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Help ID an old tractor

KevinBtoolmaker
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Joined: May 5th, 2018, 8:20 pm

May 24th, 2018, 10:02 pm #1

   Here is the story as far as I know. One of my old Toolmaker friends had this tractor given to him by a Toolmaker friend of his, told him he had built it himself, shortly after that he had passed away. It sit on my friends shelf for quite a while and every time I visited him I would look at that tractor so he knew I had an interest in it. He had fell on hard times and needed some money and asked if I wanted to buy that tractor. I probably paid too much but it wasn't the money it was the helping hand I could offer. This tractor set on my office shelf for quite a while, some of my customers and friends that would visit were quite interested in that old model tractor. A friend of mine some how got a hold of an old model steam engine,took it apart and tried to clean it up and put it back together, he failed and put it in a box. I was at his house for a visit, he showed me this box of pieces and parts and asked if I wanted it to try and fix. After that box set in my garage for awhile I finally decided to take a look at it and try and save it. I spent quite a while on the internet trying to gather information on this model so I could put it back together correctly. I stumbled on this forum and found out I had a rare Marklin steam engine. I quickly joined and started a topic in the restoration section. I brought that tractor home and took some pictures and was hoping you guys could help with the identification. Thank You in advance. 20180524_112016.jpg 20180524_111725.jpg 20180524_111704.jpg 20180524_111622.jpg 20180524_111549.jpg
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KevinBtoolmaker
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May 24th, 2018, 10:10 pm #2

   I forgot to post the size of the tractor it's19 inches long by 8 wide and 10 tall to the smoke stack.
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steamfair
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May 24th, 2018, 11:44 pm #3

What a great acquisition! 

I'm no expert on American engines, but I'd say that the prototype was very likely to be a CASE. (See http://www.coolclimbing.com/casesteam1.htm)

Best regards,
Rob. 
All things Kenneth Wells: http://www.kennethwellsengines.webs.com
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Celsius 100
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Joined: August 31st, 2009, 12:31 pm

May 25th, 2018, 3:33 pm #4

It is a Case engine. If you look at the Maxitrak website you will find a one inch scale Case for sale, together with lots of photographs.
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Ben
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Joined: March 22nd, 2010, 12:23 pm

May 25th, 2018, 4:22 pm #5

Yep, I'd agree chaps - definately a model Case steam tractor. Lovely 😍

@Celsius 100 , I immediately though of Maxitrak's Case too, always wanted one! 😉
All the best,

{ Ben }





♠ R.I.P Lemmy, Phil & Eddie ♠
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May 25th, 2018, 5:30 pm #6

Ben wrote: Yep, I'd agree chaps - definately a model Case steam tractor. Lovely 😍

@Celsius 100 , I immediately though of Maxitrak's Case too, always wanted one! 😉
Ben I have eyed one up and fiddled with the Maxitrak Case every time I have visited Phil ( Forest Classics ) for a cuppa and like you I WOULD love one 😉 ..
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KevinBtoolmaker
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May 25th, 2018, 6:24 pm #7

   Thanks guys
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Nick
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Joined: December 15th, 2007, 5:40 pm

May 26th, 2018, 9:24 pm #8

Hi Kevin, guessing you are not getting a lot of replies because nobody here really knows much about it as it's most likely a home-build of a Case

Here is my 1" Maxitrak next to another common Case, a Rudy Kouhoupt design

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KevinBtoolmaker
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May 26th, 2018, 9:48 pm #9

   Wow those are both works of art. As I compare the detail of the one I have to the internet pics of the Maxitrax I agree it is a home built or after hours at work build. Every time I study the detail of this tractor it amazes me and would be well worth the time to restore it back to it's former glory.
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Nick
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May 26th, 2018, 10:01 pm #10

Very much worth getting back to working condition. Yours sounds about the size of my Maxitrak and it will pull me on flat ground.
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