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Old 07-07-2017, 08:22 PM
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Long time lurker, part-time Clowder participant coming out of the Shadows here. A big thank you Red Sqwrl for facilitating the transport and feeding the illness, it has progressed from the desire to owner phase and has not reached the hoarder state(yet). As Couchloafer once stated "If you can't get a snowcat for all your friends, have your friends get a snowcat."
Here are some pics of one of the St-4s currently asleep in the Squirrels nest.


#1059 is the tag on the ST-4 with ST-4B #1037 providing some of the replacement parts. Unfortunately the body of 1037 was recycled and the frame chopped. Both machines sustained significant front end damage and only the 1059 machine remains.
After a sleep deprived turn and burn and a 2 month wait, I am looking forward to seeing and assessing what is actually there.

Thank you to all the forum members for providing the community and information to be able to bring these field finds back to life.

This is going to be fun...

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Old 07-07-2017, 09:15 PM
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I'm look forward to seeing you Snow shadow. It has been a bit... We need to get caught up...

This is going to be a lot of fun!

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Old 07-08-2017, 11:06 PM
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I am looking forward to it as well. It will be quite a time I am sure!
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Default Re: Mid West Cat Clowder, July 21-23

thought i would go ahead and share this unconfirmed rumor, I am told that a square door unrestored running kitten and it's owner are planning to come to the summer time clowder, his plan is to sell it and go home with an empty trailer, price is unknown at this time...

so, if you are wanting a kitten, this may be a opportunity to acquire one. and remember, this is a unconfirmed rumor at this time, if and when, more info is shared, i will be happy to pass it along...

understand the squirrel is going all out to make this a great event...
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Default Re: Mid West Cat Clowder, July 21-23

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his plan is to sell it and go home with an empty trailer,
That will be quite a feat.


between the all things over the snow museum and my compound of all things mechanical... leaving empty will be possible but highly unlikely.

It is full steam ahead on the workshop.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: Mid West Cat Clowder, July 21-23

In the interest of helping Dan oneal with his large sprocket needs, Would anyone want to see EDM (electric Discharge machining) in person?

I was kind of intrigued about the process and still can't get my head around how precise the process is given what is going on there. anyhow... "all work and no play makes jack a dull boy"
I could order some sprockets in and get my people to create them into usable snow trac parts at different parts of the weekend. Whether or not you want to see all the steps or just some of the steps of it might be fun? ( im sort of weird, so this may not apply to NORMAL people)

all the shops are within a few minutes drive from the compound.
I suppose I could just have the work done ahead and just see the machine as the run time on some of the steps is longer than I can concentrate..

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Default Re: Mid West Cat Clowder, July 21-23

looks like I maybe going to this . wont bring my freighter but mit haul something home
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Default Re: Mid West Cat Clowder, July 21-23

Book your Hotel rooms in the area soon, they are filling up. My wife and I got the last Country Inn and Suits room in Little Chute. They are now full up. With the Historic racing that weekend at Road America, hotels are going to be busy..

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Old 07-12-2017, 08:32 PM
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I got a text from the mrs, that there is an americ inn, and days inn that are available. the over the snow collector mentioned a new hotel in brillion, I apologize for not having details but I am sure lodging will be available as Greenbay doesn't have a Home football game and the Experimental Air Craft Association starts the week after. for logistics and planning Key cities of Oshkosh 25 minutes south appleton, kaukauna, little chute, and greenbay 20 minutes north are places to search. any hotel/motel along the 41 corridor is convenient.
Again the house sleeps 8-14
oops there went the power.....

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thought i would go ahead and share this unconfirmed rumor, I am told that a square door unrestored running kitten and it's owner are planning to come to the summer time clowder, his plan is to sell it and go home with an empty trailer, price is unknown at this time...

so, if you are wanting a kitten, this may be a opportunity to acquire one. and remember, this is a unconfirmed rumor at this time, if and when, more info is shared, i will be happy to pass it along...

understand the squirrel is going all out to make this a great event...
just got word, the gentlemen with the kitten can't make the summer clowder, he did say he will be putting up for sale soon, he is thinking Ebay, i will give you guys a heads up when i hear more...
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Default Re: Mid West Cat Clowder, July 21-23

Bummer on the kitten,Perhaps you could squeeze one on the trailer... I have no doubt It would sell.... there was a splurge of local interest on the possibility of owning one.....

The conversation was cute....
Hey there might be a tucker kitten coming.....
A what?
a kitten, a kids thing, made by tucker, only two pontoons....
Really?
Yeah. ...... You should have one......,
Yeah, I should!
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Bummer on the kitten,Perhaps you could squeeze one on the trailer... I have no doubt It would sell.... there was a splurge of local interest on the possibility of owning one.....

The conversation was cute....
Hey there might be a tucker kitten coming.....
A what?
a kitten, a kids thing, made by tucker, only two pontoons....
Really?
Yeah. ...... You should have one......,
Yeah, I should!
yeah, i could, but, the rest of the litter would really miss the kitten and i would be in lots of trouble and banded from tuckerville...

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yeah, i could, but, the rest of the litter would really miss the kitten and i would be in lots of trouble and banded from tuckerville...
Well we certainly don't want that!

Just make sure you get here, and get to see the "collection' of snow machines. That in it self I think you will find makes the trip a worth while time killer lol..

There is a very nice example of an A/C military snow tractor there...

You might save some room on your trailer for the return to home trip.

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Hello everyone!
I have lodging information for anyone who doesn't want to camp here at he Merbach compound!

Americinn
3900N GAteway Dr
Appleton WI 54913
(920) 968-2124

Days Inn
1201 Maloney RD
Kaukauna Wi 54130
(92) 766-0088

There are rooms available at both places and they are 10 min from the compound.

I look forward to seeing some old faces and meeting the new ones too!
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Red Squirrel was here yesterday and picked up a Thiokol Spryte to take home to Wisconsin.. Hot as heck and dry as a bone here to..

We will be arriving Thursday after noon, and hopefully help the hosts out a bit, if need be. Looking forward this gathering greatly.

Travel safe everyone, and lets enjoy the weekend!

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speaking of party, and road trip efficiency, I stopped at one of the event sponsors and picked up a WI necessity. I heard its questionable beer ethics to import beer across state lines...... little smokey and the bandit moment.... Here is a photo of the bandit. Little inside joke for my daughter...

so to recap.

Friday settle in and get track machine assessments complete.

"there is a shadow here now getting a jump start on his machine. a 300 h-h is packing,"

Saturday Coffee leading to roast pork and chicken fish and corn which leads to beer and or lemonade...
Oh and snow cat display work and discussion.....

"I figure we can shuttle to and from the collection. when there are 7-10 folks that have not seen it or want to see it again, I will fire up the van and shuttle a group over."

Sunday more of the same.

Tucker parts new from track inc are at *cost* so make a list. they can be delivered to the event....... the direct quote "let me know what to bring, I will sell parts cheap to help folks out"....

I just fired off about 100 short notice invites to the locals over the snow crowd and got a surprising response.... so maybe more beer!?
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well as the most orange sunset in a long time was sinking into the ground. It dawned on me that there very well may be 8 decades worth of tuckers out here this weekend.

I am literally stumped where to find a 1990's machine but the rest are either here or in route. two of the missing decades are within 6 miles and buried in summer storage... I will shame them again tomorrow and see if we can compile a group photo to share,

tucker leaking
sunset with the codec from my smart phone running in typical mac fashion
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That should be enough beer. I visited Wisconsin once. Learned about these.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Wapatuli
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Here you go Sqr.
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