Per Nielsen has made a new super heater for his long wheel base 1903 Locomobile.
High quality workmanship.
Has anyone done a rough calculation of reduction in heat transfer to the water due to the number of tubes covered by a large-diameter superheater pipe?)
How about this then? A 1936 video of a Steam Motorcycle, claimed to be capable of 100MPH! Courtesy of British Pathe.
Check out this video of Peter Turvey's 1914 Stanley 607 on the Veteran Car Club's Irish Tour earlier this year.
Nita and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Please find enclosed the Christmas card we made for this year.
We are standing here in front of our car on Regent Street during the Veteran Car Motor Show on November 5th. The day before the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run that we were going to do in our own car next day. This Motor show displayed a selection of about hundred cars from the total of about four hundred and thirty participants. We had arranged to show the three participating White cars next to eachother. Next morning was early rising in preparation for a start before eight o’clock. We left Hyde Park via the Wellington Monumnet past Buckingham Palace and St. James Park to Westminster Bridge along “Big Ben”. In South London traffic got denser and the car developed a leak we were lucky to be able to mend. But we lost a lot of time and the remaining run we were traveling in front of the last RAC road patrol van who had his flashing lights on to warn the other traffic. To our relief we made it to the destination on Madeira Drive in Brighton just before the time limit.
Our best wishes for the New Year
Nita en Arnoud Carp
The Adopt-a-Car Program offers individuals, families and organizations the opportunity to invest in the care of the Marshall Steam Museum collections and demonstrate their support for antique auto preservation. “Adoptions” also offer great opportunities to honor or recognize friends and family — by adopting a car in their memory or honor — and declaring their ongoing legacy and passion for vintage autos.All of the vehicles at the museum are available for adoption, and each may have more than one “adopter” or fan. Choose your favorite and show it some love by adopting it every year, or spread the love around and choose a different vehicle each year. The “adoption fee” is the same for all of the autos — $100 for a one-year adoption.
Adopters receive a “Certificate of Adoption” and a photograph of their adopted vehicle along with special recognition on signage at the museum and on the website.
For more information about the Adopt-a-Car Program or to request “Adoption Papers” on your favorite vehicle,now please contact Susan Randolph at 302-239-2385 or
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Ralph Denman just sent in this video of his 10HP Stanley leaving Baldock Festival earlier this year.
Reprinted from The Autocar, 14th June 1957.
To one small section of the thinking public, the principle of propelling a horseless carriage by means of a complex mechanical organ suffering continuous internal explosions has never appealed. When this miniority would go motoring, it prefers first to light one good fire, with a match (sometimes two, or even three matches). In the most recent of such devices, only some 40 seconds were required between, as it were, lighting the gas and hearing the kettle whistle. But in those more leisurely days at the turn of the century, a 40-minute preamble was quite acceptable.
Although the history of steam road vehicles goes back further in this country than in any other, the circumstances of their suppression by the stage-coach interests during the middle of the last century are widely known. Yet blind bias and petty jurisdiction, which also strangled the early developments of private explosion-engined vehicles, cannot account wholly for the lack of parrallel interest in steam as a prime mover. We never had a Serpollet, a Stanley or a White, and none of our native steamers were of sufficient merit to convince a suspicious automobilist that Messers. Carless, Capel's explosion mixture was better applied externally than swallowed through a carburettor.
Jack Crabtree's 1901 Lifu steamer is a mechanical coelacanth, a strange link in the motoring chain more valued for its rarity than for its efficacy. Limited boiler heating area and working pressure, plus excessive all-up weight, combine to make it slow; solid tyres and primitve steering would have set that limitation had the engine performed more vigourously. Yet it goes-and reached Brighton without trouble during last year's Emancipation Run-is strongly made, and has an archaic elegance about it which the coclacanth lacks.