Saturday, August 15, 2015

Weekend Steam: Threshing At Pinckneyville

This Advance steam engine was pulling a thresher with a Garden City feeder, so it can be fed from two bundle wagons. They choked it up! The belt slipped, but the engineer shut it down before it came off. The crew had to pull panels off the thresher and dig out wheat, and when they started up again you should have seen the chunks going out the blower. It was a pretty good show.
In this video you will see the engineer use one of the injectors to add water to the boiler, and stoking the fire with coal. Note how he hits the corners. As we were leaving the show we were lucky enough to catch this engine as it returned to the steam engine lineup.

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