Above: Charles and his son Richard man the engine while Leroy feeds wood through a buzz saw, showing this little engine can really work.
Opposite page: Charles Wagler and Leroy Ebersol restored this portable steam engine rig, which was created using an E. Leonard & Sons engine.
Left: A view of the Leonard portable’s smokebox door, which was custom-made by its previous owner. This little rig is so convincing you could be excused for thinking it is an original, factory-built unit. The engine was restored in the small building in the background.