The show at Rollag covers a very large area, don’t plan on seeing everything that is going on in just one day. A good way to see what the layout of the show grounds looks like is to hop on the steam train when you come in the gate. It will take you around the show grounds and you can see the tractor display area very well from your seat in the cars.
The first video is a ride on the train through the tractor display area. It also includes some footage of a Minneapolis steam tractor belted up to the Baker Fan.
The next video is a quick walkthrough tour of some of the gas engine and steam engine display buildings. The gas engines vary in size from models that are less than one horsepower, to large engines that are over 50. There are several steam engines on display, my favorite is the Pabst Brewery engine. It is a large 2 cylinder vertical Corliss engine that was used in the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery. The girls loved the rhythm of the engine running, I captured a little dance they came up with when they were watching the connecting rod.
This is the third post in this series:
Check out our first post – Kids Activities –HERE to get a general overview of the WMSTR show.
Check out our second post in this series – Big Engines – HERE
Check out our fourth post in this series – Steam Log Crane and Steam Sawmill Operation – HERE
Check out our fifth and final post in this series – Steam Tractor Plowing, Steam Shovels, & Spark Show – HERE
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