Wisconsin Model Maker

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The pictures on this page are all models owned by John Sell of
126 Pine Street, Bullion, WI 54110.

The top picture is a one inch scale Sell built after a few years
of doing threshing. ‘I always wanted a steam engine it took me
two years of my spare time, then I wanted a larger one,’ he
writes. ‘I got parts and built a two inch scale Case steamer
with the help of my friend. I have just completed it and if it did
not work, I would lay it aside and go at it some other time, just
like the little boy that looked it over and says, ‘That’s
nothing, my dad can do that.’ ‘

The next photo is a size Case steam engine Sell purchased at an
estate of a long time friend a few years ago. ‘I completed this
steamer and remodeled it and put it on rubber. Now I can go on
parades and steam engine shows.’

The third picture is a quarter size replica of an Oil Pull
tractor and Case thresher that Sell built about 20 years ago.
‘We had a threshing rig at home I had to do the threshing for
all the neighbors. I always enjoyed it and we always got good meals
at the end of the day, including beer. It was not too much trouble
to build these units. It took me five years of my spare time and is
the first complete unit I have ever seen. I used it in parades and
at steam engine shows and I do some threshing.’

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