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32 Reeves Engine on 40 hp Reeves Boiler


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Old 12-20-2005, 10:14:02 AM
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The 25 Gaar single you saw at the Rock River Show is owned by Pat Mullarkey--I know him well.
It does hold a current state of WI inspection.
REgard the G-S skid here in WI--It was about 10 years ago when I saw it--about three hours North of here--a small town near Marshfield. I have a picture of it here somewhere--little help that does, as I am unable to post pictures here anyway. I am quite sure I wrote down the engine number, but I don't think there was any hint as to HP on it. I'll bet some steam guys up near there would know what happened to it.
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Chuck,
Who do you know I could get in touch with to try to track this skid engine down sometime? I'm curious to see what it is. I'd appreciate it if you could drop me a private message if you've got any names I could contact.
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Old 12-20-2005, 04:35:03 PM
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Mike,
I located the picture I took of the Garr skid engine--taken back in May of '92. There is no stack on it--and one can't see what might be missing on the engine side--what must have impressed me the most was the handsome smoke box door with Gaar Scott and Co cast in big letters--and of course Richmond, etc. That door has three handles, at 6,9,and 12 O'clock. The flywheel is of large diameter--maybe 48 inch or maybe even bigger--maybe as much as a foot bigger than the waist of the boiler??? The flywheel has very handsome S curved spokes that appear too thin to be of much strength. I have written on the back of the picture, 25HP--which I would have had no way of knowing if there had been no tag on it--so I must conclude that there was some sort of tag on it giving HP--but I must also conclude that I saw no number on it??? Or it would seem logical that I would had jotted that down too?? It is often hard to explain even to myself years later why I did, or didn't do things. I can't come up with a name to contact right now--but I think that will come to me--give me a bit of think time on that. I never had the owners name--and it is quite likely no longer where I saw it--but I do know a steam chap not far away from there that might?? know what happened to it. Are these things rare enough to warrent the effort involved for me to get this picture scanned and posted?
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Are these things rare enough to warrent the effort involved for me to get this picture scanned and posted?
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Chuck,
Definitely! The part about the curved spoke flywheel has me quite curious, as the only G/S engines I know of (besides the 13's) that had curved spoke flywheels are the really old 1800's engines. The later skid engines (large ones, like 25 HP, 35 HP, 50 HP) had straight spoke flywheels. Do you recall, or can you see in the picture, if the engine had flat-strap guides or bored crosshead quides? If they're flat strap, we're talking about quite an old engine. I know they built portable/skid engines in 25 HP range back in the 1880's & earlier, and I'd be curious to see if this is one of them. Of course, the flywheel could be a replacement. I've been guilty of replacing flywheels on stationary engines with whatever I could find if one was missing.
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:45:49 PM
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Mike,
Somewhere in my scans, I have a catalog cut of a Gaar Scott portable undermounted engine. Have you heard or seen anything about them as having been produced?
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Gary,
The Class R (which I'm guessing stands for "removable") engines were built in portables & skids. The portables were offered as either top-mounted or undermounted engines, and the engines were removable where they could be set up beside the boiler for running stationary equipment. These were offered in the 35 HP & 50 HP sizes, and were the physically largest steam engines Gaar-Scott built. Here are some of the dimensions I gathered up awhile back:

35 HP engine
10 1/4" x 12" cylinder (990 cubic inches)
36 1/2" x 152" lg boiler
50" lg x 31" w x 46" deep firebox
(41) 2 1/2" x 81" lg tubes

50 HP engine
11 1/2" x 14" cylinder (1454 cubic inches)
42 1/2" x 198 1/2" lg boiler
56" lg x 36 1/2" w x 49" deep firebox
(84) 2" x 120" lg tubes

Big machinery! That's why I've been asking about some of these skid engines, to see if any of these big mommas survived.
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Chuck,
Definitely! The part about the curved spoke flywheel has me quite curious, as the only G/S engines I know of (besides the 13's) that had curved spoke flywheels are the really old 1800's engines. The later skid engines (large ones, like 25 HP, 35 HP, 50 HP) had straight spoke flywheels. Do you recall, or can you see in the picture, if the engine had flat-strap guides or bored crosshead quides? If they're flat strap, we're talking about quite an old engine. I know they built portable/skid engines in 25 HP range back in the 1880's & earlier, and I'd be curious to see if this is one of them. Of course, the flywheel could be a replacement. I've been guilty of replacing flywheels on stationary engines with whatever I could find if one was missing.
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Mike
Mike,

Sorry, the picture does not tell me much--but now that I see it has your interest up, I will see if I can get a friend to agree to scan and post it--but expect that'll be a week or more down the road. Sorry for the delay
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Chuck, that's quite fine. I do appreciate you looking into this matter for me.
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Default Re: 32 Reeves engine on 40 hp Reeves Boiler

Can you fellows tell me where exactly to look on the steam chest for the number? My 25cc Reeves is missing the number, was when grandpa bought it in 1918. Would be nice to find it. Lots of crud and stuff there to remove to find it.
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Can you fellows tell me where exactly to look on the steam chest for the number? My 25cc Reeves is missing the number, was when grandpa bought it in 1918. Would be nice to find it. Lots of crud and stuff there to remove to find it.
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Melvin,
I brought her in a little bit closer for you! I wondered when you'd check in? Maybe you recognize the hombres below? (Actually, It is Melvin and Mark Ohlde when we were at Rollag this past September.)
Gary

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Another oldie, any update on the progress to put this engine back under steam? I sure would like to see it!

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