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Hamilton Steam Museum
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Posted By: 8540tomg, 08-01-2010, 08:18 PM

Gave the DA* 16~50 a real workout today. In addition to shooting the HMCS Haida I also went to the Hamilton Steam Museum. A fun place for me to visit as one of my ancestors built the 2 huge beam engines which powered the Hamilton Waterworks for many years.











Lots of cast iron and brass in this place.

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Tom, I really like the last two. Great series. JIM
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Thanks Jim.

Easier to shoot than birds.

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Very sharp and detailed Like the first couple the best well done.

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This is a delightful series, Tom. I love places like this and your photos really portray this one well.

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Thanks Dave and Jer

Its kind of a shrine to the Age of Steam.

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Hi Tom, agree with sailor those places are special, even more so with links
you have to it.

in regards to #5, cam and lifters, I dont think one can go to autozone and buy
replacement parts for that guy

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QuoteOriginally posted by BillM Quote
Hi Tom, agree with sailor those places are special, even more so with links
you have to it.

in regards to #5, cam and lifters, I dont think one can go to autozone and buy
replacement parts for that guy

Thanks Bill,

You're right about the non standard parts. The tour guide said everything was hand made - even the nuts and bolts. No two were exactly alike nor were they interchangeable. Must have been a nightmare when taking things apart for maintenance. You can see they were numbered (5) in the shot below.





For all that these massive engines ran for over 70 years and were used as backups for several years after that time.

Tom G


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