I drove out to Wisconsin to pick this up yesterday. It was built to pull carts of moss out of the swamps near City Point.
It ran on narrow gauge rails and was 4-wheel drive with chain sprockets on both axles.
I believe it is a 1910 chassis with 6-rivet rear axle, but has a 1920 engine in it now. The axle housing has been modified with 2 ring gears and the driveshaft/pinion on a linkage to have give it a high-gear reverse.
On our way home, we happened to notice a bunch of brass cars in a hotel parking lot, so we stopped in to look. Nice surprise to stumble upon a Horseless Carriage club tour!
Of course my trailer load of junk attracted some attention as I pulled into the parking lot, and I was quickly asked "you're not hauling this in for scrap, are you?"
You got a tufor, to see a great group of cars and pickup a piece of history.
I built (copied) a shifting differential for a railroad car. Here are some pictures of it. worked fine.
running at Ealy Nv. 2005
all parts needed
I see you are having some success at poisoning the minds of young children. Rusty junk and oil is a disease. You catch it on your fingers and it crawls right up your sleeves.
Derek is one happy and very lucky man, great story and photos! Burger in Spokane (a beautiful part of this great country) I could not agree with you any more.
A.R.P.S. guy told me that was a cranberry shuttle mover from back when. If you google earth that area youd be amazed at the berry acreage! That plus its hot and windy out there!
Glad you saved it. And even better that you are taking your helpers with you. That is why I like old Fords now, my Dad took the time to take me along for rides, hunting for parts, etc.
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Nice pics. Thanks for sharing.