Case Steam Traction Engine
icon of American steam technology, the Case® Steam Traction
Engine was the heavy duty "work-horse" of the late 19th
and early 20th Century. It was used for decades on the
farm, for logging, and in road, dam and general engineering
construction. Being self-propelled, it could be used
for towing heavy farm and construction equipment, and
once on site used as a powerful stationary engine to
power machinery, harvesters, threshing machines and
small sawmills. Strong, reliable and well engineered,
it was one of the basic forms of power and propulsion
that drove American Industrial and Agricultural expansion.
The Case® Traction Engines were used worldwide, and
at the time Case® was the largest steam engine manufacturer
in the world.
The CAD model for my 1912, 40 HP Traction Engine was
created in SolidWorks™ and rendered in KeyShot 3 Pro,
as one of my many projects in the field of Industrial
Archeology (IA). I reverse engineered it from many sources,
drawings and photographs, and it is an accurate representation
of one of the most popular designs of the era. Research
was done at the noted Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum,
in Vista, California, USA.