This scale model wagon is hauling three “enormous” logs. This wagon is on display hooked up behind Rudy’s scale model J.I. Case & Co. Steam Traction Engine. The wagon is shown in the photo below without any load.

One of the first large donations to the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum was the collection of famed model engine builder Rudy Kouhoupt. After retiring as a chemist, Rudy had a second career building engines and writing magazine articles documenting the process. Many people have built his models, but we have the honor of displaying all of his original prototypes. Rudy’s collection includes scale model engines, locomotives, tractors and more. Additionally, thirteen of Rudy’s model steam engines are hooked up to run on compressed air to demonstrate their function. 

A scale model wagon made for hauling logs.

Exhibit added: November 17, 2023 - Last modified: February 5, 2024

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship