Just got back from the annual k&O steam engine show attendance and exhibits are both down this year it seams to be dwindling into a has been show. From what Im told its that way at most shows the old timers are dying off and the younger generation is not interested. Its a shame I go over and look at them old machines that are still running. Them ole boys that built them didnt have computers or even calculators for that matter all the machine work was done manually without cnc equipment. I bet 90 percent of the things produced on a cnc machine are gone after 30 years now days. But it just amazes me what them ole boys did with what little they had. and to think some people in our shop have trouble holding plus or minus .03 tolerance with what they have to work with simply amazing. Nothing more exciting to see an old timers eyes light up and say I remember when that ole allis sold new. Then tell ya stories about running it.