MODEL BUILDERS PAGE


| September/October 1953



Model engine

William R. Armantrout and his grandson of Mulberry, Ind., having fun with the Model engine he built. It is 6 ft. long; 9 inch boiler; 3x4 cylinder; 28 5/8 copper flues 24 inches long. It will weigh about 500 lbs. In Pennsylvania we would say That is sharp

MR. ARTHUR HAGA OF BERGEN, NORTH DAKOTA, IS THE AUTHOR OF OUR MODEL PAGE THIS TIME. WE THINK THIS IS A VERY OUTSTANDING MODEL. CONGRATULATIONS TO A MAN WHO CAN WORK SO LONG ON ONE PROJECT. THE EDITOR HAS ALWAYS MAINTAINED THAT IN THIS WORK YOU ARE CREATIVE. YOU NOT ONLY BUILD AN ENGINE, YOU BUILD A MAN AT THE SAME TIME. CONGRATULATIONS.

I received my IRON-MEN ALBUM yesterday and missed the Model Makers Page, so I thought I would send you a picture of my Model Minneapolis.

It is built to perfect l 1/8 in. scale. That is the big engine boiler is 16 ft. long while mine is 18 inches long. That is the way I scaled all the parts.

All the parts and castings are made by hand except the gears, steam gauge, valve on dome and the whistle.

The boiler is made of steel and lined with copper to prevent rusting. Heated with an electric head balt heater so I can steam it up and run it in the house without smoke.

I tested the boiler to 150 lbs. pressure. The 'D' valve is nine-sixteenth inch and the ports are one-sixteenth inch, and the exhaust port 1/8 inch.