Ottawa Model

| December/January 1985

  • Drag saw.
    3 to 1 scale model drag saw.
  • Drag saw.
    Bert holds drag saw.

  • Drag saw.
  • Drag saw.

Pictured is a 3 to 1 scale model drag saw completed this past winter by Claude B. ('Bert') Anderson of 11148 La Casa Ave., Yuba City, California 95991. It was first run at the Branch #13 gas-up at the Grass Valley, CA fairgrounds last spring.

The model is patterned after Bert's 4 HP Ottawa (in background). It is a hit and miss, make and break. The clutch works the same as the full-sized model, and the blade is toothed and filed the same. The only manufactured parts are the piston (from an Echo weed eater) and a rough casting for the flywheel. It has a 1' bore and 1 5/8' stroke.

Among Bert's other engines is a 5 HP Ottawa and a two-cycle Ward drag saw, restored and running. He also collects old brass things 'that did something', and his den walls are covered with old torches, drip oilers, miners' lamps, etc.


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