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Made the annual trek up the state toWindsor today for the 2015 Model engineering show sponsored by the American Precision Museum. It was great to see all of the models, hundreds of them, and meet Joe D and his wife. I'm sure Joe has some photos so I'll just post some of the ones I took mostly of the museum's tools and displays plus a few of the models I really liked at the enginering show:

Museum: always loved this vertical shaper:



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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 11:19:17 PM »
Boring a steam cylinder:

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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 11:22:47 PM »
Can't remember what this was. Uhhhh, rotary table mill? Vertical lathe?

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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 11:31:07 PM »
Perhaps something more modern? How about a multi-purpose machine for the tiny shop?




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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2015, 11:37:26 PM »
Nice little shop press:





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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 03:25:38 AM »
Some fine machines there Steve.

That multi-function machine could well be ex navy. Many ships were equipped thus when space was tight.
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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 04:29:20 AM »
Love the underwear shielding the modesty of the press legs !

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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015, 09:56:50 AM »
Having built boats and lived aboard, and now with a tiny shop Andrew, I like that kind of thing! Wonder if the museum delivers?

Here's a rifle boring machine:





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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2015, 10:02:05 AM »
Gun stock copy lathe/mill. Note pattern in back:

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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2015, 10:08:21 AM »
Hi Steve   :wave:


Dam interesting ,my sort of place  , one day I would like to get over for a look   :thumbup:


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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2015, 10:15:19 AM »
Hey Rob! Come on over!


Gear Cutter with huge dividing plate:



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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2015, 10:31:55 AM »
And then, at the museum itself there are 3 cases of absolutely incredible machine tool models, that work by J Schauer, and a steam plant to drive it. Horizontal and vertical gang mills --- you can't even take the detail in it is so incredible.

The model engineering show takes place down the street, but the models in the museum on display are truly amazing:

The engine and boiler room:



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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2015, 10:48:03 AM »
One of the 2 cases of toolroom floors with  couple blow ups to show the level of detail:







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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2015, 10:14:44 PM »
Steve:  It was a pleasure to meet up with you, enjoyed our chat very much.  We'll have to do it again one of these days...

only a few photos,

a nicely done wooden clock


A largely wood beam engine


a few others that caught my eye






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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2015, 10:20:39 PM »
and a few more







And for all that have never met him, here's Steve:


Cheers, Joe


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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2015, 11:22:14 PM »
Heh, got me staring at that Ford pipe engine again!

There was some fine workmanship and very impressive engines there, Joe. A few that caught my eye:

Triple expansion marne steam:



and others





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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2015, 11:24:03 PM »
But I kept coming back to that Ford pipe engine:



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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2015, 11:39:51 PM »
Well Steve, let me know when you start to build one, I'll send you the switch....

Joe

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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2015, 01:30:33 PM »
Great looking place thanks for the pics!

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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2015, 11:42:21 AM »
Hey Rob! Come on over!




One day Steve ,Julie keeps bugging me to go to New York   ,but  I am sure  I could  leave here there for a few days and head North .  :med:  . I would love to see those machines and the model machine tools , look a good collection . Maybe meet up with Joe so I can show him how to shoot  :)


Joe was that a model show you were at ?  ,,,,,,,,,,,,, allot of  really fine looking engines  :bow: :bow:

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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2015, 12:43:00 PM »
Hey Rob....

Any help with the shooting would be a good thing... got anything that fixes old eyes?

If you are going as far south as Windsor for the show, head 4 hours north to Montreal!

My photos were of the same show as Steve.

Cheers, Joe

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Re: Precision Museum, and 2015 Model Engineering Show -- Windsor, Vermont
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2015, 01:35:30 PM »
Hey Rob....

Any help with the shooting would be a good thing... got anything that fixes old eyes?



Cheers, Joe


Easy ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Bigger target     :lol: :lol:


Aye one day Joe ,,,,,,,,,,,, there is a historic iron works over there I fancy  having a look round too .


Rob