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It is only about 6 weeks now until Cabin Fever 2016. Remember it has returned to its original date in January. It has also moved to the Lebanon Valley Expo center. I talked to Gary the other day and he says there is plenty of room there, almost the same as at York. He will have all the usual areas, model boats, trains and lots of tables for steam and gas engines.

He has several vendors this year with CNC equipment and he is hoping we can get some exhibitors in to show their home CNC projects. I know its kind of hard to bring along a whole mill conversion, but maybe some parts, photos, etc can be brought. Ive been working on a small lathe that may be far enough along to bring.

I am still working on the details, but it looks like Brian Barker will be holding an all day class on Installing and Using Mach4 on Friday. Details still being worked, I will post more when they are complete.
 

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I realise the commercial implications of changing, but I preferred the old date because I fear for the inclement weather in January. I know that the show has never been postponed in previous years, but...

So regretfully I will not be going. Pity, because I really enjoyed the show at York.

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I haven't missed one yet.
I'm looking forward to seeing all my home machinist friends, and making new ones.
What are the best hotel deals?
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A friend and I went last year. Its about a 6 hour trip but well worth it. Well, other than the awful hotel. It was so bad that the Wyndham Group refunded our money after sending someone from corporate to inspect it as I suggested.
That said, the extra distance isn't a problem but the uncertain weather at that time of year will keep us away.
 

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Found the receipt. You want to avoid the Super 8 at 40 Arsenal Rd. I used to be a professional musician on the road about 30 weeks a year and this place is one of, if not the, worst place I've ever seen.
 

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Did some travel arrangement comparisons.

I can fly SW r/t to BWI for $117 and rent a car there for $80 for 3 days.

Or I can drive 1500 miles in my own car and spend $100+ on gas.

Guess I won't be bringing any models or carrying back any heavy purchases. :)

I enjoyed last year since I could visit both CF and NAMES on the same 3-week trip in decent weather. And there were fun things to do (HD tour, Clock&Watch museum. Henry Ford)

Might still go to NAMES.
 

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Joy and I will be there this year, set up right inside the door to the main hall. We've kicked around the idea of bringing our 3D printer and have it running during the show.

If you make it to the show, stop by and say "Hi." We're looking forward to a good time.

See you there,
Todd.

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You want to avoid the Super 8 at 40 Arsenal Rd.
yes, because that is in the wrong city. The show will be in Lebanon PA, not York as in the past years. It was in Lebanon in 2001, but an entire new hall has been added bringing the total space up to near the same as York.
 

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I am planning to go this year and bring my boat. Does anyone know what I will need to tap into the compressed air system at the show ?
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yes, because that is in the wrong city. The show will be in Lebanon PA, not York as in the past years. It was in Lebanon in 2001, but an entire new hall has been added bringing the total space up to near the same as York.

Oops. My bad. Avoid it anyway if you're ever in York !
 

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I am planning to go this year and bring my boat. Does anyone know what I will need to tap into the compressed air system at the show ?
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I am planning to go this year and bring my boat. Does anyone know what I will need to tap into the compressed air system at the show ?
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the air system has IIRC 1' black pipe with brass airshutoff stop cocks about every 4 feet or so. the threads on the stop cocks are female 1/4 npt.
so you need 1/4 npt male connector to thread into that I highly recommend a regulator with oil separator/ filter. then some sort of manifold to separate a line out or each engine. some guys have a regulator for each air engine.

Quick disconnects can come in handy as can aquarium ar gang valves.
I usually have a fitting assortment with plugs "T"s etc.
 

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Thanks guys thats exactly what I needed to know !
Sure hope the weather lets me get there
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I am planning to go this year and bring my boat. Does anyone know what I will need to tap into the compressed air system at the show ?
Pete
Take a look at this youtube video of steam engines operating at the show. I think the cut off tap is the same as a home type air compressor fitting.
You could always call the number on Cabin Fever Expo website and ask Gary.

[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYSPwDNLI7I[/ame]
 

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Hey Guys,

Sorry we have been on the quiet side, but it doesn't mean we aren't in full swing of planning for the show. We are looking forward to the change back to January and are busy working out the details of the move. I'm sure there will be some hiccups and adjustments this first year with everyone getting used to the new building (including us!), but we are excited!

One thing I wanted to get out there and make sure people know about is a change to the Exhibitor Appreciation Event. In past years we have done a dinner and it was well received. With the new venue, we thought a change would be good here as well and therefore are excited to announce we will instead be having a Sunday Morning Breakfast! In appreciation to all our exhibitors for making the show what it is, you will received a voucher for your free breakfast onsite on Sunday morning when you check into the show. This breakfast will be open to everyone, public included and will be ~$8 for general admittance.

As always if anyone has any questions, please feel free to message me, email us at cabinfeverexpo@gmail.com or call us at 800-789-5068. We are sad to hear those who can not attend, but looking forward to everyone who is able this year and in the future! Hoping to see some new faces in addition to the regular crowd! Bring someone new along! Thanks and see you soon!

Jared
 

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I left a small handful of Cabin Fever flyers at the local Maker space Most have been picked up .
Tin
 

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I live about 10 miles away from the Expo center :) ...glad it's sooo close for me this year. I can't wait to go and pick folks brains about making these awesome engines and other items !!! The weather here will be above normal and NO SNOW predicted !!! Should be a great time so come on out...NO SNOW !!!
 

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Ok, 6AM, the truck is loaded and I'm out of here. 550 miles to go. See you all Friday or Saturday
 
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