Robert Fielding sent us a copy of The Railway Magazine from 1959 with the picture (above) of a steam car built in 1903 by A G Ainslie. Mr Ainslie worked for the firm of Kitson's, who built railway locomotives.
Three such cars were built using the same type of boiler to be found in American steam cars. The firetubes had a welded barrel with flanged ends to which two tube plates were secured. There were 150 tubes of 5/8" outside diameter which transmitted the heat from a paraffin burner beneath and a superheater above.
There was a Klingen glass water gaugen fitted with an oil lamp for night driving.
Thanks, Robert, for sending an interesting article.
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