Kevin Doveton from Napier in the Western Cape, South Africa (also known as ‘Steamy Kevin’) is, worldwide, one of the foremost engineers and builders of working miniature steam engines with customers around the globe. At the moment he is engaged in the development of two new models. The one on the left is designated as propulsion for miniature boats. With the other one (right below) one can charge batteries and even a cell phone.
Let me take you on a photographic journey through our little town; Napier, Western Cape South Africa. On first sight it looks a bit dull but underneath a lot of activity; a guy who makes working miniature steam engines; a chess board maker a designer jeweller to mention a few and they all have customers from all over the world. I’m not going to introduce all those artisans but just show you around a bit.