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20 or so years ago I had corresponded with a fellow in Montana who had pulled a 30 double Rumely from a river there. Does any one know that story and what happened to it? I was looking for parts for my 36 at the time so didn't pursue it. The old 30 was in pretty rough shape with most of the engine ripped off. Gary this is in your territory.
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Beth, Could you give me contact info for Norm Stevens. He may be able to shed some light on this. Your photo also shows the different staks used. In the parts book the 14" stak was for straw burners only. The straw burners also had no back bunkers or rear deck so that the straw wagon could be parked across the rear. All others were the 11" stak. I guess the straw needed more draft.
The doors are a mystery though. This Rumely plain door has a full 3/4" thick cast heat shield liner inside. The door and ring must weigh 350 to 400 LBS.
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George, this is the only close up I have of the smoke box and ring that is on the 1911 25 hp single cylinder Rumely at Lynden. This tractor has the short large diameter smoke stack as well. Without putting a tape on it I think the barrel is about 39 inches. I would need to double check to make sure. Hope that helps.

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George,
Years ago, a person near Benchland, Montana had a smokebox door for a ZZ peerless, and a large diameter smokestack for a Rumely steam engine. I told Willis Abel about them and he picked them up and left them at the Mehmke Museum. Carl painted up the ZZ door and I saw it two weeks ago, when I was there. I didn't see the smokestack, but I'd bet it is around there? It'd beat none. As I remember, it had the R&Co. somehow cast onto the smokestack. Now if that smokestack is offensive, I've got a 25 double simple, 32 hp or 40 hp Reeves smokestack that is extra! Gary
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Thanks Beth for the info. I will contact Norm.
Do you have the photo of the three corner bracket 25 Rumelys sitting alongside each other? What do they have for doors? The ring the Boys need is part #F 308 for a 38" Dia. wet bottom boiler. Any one know of one? I gave them a # FA 308 which is for a 20 horse 34" Dia boiler so is too small. I am sure they would love to make a trade.
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Which 25 Rumely's and where?

Norm is a character...never know what he has laying around.
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Thanks Gary.
That certainly is a good lead. Their boiler had an 11" dia. cast stak however a 14" one will fit with a set of new holes to bolt it on. Even if it is for a smaller boiler a bit of silicone will fix the fit. I am sure the boys will PM you. They are watching this thread.

These are our younger generation engineers that are going to keep this hobby going. They are only 18 and 19 years old but super keen to get a big engine together. We need to give them all the help we can. They have grown up around and operate engines at Brooks Oregon so are well experienced.
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Which 25 Rumely's and where?

Norm is a character...never know what he has laying around.
Beth I thought that was you that posted the 3 Rumelys. They are somewhere down your way.
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George,

Which 3 Rumely's? The 25 double, 30 double and the 36 double on the 50 bottom plow at NTA? If so, here is a nice side view of the 3.



They had 4 20 hp Advance corner brackets at Mason this year.
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Hey Guys!

Sorry I haven't poked in on my own thread for a while but life is busy sometimes. Thankfully you guys have kept things going for me. I brought some pictures to try and make up for my absence though.

We got the boiler trucked home earlier this month. Thankfully everything went well and we've already started working on it. Haven't tried getting any broken studs out yet though. That's going to be fun...

Thanks for piping up about those stacks Gary! I'll be in touch with you about those at some point.

Now on to the pictures... The first one is the truck all loaded up and at a rest stop between Lynden and Ridgefield. The next one is the boiler set up on a stand. You may notice a variety of things in the background and this is because me and David are fortunate enough to know the amazing Alan Schurman who has kindly agreed to let us work on the tractor at his property. The last picture is of Alan's 16hp Universal Russell and a steam powered buzzsaw that we had fired up for an event this past weekend.

And thanks again you guys! It looks like we're making progress with some good information and some good pictures that will likely come in handy later on. Keep things rolling please and like I said, anything and everything is welcome whether it be a lead on parts, finding correct part numbers, or even just some random detail that might prove valuable with time.
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