CAROLINA CRANK-UP

The 10 HP Frick

Picture shows Bobby Miller of Rockwell, N. C. as the chief engineer of the 10 HP Frick. The straw was baled with the Ann Arbor hand tie baler.

Donald Scholl

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Scholl Blowing Rock, N. C. 28605.

Scene is a 15 HP Farquhar fired by Bobby Miller. The engine is belted to a Moffitt sawmill. Archie Cline of Gold Hill, N. C. and Bob Powell kept the sawdust flying during the Carolina Crank-Up. Pictures by Donald Scholl. Courtesy of Raymond Scholl, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605.

This L. G. Love of Kingsport, Tennessee, the proud owner of this model traction engine. Raymond Corothers of Johnson City, Tennessee is looking over and admiring this little puffer.

The 1st Annual Carolina Crank-Up was held September 24-25-26 at Frontier Village, Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

Although rain plagued all three days of our show we still had a good turn out. Plans are now being made for the 2nd Annual Carolina Crank-Up, to be held September 1-2-3-4 1972.

Between rains nine acres of wheat were threshed. The McCormick Deering separator was powered by a 20 H. P. Advance Rumely and fired by Bob Powell of N. C. The straw was baled, with the help of Raymond Corothers of Tenn., by a hand tie Ann Arbor Baler. Power for the baler was supplied with a 10 H. P. Frick, Bobby Miller of N. C. at the throttle.

During the show there were some 35 different makes of gas engines on display and running. Although I failed to get them all, several of the people whose engine's were displayed were as follows: Lloyd McGowen from S. C, Bob Hammer and R. II. Hammer Jr., and R. R. Varner all from N. C. Our special thanks to Bobby Gartner, Bill Grimley and Paul Russell and wife for lending a helping hand whenever needed.

Some extra wind was created aside that from Blowing Rock by a Baker Fan powered by a 16 H. P. Frick. Robert Lyerly of N. C. engineered this engine and kept it chugging. David Fultz of N. C. kept the 6 H. P. Case going, hauled more passengers and made the trips around our track. David was our youngest engineer on a steam engine and really did a fine job.

The Moffitt Sawmill was powered by a 15 H. P. Farquhar return flue and the chief fireman was again Bobby Miller. Several loads of logs were sawed during the show. Archie Cline, N. C. and Bob Powell kept the sawdust flying.

Sunday morning church services were held inside the auto museum. Rev. Marvin Saunders had a very moving service which was a blessing to all who attended.

The H. O. Gauge model railroad layout which consists of three main lines and a trolley line was operated by Frank Bolick, Boone, N. C. throughout the entire show. This was a special treat for the young children.

Other events were cider making, corn meal grinding in the village grist mill, quilting, tatting, tie embroidery, knitting, woodworking, and blacksmithing.

Mr. L. G. Lowe and Fred Nickles from Tenn. brought a model traction engine. They kept it puffing all three days of the show. That little engine surprised several engineers, including Mr. Lowe, when it was belted up to the wood saw.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rogers of Cheraw, S. C. had a nice display of working steam models as well as numerous other items. Mr. A. T. Adams of Boone, N. C. ran a 'King of the Woods' drag saw and displayed a 1923 Dodge Paddy Wagon.

Participants in the Carolina Crank-Up received a brass plaque. We sincerely hope that all who participated and visited our show in 1971 will return in 1972 along with many more new faces.

Carolina Crank-Up is sponsored by the entire Scholl family. We cordially invite everyone who reads the I. M. A. and G. E. M. to come spend some time with us during the 2nd Annual Carolina Crank-Up and see how a Steam Show is put on 'Southern Style.'