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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
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Haga's Model Minneapons

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.

The wheels have all the rivets that are in the original, which
is over 600. It took me a year of spare time to complete them. The
little mud lugs I forged in a form I made and they are just like
the original.

The engine is 26 inches from end to end and is a Model from the
30 hp. Minneapolis. It runs just like the big one in every way. All
parts are made from steel with brass lined bearings so that it will
run a long time. It took me over 5 years to build the engine in my
spare time.

I enjoy your magazine very much and hope you continue the Model
Page.

I have now started a new project. I am now rebuilding a 1907
Stanley Steamer. Thus I never have a dull moment.

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