Breaking up a stag party

methodistgirl

New member
This is something that I can't understand. I went to a
tracter show with my new husband and there were only
men. Later I got to see a diesel engine that stood 13 ft.
tall and the engineer could actually play music on that
thing. Once again there were no women. Why aren't
there women at these conventions? Am I the only one
who still believes in women's lib? It seems like I'm the
only girl for miles who love machines from musical
instruments to the big stationary engines that still run
and give off smoke. I'm also mechanicly inclined where
I even fixed a pipe organ one day. Without being
noticed that I was replacing a button to a stop.
This really baffles me.
judy jennings
 

teddy

Duckmeister
You must come over here Judy. Girls even drive steam engines over here and its nothing unusual.

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teddy
 

Krummhorn

Administrator
Staff member
There are many women who drive semi's across country, and quite successful at it, too. Lots of gals also drive tour buses and operate heavy machinery.
I think that tractors and stuff has been stereotyped into a 'man' thing, probably more so in the US ... I'm all for the gals who can do these 'manly' jobs - I think it's great.
 

teddy

Duckmeister
My mother drove a tractor on our diary farm after the war. Stirling Moss's sister, Pat Moss was not only a champion rally driver but also a champion show jumper. Over her women do any job a man can. Plumbing, truck driving construction work. Forget womens lib, just get on with it I say.

teddy
 

methodistgirl

New member
Thanks guys! I do like machines. I like working on small engines. So something
big can be up my ally. My mother was able to fix things too. My uncle on my
mother's side always worked on cars that I would send to junk but he managed to
always get it up and running like a new car. Musical instruments some of them
are nothing but machines like the piano or pipe organ for example. I love em!
judy jennings
 

marval

New member
It does seem a shame there were no women there Judi. I love looking at the old steam engines.
 

John Watt

Active member
My ancestor Doctor James Watt built small generators for specific and regulated electronic currents,
to experiment with the electricity of the human brain and body, and The Stone of Scone.
His brother used his schematics to build bigger engines, putting them in locomotives and ships.

The Marshville Steam Festival is a huge annual event, between Port Colborne and Ridgeway,
and lots of men and women, boys and girls, demonstrate their working machinery.

methodistgirl! May you have all the love and life with your new husband!
 

teddy

Duckmeister
Important: Whenever possible, please support events with chip vans as these have been specially provided by the organisers for your entertainment and pleasure. Do not drink beer at steam fairs, otherwise you will be asked to leave, and escorted from the field. For safety's sake, do not attend steam fairs with beer tents, in case people are p*ssed-up and driving steam rollers. I cannot stress this too highly (even though I have tried on numerous occasions).
Before setting off for an event, always check the calender on the wall. If you subtract the date on the calendar from the date of the event, and get a minus number - this means that you've missed it.
(Minus numbers are those with a hyphen on the left-hand side)

There have been a couple of big steam fairs around here recently. They all have (well attended) beer tents. The extract above gives you an idea of the atmosphere at them.

teddy

 

methodistgirl

New member
Don't worry about that Teddy. I don't like beer and it doesn't like me either.
The last time I tried to drink some it made me sick. Never again!
Guess what! I just joined a forum similar to this one called Smok stak.
This is a forum for those who like to work on engines and other motors.
I had no idea of the different types of engines made in the USA until
I joined this group. Their forum isn't as nice as this one but there are
pictures I would like to show here.
judy jennings
 

methodistgirl

New member
I finally found a picture. I think this is the cutiest ever. Try using
that on your pipe organ.
judy jennings
 

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teddy

Duckmeister
Judy

www.prestonservices.co.uk/traction.html

You may find this site of interest. It is at Preston, a small village near to where I live. There is a big steam rally there every year. I think you would love it. I love the Fowler Showman's Engine, and can remember them being used with travelling fun fairs when I was a kid.

teddy
 

John Watt

Active member
teddy's right! There was a fatality at our local steam festival a few years ago.

methodistgirl has me thinking about a steam-powered cathedral organ.
Would you use brimstone to fire that up?
 

methodistgirl

New member
I found that little engine on line. I wished I did have one that cute
and nice. The only thing like that is a sewing maching not to forget
the Microwave:grin:
 

teddy

Duckmeister
I am sure that if you got involved with these groups you would soon find yourself one that needed renovating Judy

teddy
 

methodistgirl

New member
Some of the old engines the the old guys play with were probably
used on some of the older pipe organs that were replaced with new ones.
That happens sometime. Fairbanks Morse isn't just for the military, farms,
making electricity, and clothing making. There are other companies
that made the Hit and Miss engines like in my pictures earlier.
judy jennings
 

teddy

Duckmeister
I believe that the early fair ground organs were steam driven Judy, although I have not researched them. I will have a look on the web and see what there is.

teddy
 

John Watt

Active member
I was just riffing off about steam powered cathedral organs,
but teddy saying "early fair ground organs" made me think of steam powered calliopes.
Or am I thinking about the "Teddy the Tugboat" toy I had as a child?
That steamed up too.
 
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