Geiser Peerless UU 1/2-Scale Model Steam Engine

Displayed at the 1998 Rough and Tumble Reunion


| July/August 2000



Emanuel King's engine

Father, Guy Sams in front of engine; son Russell Sams in back of engine.

Last summer, Greg Trout and I took my 1/2-scale model Geiser Peerless UU steam engine to Kinzers, Pennsylvania, to the Rough and Tumble Reunion.

I could not run my Geiser steam engine at the show because the boiler is not stamped for the boiler code in Pennsylvania.

First, we went to Emanuel King's farm where we stayed through the show. We got there Monday night around 7:30 p.m. and visited for a while. Tuesday morning I steamed my engine up and took it off of the trailer and took all the King children for a ride on the engine. Then I ran the fan for a while and by then, it was dinner time. After dinner we toured the Cattail Foundry, which the Kings own.

Tuesday night we went to the showground and put the Geiser Peerless UU steam engine together and filled the boiler with water so we could steam it up the next morning for the show. Greg and I ran Emanuel King's Geiser steam engine through the show.

Wednesday morning, Greg and I took the little half-scale model Geiser Peerless to the show. We got it parked and took the trailer back to Emanuel's farm and parked it. Then we went back to the show and steamed the factory-built Geiser Peerless UU for the show. The Geiser engine was sold new in 1910. It sure was a fine running engine.

Wednesday night, the Kings had a big party. There were fifty or more people at the event. They steamed corn with a 65 HP Frick Eclipse steam engine and we sure had a real good time at the farm and the show. The King family are really nice people.