ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/29/09 3:55 p.m.

Check out this really cool log hauler. It's a steam powered crawler. An engineer sat in the back and stoked the fire while one guy basically rode on the front axle and steered. Apparently the steerman had issues with cinders going down the back of his neck and used to wear thick leather suits to keep from getting burned. This steamer has a shed built on over the front axle to stop that from happening.

http://oldsnowplowequipment.wetpaint.com/page/Crooker+Lombard+Steam+Log+Hauler+2-21-09?t=anon

Tommy Suddard
Tommy Suddard SonDork
3/29/09 4:52 p.m.

Wow. I like the bearings on the rear track!

Woody
Woody Dork
3/29/09 6:00 p.m.
Woody wrote: That's cool, but it's not Lombard Steam Log Hauler cool: http://www.allroutes.to/modeltandlombard/4/images/MVC-024F.JPG

From this thread: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/1920s-snow-tractor/7949/page1/

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/29/09 6:17 p.m.

HA nice you beat me too it..

but thats not the sargent of plows..

From: http://oldsnowplowequipment.wetpaint.com/

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/29/09 7:10 p.m.

http://files.asme.org/ASMEORG/Communities/History/Landmarks/5587.pdf

mel_horn
mel_horn HalfDork
3/29/09 7:19 p.m.

Will it tow a Miata?

Monkeywrench
Monkeywrench Reader
3/29/09 7:30 p.m.

If you ever get the chance, get to a steam engine/tractor show, especially if they have a dyno competition. There's nothing like standing 10ft away from a 130 year old tractor going full blast

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/29/09 7:52 p.m.
mel_horn wrote: Will it tow a Miata?

Dunno.. Is a miata lighter or heavier than a 20 bottom plow?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNS38av6LcQ&feature=related

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/29/09 7:54 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbzvnTdjkKw

Xceler8x
Xceler8x Dork
3/30/09 8:10 a.m.
Monkeywrench wrote: If you ever get the chance, get to a steam engine/tractor show, especially if they have a dyno competition. There's nothing like standing 10ft away from a 130 year old tractor going full blast

Where do they DO THIS?!

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/30/09 8:50 a.m.

http://www.rollag.com/ <-- giant.

http://www.nationalthreshers.com/

http://www.steamtrainsandtractors.com/Tractor_Show_2009.html

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/calendar.php?c=1

but ya gotta look around

since you are in VA here are some links

http://www.somersetsteamandgas.org/ <-- somerset va

http://www.svsgea.com/ <--- Shenandoah valley association

eit: http://www.smokstak.com/ ownz forgot to add

Xceler8x
Xceler8x Dork
3/30/09 3:12 p.m.

Thanks for the links. A guy just suggested this to me.

http://www.fielddayofthepast.net/

xci_ed6
xci_ed6 Reader
3/30/09 5:07 p.m.

http://www.oldthreshers.org/ in September in Mt. Pleasant Iowa

Keith
Keith SuperDork
3/30/09 5:22 p.m.

At the local car show, some old coot showed up with a trailer full of old engines and got them all going. It was awesome to watch, engineering laid bare.

RexSeven
RexSeven HalfDork
3/30/09 6:36 p.m.

It looks like the bastard offspring of a olde-tyme snowmobile and a steam locomotive.

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/30/09 6:37 p.m.

how hit and miss engines work.

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/howstuffworks/183-how-hit-and-miss-engines-work-video.htm

xci_ed6
xci_ed6 Reader
3/30/09 8:42 p.m.

I actually inherited an old Deere hit & miss 1hp engine. I got it kinda running a few years back, but I think I need a new mag coil. It has like a 6" bore and an 8-10" stroke, and the intake valve is vacuum powered. The exhaust and ignition run off the cam, and the water cooling is a constant loss system. Really cool, but tough to move around. Has to weigh 300lbs.

Monkeywrench
Monkeywrench Reader
3/30/09 9:09 p.m.
Xceler8x wrote:
Monkeywrench wrote: If you ever get the chance, get to a steam engine/tractor show, especially if they have a dyno competition. There's nothing like standing 10ft away from a 130 year old tractor going full blast
Where do they DO THIS?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFGmGk7WgNg

That big canvas belt you see at the beginning of the video is wrapped around the flywheel and connects to the dyno or other farm implements.

We watched one come loose and hit one of the operators in the arm when they tried to jump start another tractor... he wasn't too happy about that

I was at this one... http://www.roughandtumble.org/index.asp

Kramer
Kramer Reader
3/31/09 10:32 a.m.

I grew up around steam engines, threshing machines and antique tractors. My family has about 25 steam engines, with about 12 in operating condition. We have two "road locomotives," which are steam engines placed on truck chassis. Here is what happens when you load the hot firebox full of sawdust. It's pretty spectacular at night--during the daytime, all you get is burnt hair and clothes. The first clip is my uncle's road locomotive; I don't think it's that same engine in the second clip, as the whistles I hear aren't as loud as my uncles.

The first pic is a scale model, fully functional steam engine. The second pic is the road locomotive, pulling our calliope, the third is when our family helped move a double-barrel covered bridge that was arsoned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO4POMN3MuQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WliVpOrreJM

Kramer
Kramer Reader
3/31/09 10:35 a.m.

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/31/09 11:04 a.m.

cool

your road locomotives remind me of these "heavy haulage" vids from the UK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWseCMN69r4

Xceler8x
Xceler8x Dork
3/31/09 1:15 p.m.

Road locomotives = cool.

ignorant
ignorant SuperDork
3/31/09 1:42 p.m.

I found this old british movie about some nutters who live without modern convience and use steam engines to get around; It looks really cool.

http://www.themoonandthesledgehammer.com/

I'm going to order a DVD when the finances ease up.

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