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    Made it to three shows this weekend. But the best thing of all was the aquisition of a THIRD Edition Machinery's Handbook. I have been searching for a 2nd and 3rd edition to complete my set for years. Now only the 2nd edition of the handbook eludes me. AH, the search goes on!


    Old Iron Tractor Club in Woodstock CT

    http://neme-s.org/2014/Old_Iron_June...ractor_clu.htm

    ATHS Ocean State Vintage Haulers Truck Show in Johnston RI

    http://neme-s.org/2014/Ocean_State_J...ge_haulers.htm

    and Connecticut Military Vehicle Collectors Show in Somers CT

    http://neme-s.org/2014/COMVEC_June_2...ehicle_col.htm


    Errol
    Errol Groff

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

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

  • #2
    Errol,
    I had a 70s era Machinerys and thought it would be a nice gesture handing it down to an engineering intern working with me. Little did I realize a new copy was going to be $110!

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    • #3
      I was very fortunate to have been gifted my First Edition copy by a friend who was afraid that his children would not know or appreciate its' value when he reaches the clearing at the end of life's path. I paid $40.00 for the 3rd edition over the weekend even though it was marked $48.00 firm. I had dug out two twenties and was counting one dollar bills to see if I had enough and the seller said that $40.00 would do. I thanked him profusely, laid the money in his hand and hustled the book back to my car.

      All my other editions were various prices and have been accumulated over many years. I bought the 17th edition when I was an apprentice in the 1960s and probably used it a thousand times over the decades.

      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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      • #4
        Thanks for sharing!

        This Dodge Power Wagon is sweet!
        http://neme-s.org/2014/Ocean_State_J...8/DSC08807.JPG
        I just need one more tool,just one!

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        • #5
          Thanks for the pics Errol, that is a very nice stave silo behind the model A pickup.

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          • #6
            That is just great Earl. I only wish there had been a Bolens 1050 in the lawnmower/garden tractors.
            ...lew...

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            • #7
              I just bought another 21/2ton Duece M35A2 militaty truck. This one has the 20k winch, winter pkg with the heater & hardtop, front & rear pto's, troop bed with the bows with new cover & a Hercules turbo multifuel.
              "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
              world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
              country, in easy stages."
              ~ James Madison

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              • #8
                Originally posted by flylo View Post
                I just bought another 21/2ton Duece M35A2 militaty truck. This one has the 20k winch, winter pkg with the heater & hardtop, front & rear pto's, troop bed with the bows with new cover & a Hercules turbo multifuel.
                Maybe a daft question but can someone tell me what a "duece" is? is it a style? manufacturer? i've seen this term used many times to describe all sorts of cars / trucks /etc. Googling duece seems to bring up a fair number of references to a ford model B but how does that relate to a 2 1/2 ton truck?

                apologies in advance for going somewhat off-topic...

                Cheers
                Batt...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by batt-man View Post
                  Maybe a daft question but can someone tell me what a "duece" is? is it a style? manufacturer? i've seen this term used many times to describe all sorts of cars / trucks /etc. Googling duece seems to bring up a fair number of references to a ford model B but how does that relate to a 2 1/2 ton truck?

                  apologies in advance for going somewhat off-topic...

                  Cheers
                  Batt...
                  Another way of saying "two". An Army 2 1/2 ton rated truck would be a 'duece and a half' and a 1932 Ford two-door car is a 'duece coupe'.

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                  • #10
                    Errol I've asked before and I'm asking again can you post these shows before hand and not after there over, thanks.

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                    • #11
                      Pretty much all the shows I go to are listed on the NEMES calendar page.

                      http://neme-s.org/Calendar.htm

                      I try VERY hard to keep the list up to date and accurate.

                      This weekend I will be heading to the Antique Fire Apparatus Muster in Wakefield MA

                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CarlByrns View Post
                        Another way of saying "two". An Army 2 1/2 ton rated truck would be a 'duece and a half' and a 1932 Ford two-door car is a 'duece coupe'.
                        Aahh - ok, go it. Thank you very much. That has been driving me nuts for ages !! :-)

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                        • #13
                          Since he said 2 1/2 ton deuce, I think it means a 2 1/2 ton truck with 2(deuce) rear axles. a dually.
                          North Central Arkansas

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