Meet the Steam Beetle

Our pal I-Wei of Crabfu has created another amazing steam-driven contraption, this one a “beetle” built on a Tamiya High-Lift Chassis and an aluminum sheet metal “shell.” He goes into a decent amount of detail on the construction, with lots of pics, and there’s also a video of the mechano-critter in action. Like all of I-Wei’s work, this vehicle is gorgeous, and includes such wonderful whimsical details as sheet-metal wings that open out to reveal the Cheddar Pegasus steam engine and steamworks underneath.