Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

The Gold Standard in Steam

By Bill Vossler

Nichols & Shepard built on a foundation of quality.


A Quarter-Scale Case Model Steam Engine

By Leslie McManus

Wally Biernacki built a perfectly-scaled model steam engine using plans from a full-scale Case.


Mission Accomplished: Building a Scale Steam Traction Engine

By Gerald Lee

42-year-old dream becomes reality in a half-scale Case steam engine.


Evolving Uses for Steam Power

By Sam Moore

Let's Talk Rusty Iron: Sam Moore examines the proliferation of uses for steam-powered machinery on the farm in the late nineteenth century.


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Customized Models Preserve Steam Donkey Tradition

By Farm Collector staff

Collector remembers stationary steam used to drag logs with a model steam donkey.


One for the Ages: A Horse-Drawn Rumely

By Leslie C. McManus

Horse-drawn Rumely portable steam engine pulls the seniority card.


Second Wind for Port Huron Steam Engine

By Don Voelker

The Port Huron Model 24-75, no. 7973, built in 1919 by the Port Huron Engine & Thresher Co., Port Huron, Mich., was purchased in 1922 for $2,500 by the Vonderau family in New Haven, Ind.


The Leader Traction Engine

By Farm Collector staff

Iron Age Ads: The simplest and most powerful traction engine.