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The Saturday evening barbeque is always popular

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Once again, proof that our hobby has a bright future

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Regner's latest offering has a horizontal boiler with an overtype engine

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The mechanism is well displayed and fun to watch

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