| May/June 1986

1281 First Avenue, Salinas, California 93905

I have restored several engines in the last 13 years. The past five years I have been primarily building models. The gas engine hobby has always been interesting to me and the combination of engines and models adds to the enjoyment of it all for me.

Since I live in town and have a very limited amount of space I can't have a 110 HP Case or a 30-60 Aultman Taylor. My latest model has to take the place of both of the above for me.

I came up with the name 'May Pull' because of the Maytag twin cylinder engine on it. If you look close you can see the trade mark I gave it on the smoke box door. It is 36' long x 28' tall with a 2' stack. Just about everything on it was made from junk and scrap I already had on hand. It does a good job of blowing smoke rings. However, of all the pictures another fellow and I took last week, not a single smoke ring could be seen. The steering works and I am still adding small items that come to mind. It is not self-propelled as yet. I am considering the possibility of a small lawn mower transmission to drive it. 'May Pull', may not. A working fly-ball governor would be a nice addition. I still need a piece of equipment for it to power or pull. I guess a 16 bottom plow would be about right or maybe a 28' x 46' Minneapolis threshing machine. A person's imagination can really keep you busy.