PDA

View Full Version : Portland Ind. show



neonman
08-04-2008, 10:33 PM
Is anyone planning to attend the Portland Indiana Tractor & Engine show in a couple of weeks? Anyone from Texas? I am planning to be there showing a couple of model engines.

neonman

JCHannum
08-04-2008, 11:33 PM
I haven't been for a couple of years, and might try to get down there. If I can, I would like to hook up with you and see your engines in person, I have been following your builds. If I do go, it will probably be Thurs or Fri. Everyone should attend at least once.

http://www.tristategasengine-tractor.com/

neonman
08-05-2008, 06:16 PM
JC, I plan to get there sometime wednesday late, and be there through
Sat. I will be with John Burns in the vendor area. He invited me to show with him. It's nice to partner up so one can see the show without closing up.

neonman

JCHannum
08-05-2008, 08:37 PM
I hope to make it, and will definitely try to connect with you if I do.

This is Maury's website for thoe who may not be familiar with his work and engines.

http://www.lonestarengineworks.com/index.html

Bruce Griffing
08-05-2008, 08:51 PM
I am not a member, but TEDTEA is very active here in central Texas. I have been to their show and it is great!

http://www.tedtea.org/

So if you are in Texas this fall, it is worth stopping by for the show.

neonman
08-25-2008, 07:53 PM
All, the Portland Ind show was once again a great success.

JC H, did you make it? didn't see you, but I wasn't nested at my spot a whole lot either.

neonman

JCHannum
08-25-2008, 09:44 PM
Unfortunately, I was not able to make it. Friday was the only day I had available and that fell through as the week developed. It is a great show, and I am sure you enjoyed it. Do you have any photos to share?

neonman
08-25-2008, 10:31 PM
I have too many photos to share by posting. Another friend from the great state of Texas also was there, and according to him, he took more photos than I did. Over the next months, we plan to consolidate them, and put them on a cd. We would then share it for cost & shipping.

I only wish there was a way to capture the feeling and presence of those big oil field engines running at night, being lit by yellow dogs. Photos just can't do it.

There was a fair number of models there, indicating the model engine/hsm hobby is quite alive.

The only dissapointment was that by mid day Saturday, a lot of folks had already cleared out. This show runs from Wednesday through Sunday, but the peak is Thursday and Friday.


neonman

JCHannum
08-25-2008, 10:39 PM
I don't know if my friend dragged his Reid engine down there, I haven't talked to him lately. His engine is a 25HP, painted metallic green, with a chrome stack. He bought it that way, don't ask.

They do the oil field engines with the yellow dog lanterns at the Wauseon show too. There are not as many engines, but it is still impressive.