Kevin H. Evans

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Home On the Grange

Home On the Grange

Take Europe . . . The state of agriculture in the 1600s is unique. Nothing approaching the modern standardization of methods existed. One can find farming practices ranging from the ancient to the modern. This is mostly because of the large number of diverse political...
The Steam Car

The Steam Car

The day approaches, more quickly than we may think, that the demand for automobiles will far surpass the supply that arrived with the Ring of Fire. Also, many of the cars from the future will have un-repairable breakdowns. A solution to the transportation gap may be...
The High-Stepping Beauties

The High-Stepping Beauties

Joseph stood on the platform, his eyes tightly shut, straining with his whole self to hear the whistle. It was time. The schedule said it was time, the whistle would tell. There it was, the distant chime. It was the first notes of a hymn always played by Mr....
The Geared Locomotive or What Wood You Shay To?

The Geared Locomotive or What Wood You Shay To?

Geared locomotives were developed to handle rough track industrial applications. Most notable were logging short lines and mining short lines. The traditional steam locomotive has cylinders parallel to the ground with the effort of those cylinders transferred to the...
Metallic Fusion: Putting it Together in 1632

Metallic Fusion: Putting it Together in 1632

The construction of machines and devices requires that sections of material be attached to each other. This can be accomplished by friction, adhesives, mechanical connections, and welding. Down-time fastening methods were mostly mechanical. That is the methods...
Sailing Upwind

Sailing Upwind

  Late September 1633   "Sally, did Mr. Pridmore say where he was going?" Reva leaned toward the young receptionist, to keep the conversation a little more private. Reva worried about Marlon. He hadn't been eating or sleeping well for the last week. Just...
Steam: Taming the Demon

Steam: Taming the Demon

DISCLAIMER This article is not intended to provide all the information needed to design and build actual boilers. Many skills and cross checks are needed to ensure the safe design and construction of pressure vessels. This article is to promote the understanding of...