‘Steamy Kevin’

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.

Our little town

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.

For people traveling in South Africa

A great stop over between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas. Within 100 meters also a chess board maker, a toy museum, a candle factory and an artist who creates working miniature steam engines. Walk a 100 meters extra and, for foodies, there are Pascals and Napier Farm Stall. And, if available, we can introduce you to other artists nearby.
 
Who said there is nothing happening in Napier?
Private Gallery is where my work and that of my wife Yvonne come together…