Pedro the Portable Steam Engine Now in Working Order

Pedro the Steam Engine - Before RestorationDue to the expansion of the business it’s been necessary to source another engine. It is a wood burning steam engine that was built in England and sent to Chile on December 15th 1911. It’s taken 12 months work to fully restore the engine back to working condition and now it is in steam 101 years from when it originally left the country.

Pedro the Steam Engine - During RestorationIn Chile it was used on saw milling duties and I hope it should be good for another 100 years. It is a woodburner in accordance with my sustainable strategy and as it takes longer pieces of wood in the firebox it requires less energy to cut it all.

To accompany the engine we have also found a period saw bench – A Stenna & Gunn No. 4. made in Tiverton in 1918.

Video to follow

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