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Steam Engines

The antique steam traction engine hobby, past and present.

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.


Iron Age Ads

By Farm Collector staff

Pioneer Steam Engine Enthusiasts

By Cecil E. Darnell

Women put a new spin on steam engine show with "It's a Girl Thing."

Iron Age Ads

By Farm Collector staff

Ajax Portable Engine Restoration

By Wayne Murphy

After decades of neglect, a Farquhar Ajax portable engine patiently awaits an engine restoration. Originally published as "Ajax Portable" in the March/April 2005 issue of Steam Traction Magazine.


Farm Collector April 16Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. If it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it!

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