Author Archives: tkimmel3

My new steam book, for sale.

This is the first of many books of similar size and style that I plan on on publishing.  When all 50 volumes are done there will be a great deal of information on modern steam as well as on the … Continue reading

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Stanley 20 hp Cylinder

This is a prime example of a Goose Neck steam passage.  These are what happens when a slide or “D” valve is used and they are all bad.  The “Goose Neck” steam passage is long and wasteful.  It is clearance … Continue reading

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Bruce Heppler Toledo

  Bruce Heppler of Covina, California with his recent acquisition.  This is a homemade replica of an early 1900’s Toledo steam car.  Note the wooden wheels and tiller steer.  About the only original thing is the steam engine.  Everything else … Continue reading

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Wood Fire Dune Buggy

This is my wood fired dune buggy.  There is a large fire box with a large dc powered centrifugal fan blowing air into the bottom of it so that the ashes and coals are burned and blown up the smoke … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

We are attempting to fix all of the broken links involving the photos and thank you for your patience.

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Harry Peterson Boiler

Installation of a Harry Peterson boiler in a Stanley.  In the 1950’s and 1960’s before Stanley cars became valuable and then people started making good quality replica Stanley boilers and burners using the authentic original designs there were very few … Continue reading

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Wood Burning Hybrid Steam Car Discussion on Cosmo Quest Forums

I accidentally found this interesting discussion.  I think that it started with someone wanting to burn wood and make electricity in the back yard and then the conversation drifted on to automobiles and trains.  Almost all of the common themes … Continue reading

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