Western MN Steam Threshers - Community Forum

  1. Guidelines For Use of This Forum

    Administrators of this site will retain the right to suspend any member's right to post at any time without warning or notice. It is our intention to create and maintain an environment that will provide a place to promote member and association displays and topical discussion of all areas of the show. Please remember that anyone with Internet access will be able to view these posts. With this in mind keep all posts positive and informative. Please - Do not post personal information (Telephone numbers, addresses, E-mail addresses, Etc.) of another person in this forum. If in the view of the moderators of this forum that any posts are of the nature of brags ( mine is better than yours ) brand bashing, inflammatory in nature, political in nature, inappropriate sexual content, or other posts that are not in the best interest of the show will be removed. Please remember these simple guidelines and enjoy this site!
    1. Welcome!

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    2. Site Questions

      Ask any questions you may have about the forum. Find out how tos for posting pictures, setting up Avitars, and posting threads.
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    1. Prayer Forum

      Need a prayer - Send a Prayer
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    2. Tributes

      Tributes and Obituaries for Members Past Away
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      Latest: Marvin Nodsle M Kerkvliet, Jul 22, 2015
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  2. Education on the Hill

    Areas of Focused Heritage Education on the Hill
    1. Steam School

      Steam school is the premier hobby steam education event in the United States.
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    2. Kids Day

      A day for kids and parents to come out and learn more about our show.
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      Latest: Kids Day 2015 Greg Thesing, Jun 23, 2015
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    3. Interpretative Centers

      Interactive interpretative stations around the show grounds. Some manned by volunteers and some automated to help the public understand the operations and history of the exhibit.
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  3. Steam Power on the Hill

    Discussions and Comments on Steam Power and Related Topics
    1. Steam Traction Engines

      Discussion, history, and pictures of steam traction engines displayed on the show grounds.
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      Latest: The big Rumley Darren Gunderson, Apr 26, 2015
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    2. Stationary Steam

      Discussion, history, and pictures of the stationary steam exhibits on the grounds.
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    3. Nebraska Engine

      Threads on the restoration of the Nebraska steam engine.
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      Latest: The Nebraska engine Dustin D Ehli, Apr 12, 2015
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  4. Railroad Action on the Hill

    Information on the Railroads, Depots, and Railroad Heritage Displays at WMSTR
    1. Engine 353

      Discussion threads relating to the Soo 353
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      Latest: Pictures of the 353.. Brian K. Nelson, Apr 30, 2015
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    2. The Porter

      Discussion threads on the Porter #3
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      Latest: Porter Status? M Kerkvliet, Jul 5, 2015
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    3. Depot Division

      Discussion threads about the WMSTR depots.
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    4. Motorcars

      Motor cars and motorcar sheds and equipment discussions
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      Latest: Benson Car Shop jimharstad@yahoo.com, Aug 29, 2010
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    5. Ortner Railroad

      History, pictures, crew, projects, and activities on the Ortner railroad
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      Latest: Ortner Railroad Updates dclong, Sep 1, 2015 at 7:50 PM
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    6. Rolling Stock

      Discussion threads on cabooses, Case car, and all other rolling stock on the railroad.
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      Latest: Handicap Car -- completed? 80pfd, Sep 5, 2007
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    7. Railroad Projects and Work Weekends

      Discussion and listings of what's happening on the railroad.
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      Latest: Track Improvements M Kerkvliet, Jul 12, 2015
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    8. WMSTR Railroad General Discussions

      Catch all for threads relating to the railroad
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  5. Miniatures and Models on the Hill

    Discussions on The Displays of the Scale Model Exhibits at WMST
    1. Miniatureland

      Discussion threads on the WMSTR miniature equipment located in Miniatureland.
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    2. Models and Miniatures on the Hill

      Models and Miniatures that hang out in other places on the hill
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  6. Threshing and Farming on the Hill

    Displays that are the Roots of the Show Discussed Here
    1. Threshing

      Threads on farming on the hill. Shocking, Threshing, forage chopping, etc.
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    2. 30's Era Farmstead

      Watch the farmstead develop and discuss history.
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      Latest: 30's era farmstead malvinth, Apr 17, 2015
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  7. Sawmills at WMSTR

    Discussion and History of Sawmills on the Hill
    1. Briden-Roen Sawmill

      History and discussion on the Briden- Roen Sawmill
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      Latest: 110 Case Colin, Nov 2, 2010
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    2. Earl's Mill

      What's happening at the sawmill in the hill.
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      Latest: Earl's Mill 2014 M Kerkvliet, Sep 16, 2014
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    3. Larson Sawmill

      Information and discussion related to the Larson Sawmill. AKA The Thick and Thin Mill
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      Latest: 2015 Sawmill Upgrades cjmlarson, Jul 12, 2015
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    4. Miniature Saw Mill

      The miniature saw mill powered by the Lang's model steam engine.
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      Latest: Miniature Sawmill Jason Lange, Aug 19, 2014
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    5. General Saw Mill Related Discussions

      For all posts that don't quite fit with a specific mill on the hill
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      Latest: Saw Mills mrnewway, Oct 18, 2014
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  8. Gas and Diesel Tractors

    Topics and Discussion on Farming Motors
    1. Steel Wheel Tractors

      Discussion Threads on the big old steel wheel tractors.
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    2. Rubber Tire Tractors

      Discussion on the wide variety of the rubber tire tractors on the hill.
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    3. Steel Tracks

      Threads on tracked tractors used for Farming.
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      Latest: Fall Plowing M Kerkvliet, Feb 1, 2015
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    4. Tractor Pull

      Threads on the WMSTR tractor Pull. When, Where, and How.
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      Latest: crawler? mholm, May 1, 2010
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  9. Stationary Gas and Deisel Engines

    Postings and Discussion on the "Wheeze Wheeze Wheeze POP Wheeze" Engines
    1. Stationary Gas and Diesel Engines

      Postings on the "Wheeze Wheeze Wheeze POP Wheeze" engines.
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      Latest: Gas Engine Area Picnic ottocollection, Jul 15, 2015
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  10. Horsepower Area

    Discussions on the Turn of the Century Farmstead and Related Horse Farming Activities
    1. Horse Power Area

      Discussions on the turn of the century farmstead and the related horse farming activities.
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  11. Ladies Activites

    Pioneer Ladies Activities
    1. Pioneer Ladies Activities

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    2. Boutique

      News on the Ladies Boutique
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    3. Pioneer Ladies Building

      Discussion on the exhibits of the Pioneer Ladies Building.
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      Latest: Quilts Needed stephp, Aug 21, 2014
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    4. Cookbook

      Communications and planning for the '09 feature cookbook.
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  12. Historical Displays and Demonstrations

    Heritage of Many Crafts, Demonstrations, and Displays
    1. Historical Displays and Demonstrations

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    2. Main Street Now and Future

      Post and talk about main street displays and discuss what we would like to see on main street in the future.
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    3. Style Show

      Discussions on demonstrating the fashions that were.
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      Latest: Style Show Work Weekend 2010 dachtera, Jun 14, 2010
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    4. Merry Go Round

      Threads on the C.W. Parker Merry go Round
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    5. Wood Carvers

      Discussion Threads on the wood carvers activities
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      Latest: New Life For Rollag Carousel s.d. jon, Nov 14, 2014
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    6. Prony Brake

      Threads on the horse power testing done by the crew of the Prony Brake.
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    7. Blacksmiths

      Heat it, Hit it, Make it
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    8. Machine Shop / Foundry

      Discussion and what's happening in the machine shop and foundry.
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    9. Pioneer Village

      Threads on what's happening at the water wheel powered work shop.
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    10. Soap Making

      Threads on the demonstration of making lye soap as they did in pioneer days.
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      Latest: Save that fat! slarson, Nov 11, 2014
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    11. Antique Vehicles on the Hill

      Threads and pictures of antique vehicles displayed on the hill.
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      Latest: Trailer & Jeep repairs cjmlarson, Aug 5, 2015
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  13. WMSTR Media Alley

    Media Outreach for WMSTR
    1. WMSTR Video Production

      Discussions and announcements about our show videos.
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      Latest: 2014 DVD Update M Kerkvliet, Feb 18, 2015
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    2. WMSTR Showbook

      Announcements and discussions on the annual steamer hill show book
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      Latest: 2014 Pictures for Showbook M Kerkvliet, Sep 15, 2014
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    3. WMSTR Website Information

      Questions, Comments and Updates about the Rollag family of websites (Forum, Online Store and Rollag.com website)
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      Latest: Forum Updates dachtera, Oct 12, 2013
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  14. Musical Exhibits

    Discussions on Musicians and Musical Exhibits
    1. Musical Instruments and Equipment

      Discussions on care, cleaning, and Storing of musical instruments.
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    2. Music on the Hill

      General topics concerning music on the Hill
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      Latest: winter jam???? norseman, May 7, 2015
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  15. Construction Area Exhibits

    Construction Exhibits and Happenings in the Sandbox
    1. Mary Sue

      Discussion on the 50 B
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      Latest: Spark Show Pictures Jerry Christiansen, Sep 13, 2008
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    2. The Marion

      Threads about the Marion Shovel
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      Latest: Sparkshow Pictures 2011 M Kerkvliet, Nov 16, 2011
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    3. Osgood Steam Shovel

      Beautiful steam shovel working on the hill
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      Latest: Osgood Steam Shovel M Kerkvliet, Jun 11, 2008
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    4. Marion-Osgood Steam Shovel

      One big steam shovel for display at the hill!
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    5. General Construction Discussion

      General discussion on Exhibits in the Sandbox
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      Latest: Concrete pour M Kerkvliet, Jul 29, 2015
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  16. People and Heritage on the Hill

    Background, Heritage, Celebration, and History of the Members That Have Mentored or Influenced Your Involvement at WMSTR
    1. People and Heritage on the hill

      Background, heritage, and history of members that have mentored or influenced your involvment in WMSTR
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      Latest: Lots of smiling faces.. norseman, Jun 11, 2015
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  17. Annual Expo / Feature

    Discussion and Information on the Features and Expos
    1. Annual Feature/Expo Discussion

      Discussion and information on the current years Feature/Expo
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      Latest: 2015 Features mrnewway, May 3, 2015
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    2. 2006 Expo - Case

      Threads on the Case expo and related events
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    3. 2007 Feature - Youth and Models

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    4. 2008 Expo - John Deere

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    5. Latest: All WMSTR women stephp, Aug 15, 2009
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    6. 2010 Allis Expo

      Persian Orange will be the color of the year in 2010.
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      Latest: Unclaimed Toy Tractors M Kerkvliet, Sep 27, 2010
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    7. 2011 Avery Farm Machinery Feature

      The year of the Bulldog
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    8. 2012 IHC Expo

      Red Power Days at Rollag
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      Latest: 2012 Video Requests dachtera, Aug 17, 2012
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    9. 2013 Garr-Scott

      Garr-Scott The tiger line
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      Latest: 2013 Poster & advertising dachtera, Jul 19, 2013
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    10. 2014 - Construction Equipment Expo

      Announcements, Discussions, and Information on the 2016 Construction Equipment feature.
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      Latest: Construction Expo Plate M Kerkvliet, Apr 18, 2014
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    11. 2016 - The Great Minneapolis Line

      Discussion and information on the Minneapolis Expo
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    12. 2017 Feature - Emerson-Brantingham

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      Latest: 2017 feature donnellythresher, Nov 17, 2014
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  18. Administration

    Member forums and assistance. Registration information and general administration information.
    1. Administration / Registration

      Announcements and Bulletins
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      Latest: 2015 Forms dachtera, Aug 13, 2015
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    2. Schedule development for the show

      We are attempting to gather information to develop a comprehensive schedule for the show. Post what you are doing, where you are doing it and what time you are doing it during the show. We will try to get this information compiled and out to our guests. We may not connect with a lot this year but this will be an ongoing thread that we will use on a yearly basis to help our guests.
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    3. Safety on the Hill

      Safety discussions on the hill
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      Latest: Tractor Shuttles M Kerkvliet, Jun 30, 2012
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    4. WMSTR PROJECTS

      Threads on projects new and ongoing and thier needs and progress.
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    5. Wants and Needs

      Looking for donations of equipment to the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion. Please respond to threads of needed equipment with what you have available and we will Private Message you to get further information and arrange details.
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      Latest: Visitors Camping donnellythresher, Aug 26, 2013
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    6. Endowment

      Bulletins and Announcements on what is happening with our endowment fund
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    7. WMSTR Water and Light

      Discussion on utilities on the hill
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  19. General Discussions and Posts

    For any acceptable topics that do not fit under a specific heading in this forum
    1. General Discussions

      For any acceptable topics that do not have a heading in the above forum menu.
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    2. Trivia Poll

      Pick the answer you think is the correct one and watch for the results.
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      Latest: Weekly Trivia Week 6 M Kerkvliet, Jan 1, 2013
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  20. Test Forum

    Used for testing your posting skills.
    1. Test Forum

      Here is the place to get used to posting and placing pictures.
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      Latest: In time 2015 show or not? Greg Thesing, Jul 31, 2015
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