I think the larger ones were shipped off to the stores, you might not get them back. Also, the little ones being carried around would see rougher treatment.
Note the steersman out in front. He had a rope/bell system to communicate with the engineer manning the propulsion.
Over on MEM, Chris Rueby has built a highly detailed, operating model of this machine. This video shows it in operation in his driveway...
If you're interested in Chris' model, a complete build thread is located here...
His current project is an even more complex model of a Marion steam shovel. Build thread here...
Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
WARNING: Both of these build threads are extremely deep rabbit holes. However, if you're interested in seeing how a master craftsman models a complex machine from scratch, these introductions will blow your mind.
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