As usual, off season topics are a bit hard to find but we keep trying and thinking and reading a couple of the magazines of the hobby and several club newsletters to keep up on the happenings in various areas.
Hello again Steam enthusiasts. I hope you are all managing to keep warm in this frigid weather, if by steam or just hot air.
We are starting out the new year with some material on show schedules, not necessarily steam, but engines none the less.
I finally got the time needed to review the latter chapters of Michael Lane’s Story of the Steam Plough Works, which is a history of the Fowler Works of Leeds England.
Today I want to tell you a bit more of the great British Steam Engine and Cultivating Machine Company based on Michael Lane’s book The Story of The Steam Plough Works that was published in 1980.
I have written a couple other recent articles on the steam engine companies of England and since I am a dedicated Anglopile, that is not too unusual.
Well I got a few good comments on the two articles I did featuring two British companies, namely Garretts and Wallis and Steevens and I hope you all enjoyed them. Attend a show Now our own season is starting and we hope you are all making plans to visit your favorite shows or perhaps to […]
Hello again steam enthusiasts. I have been taking advantage of the cold snowy weather to sort out some of the papers and magazines in my back room and came across my copy of the fifth edition Traction Engine Register, from 1987. It was compiled by John B. True, edited by Brian Johnson and published by […]
This material is the result of some of that inspiration that we all get on occasion. As usual, I’m not sure just what happened to start this train of thought, but the topic is one that comes up in the Old Iron business quite often, as well as many other pursuits. Original price or value […]
(Editor’s note: Additional information about the Keystone Driller Company was published in a column in the Dec. 12, 2013, issue.) Hello again steam enthusiasts. I often talk about inspiration and the various ways it comes to me. In this case it came as a direct question. Have you written anything on the Keystone Driller ? […]