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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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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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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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Air Compressor converted to bash valve uniflow using reed valves

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Hadden Engine

This is the best small steam engine around.  It is available as a casting kit from Gary Hadden up in Holly, Michigan who has been making these little engines for years.  He has successfully run both steamboats and small steam … Continue reading

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Names of the Parts of a Simple Steam Engine

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Applied Thermodynamics

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Yuba Tractor Steam Outboard

A few years ago I scanned a lot of Peter Scott-Brown’s material from his files.  Included was this photo of the Yuba outboard of which little is known.  Here is what Brian McMorran from Scotland sent me:  1947-1954  A 2 … Continue reading

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July 2012 steam stuff

July 8-13 I was out to Vermont for a real steam car tour, the Eastern Invitational.  I did not have a steam car that ran because I have only modern steam cars and it is a sensitive issue.  There were … Continue reading

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