Amazing Miniature Steam-Powered Creatures
By James Grahame
Crabfu Steam Toys features a creative collection of steam-powered walkers, tanks, centipedes, crabs and other hard-to-imagine mechanical devices. It's almost as if someone's Victorian era tech dreams sprang to life.
My fave is the Live Steam Walker, which looks like a 19th Century attempt at a Star Wars assult vehicle. Propulsion is provided by a Wilesco D14 steam engine, and the legs are crafted from Meccano odds and ends, along with what appear to be a few custom bits. Some of these creations are radio controlled -- too cool for words.