What a great shop picture. I like the screened parts room.
Looking at this photo and thinking of the cordless tools we have today well illustrates change over the past 100 years.
Neat photo Herb.
the car on the left is an overland about 11 to 13. charley
Looks like a painting in the making...
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Looks like therw might be an electric motor with a power cable coming down, in the back right neer the steering wheel, way up there.
For those who love steam power, this guy has a pretty amazing shop.
Not sure about an electric motor up top at the end. I'm wondering if we might have a small vertical 'marine' type steam engine behind the stand with the grinder on it? There does appear to be a couple of pipes from the boiler to it. Looks like the belt to the farthest pulley up top may be running from it? I first thought the spoked pulley closest to us had the belt reversed but, a closer enlarged look, it's belt is going up through the ceiling. Wonder what it could be driving up there? By the looks of the ratios of the pulleys, the speed is stepped down for the drive to the lathe against the wall. And also, could that be a lever we see somewhat behind or slightly to the right of the steam gauge to control whatever is being driven upstairs? Could the 'electric motor' possibly be a generator? I can't see any belts running to it for sure.
Well, those are my guesses, Anyone else?
Thanks for posting that youtube link! I have watched a couple of his videos a while ago and thought of them while looking at the photo posted here. Nice shop to say the least! I could spend days there!
OK!! i fond the steam engine it is right behind the pedestal grinder to the left you can see the belt to the line shift last one to the right.it was tough to find. charley
OK!! Charley, What are your guesses as to what's going on upstairs driven by the spoked pulley closest to us? And.. how about the gizmo that's up by the steering wheel? Inquiring minds 'gots' to know!!!
David i dont think it is a steering wheel i think it is belting rolled up i see more . the gizmo could be a set of cone pulleys not in use.if we need more info i may have to call my bro he is older than me,ha.ha.upstairs i will have to think more about it, but it hurts.charley
Yes Charley, I was just now staring at the 'gizmo' again and I was thinking maybe extra pulleys, then I see you thought of it first! So... if it doesn't hurt too much... maybe you'll figure a guess as to what's going on upstairs! Stay Tuned!
I hope you are better than me, and have something going on upstairs!
I see your profile photo of NKP #765... you can't be doing all that bad... I have been in that cab numerous times over the years. The #755 is in my hometown Conneaut, OH. Have also visited the #757 at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Strasburg, PA and recently the #763 at the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugar Creek, OH. The #759 was the very first steam locomotive I saw operating in 1969 I was 12 years old at the time. It was on it's part of the Westbound trip for the Golden Spike Centennial and made a service stop in Conneaut. I have yet to see the other two in person. Those would be the #743 and #779 I'm pretty certain that accounts for the total of seven surviving examples. You might say I have a passion for the NKP Berkshires!
What's the story on the AOS roundhouse? I thought it was strictly private.
I love the Dave Richards videos. His steam powered shop is wonderful.
Strictly private was the original policy. The fact remains it is not open to the general public. They will accommodate group tours on occasion. A contact would need to be made to schedule such. If I recall, they wish to have a minimum of around 20 folks, with a maximum of perhaps 50. I am a charter member of the Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Assoc. here in Youngstown, OH. We sponsored a chartered bus trip to AOS earlier this summer. It was quite a treat to see a roundhouse FULL of steam locomotives! One engine I did not know was there is the Canadian Pacific #1278. That is the one that had a crown sheet failure a few years ago in Gettysburg, PA. You might take a look at their website and perhaps see what the latest is and also regarding visits. I believe it is updated often.
BTW, I have admired your roadster for a while and wondered what size tires are on the front? They look larger than 30 x 3. Yes... no... ?