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George, lots of Bob's spare boilers went for scrap. I believe that Trevor bought what he needed for his projects.
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George, lots of Bob's spare boilers went for scrap. I believe that Trevor bought what he needed for his projects.
Man, that just kills me to think of all of Bob's stuff that got junked! What a shame, shame, shame!!!
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His son-in-law is a scrap man. Some of Bob's stuff was loaded before the auction sale. We saved a lot of the rest of it from the scrapper (but not it all - as you know, Mike). Some of those boilers weren't worth saving, though.

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I guess technically I am a Gaar Scott owner now. I bought this boiler and pallet of parts at a friend's auction a month ago. It was a very old Traction engine. Look at the pictures and take note of the interesting piping inside the firebox! Hopefully this link will work to a photobucket album.

http://s100.photobucket.com/user/Far...Scott%20Boiler
Doc,
Congratulations on saving that boiler. It would have been a shame to see it scrapped. It has some very interesting features. Ralph told me he got it out of the basement of a building, perhaps in Blenheim or Wheatley, as a heating boiler. He thought someone had moved over from the US and brought it along. It does seem to be an odd boiler to find in a basement in Ontario. It has some stories to tell, for sure. Naturally, I never listened close enough to Ralph's story. I miss Ralph and our visits and Sunday evening, two hour chats on the phone. I learned so much from that man. He was one of the best.
He gave me a cross head pump that he said came with the boiler. I will bring it down for you as that stuff should all stay together.
Does anyone have any ideas about the piping system inside the firebox?

Also, Bob Anderson was a good friend too. We also had many long phone chats. Bob and Ralph were friends and Ralph helped Bob get a batch of Waterloo parts from the Leamington area. I believe that Waterloo is now running and is based in Alberta. Collectors working together across the country.
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Thanks, Uncle G! That little Gaar was on my mind for years... it's so unique and interesting. I always have had thoughts of making sure it was forever saved! Our dear departed brothers in Leamington were authorities on Waterloo!
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Doc,
I was at Ralph's one time, and one of the Scott brothers from Leamington was there, Cameron, I think. Ralph asked him if they were still doing any sawing? They sawed with a 25 horse Waterloo as you know.
Cam said that they had done a bit, but that his brother could not keep up his end of the work. Ralph laughed and asked how old the brother was. Cam said he was 94! He asked Cam how old he was and he said 92!
We all had a good laugh about that but Cam was serious. The lads were still sawing in their 90s! God doesn't make too many men like those two!
Man, there were some interesting men down that way - Ben, Lorne, Frank, and others. I guess you are the interesting old timer now!
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Dave,
Thanks for sending me the dimensions for your boiler. The 33 inch diameter looked small for a 25-75 GS boiler. I put a tape measure on mine and it is 36 inches inside or 37 outside. None of your machinery will fit a 25 GS boiler. The one here is a 1913 Broderck the same as mine.
Mike may be able to tell us if a 20 horse GS boiler is 33 inches. the chances of finding good usable 20 will be somewhere between nil and zero. Start saving your pennies for a new boiler.
Cheers.
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I’ll take a look when I get a chance. Unfortunately 20 HP G/S engines are pretty rare, so finding a usable boiler is going to be a tough row to hoe!
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I think I have posted this pic. before somewhere, when talking about Garr Scott. If so, forgive me. This is a picture of one of my ancestor's sawmill, possibly Grandpa Carlisle, in Warrick County, IN, taken in the early 1900s. I am told this engine is a Model H Garr Scott. Don't know anything else about it, who's in it or what, just a neat picture.
I don't have any Garr Scotts. I'm a poor Keck Gonnerman owner.
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Thanks for checking it out George, I thought the 25 Montana Special with the forward steam dome had similar dimensions to mine. I may have to keep saving or start a Go-fund-me. ????
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I think I have posted this pic. before somewhere, when talking about Garr Scott. If so, forgive me. This is a picture of one of my ancestor's sawmill, possibly Grandpa Carlisle, in Warrick County, IN, taken in the early 1900s. I am told this engine is a Model H Garr Scott. Don't know anything else about it, who's in it or what, just a neat picture.
I don't have any Garr Scotts. I'm a poor Keck Gonnerman owner.
Tom
It's interesting. They have removed the front wheels. It has a full length canopy, probably because it sat outdoors all season.
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I think I have posted this pic. before somewhere, when talking about Garr Scott. If so, forgive me. This is a picture of one of my ancestor's sawmill, possibly Grandpa Carlisle, in Warrick County, IN, taken in the early 1900s. I am told this engine is a Model H Garr Scott. Don't know anything else about it, who's in it or what, just a neat picture.
I don't have any Garr Scotts. I'm a poor Keck Gonnerman owner.
Tom
That is a class H Gaar-Scott (two A's, one R! ), I'd say 16 HP. Neat little engine, I think there's only two Class H's left, one 10 and one 16.

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One of these days I'll learn to spell..... GAAR.
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Hey Mike,
Any measurements off of a 20 Gaar Scott? Firebox width would be most important. A forward Dome next. My Advance is 34 3/8 OD to be exact.
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20hp rear mount blueprints and affidavit show the firebox is 44.5" long, 29" wide, 38" tall.
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Dave,
Sorry for not replying, did not see your post until today! I will try to dig into my G/S stuff and see what I can see. Gut feeling is that a 20 boiler is wayyyyyy too small for what you’re looking for.
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