A Little Steampunk

Out in the Northern suburbs of Brisbane, in Queensland Australia, there is a shed…in amongst a whole heap of other sheds and buildings. This shed is part of the ‘Old Petrie Town’ historical village & markets complex. Inside is a world of imagination and testaments of the longevity of well constructed machinery. Here are some images, from the very big to the very small:

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An old electricity generator, steam powered of course.

The main drive piston and some of the mechanicals of a 600hp steam powered flywheel.

 

 

 

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A midsized steam generator

 

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One of the lubrication delivery pumps on that big piston in the first image.

 

 

 

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The next image is a tiny, fully functioning steam powered engine:

 

 

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How tiny?

 

Very tiny

Very tiny

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