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Inside the May issue of
Farm Collector, on newsstands April 15

 May 2014 Farm Collector cover, with Wood Bros. steam engine in a field

Missouri Man Becomes a Prolific Model Maker Farm Collector readers help solve a mystery in tracing handmade, scaled steam engine and implement models back to the artist: an 80-year-old Missouri man. The artist has built more than 100 models from basic tools and scrap materials.

Collector Tackles Obstacles During Vintage Steam Engine Restoration – Sentimentality bonded an Illinois man and his uncle’s prized 1912 Wood Bros. steam engine, even though the collector encounters challenges – from flooding to a backlog of needed repairs – during the restoration.

Father-Daughter Duo Shares Pedal-Powered Hobby – One Kansas family’s search for a bike to take to college turns into an obsession and growing collection of extraordinary antique bicycles, including a rare 1937 Evinrude Streamflow.

Versatile Muscles Its Way into Farm Country – When Massey-Harris won’t transfer Peter Pakosh to its design department, he creates his own business with an inexpensive yet durable grain auger model. Seventy years later, Versatile continues to manufacture tractors and equipment.

Remembering the Well-Worn Path to the Outhouse – From braving the winter cold to emptying the collection pit, the outhouse provided many memories.

About Farm Collector
Farm Collector
( is a monthly publication celebrating vintage farm equipment. Since 1998, Farm Collector has featured unique collections, extensive renovation projects, early farm practices and related attractions. Enthusiasts also turn to Farm Collector for previews of notable shows and auctions, and extensive classified advertising.


About Ogden Publications Inc.  
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.


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