National Summer Steamup
McClellan, California
July 19 through 22, 2012

This year marked the 16th running of the NSS and we found ourselves in a new venue. The scale of the space made for an interesting contrast with the size of our trains.

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An aircraft hangar can be a great place to run small scale steamers.

Mosaic-like patterns were everywhere.

The facade at sunset was easy on the eyes.

The late night crew enjoys uncrowded and cool steaming.

The entrance to the 2012 National Summer Steamup.

Richard Murray's turn of the century traction engine ran quite well.

An Aster Great Northern Railway S2 class locomotive.

Richard Murray watches as his 2-2-0 "Ant" speeds past.

My Carette Storkleg put in several solid runs.

Bob Sorenson's beautiful scratchbuilt 0-4-0 "Chip".

Richard Murray's "Ant" is a scratchbuilt 0-Gauge oscillator.

The driver of the Carette Storkleg.

Steamers are a friendly lot.

Duc Nguyen tweaks his Aster Western Maryland Shay.

David Outteridge demonstrates his unique remote control.

Grover Cleveland's John Burrell built "Ogwen".

Marc Horovitz's scratchbuilt "Indefatigable" and the new Accucraft loco "Dora".

Duc Nguyen's Aster three-truck Shay is seen in action.

Tom King and Jim McDavid watch as a Roundhouse Forney makes its way by them.

An Alan Redeker Cab Forward conversion.

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