Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

Oliver Evans: A Man Ahead of His Time

Sam Moore

Oliver Evans’ innovations in steam powered transportation, like the Orukter Amphibolos, were revolutionary.


Steam Threshing Rings

Leslie C. McManus

At the turn of the last century, steam threshing rings brought steam engines to communities and put an asterisk on the history of industrialization.


Scale Model Steam

Leslie C. McManus

Wessels collection showcases scale model steam traction engines, including a water wagon, threshing machine and a Case steam traction engine.


Steam Traction Engine Gets Extreme Makeover

Cathy Werner

Rice County Minnesota Steam & Gas Engines club volunteers complete Advance-Rumely Universal steam traction engine restoration.


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Rare Ames Steam Engine: Ames Iron Works Design Prone to Boiler Explosion

Bill Vossler

There’s not much known about this early Ames steam engine except it has a poor boiler design.


Imitating Chromolithography for the Steam Hobby

Don Voelker

Michigan man pours heart and soul into artwork.


Hand-Built Pence Steam Engines Are Machinist's Legacy

James Boblenz

The late Harold Fleisch lives on in his engines.


Rescuing a 1916 16 hp Avery Steam Engine from the Republican River

Bill Vossler

A waterlogged steam engine gets a second lease on life.



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