| July/August 1952

Karl Friedrich of 2039 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, 19, Pa., send us this I' scale Dinky he completed in the Spring of  '51. It weighs 100 lbs., and will easily haul four adults and perhaps more, four people happens to be the limit of seating capacity. Here are some of the dimensions: Truck gauge 3 1/2' cyl. Bore 1 3/8'; stroke 1 3/4'. wheel diameter 3 3/4'; boiler diameter 5'; 29 tubes 3/8'x11'; grates 4 1/2'x6 1/2'; overall length 27'; overall height 12 1/4' and the operating pressure is 90 pounds.

Dear Editor: On page two of the May-June ALBUM Lyman Knapp tells about pulling the Illinois engine out of the mud at Wichita, Kansas. Knapp's 25-75 Russell was coupled close to the Illinois, drawbar, to drawbar, so the Russell would pull up on the Illinois. Then a chain run under the Russell and coupled to Herbert and Harold Ottaway's 50 Case No. 33635, handled by Chaddy Atteberry of Blackwell, Okla. The Illinois, handled by Allen Trego of Newton, Kansas, doing what it. could. The Russell was handled by Lyman Knapp.

The Case with a few loud blasts and blowing cinders over the hedge and tearing up the ground with its drivers, a few blasts from the Russell and the Illinois was pulled out backward.

Unfortunately the complete address was not on the picture. As best we can make out it is from August Smolegus. Will the owner please send his complete name and address that we may give credit next issue.


I have been interested in the steam traction engine all my life. I would have been a tall man if I had not worn off so much of my logs when was a boy following an old steam outfit going alone the road.

I kept at the old steam engine until 1906 when I went to the first steam traction cuisine school that I had ever heard of. It was at St. Paul, Minn., and was sponsored by B. B. Clark, Editor and Publisher of the American Thresherman. I met and sot acquainted with him personally.