On Saturday I made a run down to La Junta, CO. and I am glad I did. I needed to help my Dad pick-up some items that he had purchased and while I was in town I picked up a few items as well. Not sure what I am going to do with the stuff I got, but I am sure I can find a use.
I bought three Model A transmissions and three Model A motors, and old AT&SF oil can and a wheel for a Model A. Like I said not sure what I will do with them yet, but I am sure I can find something, plus wouldn't hurt to have a few extra parts around should I need them when the Zombie apocalypse takes place. I wasn't able to bring the motors home yet, as they are heavy and we didn't have a way to load them. I will have to head back down in a few months when I figure out what I am going to do to load them.
I also hauled back a bunch of stuff for my dad. I got back late in the afternoon and spent the rest of the day unloading and cleaning up all the mice shit. Most of this stuff had been sitting in a barn for years.
I also picked up some old tools that my Dad brought with him. Most I believe are from his days at the Railroad. I do have some ideas on what I am going to be able to do with them. I struggle on if I want to leave them rusty or clean them up.
After I finished up with my Dad and he headed home, I did a drive through my old hometown and look around. I stopped by the only motor cycle shop in town. It was there when I was a kid and it is still there today. I inquired with the owner to see if he had a scrap pile. At first he was a little stand offish, but then I introduced myself and he remembered me and parents from back in the day. He pointed me at the junk pile and I loaded up. I got a bunch of sprockets, piston heads, chains, starters, etc. All the stuff I need to get me started with my Steampunk projects.
After catching up and leaving the cycle shop, I stopped into a small antique shop and did some looking around. I found a few more old wrenches and some electrical insulators. All good stuff that I can use.