My Collection!

| December/January 1999

823 West Fourth, Canton, South Dakota 57013

Having enjoyed the letters and pictures of other subscribers over the years, I thought I'd show you my collection.

Ever since I was a young boy I have always been interested in anything old that turned liquid fuel into noise or ran on steam.

My father had a lot of influence on me, giving me a toy steam engine when I was about six. He has probably forgotten more about these old engines, tractors, and autos than I will ever learn, as he worked with them and on them most of his life. He still says to me, when I bring something home, 'What do you want with that old junk?' But throughout the whole process of restoration he's there with advice and is as happy to hear it run for the first time as I am.

I used to restore antique autos but I have found with lack of time these engines fit in a lot better and are just as rewarding when completed.

My collection consists of, from left to right, a 1? F-M Dishpan, 1? F-M headless, 1? J.D., 2 HP Stover and a 2? HP Famous.