The steam spider will be powered by a small steam engine and constructed of 12-gauge steel. This one is laser cut from sheets of PETG plastic that is roughly the same thickness and powered by parts from a radio control tank. The cannon, turret, and elevation mechanisms from the tank may be added to a future model. Shooting 6 mm plastic balls could have some entertainment value.
Other options being considered include a small flamethrower, bottle rocket launcher with laser sight, or small video camera.
The steam spider's shadow and reflection on asphalt.
The joints consist of the flanged brass bushings and clevis pins. Four pieces of #25 chain and 12 sprockets are used in the power train. Each side operates independantly. The plastic pieces are joined with acrylic solvent.
Stepped on or ran over?
There is a morbid curiosity to see what it looked like with the legs ripped off. The next step involves a large magnifying glass…
The Victorian styling of steam punk
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