Nichols and Shepard outfit in 1895.Courtesy of R. Benjamin Hayes, Route 3, Homes, Michigan 49245
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Operator's platform on the 3'' scale Reeves. Drawbar eyebolt is spring loaded. With extension rims, the rear wheels each have a 9' face. The engine has 3'' extension rims, making it 39'' wide overall.
One corner of my workshop where the 3'' scale Model Reeves compound was built. Many of the castings were all the 12'' Atlas lathe could handle. The woodworking tools used to make the patterns are not shown. Courtesy of John Kvill, Box 120, New Norway, Alb
Picture is a close-up of smoke box door on the model. Letters and monograms are cast on the door. The monogram was first carved in wax, then cast in plaster, finally in lead. The number ''2'' on the door indicates it is the second model I have built.
The flywheel side of the model Reeves 32 HP cross compound. The flywheel is 11'' in diameter, Water tanks hold 6 Canadian gallons (7 U.S.) Yours truly at the throttle.
The left side of the 3'' scale Reeves 32 HP. Rear wheels are 20'' diameter, spokes 3/4'' x ''. Water and steam lines are 5/16'' tube, with 5/16'' model fittings. Small pulley is pin type clutch. Front wheels are 12'' high by 4'' wide. The engine measures