It is headed to Grand Island,Ne. I believe the gentlemans name is Jim Riley, he also owns a cute little quarter scale 60 or perhaps 75 Case.
I think that he may have purchased a fairly good engine, even though the handhole plates hadnt been out of it in years. Over-all out side apperance was very good. Gearing was next to excellant, I feel that it will need a set of flues, and just looking inside the fire box, stay bolts looked good, and the grates were better than average.
Even though the auctioneer said he was selling it as a paper weight, he was just protecting himself and the sellers from any liaibility, and that he new nothing about a steam engine. (to my knowledge, which is ok)
It was most certainly not scrap, and I think the price reflected the engine accordingly. :shrug: