Monday, August 29, 2016

Model Engine

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2016

Not all the engines on display were antiques in the true sense of the word.  The were many miniature models of steam engines on display.  It was obvious a lot of workmanship went into these models.  Although modeled after steam engines, they were being run using compressed air instead.

1 comment:

  1. This model motor makes a wonderful b&w photo. Compressed air has a number of advantages over using steam. It is cleaner, safer, and cooler than steam. The Ag Museum curator restored a giant 65 hp Case steam traction engine. When he was done he hooked a large compressor up to it to make it run. It ran beautifully without any smoke or heat.