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Old 04-03-2006, 08:40:56 PM
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Hello,
I'm a steam guy and new to this category but had some pictures to post that I thought some of you might like to see. This first picture is of my friend, Nick Poncelet, with his lowboy mounted 75 hp Cooper-Bessemer as shown at our Northwest Antique Power Association's annual show, just east of Kalispell, Montana's Glacier Park International Airport. Since the engine ran on scavenged natural gas, Nick builds pressure with another engine and fires it with propane.

This is Nick Poncelet's and Steve Skyberg's 90 hp Superior diesel, originally from the Cat Creek Oilfield in east central Montana.

This picture shows a large two cylinder Fairbanks-Morse engine at the Barnes Steam and Power Show at Belgrade, Montana. This shows the 700 hp Ingerson-Sargent steam powered air compressor in the background that builds the air pressure for the pneumatic starting system on this diesel engine. The man atop the engine is heating copper (glow) plugs with a propane torch for starting.

This is a different angle of the same Fairbanks-Morse diesel at Belgrade, Montana, in the running mode.
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Fantastic pics!! Makes me wish that I was there!! Thank you. Jim
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Fantastic pics!! Makes me wish that I was there!! Thank you. Jim
Hey Jim,
I'm glad I could put them here and I'm equally glad you enjoyed them.
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This is a Boviard engine owned by Steve Skyberg and Nick Poncelet, shown here at the 2003 Northwest Antique Power Show near Kalispell, Montana. I will try to find out more about this engine. I know the generator is to put a load on it.
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This picture shows my friend Nick Poncelet at the 2003 NWAPA Show near Kalispell, Montana, on the lowboy that hauls his 75 hp Cooper Bessemer.
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Gary, isn't it the Superior that blows the great smoke rings? I almost died laughing at that...what a noise and what a great engine!!!
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Gary, isn't it the Superior that blows the great smoke rings? I almost died laughing at that...what a noise and what a great engine!!!
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John,
Yes that superior blows great smoke rings. It is amazing the power they can draw down with that generator and the huge electric heater that robs its power. If we don't get together before our show, come over to the Case steam engine & tender and we'll get acquainted there.
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I bumped into another photo showing the Barnes' (I think?) 100 hp Fairbanks Morse double cylinder diesel engine at Belgrade, Montana. I posted better photos of it earlier in the thread.
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This is a nice close-up of Nick Poncelet's 75hp Cooper-Bessemer, taken at the 13th Annual NWAPA show, near Kalispell, Montana this past September.
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Here's a shot of some of the perfect smoke rings that the 90hp Superior puts out when Nick gives it some throttle.. You can see the rings headed straight up, above the other smoke blown around there and to the right.
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I love those flywheels with 8 spokes, thanks for the fantastic pictures.
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Glad you brought that thread up, Gary.

Here's an album showing the "Sucker Rod Lines" in Mt. and this one was working. What an eerie sound to hear the rods squeak across the fairleads on a quiet day. Too bad it was retrofitted with electric motor.

Last pix, I think, are the remants of an ole oil field derrick, located close to the Pendroy Oil Fields. There's also a fantastic oil derrick in Cutbank with walking beam, engine..the whole she-bang...but not working.

here's the pixs:http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...74380864ENsIQY


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When I was a kid, we lived on an oil lease that had a central "power" with sucker rods running for hundreds of yards over the ground to several wells. The rods and wood blocks did make wonderful sounds, and so did the 35 HP Superior 4 cycle that kept it all going night and day. After a rain shower, as everything dried out, the whole outfit would really put on a concert.
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I bumped into another picture of the Boviard-Sefang engine Nick Poncelet (L) owns and shows at the NWAPA show near Kalispell, Montana. Nick is visiting with Dan Ailsworth.
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pics look like a great show
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Does anyone have a video of the big 100Hp? Fairbanks Y-V twin running that could be posted? I believe this engine was sold a few years ago and I lost track of it then.

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