SOOT IN THE FLUES


| January/February 1993



Steam engine

It's that time of year again to start a new year, and here I am being very practical and telling you it's only October. Everywhere there is a pumpkin face spookie ghost, and all types of little gremlins, the big ogres, or any thing you want to fantasize but oh, don't the children love it? It's just a fun, dress-up holiday, and coming up is Thanksgiving and our blessed Christmas season. The world surely travels fast pace, doesn't it? But that's the way it is with publications, and I guess we are all used to it, except, sometimes, me. I think we have to rush, rush into everything. Isn't it nice to just sit back sometimes and say, 'I'm not going to rush today, just sit back and enjoy.' Uh-oh, there's the phone and the door bell and etc. Oh well, 'twas a nice thought!

Love hearing from all of you great folks. Yes, items for the magazine, and also your wonderful letters of just what you're doing or looking forward to or to just say Hi. But this is the 1993 first issue of our magazine. Hope it is a wonderful year for you!

Thought you might get some good feelings from the following writing.

What Does Love Look Like?

It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has the eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like.
St. Augustine (354-430)

And now on to our wonderful letters from our Iron-Men Family:

DAN GEHMAN, 419 E. Church Street, Stevens, Pennsylvania 17578 sends this letter for some help: 'Can you help?? We at Rough and Tumble have an 18 HP Avery under mount steam engine (approx. 1910). In order to certify this boiler our inspection needs documents stating boiler size, dimensions and working pres sure. We don't need the original book. A reprint or even a photocopy will do fine. Can anyone in Engine Land please help get this fine piece back in commission? Also some problems with the John Goodson, (approx. 1920).