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Old 09-05-2008, 09:28:23 PM
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I have been putting a list of nichols and shepard engines together and I am at 87 Engines. If you all would like to add engines to the list, add them here or send me a pm: engine # hp and any other info on the engine is great. like name of owner state in which the engine is in and city even and all history known on the engine. thanks so much for your time and help.
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Do you have Isabelle Aslakson's 2 on the list plus the scale model?
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yes I do and no I dont have the scale listed.thank you .
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Did they have a brass tag on them? or just the engine number on the steam chest.
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a # tage on the flywheel side of the smokebox.
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Ben, here is a photo of serial number 11205, a 30 hp Nichols & Shepherd pulling 12 14" bottoms on the Labour Day Weekend. It still operates at 150 psi here in Alberta. It was used for farming originally in southern Saskatchewan near a place called Simmie. I believe it was new in 1911.

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Just want to say thank you for all the emails,pm and phone calls!! its been so good to talk to you all and share emails

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These two photos are of a 1922 20-75 h.p. NICHOLS & SHEPARD steam traction engine, Engine No. 13951, in my area that was recently sold. (Photos were taken 2 years ago)

The new owner wants to remain nameless at this time, so all I can say is . . . the steam engine is still in Northern Minnesota!

Two months ago, the daughter of the late Al Johnson of Leonard, MN., contacted me, as she wanted to sell this steam engine she inherited, and needed information. I told her, that her dad purchased the steam engine from Arthur Frase of Reeseville, Wisconsin in 1974, etc.

The steam engine looks kind of tough, but is in excellent mechanical condition. It does need some boiler work, and the new owner is planning on stripping it down to the bare boiler, and have the necessary repairs made. After a good sand blasting, new piping, valves, canopy, paint, decals, etc., it should look pretty neat!







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Thanks so much for the info and the neat pic's
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Hey Gary,

Put some bright green paint (Rol is color blind...), new saddle tanks, Reeves' style rear tank, new canopy, jacket, and fenders and Look what happens!



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