Monday, October 14, 2013

these pictures are from a Show at Bandana Sq in St Paul MN  Oct 2013
our street parade  11 blocks  or one mile and one tenth
all in HO

some of the John Robinson  cottage cages in HO

4 differnent  years of the Charging Tiger wagon

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

four new CJ Mack canvas trucks arriving on our lot

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

our circus parade

had our circus parade in Madison Wis   show  this weekend   8/22/13

Thursday, July 25, 2013

our circus in HO scale

been working on our Ho circus again     first picture is our big top  and the second is the  midway with side show and menageri  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

the Ringling A/C wagpms pf 1939 to 1942

Ringling had 8 of these wagons  from  1939 to 1942    in the front of the wagon was a ice bunker that a huge fan in the rear blew air over the ice and thru a tube that attached to two pipes in the top of the wagon     the tubes were also attached to the top of the big top    a interesting note is also in the rear was a heating unit so that in cold weather they could heat the tent  with the same units 
The wagons were numbered  160 to  167   and were  16 and 1/2 ft long 8 ft wide and 10 tall built by Southern Iron and Equipment Co .  Buffalo Fordge handled the design  and fitting of both the A/C and heating equipment.   The Fans were capable of handling 17,000 cu ft of air per  miniute and wer driven by GE 3 hp Electric motors   Each Ice bunker helt 6.000 lbs of ice  and operated  on much the same principle as todays evaporative cooling systems.


Saturday, June 29, 2013

three new wagons added to my Great Circus parade  train
Italian band wagon   english band wagon and  wedding cake

Saturday, June 8, 2013

It was Circus Modelers day in Baraboo Wis  at the  National convention  June 1, 2013  the mayor  presenting us with the procumation    

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Notes on the RBBB Electrical Generator wagons:
Wagons No 109-110- 111- 112 
Wagon # 109 Carried Two cummins Diesels
Wagon # 110-111 carried  GM Diesels  and had the controll panels in the  head end of the wagons
These two wagons were cross-wired  so that all output for the Big Top came out of Wagon 112
Only three generators were used at one time with the fourth as a standby.,  These could be reotated at the main control panel in wagon 112   Each Generator produced a three-phase circurtery as shown on the switch controll in back of each generator  
Fule tanks for the G. M's  (Wagons 110- 111-112 were located int the frame  under the wagon
(notes from the Lucky Allen Collection)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

supplemet to Power wagons RBBB 109, 110, 111, 112

  1. with the interst in the RBBB power wagons    here are a few details  that one could add to your wagons 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

wagon poles and tounges

been asked for some infromation on wagon poles or tounges

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

big top generator and chandlier wagons

this has been the winter project this year  to complete this department