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+ Bloch, Henry L. — 5 Comments

  1. Gus also a retiree.Just started building mini oscillating and slide valve steam engines and boilers.All are from scratch with some brass/m.s.bronze/aluminium bars. Kits are just too expensive but I have plenty of time left over from fishing/rod building and boating.
    Tubal Cain is my hero.Steve Bray too.
    Will be building a few more mini steam plants as giveaways to friends who has expressed keen interest.My silver barzing skill is just passable.
    It was hard to get started and harder to accept failure when engines have to be rebuilt with some parts thrown into the scrap pile but same pile is just a bank for
    recycle parts or material.
    I am now reading up “Steam Trains in your Garden” and Model Marine Steam to get more knowhow to build locomotives.My only obstacle is the Wlschaerts Valve Gear.
    Fortunately I was trained in machining,fitting and welding.But these skills were
    dormant for 30 years.I used to be Operations Manager running the Ingersoll-Rand-USA Singapore Small Air Compressor Assembly Plant with skilled machinists and welders reporting to me.
    Sometime 2009 June,I will building my first “loco”

    Gus.
    “Queen of Peace R.C. Church ” on the other side of Gray Lane.
    Pray fo Gus.
    All success to your vocation.

  2. Gus also a retiree.Just started building mini oscillating and slide valve steam engines and boilers.All are from scratch with some brass/m.s.bronze/aluminium bars. Kits are just too expensive but I have plenty of time left over from fishing/rod building and boating.
    Tubal Cain is my hero.Steve Bray too.
    Will be building a few more mini steam plants as giveaways to friends who has expressed keen interest.My silver barzing skill is just passable.
    It was hard to get started and harder to accept failure when engines have to be rebuilt with some parts thrown into the scrap pile but same pile is just a bank for
    recycle parts or material.
    I am now reading up “Steam Trains in your Garden” and Model Marine Steam to get more knowhow to build locomotives.My only obstacle is the Wlschaerts Valve Gear.
    Fortunately I was trained in machining,fitting and welding.But these skills were
    dormant for 30 years.I used to be Operations Manager running the Ingersoll-Rand-USA Singapore Small Air Compressor Assembly Plant with skilled machinists and welders reporting to me.
    Sometime 2009 June,I will building my first “loco”

    Gus.
    “Queen of Peace R.C. Church ” on the other side of Gray Lane.
    Pray fo Gus.
    All success to your vocation.

  3. Dear Father Jay,

    I was surprised to see Hank’s obit on your website, much thanks. I am trying to sell Hank’s engine and could use some information on it and what wes sites might have some information and possible information so I can see how much I can sell it for. I have lost Ron Henderson phone number but feel free to give him mine. My cell phone is xxx-xxx-xxxx, I now live in Apple Valley, Ca. Thank you for your help.

  4. Dear Father Jay,

    I was surprised to see Hank’s obit on your website, much thanks. I am trying to sell Hank’s engine and could use some information on it and what wes sites might have some information and possible information so I can see how much I can sell it for. I have lost Ron Henderson phone number but feel free to give him mine. My cell phone is xxx-xxx-xxxx, I now live in Apple Valley, Ca. Thank you for your help.

  5. Hank was a wonderful, kind, loving man. I am shocked to see that
    Hank passed away at such a young age..
    I moved to southern Calif. many, many yrs ago & just found out about
    Hanks passing.
    Another ANGEL is in HEAVEN looking down on all of us.
    God Bless You Hank. You will never know how much my family & I
    loved you & will always in our hearts love you forever. :))
    your friend, JoAnn Franks-Callju

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