Wait. I'm confused. The club complained about having access to a rare engine and asked the city to pay storage fees? So it was sent back to the gas-axe wielding city?. After operating it for 22 years the club decided that the city should pay storage for it. They refused so I hauled it back to the city.
Sounds like another club that will succumb to the stupidK.O. No it isn't going to get scraped. The City owns it but they consider it just an old piece of equipment and refused to spend a dime on it. So it sits in an old shed at the city works yard. A few of us have tried to get something done to clean it up and operate it for the city. But it is the same old crap that the younger generation preach. Its too old and not safe to steam, there is too much liability for the city to let anyone move it etc. I have explained to the city and their museum that the roller is the most valuable piece they have in terms of dollars.
As for the club, when some new management took office a few years ago the shows deteriorated until this created a financial crunch. To raise money the directors decided to charge storage for non club owned equipment. I received a $ 750 invoice for several machines that I kept there. That is why I have 3 steamers here at home that don't cost me a dime to store. So no more steam show.