East Coast Model Engineers Expo Set for January

4990 Boyertown Pike Reading, Pennsylvania 19606

The second annual Cabin Fever Model Engineering Expo will
showcase model engineering on the East Coast. The first Expo
introduced the public to model engineers, who take pride in
building scaled-down replicas of engines and other machinery using
the same material and manufacturing processes as the original.

More than 1,200 people from as far away as Iowa, Virginia, and
New Hampshire attended the initial Cabin Fever at the Leesport
Farmers Market the first weekend in February ’97.

‘We are definitely scheduled for the same time, same place
next year. The show promoted model engineering while providing
camaraderie for people who build models more complicated than
plastic kits found in most hobby shops,’ says show producer
Gary Schoenly. ‘I believe people appreciate the skill and hours
of work it takes to design and build models, and get them
running,’ he adds.

Visitors to Cabin Fever observe wheels turn, rods push, and
gears mesh on small replicas of steam, hot air, and gas ‘hit
and miss’ engines, plus trains, boats, cars, airplanes, and
even some models so tiny they fit in your palm while running.

Next year Schoenly expects even more exhibitors displaying their
creations. Vendors will sell kits, supplies, tools, accessories,
‘how-to’ books, magazines and instructional videotapes for
people who desire to build their own working models.

Cabin Fever is similar to successful North American Model
Engineering Society expositions held each April in Wyandotte,
Michigan.

The second annual Cabin Fever Expo will be January 31, 9 to 6,
and February 1, 1998, 9 to 4, at the Leesport Farmers Market on
Route 61, Leesport, Pa.

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