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2019 California Gold Show: Ramona, California

bigGURN

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04/01/2012
What an amazing show and venue! Thank you to everyone who made this show possible and shared their engines!

A quick overview:


More in depth (sorry I couldn't get detailed video of every engine, the timing just didn't work out):








 

Lester Bowman

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07/09/2019
Looks like a huge double inlet Samson centrifugal pump in the last pic. Not too many of those left in existence.
 

LCJudge

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12/14/2019
What a great event! I have to be in California in the near future and I really wanted to work my schedule out to be at CA Gold but just couldn't make it happen. Greg has the neatest set up there for such a happening. Beautiful!!

I saw several faces of folks I know and heard a few more (can't mistake Buzz's voice!)
 

OrgWayne

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03/22/2017
So where exactly where was this show ?
Wayne :salute:
Man would be nice to go there
 

Ron Haskell

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08/05/2018
Not counting all of Greg Wakeman's engines in various buildings on the property, the engine count was:
8 FriscoStandard
7 Samson
6 Western
5 Union
4 West Coast
3 Sterling
2 Regan
2 Hercules
1each
Globe
Mery
Atlas
Doak
Mink
Golden Gate
Schilling
Stearns
Stearns Brothers
Corliss
Eureka
Pacific
 

LCJudge

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12/14/2019
Ron, I’ve watched the videos 3 times and enjoy them each time. You mention 1 Golden Gate engine. Did one of them have a different name in it as I know there 2 Golden Gate “type” engines there.
 

Ron Haskell

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08/05/2018
Wayne's engine says Golden Gate, and Greg's engine has Schilling cast in the base.
 
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bigGURN

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04/01/2012
So where exactly where was this show ?
Wayne :salute:
Man would be nice to go there
Wayne, this is a moving show. It changes location yearly. This year it was held at Greg W.'s in his back yard! He has built himself an entire mine and town. It was an absolute brilliant location!
 
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