MODEL TRACTION ENGINES

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Case 22-65 Model built 1 inch scale from wood, weight 8 lb., overall length 20 inches, width 10 inches. Height, 13 inches.
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One Avery, two Hubers, two Case and one Twentieth Century Model Engines shown at National Threshers Assoc, Montpelier, Ohio. Models are built on a one inch scale and made of wood by Ray.
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Avery Traction Engine Model, 40 hp, being assembled by Ray E. Baer in his home workshop. All parts were cut to one inch scale and painted before assembling.

Model of Avery Traction engine, 40 hp, cut and built to one inch
scale. Drive wheels are cut to scale in width and height with gears
cut and bolted to driver. Boilers on these engines are built to
specifications excepting there are no flues. Fire-doors and water
gauges are complete, also steam gauges and injector with tubing
into and from boiler. Reverse and steam throttle are complete.
Whistle and safety valve are on dome in the original place.
Governor stream line to cylinder and main valve back of Governor
are complete in every detail. All parts are cut and painted two and
sometimes three coats before assembling.

Avery and Case model weigh about eight to ten pounds.

These models require about 300 hours to make. They are not
working models but look very real and are so accurately assembled
that all parts move. No glue is used, but small bolts and screws.
Avery is 22′ long, 11′ wide and 13′ high.

Besides this hobby, Ray also tends his flowers and lawn and
directs a church choir of 35 adult voices.

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