National Summer Steamup
McClellan, California
July 16-18, 2010

This year's National Summer Steamup set yet another attendance record.  We were delighted to see some faces from the past, the usual cast of hardcore steamers, and a host of new practitioners.  See the Summer Steamup home page for information on attending next year's event.

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My c1903 Carette Storkleg fueled and waiting her turn

Remarkably, this ~107 year old engine runs as if new!

A good run can last 20 minutes or more, but it's all over in a blur...

Yes, a little maintenance is required - but well returned in the pure joy generated

The Regner Max appears to be a remarkable piece of engineering for only $375

This MOW car was built by a modeler in Sweden as part of an exchange program

I wish I could tell you more about it, but the details escape me

This model is rich in character and detail

A really well done 30mm/ft. scale industrial loco

It's so cool, no one cared that it doesn't run on steam

It dwarf's a 1:32 Mainline loco

The rolling stock was equally well made and nicely proportioned

The driver looks comfortable in the cab

Kevin's 0-4-0 putting in a solid run on the original PCLS track

Clockwise from lower left:  Bill, Tony, Clark, Jim, Dave, Sonny, and Rob
They are the ones that make this all possible - Thanks guys

Here's the Carette Storkleg in my backyard.  I owe a real debt of gratitude to those that kindled my interest in early tinplate live steam

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