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Sad day at the junk yard :(


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Old 02-28-2005, 10:21:53 AM
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Unhappy Sad day at the junk yard :(

I heard that a guy had been junking engines the last couple weeks so I went to the junk yard to see if I could find em and what I found made me sick.

In a pile where they were putting the cast iron laid parts of several engines that had been busted up already, one of which was a 8HP Reid. Wasn't anything left in the pile worth saving.

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Default Re: Sad day at the junk yard :(

You'd think, what with all the antique shops and flea markets and what goes on at E-bay, not to mention word of mouth, TV shows, tractor/engine shows, museums, magazines, etc. that most anyone would think twice before destroying obviously antique items, be they engines or whatever. Some people seem to delight in turning something into nothing, or even less than nothing.
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Default Re: Sad day at the junk yard :(

Whats even worse is some of these scrappers enjoy destroying old machinery just for the fun of it. I can remember as a young tyke a scrapper dropping a lead ball on an old Deere tractor, Dont know Deeres that well but it was a large twin that had a smaller V-4 engine on the top, later learned it was the starter for the large twin diesel engine. I thought it would have been a cool little motor for my Go Kart at the time. That junkman has long since passed away and the yard is now a development of box condos but the memory still stays with me and I think its one of my driving forces to save older machines... Would like to save the old Alco switcher locomotives but I only have so many acres of land and no place to actually run it. Im the type who will spend the money on a bearing before socks just to keep on restoring a machine.

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Default Re: Sad day at the junk yard :(

Think of it this way Tom, it drives up the price?
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What were the other engines? Any you could identify?
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the other engines were like 15HP Reids and Bessimers

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