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Old 09-27-2012, 11:51 AM
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here is the shop at the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society, a group of old engine and tractor collectors here in NW PA.
view of the shop:

the engine that drives the line shafts:

and some of the machine tools:


next show is Oct 13-15
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:18 AM
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Your best option is to take an old kholer engine and convert it to steam and build a boiler (wood fired). You have to modify the cam on a 4 stroke engine but a 2 stroke works as is. A generator dynamo would give you all the power you need to run shop equipment. You won't have to fire it unless you need to use the equipment. A drop cord is much easier to wield than a belt and pulley system

Bear in mind that it will make more racket than 2 skeletons wrestling on a tin roof. Not exactly a "stealth" project.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:06 PM
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post SHTF in the UK(because of the smaller country and smaller set ups) there will be no power tools and no petrol fuelled motors, everything will need to be done by hand, we will be living a pre-industrialisation lifestyle akin to the 18th Century.
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