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02-22-2011, 03:48 PM
I went to Cabin Fever this year. Came back with these photos:

02-22-2011, 04:04 PM

Thanks for sharing the show pics.

Looks very similar to the NAMES show.


02-22-2011, 04:28 PM
Check out the miniature shaper:


George Bulliss
02-22-2011, 04:33 PM
Thanks for sharing the photos, I didn't get to see all that much while there. I hardly made it out of the booth this year but I plan to make up for it at NAMES.


02-22-2011, 05:39 PM
I see you got some pictures of my engines. Thanks for posting them. It was a great show. Huge variety of engines and such. I only got out twice to walk around on Saturday as I was busy answering questions and running my engines most of the day.

02-22-2011, 07:14 PM
I wanted to go see the Deusenberg,especially to see the engine run. Couldn't get anyone to help w/driving. Maybe next year.

Anyone ever see the running Merlin engine some years ago? An old guy with white hair made it. Beautiful job,with a P-51 type model prop on it. Engine about 12" long. I saw it run,but it didn't run smoothly due to some oil problem they were having.

02-22-2011, 07:30 PM
I know they're small engines, but there are a lot of them... by the end of the day is there a looming smog cloud in the rafters of the convention center? :p

02-23-2011, 02:54 PM
Yes you know that engines are running.

02-23-2011, 04:17 PM
Thanks for taking the time to share with all of us that couldn't be present.

The last picture just blew me away! A gas powered pogo stick! I had never heard of such a thing, very cool..........


02-24-2011, 04:47 PM
For some background regarding the pogo stick's builder go to(http://winfield.50megs.com/tripod/HerbOttaway.htm) or better yet google "Herb Ottoway". He was a good friend of my dad's, competitors and compatriots, building 125cc racing bikes in the 50's, farting around with traction steam engines, and such. Herb helped me get a good grade on a high school term paper about Stanley Steamers.

He built an Indian six motorcycle, (http://greasykulture.blogspot.com/2010/10/indian-six.html) that he liked to park at a meet, blend into the crowd and listen to the experts tell "They didn't make many." I saw it once and would defy anyone to tell where the cases were joined.

His steam collection was large and included many one of a kinds.

And he was a great guy.