Mary and Scott Wetter traveled from America to attend the Melle Steam car tour held in Germany. Mary was keen to leaner to drive a coffin nose Stanley and here she is Driving one for the first time, she soon got up to speed driving a steam car for the first time..
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We are spending the afternoon at Old Sturbridge Village. The village is an open-air Museum. Once a year they open the Village Green to have an automobile Festival. The numbers of SACA Northeast use the event as a get together location for our June meetings.
We have four steam cars here today. My 1912 20 horse touring car John Linderman with his 20 horsepower 1910 model 70, David Nerrgaard in his 1923 Stanley and a 19-1 replica locomobile Surry. As you can see from the photos a good number of internal explosion cars. I hope you enjoy the photos.
We have a new article in the magazine.
THE SECOND STEAM CAR BUILT EXPRESSLY FOR F.E.'s SON. Part one.
Matt Shipton shared The National Traction Engine Trust's photo.
Thank you for the add.
I just wanted to share this post from yesterday on the NTET page.
If you are interested, please either email or message me direct.
The National Traction Engine Trust
Today we have been plugging the Carfest events at which we are taking part.
It isn't the only new thing we are embarking on this year of course as we have previously announced.
August 4th, 5th & 6th will see the National host a marquee at the South Cerney event in Gloucestershire.
As well as all the usual information, membership and sales items we are also putting together a small display of Likamobiles and Locomobiles.
We already have a couple of fine examples lined up and would welcome a couple more to either sit outside in steam or as a static exhibit inside.
If you are interested please contact the National via: email@example.com
#ntetatcerney #steamontheroad #ntet
My father died in the 60s and always told us this was a Stanley Steamer engine. It has been sitting in garages for decades and is covered in dust. I did not want to use any chemicals on it to clean it as I those it might decrease its value.
Can anybody help me to identity the engine please.
i would also like to sell the engine once i know what year and type it is.
please let steam car network know your thoughts by using the comments box below.
Michael Zerega It's early, dry engine, right hand drive
Mark Herman There should be a serial number stamped on the frame that will help identify the engine more accurately. It should be on the forged crossmember in the middle of the engine. Additionally the number of teeth on the gear will tell us what style of car it came from. Looks like a great artifact!
Daryl Kendall Appears to be an EX. Engine. 1908.
Steam Car Network I have been told it has 49 teeth.
Daryl Kendall It either a 1908 EX or a 1909 E2 engine . Probably miss counted the teeth , probably a 48 tooth. 3" bore x 4"stroke. Has numbers on the frame cross-member probably starts with a 6- 000
Daryl Kendall 1908 EX. Or a 1909 E2 engine. 48 tooth
Mark Herman Recheck the teeth, I think an EX has 49 teeth
Daryl Kendall 48 teeth on EX and E2
The final day of the tour was a great success, the weather was very good and all the cars completed the day. With the cars now loaded in trailers for the homeward journey for us all it is time for the final Blowdown meal.
Many Thanks to Heiner and his team. It was great fun to drive together. Best regards Roel
5/3/2017Good to meet up with old friends and new acquaintances at this super rally which takes in the beautiful countryside around Melle. The organisation, back up and coffee stops etc. could not be faulted. We would like to thank Heiner and his team of dedicated volunteers (and the weather!) for all the effort they put in.
Lynette & Dudley Watts
Thank you Heiner and all the team of volunteers for the work put in to make the tour such a success.
It was really nice to catch up with old friends and make new friends at this great event in Melle Germany.
Basil and all the gang .
Can any body help please.
I am attempting to find someone with a steam powered vehicle to attend a hobby enthusiast expo at the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Port of LA on May 7th. I have been unable to find anyone that has such a vehicle in the area. I know Jay Leno has quite the collection and we have spoken before, but I wouldn't imagine this event will be far too public for someone of his celebrity to attend. Do you know any individuals that may be inclined to help me out?
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I have a steam engine similar to a Locomobile or Stanley engine.
It has the letters "G. A. & M. & Co." cast on the underside of the cylinders.
It is a twin cylinder with a Stephenson type linkage.
I have heard it may be manufactured by the Geneva Automobile Manufacturing Company.
Can anybody help identify this engine for me. Any other information would be appreciated.
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Dear Hallett friends and customers,
We thought you might like to hear some news about our new website, www.hallettoil.co.uk.
Take a tour and let us know what you think?
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If you’re not there, tell us what you are up to in 2017 and beyond. We’ll be happy to add your events to the list.
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I am writing this in the aftermath of the New Year celebrations from the delightful island of Madeira, quite a remote yet accessible small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. I come here each year to escape the snow, ice and salty roads of the English winter. I say this not to inspire your envy but as an illustration of the universality of our hobby. Evidence of the passion for historic vehicles is everywhere here.
Rolly Evans a well known steam car enthusiast and regular contributor to the site has kindly shared his latest work with us. It is a 1/8th scale replica of the Stanley 30hp 1905-6 Rocket engine. Rolly explained that the engine differs from the model K engine in that the 1905 engine had a two piece end on the main bearing part of the rod.
This is possibly the only 1/8th scale miniature of the engine ever made.
What an in creditable piece of model engineering and skill.
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?)
Jeff from America has taken a break from building his Stanley Model R to make a steam watch. He has sent in these photos of his fabulous steam driven watch and yes it works.
Why not subscribe to our YouTube channel. We're in the process of adding more videos but you can locate it here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFIjbv6Ga9ghetaERi-h9PA to view some great videos of steam cars and steam bikes.
This sun soaked event was a great success. It was attended by John Rhodes, Harold Bell and family, John and Anne Dyke, Bob Dyke and Claude, Richard Hounslow and Dee, Dudley and Lynette Watts, Chris Busk, Barry and Sandra Herbert, Peter and Sarah Hounslow with son George, Mark Drake, Michael Parr, Don and Lesley Cook, Brian Smallwood and June, and the hosts Les and Pat Nelson.
steamcarnetwork team members are at the tour. They have sent in the latest in a series of photos from this sun soaked event.
Steve and Dean the Directors of Steam Traction World took there two Stanley Steam cars to London. They helped out at the Garden School Summer Fete, held at Burton Court which is in the grounds of the Royal London Hospital and the home of the Chelsea Pensioners.
The latest photos from the Cotswold tour.
Dudley Watts has sent in these latest photos from the tour. Dudley had a sight glass gasket fail and in a heat wave did not enjoy the repair. Bob Dyke's 1903 White steam car is in the first photo alongside Dudley's Stanley steam car , model 735A Condenser. Mark Drake's Stanley steam car model 740 Roadster condenser is in the second photo.
Well, OK, you're quite correct, the star of the photo isn't exactly steam driven - however, lurking in the distance of the picture, set in the magnificent Close at Norwich Cathedral, are three Stanley steam cars - (left to right) Model 70, Model K, Model R. The 70 was being driven by James Barron with Christine Calver, Ollie and Liam as co-drivers, navigators - whatever. The model K was driven by Russell Yeomans, ably assisted by his wife Wendy. The model R appears to have been abandoned, while it's driver Basil Craske chats to someone about a Locomobile.
Oh yes, nearly forgot - the car in the front is a 1953 MG Midget TD - owned and driven by John Oliver.
We had all successfully completed the 65 miles set for this year's Charles Clark Rally which is an annual event. The steam cars and the MG all behaved and performed perfectly (of course).
The Cotswold Gathering starts this Sunday. It is an event for Steam cars and Veteran cars to attend.
The gathering is run each year by Les and Pat Nelson. Let's hope for good weather for all those who attend.
Pat is in the center of top picture and Les is holding a glass up in bottom picture.