A 1/4-scale Russell steam traction engine owned by Harry Wessels. The model is 37 inches long, 15 inches wide and 22 inches tall.
Walter J. Bahre in an undated photo with pieces he built.
A 1/6-scale Case steam traction engine built by Walter J. Bahre.
A steam traction engine from the Bahre collection. Harry refers to it as an Aultman-Taylor, though the piece bears no markings to that effect. "Mechanically, the only thing I’ve found that’s close to this piece is an Aultman-Taylor," he says. "I just base it on the bevel gear drive and the fact that the flywheel is forward." The 1/4-scale model’s flywheel measures 5 inches in diameter. The piece is 25 inches long, 15 inches wide and 16 inches tall. It weighs 42 pounds.
Harry creates a show-stopping display when he belts this threshing machine to the working Case 1/6-scale replica in his collection.