MODEL BUILDERS SECTION--

EINER H. TOSTENSON

| January/February 1960

  • Model Case separator
    Mr. Glen Blakesley, Forsyth, Montana, building his scale Case separator. We got personally acquainted with Glen at the Rollag Reunion. It was a great pleasure I assure you. He is an excellent model builder and I Hope he never quits. I am sure he will send
  • Reeves Model threshing

  • Rumely traction engine
    This is a scale model of a Rumely traction engine 2 in. to 1 ft. boiler tested at 200 lbs. pressure. Carries 50 lb. working pressure, is reversible. Boiler has 7/8 in. copper tubing. Uses stoker coal, weighs 200 lb., will pull any auto on level ground. Bu

  • Model Case separator
  • Reeves Model threshing
  • Rumely traction engine

The Minneapolis Morning: Tribune of June 30th, 1959 had this to say about one of our good friends, E. H. Tostenson, 3609 24th Avenue, Minneapolis. Minnesota. The write-up is by George Grim who has a column in that paper of 6,000 circulation

You can hear 62-year_old Einar H. Tostenson's back yard hobby all over the neighborhood of his home at 3609 S. 24th Avenue.

After all, a big boiler with a pair of shrill steam whistles, a wood fire keeping up the pressure, and a heavy whirring flywheel aren't usual outdoor equipment. The folks in the area are accustomed to hearing those whistles let loose, cutting through the summertime drowsiness.

'Einar's entertaining the youngsters,' they say, and don't fight the sounds.



It's quite a startling sight when you drive through the alley in back of Einar's place. The retired post office clerk wears a railroad engineer's cap, coveralls. His garage is jammed full of wood the neighbors have brought him to keep the engine going.

'They keep her fueled up' grinned the man with the different hobby. 'Ed Johnson tore down his one-car garage to build a two-car one. Brought all the wood from the old one here.'