Well...it wasn't that the thought hadn't entered our minds. But rather we had to assure the little old widow that we weren't there to try and buy something, but rather to take in some "eye-candy"! It wasn't till we reassured her of that that she allowed us to walk the property. Although we told her we woud be in and out in ten minuts....yeah right, try more like an hour and ten minutes. There was a lot of good eye candy there!
As for any of it being available, I would say no, the two boys of hers are semi into the hobby, if I understood it correctly, and they wouldn't be too incline to departing with much. Anyway, even if a fellow couldn't buy anything, it sure was a great way to spend some time. The HartParr gas tractor with the veritical boiler and horizontal stationary engine was a real site to behold. We probably spent most of our time looking this one piece over, which really was only a few minutes, as we were running really late and had a long drive ahead of us. Needless to say, we, Eric and I, didn't get home till right around 2:00 AM with myself having an early start at work. Got up at 5:00 yesterday. Man was I tired....but it was worth the lack of sleep to take in some "eye candy" on the way back from Booneville.
I would have thanked you as others have, but at present, I don't seem to be able to thank anyone. I don't know if I used up my thank-you's or not. I haven't thanked anyone today yet, so don't know when the clock resets or if the option has been removed again. Either way, thanks for posting the photos. And thanks for an enjoyable weekend. I had a blast hanging around you, Eric, the Deck's and many many more.
Boy that was one of the neatest "Steam Tractors" I have ever seen!!! Sure was an enjoyable weekend. The fellas at the Pawnee Steam School did a fantastic job!
Could not have asked for better weather and traveling companions, Thanks Jim and Lawrence for inviting me!
hey guys thats quite an interesting rig Did you happen to see the motor/tranny/ or rad around? we have some H-P parts here but missing the motor and stuff. may have a lead on a rad and other parts but don't think theres a motor there. :shrug:
No I didn't. I suspect the reasons the fellow did what he did to this HartParr is because those items were missing or a good majority of them were missing. I believe the transmission was still there. Eric, Jim, do either of you recall for sure. I'm pretty sure that was the HartParr transmission that the horizontal engine was powering, but since I'm not as diverse on HartParr's, I shouldn't say for sure.
The Pawnee Steam school was great. I recognize you guys.
You have posted about the Farmall steam tractor. I remember most of guys in that show when I was in high school. I do remember i spoke the owner of Farmall steam tractor. He mention me it was over 5000 lbs loaded. He was expected not to break anything on Farmall. I may have a Farmall steam photo in my file. Hey! a Hart Parr Steam tractor is a one of kind.