Kansas City Lightning Engines Light Up Portland Show

Display of five Kansas City Lightning engines at the Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. show offers rare opportunity.

Marv Hedberg set his sights on building a scale model Kansas City Hay Press Lightning engine long before he actually owned a full-sized engine. To build the model, he took measurements from an engine owned by his friend, Morris Blomgren. Shown here: Marv's 1/4-scale model of a 10 hp Kansas City Lightning engine.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus