The day Larry Pieplow saw the real thing, he was moved to a different state of mind.
After five years and countless hours in his Seneca workshop, he created a half-scale model of the Mogul Junior, an International Harvester tractor that went into production in 1910.
He started with an engine and built everything around it, creating the design merely by looking at a photograph in a book.
But a few weeks ago he headed to the National Threshers Reunion north of Wauseon and saw a metal monster that stunned him.
There was the real thing, the full size Mogul 30-60, an authentic king-size version of Larry’s Mogul Junior.
“I was on high all day long after seeing that thing,” he said.