The Live Steam Hamster Wheel
From David Wegmuller comes this whimiscal creation: a hamster wheel powered by a steam engine.
A select few will be able to see this machine in action at the National Small Scale Summer Steamup in Sacramento in July 2007. The rest of you will have to wait until Rail Faire held at Ardenwwod park in Fremont, California in early September, 2007.
Mr. Wegmuller says of Big Blue Saw: "The parts had a nice press fit and only required some light sanding to remove the sharp edges: you did a great job!"
Don't miss the video of the steam-powered hamster wheel in action.
Here are a few closeups of the construction: