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What does this 150 hp steamer weigh------that is one big piece of iron.

Roger forwarded me a video of it plowing------very impressive.  Thanks Roger.

And-------why was it referred to as a "steam road locomotive" vs "steam traction engine"???  Was it's primary design for moving freight????

 

Glad to see you able to make the trip and show Professor!!!?

 

DD

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14 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

What does this 150 hp steamer weigh------that is one big piece of iron.

Roger forwarded me a video of it plowing------very impressive.  Thanks Roger.

And-------why was it referred to as a "steam road locomotive" vs "steam traction engine"???  Was it's primary design for moving freight????

 

Glad to see you able to make the trip and show Professor!!!?

 

DD

Anson, They said it weighed 28 tons dry and 34 tons ready to work with water filled and coal. It was intended for road work pulling freight wagons, but it became a trial for farming and plowing. It originally didn't work out, due to design flaws. The new 32 hp, or later 110 hp, was ready to market and they went with it. Mainly the "loosy goosy" intermediate gear was too low and the gearing was trying to "spit it out." The new 32 used a cross shaft in bearings, curing that problem. I did well on the trip. So glad I went. Gary

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I had a grand time in South Dakota. I had the honor of meeting the Professor at the show! I can mark that off my bucket list. 

The 150Hp Case was everything and more I'd expected. What an impressive and wonderful workmanship done on the 150Hp Case! 

Here is some pictures from the show. 

First is the Engineer's view from the 150Hp Case. 2. All Ladies crew plowing. 3. 150Hp Case plowing. 4. Kory Anderson on his 150Hp Case. 5. The Professor on the 150Hp Case.6.150Hp Case orginal boiler. Last The Professor on the 150Hp Case.

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Thank you so much for the photos, Emma. I didn't have one of me sitting on the 150 hp Case, visiting with Jack Beamish for nearly an hour.

And, the one of the Ladies of Steam. The girls operated that 65 hp Case themselves plowing and wouldn't let any of the guys help them. They're famous at Rollag, Minnesota's show. At the Saturday night banquet, Mike had to go to the outhouse as the meeting was over. Nicole Karen and Jennifer Clara came over to me to introduce themselves to me, as I'd promoted a lot of ladies to their Facebook site. Nicole's mother had the camera, as mine wouldn't function at this moment. She took this photo of me with my arms around the girls! Mike walked in and couldn't believe his eyes. Paw was hugging two blondes and he must have been eating his heart out! Not only are they fully capable steam girls, they know the inside of a firebox, cleaning flues, oiling & greasing, the whole works. Just like Emma does. Nicole is a Doctor too! 

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Nicole on Jim Briden's 40 hp undermounted Avery.

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Jennifer on Jim Briden's 40 hp undermounted Avery. This first picture is a painting!

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Steam engines are babe magnets, I guess?  Gary?

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There has always been a lot that I just didn't quite understand about steam engines.

I am now getting a much better understanding of the situation.  Who would ever have thought that they were being used for "babe magnets"???

At least I am getting started on the right foot-------thanks to Roger, I do have an official blue striped steam engineer's cap!!!!!  Where is the next steam show?????

 

DD

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Seeing that Gary hadn't posted since Wednesday, I E-mailed him to see if everything was OK??   I was a little afraid that Sharon saw those photos of him hanging on the Steam Engine gals and did him some bodily harm!   He claimed that he was just under the weather from the flu . . . at least that's his story?!?!    Maybe she didn't see the photos? 

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Just look at the grin on that guys face . . . even after all that surgery and with a tooth ache no less!

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Professor-----

there are some steam related questions being asked on the "150 H.P. CASE Steam" thread (started by Mikem) that you would be of big help in addressing.

Uhhhhh-------that is once you recover from the apparent "OVERDOSE OF STEAM" over in South Dakota last week!!!!???

 

Just never even thought that ya'll were trolling with those steam engines as a "babe magnet" at all of those threshing shows.  Damm---------Why didn't I think about that??????

DD

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3 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

Professor-----

there are some steam related questions being asked on the "150 H.P. CASE Steam" thread (started by Mikem) that you would be of big help in addressing.

Uhhhhh-------that is once you recover from the apparent "OVERDOSE OF STEAM" over in South Dakota last week!!!!???

 

Just never even thought that ya'll were trolling with those steam engines as a "babe magnet" at all of those threshing shows.  Damm---------Why didn't I think about that??????

DD

Anson, I went over and did my best with some of those questions on the 150 hp Case thread.

Now, while I was overdosed on steam at Andover, I had a root canal with calcific metamorphisis just last Thursday. And I got the flu or something very close to it when I got home. I was sick as a sick dog for two days. Now, I know this is too darn much information. But to make it so I could sleep for two nights, I was taking some of my Oxycodone from my palate tumor of a couple months ago. That stuff sure is constipating... Nuff said.

Now about trolling with steam engines and them being babe magnets, I don't know what to do to help you out, buddy? Maybe finish your whustle and take it to a steam show then blow the heck out of it? Gary?

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Gary posted this "horse power" picture with his reply on the other thread.  It's too good to not be pictured here on the old codgers thread.

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Any idea as to where that picture was taken????

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The "whustle" must be what I need.

I've been wearing my official blue striped steam engineers cap religiously.  

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The Booger Bear Robinson is now in the third grade------and is having better luck with the "babes" than I am!!!?

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He has enough energy for all of us-----if I could just figure out how to borrow some from him.

 

DD

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2 hours ago, Delta Dirt said:

Gary posted this "horse power" picture with his reply on the other thread.  It's too good to not be pictured here on the old codgers thread.

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Any idea as to where that picture was taken????

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The "whustle" must be what I need.

I've been wearing my official blue striped steam engineers cap religiously.  

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The Booger Bear Robinson is now in the third grade------and is having better luck with the "babes" than I am!!!?

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He has enough energy for all of us-----if I could just figure out how to borrow some from him.

 

DD

Anson, Those two good lookin' girls with Booger Bear... It's strange how he has the concept down at his age and you're standing there with that whustle, wondering how it could ever bring babes to you? Booger Bear has my tactics down. I don't know what to tell you Anson? Maybe paint up the Regular and take it to shows with a PTO compressor on the back to toot your whustle?

I have no idea where that picture was taken of the horsepower threshing. I think it is a grand photo of that type of threshing that preceded steam threshing, pretty much. I have this other picture of a horsepower taken near Highwood, Montana, I like too. The little boy being little boy being held by Grandpa Mehmke at right is young Walter, who collected and established the Mehmke Steam Museum, between Belt and Great Falls, Montana. This would be close to 1900, as Walter was born in 1898, a year before my dad.

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Now just when I figured you'd buried the hatchet and that darn choo choo cap, I have to put this photo on of me at Andover, South Dakota. I'm sitting atop Kory Anderson's 150 hp Case visiting with (younger than me) old engineer, Jack Beamish. Please note my cap, as I'm trying to be on neutral ground with so many thousand steam guys present.

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I have to admit, Anson... I sure fooled a bunch of them. They KNOW I always wear a polka dot cap when steaming. Well this time I wore an authentic cap for operating this engine. People would find son Mike, in his polkadot cap, and ask him if he was related to me? He'd say yes, and they'd have to hunt more. This photo shows the two guys who developed the 150 hp Case and brought it to fruition. Notice THEIR caps. I wanted to be in style.

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The gentlemen were slightly height challenged. Mike and I are too. I'm a whole 5' 10-1/2" and Mike is 5' 10." We had to have our picture taken with the new 150 Case.

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It seems like forever since I've posted a photo of IH Tractors on a Montana Farm? Can I just repost this one again? It was last year.

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Or I can post this IH Tractor, but it's not on a Montana Farm. It's in a Montana Agricultural Museum at Fort Benton, the world's innermost port. Gary?

 

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http://anderson-industries.com/150-case-part-1-realizing-the-dream/ 

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I think this will post, showing the building of Kory Anderson's 150 hp Case from dream to steam! What an accomplishment for a 31 year old man. He should have decades to enjoy showing this engine!

There are several other steam engines at this show. From the middle of the second photo, to the end, are all Case engines. The Brand X engines are on this closer half.The 150 wasn't in the lineup, yet. Gary?

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Thanks for posting the links on Kory Anderson's story.  I had wondered what triggered his interest.  That whole story and project is amazing.

Looks as if we put Kory Anderson together with Roger and his Big Four friend------they might be producing space shuttles for us.

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Re:  choo-choo caps, tactics and babes

Here it is well past bedtime in Mississippi----and you have me laughing out loud!!!!???

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I posted the unknown horse powered picture on Smokstak under the "Horse Drawn Equipment" forum. (really high quality photo for its time)

 

DD

 

 

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Gary----

"Us steam novices" are still asking questions on the Case 150 HP thread.

Check back in over there when you are up to it.

We need to invite some of them over to join in on this thread (if they could over look some of my foolishness!!!)

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We may catch the chance to snooze a little here in class while the Professor addresses steam questions on the 150 HP Case steam thread.

Gary has already addressed a lot of these questions here from time to time------but new minds ask new questions.

Anyway------since I have no exposure to steam and tend to remember even less nowadays--------his recent posts over there have been real interesting.

The subject is just now rolling around to steam whistles--------my favorite part of a steam engine.

WHHOOOOOO------Whoooo------whooo

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DD

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I posted this picture of my McCormick 15-30 over on the crops thread this morning. We sure didn't need snow on top of the unharvested crops but we don't get a choice. Just hoping for a change in the weather and a week of good drying conditions to finish up this year's harvest. 

 

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Great looking black & white photos!  Have you had some moisture for disking?  On the west side of the state it seems the rain has skirted around my place and has only settled the dust if that.  I have about 18 acres of oat stubble to plow under but it will likely be late in October before that happens.  

I pulled an old plow out of the weeds just to see if it was still usable. Please ignore the color. The tail wheel needed a tube and one share was toast. I did make due with what I had and modified a IH share that was hanging on the wall to fit. Had to drill a new hole and weld on a bolt to the back to make it work but I think I got it. It’s not my main plow but will be fun to pull with the H a couple rounds. I last used it when I was 10 years old. 

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I spent many hours in my youth pulling a plow a little older than that with an H. Didn't have to worry about flat tires since they were steel wheels. That 2 x16  plow was more than an H could handle sometimes in old alfalfa sod in clay soils. The solution was to add an additional H in front.

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