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Old 09-02-2009, 10:06:05 PM
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The 40th Freeport Show will be featuring Rawleigh and Rawleigh Schryer engines at this years show. September 18 - 20, 2009 at The Stephenson County Fairgrounds, Freeport, IL. This will be the 100 year celebration of the founding of the company. If you have any of these engines help fill up Gasoline Alley by bringing them to the show. For more information check out the show calendar here on Stak. Thank You, Michael
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Just bumping to the top. Less than two weeks till show time. Michael
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Setting up for the show now and hoping for a good turnout with our New Show Dates Sept 18,19, & 20 2009

Show Feature this year is Horses and Horse Powered Equipment. Including the clubs 12 Horse Sweep Powered CASE Threshing Machine

Featured Gas Engine is Rawleigh and Rawleigh Schryer engines made in Freeport, IL.

Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad offering 4 mile train rides with a Heisler Logging Locomotive.

Cooper Corliss Stationary Steam Engine with 25+foot diameter Flywheel, billed as being the largest Operating Steam Engine within a 500 mile radius.

Midwest Championship Antique Tractor Pulls using 2 mechanical sleds Friday night and Saturday afternoon with Farmers Hitch Horse Pulls 1/2 hour after the Saturday afternoon tractor pulls are over.

Silver Creek Museum
with 25+ rooms filled with local memorabilia.

Huge Daily Parade.
Huge Flea Market.
Breakfast
and Noon Meals, plus various Food Stands on the grounds.
Camping Available plus several motels/hotels in the area.

Steam Engines
Tractors
Gas Engines
Model Engines
Antique Cars, Trucks, and Fire Engines
Sawmill
Barrel Stave Mill
Flour Mill
Shingle Mill
Etc., Etc., Etc....


Something for everyone, young or old !

I'll try posting more pictures later...
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Got a few more pictures to add including a shot off our new calendars showing some assembly pictures of the big Cooper Corliss Steam Engine, and a couple shots of the quick repair job we had to do to the Fairbanks Morse Diesel starting compressor. 3 of the 5 poppet valves were rusted so tight it took me almost an hour to get them pulled out and 2 of them were found to have broken springs in them. Should be back together soon. No place open on Sunday that had any springs on hand.

Got another shot of the Heisler showing the Silver Creek Depot and loading dock.

And a pic of the new gear I had to get and make fit the the sawmill to get it up and running again.

Hope to have my 37 Ford back together again and in there along with all the other set up work. Just got the field coils soldered back in the starter about 10:30 tonight and tested it with jumper cables. Hopefully it works under load.

Having trouble getting my pictures to load this time, but will try again.....
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Had to upload them one at a time instead of 2 at a time, but I got the other ones I wanted to add yet tonight.... the close up shot of the poppet valves in the Fairbanks Morse Diesel starting compressor, The Silver Creek & Stephenso Railroad Depot, and the new gear I had to get for the sawmill to get it up and running again.

Need to go through my pictures some more and try to find some of the Horse Power Threshing and a few other items.
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Fairbanks starting compressor is back up and running.... big diesel was somewhat cold blooded and needed a shot of either to get to fire, but eventually got to chugging away blowing smokerings again.
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Show Starts in 2 Days.....
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1/2 day to go, Starts Friday Morning ....

Sawmill survived the Thursday night trial run, will need to check the lead when we belt up the first Steam Engine good & tight. Didn't bother to check it with the couple small limbs I ran through tonight with a farmal M loosely belted up as tight as they could get with limited traction. Had a hair too much lead with that, as noticed by the front teeth leaving more marks on the log than I would have like to have seen, but I didn't adjust it as I would just be resetting it back to where it is once I get a Steamer on it.

I didn't get a chance to see how many Rawleigh's and/or Rawleigh Schryer's showed up yet, but I'm sure there will be a few more sneek in Friday morning anyway. Not many out there as they were only in production for a few short years. Joe Maurer can give a lot more information on them than what I will ever know about them.
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As of Thursday afternoon, I counted 17 of the Rawleigh and Rawleigh Schryer engines already present on the showgrounds. Only took two of the 16 Rawleigh, Rawleigh Schryer, and Ziegler Schryer built engines that I own to the show. Joe already jokingly gave me a hard time and said I should have taken them all so we could have had the most of them together in one place at the same time since back during the days when they were built. If I can round up some help on Friday morning, perhaps I'll drag another half dozen or so of them to the show.........
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Still hoping someone (Anyone) will post some pictures of the Rawleigh's & Rawleigh Schryer's. I never even got around to look at any of them myself, being too busy with other things, but I've had people requsting pictures of them in other posts....



Anyone ???
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After several requests from others for pictures, I have started a new thread specifically asking for pictures of the engines on display. Hopefully it will get better responce than what I've gotten by asking on this thread.

I was told there 31 of them at the show, but I never heard a breakdown of sizes or how far away they came from.
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Michael McCraken was kind enough to send me his picture CD so I could post them for him.

I just started posting them on the thread I started a couple weeks ago asking for pictures titled Rawleigh & Rawleigh Schryer engine pictures wanted.

I just got done posting 8 of his pictures on that thread, and will add more later. I am including the serial numbers on all of them that were identified in his pictures.

Please refer to the other post for future pictures.
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