LIVE STEAM CLUB STEAMED UP OVER HOBBY


| January/February 1954



Model Advance-Rumely

A Model Advance-Rumely built by Henry Poll and Son. We do not have their address. Photo by Lewis H. Cline

Lewis H. Cline

Reprint from Kalamazoo Gazette July 19, 1953

THEY'RE JUST PLAIN NUTS ABOUT ENGINES

Mr. Lewis H. Cline of Union City, Michigan, sends us this interesting: account of a Reunion we had not heard of. So we say thanks Lewis. It is called the Live Steam Club of Michigan. The Reunion was held at Richland which is near Kalamazoo, Mich. Well here is the story. (Ed.)

When it comes to getting all steamed up over a hobby, it's tough to beat the members of the Live Steam Club of Michigan.

There's never any question about whether or not the club is in session. The huffing and puffing and billowing clouds of steam and smoke that accompany every meeting would do justice to a railroad roundhouse.

The Live Steam Club is an organization of guys who are just plain nuts about steam engines. It doesn't make any difference what sort of a contraption it is, just so it runs on steam. They have steam-powered tractors, saw mills, automobiles, pop corn poppers, sewing machines and a variety of stationary engines.