2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet for Forum Members

Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Tue May 27, 2008 1:50 pm

Since diesel is $4.80 to $5 gallon. I doubt I'll be there Friday. I will stop Saturday after work though.
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Cap On: Tue May 27, 2008 9:49 pm

I apologize in advance if I am being redundant. But what time do we met at the mine tour parking lot or entrance on Sat morning? I'll be driving directly there from home. Probably not camping Friday night,

Many thanks,
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 27, 2008 11:53 pm

Chris said the be there no later than 9:30. It opens at 10:00. I believe he's going to get everyone in there early to get their tickets and whatever so you guys can take the first trip down.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Wed May 28, 2008 12:10 am

i dont wanna roast weenies over coal
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed May 28, 2008 8:17 pm

lincolnmania wrote:i dont wanna roast weenies over coal

Why not it is cleaner burning then Wood I am not driving my truck up there
I am taking the car so I can't take you wood up for you
P.S. what do you think your grandparents cooked and baked with
I am sure There was a coal stove in the kitchen ;)
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed May 28, 2008 8:23 pm

coal berner wrote:
lincolnmania wrote:i dont wanna roast weenies over coal

Why not it is cleaner burning then Wood I am not driving my truck up there
I am taking the car so I can't take you wood up




I have some wood left over from when I was burning it . I will bring some along .Oh yea I will make it to the mine tour as well . Dave
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu May 29, 2008 3:42 pm

Tick, tock... :D Just a reminder, if you're going to the coal mine tour be there before 9:30. If you're going to the river tomorrow I should be there by noonish, my Uncle is going up tonight so if I'm not there he will be. Hope to see you there but I know its quite a distance for many people. Luckily it looks like the weather is going to be wonderful with an occasional T-Storm on Saturday.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri May 30, 2008 5:38 am

:cheers:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Cap On: Fri May 30, 2008 6:47 am

Stupid question time.

Are there picnic tables or do we need to bring along a folding chair with the cup holder? My bike gets crowded.
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri May 30, 2008 7:17 am

If you have a folding chair and room bring it but there is picnic tables and chairs avaialable.

Note the big giant logs for chairs :D :

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That's an older picture about 10 years ago, the pavilion is to the right under construction. Those particular logs got washed away in a flood but there's others that replaced them. The pavilion of course has a roof , there's a macadam floor, stove, grills, etc. There's even a small woodstove but apparently that won't be needed. This really isn't camping in my book, I'm used to strapping on a backpack and heading out in the woods. The one bathroom facility is completely new and is probably nicer than a few peoples bathroom's. :lol:

It's a really nice setup. We've been doin family get together's here for decades and even without the addition of all the new stuff it was great place to go.

The new batroom sits on top of this platform, there's an additional bathroom in the shed behind it. River is in the background.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri May 30, 2008 7:23 pm

Who is steering the ship in Richard's absence?
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri May 30, 2008 7:52 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Who is steering the ship in Richard's absence?
I might be. I got an e-mail from Richard saying I was now a moderator! So behave because I haven't a clue as to what to do, if you get rowdy. :-)
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: acesover On: Fri May 30, 2008 7:57 pm

Was hoping to make it, looks like a great time, got to baby sit my grandson this Saturday...DARN :cry: Have fun guys.
Ray
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Fri May 30, 2008 8:22 pm

Sorry guys :( I have to work Saturday. I can't make it. Whats going on Sunday? :)
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Re: 2008 Steam Town Meet and Greet

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri May 30, 2008 8:45 pm

See you at the mine tour in the morning.
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