Gunnar's First Steam Car Rebuild
Ok, now it's time for an update .... it is not good enough to leave this amount of time without writing about my projects.
As I told you it was the renovation of the Locomobile of the Sparreholms Museum which sparked a passion in me for steam cars.
I will not mention much more about this renovation, other than it was a real education for us in the beautiful world of steam cars. Why I fail to mention much about this renovation is that our mission from the owner of the car was not to restore it back to its original condition. He just wanted it to look like it could be run. As we had set our aims a little higher than that, we decided that the Locomobile should be able to work properly when we delivered it. And, obviously, we managed to accomplish our aim.
Below is a video called 1899 Locomobile Steam Car. I asked a young guy to document one of our test runs. After a while this film was delivered and after that the guy disappeared without a trace. The movie was nice, but the spelling of Locomobile was the Swedish version "Lokomobile", and I do not have access to the program to change the spelling. I am the person driving the car in the video.
But like I said ... there is a lot on the car that is not consistent with the original Locomobile.
I enclose a few photos from the handing over of the renovated Locomobile to the Sparreholms Museum, the old man in one of the pictures is the owner of the car and the creator of the Sparreholms Museum, recently deceased Helge Karinen.
Next time I write, I will tell you about the consequences of our steam car project, how rumors spread, and what the consequences of those rumors were.
Keep on Steaming
Nice to see your project finished, the car looks great.
The video ist very profesional and who kares how one spells Locomobile!
We met I think in 2016 in Melle, Germany.
Keep steaming, Charles
STEVE BRAGG ( SBRAGG000@CENTURYTEL.NET )
Very nice work and great video as well! I would like to see this car in person, where is it located? I sometimes travel to Stockholm and Karlskoga.
I am a self-taught steam car engineer whose interest is in the renovation, repairs and manufacturing of steam car parts....