Steam Engines
The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

Tractors and Trains Down Under

New Zealand show blends the best of two vintage worlds in a biennial event.

Best of the Best: Best Steam Tractor

Historic 110 hp Best steam tractor survives the passage of time.

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Songs of the
Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.

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RESTORING ANTIQUE TOOLS

Here is the book that finally unlocks the secrets that professional restorers have been using for years. It explains critical (and previously closely held) restoration techniques in a way that even the most uninitiated can understand and follow. Chapters cover boring and edge tools, planes (wood, wood-bottomed and metal), measuring tools, saws and other miscellaneous tools, as well as information on cleaning and refinishing. The author explains how to make a bow for a bow drill, how to make wedges for planes, how to replace vials in levels, and literally hundreds of other such invaluable instructions.

$19.95

CLASSIC TRACTOR AROUND THE WORLD PLAYING CARDS

Designed by John Harvey of Classic Tractor Fever, these deluxe playing cards come in a custom box with two decks per box. Every card has a color photo of a restored classic tractor, including its year, brand, model, owner's name/state and a significant fact about that tractor. They make the perfect gift for tractor enthusiasts!

$12.50