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Deposit sent on Friday!

Post  Stork on Sun 01 May 2016, 6:43 am

Looks like I will be #17! My wife's lucky number! Monday is a holiday so I will hear from Dean on Tuesday...

Now to make the garage space (and keep it that way till the parts start arriving) My wife and mother in-law have a tendency to drop off random things in open spaces in my garage (they think a garage is for storage not working on 'mechanical thingies' (mother in-law exact words))

Have a great Sunday!

Robert

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#17 kit is sold.... to me!!

Post  Stork on Tue 03 May 2016, 5:41 pm

Spoke to Dean today... very nice chap! We talked a bit about the kit and other things Stanley (including the H5 which I would have loved to have as a kit as well, maybe one day)

So now we are at 17 kits sold.

Can't wait to get that first box!

Have a happy day tomorrow!

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Its JULY !!

Post  Grier on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 12:28 pm

Okay its July ! Have we started production yet Smile

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Early steam Locomobile information and stories

Post  Millepa on Tue 05 Jul 2016, 12:38 pm

Hi, I am, like most of you, waiting for production to start on the Lykamobile Steamer Series 2.
I am not sure but I think mine will be #11 in the new series.
While I am waiting to start I wanted to ask about where I can get some information about the steam Locomobiles of the early 20th century (1897 - 1903).

These are the books that I have found so far:

Oldtime Steam Cars. A 144-page comprehensive but brief history of mostly American steam car builders (Locomobile 3 pages).
by John Bentley.

The early days of motors and motor-driving-steam cars. 34-page booklet features the Locomobile a lot and describes the working principles.
by H Walter Staner.

Light Motor Cars and Voiturettes First published in 1902, 119 pages of helpful advice for prospective car owners (Locomobile 5 pages).
by John Henry Knight

Can anyone suggest some further reading?
I understand that about 400 were imported to the UK. Are there any axamples preserved in museums in the UK?
I have read short pieces about Hubert W. Egerton and his epic John O'Groats to Lands End trip in December 1900 and would love to read more.

Please share your favourites with us all.

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The Genealogy of the "Locomobile" Steam Carriage 1899-1904

Post  Grier on Tue 05 Jul 2016, 1:17 pm

I purchased the following pamphlet from the Stanley Museum in Kingfield, Maine:

The Genealogy of the "Locomobile" Steam Carriage 1899-1904 by Donald L. Ball. Its about 55 pages with a fair amount of pictures and technical details.
I can't remember the price, but is was less that $20. I searched on Google and their website appears to be down, so here is their contact information:

Stanley Museum
40 School Street
PO Box 77
Kingfield, ME 04947

Phone: 207-265-2729
email: Maine@StanleyMuseum.org

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Early steam Locomobile information

Post  Millepa on Thu 07 Jul 2016, 1:23 pm

Thanks Grier,
I will see if I can get a copy of this booklet - The Genealogy of the "Locomobile" Steam Carriage 1899-1904 - by Donald L. Ball.

If I come upon any other books/documents relevent to the steam Locomobile I will post information to this forum.

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Just signed up for the new Lykamobile

Post  Brian B on Mon 11 Jul 2016, 5:06 am

Hi all..Just signed up for the new Lykamobile.  I have wanted one for years but got carried away with Kit cars, making toys  for grandkids and model engineering.  I am located in Doncaster and would be happy to chat with anyone about the cars.
Keep it up

regards.  Brian B

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The Genealogy of the "Locomobile" Steam Carriage 1899-1904 by Donald L. Ball.

Post  Millepa on Thu 28 Jul 2016, 10:55 am

Millepa wrote:Thanks Grier,
I will see if I can get a copy of this booklet - The Genealogy of the "Locomobile" Steam Carriage 1899-1904 - by Donald L. Ball.

If I come upon any other books/documents relevent to the steam Locomobile I will post information to this  forum.

Just recieved the book "The Genealogy of the "Locomobile" Steam Carriage 1899-1904 by Donald L. Ball. " it arrived safely.
The book is $8.95. I checked mailing it and it will be $12.60 for First Class International mailing. Priority mailing was around $36.

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Signed up on 5th May

Post  AlanD on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 2:51 pm

I am in Hertfordshire and signed up for a Lykamobile on 5th May. Must be about 20th in the list. I had some queries and e-mailed STW, with a most helpful reply; I am looking forward to working on the steam car knowing that there is someone helpful available. Several cars seem to be going to UK owners, but we are well spread out to judge by other entries in the forum.

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Re: Signed uo for the new Lkas, where are you based?

Post  Stork on Fri 19 Aug 2016, 2:42 pm

The best book on Stanley Steam cars... really the bible, is Kit Fosters book "The Stanley Steamer, America's legendary steam car". Worth every penny.... But it is basically Stanley only with the first 5 chapters on the Stanley and early steam cars including the deal with Locomobile/Mobile. After that its all about Stanley Steamers through the years.... lots of pictures and charts on production,type, hp etc.

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Re: Signed uo for the new Lkas, where are you based?

Post  He Who Must Not Be Blamed on Sat 20 Aug 2016, 1:34 am

Stork wrote:The best book on Stanley Steam cars... really the bible, is Kit Fosters book "The Stanley Steamer, America's legendary steam car". Worth every penny....
Can confirm. It's the definitive book on Stanley Steamers. There's really very little on the subject that's worth knowing that isn't in there. It may even be one of those rare, expensive books that'll keep its value and become a collectors item in a few decades.

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The Stanley Steamer: America's Legendary Steam Car by Kit Foster

Post  Millepa on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 12:30 pm

Very Happy Thanks Chaps,
I just got a copy of the book The Stanley Steamer America,s Legendary Steam Car By Kit Foster
from Stanley Museum, P.O. Box 77, Kingfield, ME 04947                      

It was $50.00 for the brand new book and $66.50 to mail it to the UK.
A bit expensive but it looks worth it, from my first impressions.

It would seem that books about the Locomobile Steam Cars are very few indeed.
If anyone knows of any others, please let us know.

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