Steamup at Jim McDavid's
in Fremont, California

Saturday February 28, 2004


We had a great time steaming trains and socializing at Jim McDavid's on a cloudless February day.  Unfortunately, I had to leave before the event was over and was unable to get photos of all the trains and people.  However, I was able to capture some of the event and have chosen a few of my favorite images to share with you here.

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Paul Dibben brought Russell (a Roundhouse Argyle) all the way from Napa.

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John Porter's Roundhouse loco always turns in a great performance.


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Steve Shyvers' great looking 0-4-0 sprints down the back stretch.


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Tom King's Accucraft shay at the head of a    l-o-n-g   log train.


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Jim (our host) looks on as Don prepares his Aster P-8 for its first steam trial.


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We had a great turnout and spectacular weather!


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Richard shows that this is a hobby the entire family can enjoy.


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Tom King prepares his Accucraft Shay for a run.


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here's a view from the footplate of Jim McDavid's second generation project engine.


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Jim built this Argyle Philadelphia from the machinist's kit offered a few years back by Gordon Watson.


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As you can see, he really did an excellent job on it.


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John Porter tinkering with his engine prior to a run.


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Part of the log car set that has become the hallmark of Tom King.

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Steve and Jim's handiwork side by side.


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It's alive!  Don's P-8 ran very smoothly considering how new it is.

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Jim shows us the Stephenson's valve gear on his recently completed Philadelphia.



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Tom's shay waitng for a drink at the water tank.


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Steve Shyvers' first project loco is a dependable and strong runner.



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