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    Yesterday, 2 June 2007, I was fortunate enough to visit the New Jersey Live Steamers event. A great group of hobbyists who made me feel right at home. Photos and video of my visit are on the New England Model Engineering Society web pages.

    http://neme-s.org/NJLS_JUNE_2007/new...e_steamers.htm

    Thank you NLJS for a great day out.

    Errol Groff
    Errol Groff

    New England Model Engineering Society
    http://neme-s.org/

    YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GroffErrol?feature=mhee

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    Njls

    Sorry. The correct linnk is:

    http://neme-s.org/NJLS_JUNE_2007/new...e_steamers.htm

    Errol
    Errol Groff

    New England Model Engineering Society
    http://neme-s.org/

    YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GroffErrol?feature=mhee

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    • #3
      Njls

      I don't seem to be getting anywhere tonight. Trying again:

      neme-s.org/NJLS_JUNE_2007/new_jersey_live_steamers.htm

      Errol Groff
      Errol Groff

      New England Model Engineering Society
      http://neme-s.org/

      YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/GroffErrol?feature=mhee

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      • #4
        Looks like a really nice club,wish I were closer.
        I just need one more tool,just one!

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        • #5
          Model engines and engineers

          Originally posted by Errol Groff
          Yesterday, 2 June 2007, I was fortunate enough to visit the New Jersey Live Steamers event. A great group of hobbyists who made me feel right at home. Photos and video of my visit are on the New England Model Engineering Society web pages.

          http://neme-s.org/NJLS_JUNE_2007/new...e_steamers.htm

          Thank you NLJS for a great day out.

          Errol Groff
          Thanks Errol,

          fabulous workmanship and craftsmanship.

          The sheer skill and attention to detail is hard to appreciate until you've seen it and touched it.

          I happened to go to and Open/"Demo" at my machine supplier's premises not so long ago. My main reason for attending was to see a top-of-the-line CNC multi-station lathe and mill running - it was awe-inspiring from a machining point of view.

          It was "blown away" by a demo put on by the local steam model locomotive engine society. I spent a couple of hours looking and the sheer dedication in several machines just as you showed on the web site you listed. And the only thing that was better than the machines was talking to some of the people who made them. To say they were enthusiastic would be the understatement of the month. And they were modest and did not brag.

          I was amazed at the diversity of back-grounds of the members - the whole lot. The work they did with what they had was stunning.

          I am going along to their monthly "Open to the Public" day in a week or two to see how they approach it. Their attention to detail and patience would do the best of die-makers, tool and instrument makers proud.

          I will be very surprised if I don't end up joining up in their club.

          If I am not mistaken Jon Stevenson has an interest in this as well.

          While these sort of people in these sort of clubs are alive the traditional skills of our fore-fathers are in very good hands.

          I will defy anyone to go to one of these displays and to not come away refreshed, enlightened and appreciative of what can be done with very little - and very glad they went to the display.

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