SOOT IN THE FLUES


| May/June 1972



Soot in the flues

I hear the whistles blowing I hear the people laughing and what's that big crowd doing there? My, what a happy scene! and look at all the interesting displays Hurry, let's go see!---- This could be a typical reaction to someone who has never been to a Reunion but I'm sure it's a well-known picture to you steam fans and I know you are anxiously waiting to get going Have fun as you meet old friends and make new. And now onto our letters.

M. G. EPP, Box 39, Hadar, Nebraska 68738 bought a No. 4 Jewel stationary steam engine recently and would like to know more about it. He is awaiting any information from our readers (Please, don't keep him waiting too long!)

An S. O. S. signal comes from DONALD R. HARMS, 2193 B Field Road, Fort Bliss, Texas, 79906: 'I am working on a 1/6 scale of an Aultman & Taylor Thresher of a model my father used to own. The fact of the matter is it was too old to retain any of the factory markings therefore I need help from anyone who might still have pictures of the markings, etc., especially the fancy scroll with the portraits of the Aultman and of Taylor that was painted on the return elevator. I would be very much in appreciation for any help you or any readers could offer as to the markings and the colors that these machines were painted. '(Send him some help, Boys!)

Coming our way is a request from JAMES CLUM, Box 7057, Lafayette, Ohio 45854. He would like to contact Hobby Shop. His letter follows: 'In years past while attending one of the many interesting Steam Shows held in Ohio and surrounding States, I purchased a leaflet on Denison Live Steam

Models. The distributor was Hobby Shop and was located at 1610 Denison Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio at which time I purchased several small steam engines.

Recently I tried to contact this same Hobby Shop but my letters were returned Address Unknown. I was wondering if by chance any of your readers might know if this Hobby Shop still exists under a new name or address or has it liquidated its business altogether? '(We'd like to know too anyone have the answer?)