For jimmybeersa & other steam tractor fans

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by RailRon, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Last weekend I visited a 'Steamfest' in eastern Switzerland. Apart from a few steam locomotives (I posted them here.) there was a beautiful steam tractor, driving a mechanical organ.

    Jimmy, looking at your avatar picture I concluded that you like those critters. And of course there might be other steam roller and tractor fans. Here are a few pics for you.

    Here a pic from behind...

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  2. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    A look over the steam engine and the feedwater pump.

    Unfortunately the crowd was so tight that I couldn't get a full sideview of the tractor! :(
  3. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Ooops - it's much better when I add the picture, too...

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  4. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    And finally the beautiful organ which was driven by a transmission belt.

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  5. philip

    philip Guest

    steam tractors

    Well I beat Jimmy on this one. Beautiful Photography! Thanks for sharing Ron. My Avatar is my great grandfathers tractor.
  6. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Oh Philip, I'm so sorry that I didn't mention you.
    As it seems I mixed up your avatar with Jimmy's (jimmybeersa's) picture in the 'A face behind the name' thread, where he rides behind a model steam tractor. Oh well, sometimes something gets mixed up in my little gray cells... :(

    Just the same, I'm glad you found the pics and like them!

  7. Partsman

    Partsman Member

    Quality pictures, Ron.

    I attend two or three steam shows a year, and I have yet to see one over here with a cover on the flywheel as on this roller. It really is amazing to see the large agricultural tractors in motion.
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I saw this within a few minutes of arriving at my holiday cottage in England this past July... a very "English" moment...

    Out for a drive on the public bridleway...


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  9. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Steam Traction

    RailRon ... many thanks for remembering me when posting those very fine photos I have driven several of the very same type (See my websight) Will add your pictures to my very big collection of steam traction pictures. Once had a hair raising moment in England ... Saw 52 Showmans engines in steam at the Dorsett Steam Fair which is held every year in August.Will post a picture later. If you have a close look at the front of the engine you will see the makers badge which is a prancing horse .The County Emblem of Kent. and a small scroll under it. I once found an a rusting steamroller in a field which had the makers Plates on the sides and that scroll but no horse, thirty years later in an electrical workshop on one of the Mines a chap opened his tool cupboard to get some thing for me and hanging in the back was the brass horse. hHe donated it to me and I now have it in my collection

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