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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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