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Old 07-22-2005, 08:10:19 PM
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I have heard some people speak of an Associated engine named the "Tired Man" and even saw a link to repo. name tags and they offer one for sale. I assume this model exists but have never seen one. Not a very good marketing name for an engine that's supposed to do work though. I have also heard of the "Jerry Boy" railroad engine similar to the Fairmont engines. Does anyone have a photo of one? A friend of mine and an Associated collector would like to see one of each.
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Mike I believe the engine name was Hired man by Associated rather than tired man. Joe Morris
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I know the Hired Hand very well. I had one and sold it to my friend. I've heard several people say that there was also a Tired Man model. Click on the link and you will see both tags offered. The Hired Man and the Tired Man tag.
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I have seen a Jerry Boy engine. It look like other Associated hopper cooled engines. If memory serves me right the engine had a an adjustable camlobe. By changing the cam lobe the direction the engine would run would change. These engines were built for the railroad inspection / maintence cars. Thus giving the car forward and reverse. Kevin
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Thanks guys, obviously the "Tired Man" tag on that site is a "Fantasy" tag and engine. I would love to see this very rare Jerry Boy engine though. I searched on the net and couldn't find anything.

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I'm still not sure. I've seen listings somewhere that went through most of the line up including the Busy Boy, Busy Bee, I think a Johnny Boy, Hired Man, Hired Hand, Tired Man, and then on up into the X-Mule Team series. I agree that "Tired Man" would be a rather odd marketing name, but what about the "Burnoil" engines? How about todays Sukup grain bins? There's a lot of stuff out there that you just have to wonder why about.

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I think the tired man is the hired man that was found behind the barn! One of the guys has a list ? Harry . A search of the archives wont reconize the word associated?BobRR
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Here is a "Jerry Boy".
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