Steam Toys

Steam Engine

Hello, my name is John Chapman. When I was a lad in the fifties we all wanted a steam engine. I was fortunate enough to be given one for Christmas when I was ten years old. It had a single oscillating cylinder and was fired by a small spirit lamp. I had hours of fun with it and it was probably responsible for my lifelong interest in things mechanical and steam powered machines in particular.

In more recent years I have been collecting historic steam toys, together with the fascinating accessories and machine tools designed to go with them. Thank you for visiting my web site, which I hope you find interesting.

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