Steam Engine

In 1992 my grandfather began building his own live model steam engine, in 1:2.7 scale. It has a mass of approximately 700kg and can tow 8 persons with ease at walking speed, using the two custom made trailers.

Of course I learned heating and driving the machine from an early age. In the summers, we regularly drove around the neighborhood where my grandfather lived, for the joy of the neighboring children. We also visited some steam fairs in K├╝rnbach, as well as holding our own at the small 'pub' my grandmother ran.

Videos

Some videos, of both the mechanics as well as driving the steam engine.

Timelapse of the meet-up in K├╝rnbach 2016
Recording made by a visitor of the meet-up in K├╝rnbach 2015. You can see me shortly in the beginning.
Air Test
Steam pump Test

Photos

Here's a small collection of photos of and with the steam engine that have been taken since its creation.

2013 and 2014

In front of the depot in our garden
Test drive in autumn

2012

The year 2012 was the third and last time we held our steam fair at Ines.

POV Photo while driving
Transparent main valve housing for debugging
Steam pump
Controls
Steam pump in the shop
Steam fair at Ines
Exhibition drive to Schloss Helmsdorf with the steam fair attendants
The steam engines in front of Ines
The steam engines at Schloss Helmsdorf
The steam engines at the lake
The steam engines at the lake
Flags on our engine

2011

In the year 2011 we held our second steam fair.

Exhibition drive with the steam fair attendants
At Schloss Helmsdorf
On the campground, Schloss Helmsdorf
On the campground, Schloss Helmsdorf
On the campground, Schloss Helmsdorf

2009

In the year 2009 we held the first steam fair at the Bierst├╝berl Ines in Fischbach.

Steam fair in K├╝rnbach
Garden at home
Drive in K├╝rnbach
In K├╝rnbach?
Drive to Schussenrieder brewery at the steam fair K├╝rnbach
Steam fair at Ines
Preparations for the steam fair
Spontaneous repairs
Drive at Ines
At the steam fair, with brass band

2007 and earlier

After a days work done
Starting early

Press

Source unknown, 1997
2010, Journal Dampf und Heissluft, Issue 1
2010, Journal Dampf und Heissluft, Issue 1