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40 Gaar Scott Restoration


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Old 05-03-2010, 12:43:29 PM
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I would like to thank Jerred again for letting us work on this great project. It was alot of fun and made us think a few times in the process. Seeing it move under her own power again was great. Being a Case man it was even fun putting my hands on the levers and running that big engine. I know my grandfather was watching and grinning somewhere, that dad and I were involved in such a project. Thanks again Jason
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Lawrence,

I wasn't surprised to see that the new boiler didn't match the engine bed. I have heard multiple stories about how the manufacturers used babbit or lead or ??? to fill in the spots for a better match-especially when going from the riveted construction to the modified welded boiler.

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Beth,

They used a product called "spelter". Or in more simple terms...zinc, to act as a filler between an engine bed or axle housing.

Spelter can be pure zinc or a zinc alloy with copper or lead added to it.

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Thanks Mark. I've seen it on multiple engines/boilers (mine included)...for some reason that boiler surface doesn't match cast parts perfectly!

The spelter allowed them to square the engine to the boiler and then build downward to keep everything in alignment.

When a certain 20 hp Russell received its "new" boiler, he was using a transit instead of a laser or drop lines because it was more accurate. The engine shows the quality too.... Subsequent engines received similar treatment.

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Saw this old picture / post card on Ebay. Reminded me of this thread. Jeff
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Wow thats a great old photo thanks for shraring it, I havent seen that one before. Does it have a name of the place it was taken?
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13 bottom Emerson plow. That style plow had 16" bottoms. 17 1/3 ft pass.

Edit.Looking at it again I think there is a beam hidden by a wheel. 14?

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I added a few more pages to the web site.

Final Touches
Move back to Forest City
First Show


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Jerred,
Thank you (kind of an inadequate word) for all you've done for the steam community and fraternity for restoring this engine. I can't wait to see it under steam again, in person!
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To all that worked on the project. I have enjoyed the pictures and the write-ups on the restoration of this marvelous engine. I took the liberty of using one of the pictures posted earlier as wall paper for my lap top. So now every time I open up my computer I have this beautiful red engine to look at. Thanks again for all that you have shared. Larry (Laurence)
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Well since we are advertizing that the Big 40 will be sawing and plowing at the show in Forest City, IA come September 18-19 we thought we better check her out. I invited Boilermaker Jeff Lund down so he could check out how the boiler he built performed under load. I believe he was as pleased as Lawrence and I were. I updated the web site with a few photos. I think Lawrence will be posting some YouTube videos later.

Enjoy (I sure did),

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