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Tom Kimmel's Steam Vehicles

Tom's Steam Vehicles displayed for the 2013 SACA, Chicagoland September Steam Meet, but this is only a small part. His collection is growing all the time.

This website is about all of the latest work on steam power in the last 75 years.  Modern steam power is a little known or understood subject.  In contrast to almost all other steam information on the internet, this information is scientifically correct.  Therefore it will not offer Tesla turbines, free energy from burning water, or any of the many types of goofy rotary engines that the fertile human mind has invented.  I have collected homemade steam engines and monotube boilers.  These will be illustrated and described.  I have collected the best steam library in the country and that will, likewise, will be described.  I would rather talk about steam than eat. 

   Tom Kimmel

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SACA Chicagoland Chapter 13th Annual Steam Meet -
September 16-18, 2016
Click Here


Wall Street Journal Article on the Keen Car and Thomas Kimmel.

Videos on Media page - Just click on the link or Media button to the left.

For the Beginning Steam Enthusiast a Quick Education

Parts Supplier's List. Click on the Parts Supplier banner below for the list of suppliers for our shop.

NEW Steam Library: 05-24-2016 Terms: Superheated Steam by Sidney Walker
04-21-2016 Stanley pressure Diaphragm valve

Steam Engines:

(Now with over 125 engines, boilers, cars and parts online for reference. Most are in the Kimmel Collection, but there are others as well.)

 

Steam EventsAn Invitation to join SACA

SACA Phorum

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One of the better sources of good steam information is the Steam Automobile Club of America (SACA) Phorum, which is a chat room open to everyone and sponsored by SACA.  Because this is open to everyone, we think that many—probably most—of the participants are not club members.  Thus, the thoughts and theories expressed are not the official club thoughts and theories.  In fact, the club does not have an official anything except a broad acceptance of anything steam related.  The club is not organized enough to have an official position even if we wanted to have a position.

We will take off any vindictive, ad hominem, or otherwise irrelevant comments.  We encourage participation by new and unknowledgeable steam enthusiasts.  It is difficult for the engineers, or engineer type of thinkers, to deal with uninformed thoughts and opinions.  We are sorry for any mental anguish thus caused; however, it is in the answering of incorrect information that the subject is learned.  Almost all new steam people come to the subject with similar and incorrect assumptions.  These need to be dealt with on a regular basis.  It is in the dealing with every type of idea that arguments are sharpened and knowledge is imputed. 

List of Parts Suppliers

Books for Sale

Latest Edition: Parts List for the White Steam Car Model "O"
Just Click on the Image above or the "For Sale" Button on the left at the bottom of the buttons and you will find the reprinted books we have for sale.
 

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MORE 2016
Steam Events listed

Just click on the Steam Events
button on the left and browse.

Keen Steamliner, Steam engine Keen car
 

The Keen Steamliner No.2. 
Click here to see more of the Keen Car.

A Doble Chassis -

For More Dobles click on the Steam Engines button to the left and scroll down. Tom has several in his collection and several are under "Others" below Tom's Collection.        Doble slide show-British (Click Here).

Doble Sales Brochure

Doble "E" Chassis (Pictures taken from high quality scans of the Doble Sales Brochure we have reprinted for purchase.)

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