We are deeply saddened to pass along the report of the passing of Coburn Benson (1935-2019) of Limerick, Maine. Coburn was a very knowledgeable fellow on vintage motor vehicles and steam cars in particular.
A great selection of photos from the recent Eastern Invitational Steam Car Tour in the Litchfield Hills, Southbury, Connecticut, USA. Thank you to Andi Mead, Steve and Sabrina Howard Bragg, AJ Joyce, Michael Zerega, Herb De La Porte, Daryl Kendall, and Nate Dickey for the photos.
Chris Wedgewood writes- Any ideas What, where.?.
Richard Stanuier- This is an 1895 steam car built by James Sumner, the co-founder of Leyland Motors, England.
Spring City Steam Works Reports:
22nd July 2019
While it's crazy hot and in between the new kid prep.... I'm printing some fixtures to test out and help decide on the fixtures for the pancake coils for the Mason. Hopefully a little bending and fixture time this week!
23rd July 2019
One may have been thinking... Why the need to pallet jack the weld table around.... Well, I'm trying to take a 21 foot piece of pipe and wind it into a double stacked pancake flat coil of pipe to replace some coils in the Mason's monotube steam generator. Shops too small, so out in the driveway it goes!!
As for the 3d printed pieces, I'm working out how to fixture the hairpin bent pipe so that the top leg is ~1/4" gap above the lower when it gets wound into a coil. The center section will be made of steel and there will be a clamp on top as well as the pipe getting tack welded to the clamp. Then the 11 foot long top pipe will swing a huge circle as the lower pipe is wound on itself to make the pancake coil. The whole mess then gets flipped over and hopefully that leg winds into a nice pancake below it. Works in my head, got to refine the pieces a little and make some chips and then try that plan out!!!
Basil Craske shows 740 Stanley Steam Car at a car show in England.
Billings Cooke and Sarah Moon drive there Stanley Steam car to the top of Mount Washington
Stanley Steamcars travel from England to attend the the Schnauferl Wander Fahrt car tour in Germany.
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