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dwilloughby
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Re: New big boiler build

Post by dwilloughby » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:22 pm

Try Vance Nickerson. I believe he is in the Houston Area. I also believe he is a member of the Southwestern Live Steamers.

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Re: New big boiler build

Post by SteveM » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:38 pm

Mike Walsh wrote:Ray Pennell of Steam Age USA was in Texas, but he passed away a while back.
Ray had a couple of younger guys working for him. It's too bad they didn't take over the business or start up on their own.

Steve

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Re: New big boiler build

Post by Oktrainboys » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:42 am

Thanks a bunch for these latest recommendations guys, I will follow up on these. Mike

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Re: New big boiler build

Post by Mike Walsh » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:18 am

SteveM wrote:
Mike Walsh wrote:Ray Pennell of Steam Age USA was in Texas, but he passed away a while back.
Ray had a couple of younger guys working for him. It's too bad they didn't take over the business or start up on their own.

Steve
I think they tried a few boilers after Ray's passing, but that didn't last long... Don't quote me on that.

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Re: New big boiler build

Post by NP317 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:37 pm

Mike Walsh wrote:
SteveM wrote:
Mike Walsh wrote:Ray Pennell of Steam Age USA was in Texas, but he passed away a while back.
Ray had a couple of younger guys working for him. It's too bad they didn't take over the business or start up on their own.

Steve
I think they tried a few boilers after Ray's passing, but that didn't last long... Don't quote me on that.
One of my Friends got a boiler built post-Ray. Yes, there were problems and issues.
And my Mikado boiler was built immediately post-Ray. It is sound and useable, but not exactly as I requested.
Valerie (Ray's widow) told me she had problems getting the guys to follow her instructions, which contributed to closing the business.
Too bad as Ray and Valerie built competent boilers and ran a stand-up business.
~RN

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Re: New big boiler build

Post by dnevil » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:35 pm

Have you tried Vance Nickerson?

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