GEE, THANKS, UNCLE JOHN


| March/April 1987

  • Steam traction engine
    Photo courtesy ALK Valley News.
    ALK Valley News
  • Tom and Lois Terning

  • Case Model H
    1/4 scale Case Model H combine, 12 ft. Waukesha engine, belonging to Allen Smith of Girard, Kansas.
  • Dwight Rix, Tom and Lois'
    Dwight Rix, Tom and Lois Terning presenting Mahlon Giffin a photo at the annual exhibitors' dinner.
  • Allen Smith
    Photo courtesy ALK Valley News
    ALK Valley News
  • Don Blecha
    Don Blecha of Wichita, KS, leaning on tire of his latest found treasure-an F-20 to be at 1987 Ternings show.
  • Mr. and Mrs. ''Avery'' Sullivan'
    Mr. and Mrs. ''Avery'' Sullivan are honored on their 50th anniversary at the Ternings show.
  • 1/4 scale 30-60 A & T
    1/4 scale 30-60 A & T belongs to Allen Smith of Girard, KS.

  • Steam traction engine
  • Tom and Lois Terning
  • Case Model H
  • Dwight Rix, Tom and Lois'
  • Allen Smith
  • Don Blecha
  • Mr. and Mrs. ''Avery'' Sullivan'
  • 1/4 scale 30-60 A & T

R.R. 3, Box 184 Valley Center, Kansas 67147

Photo courtesy ALK Valley News.

Kelly Chit-wood admiring his Uncle John's 1/4 scale steam traction engine.

There is nothing quite as fascinating as seeing the world through the eyes of a child. This applies to everything as well as steam engines as illustrated in this photo of Kelly Chit-wood. His expression seems to be one of awe and amazement. Kelly is the son of David and Lynette Chit-wood of Haviland, Kansas. The quarter scale Case model Kelly is admiring belongs to his Uncle, John Chit-wood, of Conway Springs, Kansas. John was displaying this model as well as his other pieces of fine workmanship this past Labor Day weekend at Ternings annual show in Valley Center, Kansas. John works hard during the winter months to produce his exhibits. One can be assured that something spectacular will emerge from his shop for display next year.



Tom and Lois Terning presenting a check to a Muscular Dystrophy Foundation representative. Aaron Terning and Dan Hedrick are at left. A percentage of the steam train ticket sales went to Muscular Dystrophy.

Another fellow who does not have any idle time is Allen Smith of Girard, Kansas. Allen and his wife display at several shows during the year and his many models are always a big attraction.