Welcome to Steam & Engine of Australia and thanks for coming! This is a perpetual magazine page designed to provide information to anyone on Steam Engines, Internal Combustion Engines, Model Engineering, Restoration, History, Club Listings, Events and heaps more! Use the menu at the top of the page to navigate around the pages, you can always find your way back here with the Home menu.

The site is currently undergoing construction in its new home. More content shall be migrated in time.

It has come to my attention that some people who have their email published anywhere on this site have received messages telling them their account is suspended and they need to run the attached program to get it reactivated. To put it simply these messages are bullshit. Don't do what they say - any messages about this site will only ever be published on this site.



This month's photo of the month is an Heinreichi hot air engine. This is just a change from the G42 theme of late :).

The article migration has started in earnest now. I'm probably a little over 90% complete now. Nearly all the "easy" ones are down now. What is left is the ones with hundreds of images. All of the how it works articles have been done.

I've also made some more modifications to the appearance and activity of the site. I'm now presenting both a "more" link and a picture for each article in the category blog view. I've edited the 404 redirection page to immediately redirect to the home page.

Well here we are then. I've finally bitten the bullet and bought some hosting to house Steam & Engine of Australia. I will be moving the old site into this new system - there will be some major changes. The new server runs Joomla instead of the hand coded html of the old site. Please be patient as the site is configured and the material moved over.

It has taken me most of the weekend just to get this far, so please be patient! Your favourite content will be migrated over shortly.

On my immediate todo list are
1. Choose or build a template to get rid of this awful default appearance
2. Build the taxonomy of sections and categories

3. Migrate the old material
4. Find a way to support the previously available club, museum, etc. listings
5. Consider new things that this new platform offers such as a live discussion forum

If you want to get hold of me please drop me an email at the usual address.