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Mamod Steamroller – the tiny steamroller for your steampunk fantasies

The Mamod Steamroller front

Do you like toys? Do you like toys that children can’t actually play with because “toy” is really just another word for fully functioning, historic model? If so then the Mamod Steamroller is the perfect desk model for your life. It’s a tiny, fully functioning steam roller.

The steamroller helped pave the way for the modern world, literally. This toy is a perfect model of a 19th-century toy version of an actual steamroller. It’s a copy of a toy modeled off of an actual piece of equipment. Much meta.

Mamod Steamroller back

This model runs on tap water and fuel tablets (you get 20 of them). Fill the boiler with some water, insert two fuel tablets to heat said water and you’re all ready to go with your own steam powered roller. It will travel forward in the direction of the lever for about 15 minutes before it runs out of juice. You can’t install a new driveway with this mini model but it is still pretty cool to look at. The Mamod Steamroller is $249.95.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


2 Comments

  • This looks great, it reminds me of something my Granddad had in the 70’s.

    • It does look fun! Wouldn’t it be wild if he had the original version of the toy?

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