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Farmer John

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Just for fun, a Singer 115 powered by a steam engine.
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This needs a video [smile]
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That is an idea I've toyed with for quite some time. Problem is, live steam is a VERY expensive hobby!
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Agreed.  A 1.5hp hit and miss engine would be a lot more practical.

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I'm sure sewing with that would be a very calm and peaceful experience.    ;-)
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You are right, Zorba, this real live steam traction engine is expensive (tongue in cheek).  They sell for around $100 on Xbay.  Toys were great in the old days, we could get cut, and burned, and loose our hearing with a Big Bang carbide cannon.  Along the way, we also learned some respect.

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Hahahahhahaaaaaaaa! Love this!
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Agreed.  A 1.5hp hit and miss engine would be a lot more practical.

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Hot bulb engine FTW!

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This is for fun, nothing practical here....... This link is to my stationary steam engine running a Lotus 66.  Using compressed air, too hot to fire up the boiler, ha, ha.  Turn up the sound.  Making very nice stitches.  Removed the bobbin winder for belt clearance.



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Love it!
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Nothing seen here.
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