Friday, May 2, 2014

Weekend Steam: A Little Change of Pace

Instead of a steam engine, this week we are featuring a Stuart Steam Hammer.  I've seen these in Stuart's lineup for almost fifty years, but this is the first time I've seen one run.


Anonymous said...

Is that powered by compressed air? That clear tubing looks awful flimsy for steam.


David aka True Blue Sam said...

Yep, he's running it on air. Honestly, these things never appealed to me as a model because you have to tell it to do every stroke. By the time it would be warmed up enough to close the petcocks, I would be getting tired of it. But these things were really important in industry, so I'm glad that a few are keeping the memory alive.