Above: The late Leighton Wilke with the Watt engine in his Hall of Mechanical Evolution.
Above: The first flywheel section being removed. This spoke was damaged in the last moving process and pinned to keep it lined up. Steve Montag is on the gear behind the spoke to guide it from hitting anything.
Right: The beginning process of taking the first section of the flywheel apart on the Watt engine. Steve Montag is turning the wrench and Mike Shanks is standing on the gear.
Right: Removing the pins that held the flywheel together. Jason Skillen and Steve Montag are running the drill while Mike Shanks steadies the flywheel against the vibration from drilling.
Right: The brass works next to the steam cylinder were taken apart for the move. The parts were all wrapped in shrink wrap and labeled. Brass and cast iron, what great building materials.
Right: The first trailer being loaded and getting ready for the trip to the Cedar Valley show grounds. The walking beam and connecting rod are in the front of the trailer and the steam cylinder and support pillars are in the rear of the trailer.
Below: Taking some of the piping apart below floor level. Quite a bit of the working components of this engine were located below floor level.