2014-2015 Winter Shop List Updated

Click HERE to view the PDF version of the 2014-2015 Winter Shop List.


Key Update Included on Page 5:


1937 Caterpillar 22 #1J 529 SP, gasolene version. There were 5,098 Caterpillar 22 “1J” tractors built in 1937. Total production of the “1J” tractors 1937-1939 was only 5,157. Upon arrival at my shop in 2008, the engine ran good, had antifreeze in it, oil pressure was excellent, the engine started easily, steering clutches and brakes and transmission all worked fine. I started the restoration by removing the clutch to replace the throw out bearing. Then machined the flywheel and added a starter ring gear, and replaced the clutch linings. Over the next 5 years I continued the restoration on this tractor. Today the engine, radiator assembly, and transmission final drive assembly are the only things that are still together and the paint has not been removed. For more information on this Caterpillar, send for Caterpillar 22 history by letter or email———– asking price is $12,000

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2014 Shop List and Show Schedule

We have updated the 2014 Fall shop list, click HERE for the PDF version.


Here are the shows we are planning to attend this year, hope to see you there…

Southeast Old Threshers, Denton NC / July 4

High Country Crank- Up, Boone NC / July 25-26

Pioneer Engineers Club, Rushville IN / July 31 + August 1-3

Rough & Tumble Engineers, Kinzers PA / August 13-16

Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Portland IN / August 20-23

NOTE:  Due to an injury that is continuing to heal, I have not been able to attend my normal shows this summer.  If all goes as planned, I will be attending the TCA event in October.  Thanks to everyone for their prayers and concern, and hope to see you again soon.

Train Collectors of America, York PA / October 16-18

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Ashton Valve Company 8″ Chime Steam Whistle

Ashton Valve Company Boston, MASS.  #3942

8″ x 16 1/2″ with a 2″ Inlet 3 Chime Whistle

30″ Overall Height

Lever is 18 1/2″ Long

Weight is 85 Pounds

Bronze Construction w/ Steel Lever made by Scholl Engine Shop

This whistle is in very good original condition with most of the original patina.  This whistle with a built in valve could have been used in many applications: Steam Locomotives, Factories, and Steam Ships.

The bell has some pitting from use, and a repair that was most likely completed by Ashton at the time of casting.

The following things were done by Scholl Engine Shop:

-Serviced the Valve
-Made Steel Lever
-Repaired Short Cracks in Lower Partitions

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Recent Restorations in the Shop


Lunkenheimer 5″ “Mocking-Bird” 1912 Steam Whistle


Lunkenheimer 3″ Chime Pat. 1892 Bowtie Fulcrum Steam Whistle

Southern Railway 5 3/8″ Railroad Lantern w/ Clear Cast Globe

Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Railroad (CCC & StL Ry) 5 3/8″ Clear Cast Safety First Globe

Lehigh & New England Railroad (L & NE RR) 5 3/8″ Cobalt Blue Globe

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B & O RR) 5 3/8″ Clear Cast (Capitol Dome – Safety First) Globe

Philadelphia Baltimore & Washington Railroad (P B & W RR) 5 3/8″ Clear Cast Globe

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Crosby Steam Whistles

The 4″ Crosby is a hook and lever steam whistle, #470 pre 1880 whistle (Scholl Engine Shop – Personal Collection).

The 5″ Crosby, #8430, was repaired for a customer by Scholl Engine Shop in 2012.

The 8″ Crosby, #11957, was a full restoration project for a customer by Scholl Engine Shop in 2012.

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Newly Completed Shop Restoration Project

This very early cast iron School House Bell is a #2 COWINGS PATENT NOV 18-1862 SENECA FALLS NY. It is 16 1/4″ in diameter, and features an adjustable bell crank. The bell is in excellent original condition with the yoke and bell crank. The clapper is also cast iron, and is marked #2. The bell has a very nice ring, and resonates like a bronze bell.

There are no cracks or repairs on the bell or associated original parts.

The cradles were professionally blacksmith made. No modern welding methods were used when making the cradles.

This bell weight 78 lbs. with the blacksmith made cradles.


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2011 Engine Restoration Projects

This De Laval 2 1/2 HP engine with Goulds 4″ Mudsucker Pump on original trucks has been restored for a customer.  This project began in September of 2010, and was completed December 1st, 2011.  This project included total disassembly and rebuild of the engine, gearbox, and pump.  Manufactured around 1929, this pump was used to pump water out of coffer-dams to aid in bridge construction.  Parts for the rebuild were sourced from all across the US and Canada (locating the parts played a major role in the length of time for complete restoration).

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We are looking for several items to complete current shop projects, or to locate parts for customers.  Please contact us if you have any of the following items:

Southern Railway 3 Chime “Steamboat” 6″ x 18″ x 2″ inlet Steam Whistle – We need any of the following new or used parts:  Fulcrum, Fulcrum Mount, Center Valve, and Lever.

Alpha De-Laval 2 1/2 HP Wico Magneto Style Engine – Need Cast Iron Crank Guard

Railroad Lantern – Pennsylvania RR 5 3/8″ Armspear Snap-on Bell Bottom w/ Fount – Note: we need only the base with the fount

Railroad Lantern – Hocking Valley 5 3/8″ Cast Globe (any color)

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2011 Whistle Restoration Projects

*SOLD*  Lonergan 6″ x 12″  *SOLD*

This whistle restoration was completed at the begining of November, and is currently for sale in our inventory.  Please contact us for pricing information.

*SOLD* Lunkenheimer Pre 1895 Flat Top Chime Whistle *SOLD*


This whistle was restored at our shop this summer.  The pictures show the condition of the whistle as recieved, the whistle disassembled prior to restoration, and the final restored piece.  This whistle is the predecessor of the Lunkenheimer Round Top whistles.

*SOLD*   Powell 3″ Chime Whistle   *SOLD*


This Powell 3″ Chime Steam Whistle was completely restored by our shop this past winter.


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New Shop Photos

Here are some items that I have been working on in the shop. Most of these items are SOLD but this will give you some examples of our inventory selection.

First is the CT Ham Kerosene Steam Traction Engine Headlight
Next is a pair of Dressel Railroad Marker Lights for a Caboose or Passenger Car.
Next we have a Kelly Springfield Steam Roller Steam Gauge w/ Syphon.
Last we have a Southern Railway 3 Chime Step Top Locomotive Whistle.


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