Canadian Big Game Hunt

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The 110 Case boiler, along with several others, arriving home in Illinois.
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My 110 wheels and gears as they were when I found them.
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Randy Kvill of the museum staff standing with some of the many steamers awaiting restoration.
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Tractor in the restoration shop at the museum. Note the wood frame and wood spoke rear wheels.

720 York Street, Chenoa, Illinois 61726

In the past several years I have heard many stories about people
building steam engines from parts found in scrap piles all over the
country. I am always inspired and encouraged by these stories. Last
year on a hunting trip to Alberta, Canada (hunting steam engines,
of course), I came across a boiler for the engine of my dreamsa 110
Case!

I have considered trying to put one together from parts for a
long time, so I decided to buy the boiler and get started. I know
this will not be something that can be done overnight, but I am
very dedicated to my project and I plan to stick with it until I am
done. I was fortunate enough to also find rear wheels and some
gears that I can rebuild and use. I would appreciate hearing from
anyone who has completed a project like this one. I am sure there
are others out there who are working on similar projects, and I
would like to hear your stories as well. If anyone has information
or leads on parts, or has a 110 Case and would just like to talk
‘steam engines,’ please call or write. My phone number is
815-945-7565.

On another subject, I would encourage all steam engine and
tractor collectors to try to visit the Reynolds Alberta Museum in
Wetaskiwin. This is a new museum built by the Alberta government.
It features many steam and gas tractors from the collection of Stan
Reynolds and others. I can’t say enough about the men in the
restoration shop. We would all be doing good if our projects turned
out as nice as the equipment you will see at this museum. They have
some of the best and rarest antique farm related equipment you will
find anywhere in the world.

As you have read in past issues, my brother Jim is in the
process of building a 75 Case. If you know where we might locate
parts for this engine please give us a call.

Well, I have said enough for now. I look forward to seeing old
friends and meeting new ones at the shows this summer. J. I. Case
Expo #7 is at our home show at Pontiac, Illinois over Labor Day
weekend. It is shaping up to be a great show.

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