Motorcar/Tractor Satisfies Two Interests

By Staff
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RR I, Box 365, Hampden, Maine 04444

As a relative newcomer to the gas engine hobby, with a desire to
be ‘mobile’ at the shows we attend in the northern New
England area, I thought I would enclose a picture of my newly
acquired motorcar/tractor.

This unit satisfies interests of both the railroad and gas
engine-tractor enthusiast.

The tractor is an ex-General Electric battery powered
Electra-Trac lawn tractor which has been re-powered by a Fairmont
5-8 HP railroad engine. The three forward speeds, one reverse
transaxle are belt operated through a pillow block mounted jack
shaft. The ‘clutch’ is actually a belt tensioner operated
by the mower deck handle previously used to adjust the deck
height.

Being a two-stroke engine, it makes quite a racket in spite of
being muffled by a cherry-bomb muffler. It creates quite a
‘stir’ at the shows we attend as everyone tries to figure
out what it is. It definitely does a fine job of keeping the
blackfly-mosquito population under control.

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