Sunday, September 07, 2008

Steampunk Poseurs Need Not Apply!

Nothing here but real wood, water, and iron. None of that retro nonsense, these behemoths burn wood, make steam, and chuff along doing what they were designed to do, 100 or more years after they were built. If you have the opportunity to view the Badger Steam and Gas Engine Show near Baraboo, WI next August, I highly recommend it. Take a full day to do so, though - there are a LOT of big heavy things on display spread over many acres of real estate, like this steam tractor driving a sawmill:

Another of several steam tractors there, ball governor spinning happily:

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