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Building a Lombard Steam Log Hauler


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Old 09-26-2018, 11:12:49 PM
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Photo Building a Lombard Steam Log Hauler

I thought I would take a moment to bring you folks up to date on an amazing project. It seems that another steam Lombard log hauler is well on its way to steaming back to life in the near future.

This past year Paul Breton has been making good progress turning a heap of rusty parts collected over the last 30 years into a working steam log hauler.

Currently he has over 90% of the parts he needs to finish the frame and running gear and has made good progress putting it all together. This isn't as easy as it sounds. Paul figures that he has parts from at least five different Lombards. Like many low volume manufactures, Lombard tended to make running changes as they went along. Add to that field repairs and backwoods blacksmith repairs and no two machines are exactly alike. Then there is the reality that most parts that were discarded were broken or worn out.

To add to all this Paul has had to recover parts from remote locations all over northern Maine. Many of these machines were cut-up on site and left to rot. One machine - No. 25 which was sold new to the St. John Lumber Company in 1906 was taken completely apart to the last nut and bolt. Paul had to spend days digging around in the mud to recover all that he could.


Here are some links to videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHl1hI0VkQ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh1UqTeXSwg&t=268s

Best regards,

Terry
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