The Restoration Chronicles the Tyler 40 Gaar Scott

By: Jerred Ruble

Hanlontown, IA

(Last Updated: 8/2/2010 2:43 PM)

 

I purchased this engine from the Tyler family from Moore, Montana in the summer of 2008. The engine had been in the Tyler family since 1953. It was last steamed in 1956 and sat at Tyler ranch since that time. A friend of mine called to tell me that the engine was for sale in March of 2008. After several phone calls with Mike Tyler we decided to go have a look in April. I immediately fell in love with the engine. I made my offer on the engine in May which was subsequently accepted in July. In August the engine was hauled to Heritage Park of North Iowas show grounds in Forest City, IA where it resided until January 2, 2009. At that time the engine was moved to my residence and the restoration process was started the next day.

 

I started a thread on SmokStak on the restoration as well.

 

Index

Activity

Last Update

Move from Moore, MT to Forest City, IA

8/23/08

Move from Forest City to Hanlontown, IA

01/02/09

Disassembly (Part 1)

01/31/09

Disassembly (Part 2)

03/08/09

Motor Disassembly

07/01/09

Motor Reassembly

 

Boiler Construction

07/02/09

Machine Work

07/02/09

Gear Casting/Machining

05/22/09

Cleaning/Painting

07/12/09

Assembly

03/06/10

First Steam Up (Spring of 2010)

 

Final Touches

07/17/10

Move back to Forest City

07/17/10

First show

07/18/10

Shake Downs

8/1/10

 

 


 

 

2010 Steam Threshing Days

27th Annual

Forest City, IA

Friday, Sept 16

Swap Meet & Consignment Sale

Saturday & Sunday, Sept 17-18

Power Show

Gaar Scott Plowing & Log Sawing

Special Exhibition

40 HP Gaar Scott

Completely Reconditioned

One of only two remaining in the world!

Note: the Gaar Scott will be in operation on Saturday and Sunday only

      91 Acre Park

      48 Display Buildings

    Saturday Night Barn Dance

    Sunday Church Services

  Women and children activities

  Steam Engines/Prairie Tractors

  Horses/Flywheel Engines

  Many active exhibits

Heritage Park of North Iowa
at the South edge of Forest City, IA
www.heritageparkofnorthiowa.com