Young People's Page


| March/April 1971



Hyattstown, Box 144-D,R. F. D., Ijamsville, Maryland 21 754

Torque Power,hive Steam Models

By the time most of you receive this issue it will be Christmas. I certainly hope that all of you are able to spend this time with your loved ones.

I attended the Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association Show and the Eastern Shore Threshermen's and Collector's Association Show.

At the Shenandoah Steam Show, I operated my old time foundry with the help of Steven Love, one of our young people. Steven's father, Mr. Robert Love, was there operating a gas engine which he and Steven has restored this past Spring. I would like to thank Mr. Bill Hall for hauling my foundry equipment to the show. The men like Bill Hall, who provide the use of their trucks for hauling engines and machinery, deserve a great deal of credit for their efforts. Without their help in hauling engines, no club could put on much of a show. The men and women who put on this show did an excellent job of it. Everyone missed our regular announcer, Mr. Charles Hope, who was unable to attend the show. A good announcer can make a show much more interesting to the people who attend.

To be a good announcer you must have a good voice and some knowledge about the relics on display. To many of the older engineers it is boring to hear the announcer repeat so many times the history of these relics, but this is intended for the visitors which makes it more interesting to them. I would like to see some younger people take an interest in announcing at these shows.