A remote controlled, fully functional steam powered tank, now that’s the stuff Steampunk fiction is made of. The steam turret tank by Ian is based on a 1/16th scale Tamiya King Tiger die-cast model tank. Supplying steam to keep the tank in action is a 3.5″ diameter marine boiler. This miniature boiler is fully functional, and includes pressure gauges, safety valves, and a ceramic burner.
Heat for the boiler comes from a 2-inch diameter fuel tank that powers up with a propane mixture. Two steam engines power the tank and allow it to go forwards, reverse, or spin in place. The turret can move and adjust its trajectory. All in all, a massively beautiful tank with excellent skill gone into its construction.