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  The Lykamobile Steamer Series 2 - Launched March 2016
The superb full size engine is back and better than ever!

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There's lot's of love for our Lykamobile - The original Lykamobile Steamer (Series 1) proved to be very popular with sixty five selling worldwide. The Lykamobile has been 'out of production' with a 5 year break in manufacturing and is, only now, being re-introduced due to customer requests. This brand new batch will be limited to only thirty across the globe with production starting in July 2016 - or sooner once ten confirmed orders are achieved.

We drove our Series 1 Lykamobile from John O Groats to Lands End - to prove the build quality, reliability and raise heaps of cash for charity too!

The Lykamobile Steamer Series 2 will have a number of improvements - This will include much ‘beefier’ valve gear (beefier is a technical term!), valve gear running on bearings, use of oil impregnated bushes throughout and stronger leaf springs. We are also considering changing the electrical water managing system gauge system and redesigning the boiler so it is more like a Stanley Steam Car.

The Lykamobile Steamer Series 2 is available as a series of self assembly kits and delivered at the rate of one kit per month over a twenty four month period. Without even advertising it, at this stage, we have already received NINE deposits and anticipate this batch to sell out quickly. The initial ten orders can take advantage of a 'early bird' discount. To qualify for this offer simply be one of the first ten customers to secure one of this batch and you will save £1,756 on the advertised list price. Further pricing as follows.

Deposit: £823 (normally £995)
Kits 1 - 24: £549 (normally £615)
Total price: £13999 (normally £15755 saving £1756)

All we are asking at this moment in time is a holding deposit of £195. This then secures the special offer price for you. The balance of the deposit payment of £628 will only be required when we confirm we have received ten firm orders and issue you with a commence date.

All the above prices include VAT at 20% but excludes delivery. UK mainland delivery is fully insured by next day courier and charged at £14.95 per kit. Please contact Steam Traction World for delivery pricing outside of mainland UK.


Length: 2.2m
Height: 1.6m
Widt: 1.4m
Weight 410kg
Water Tank Capacity: 45.5ltrs
Fuel Tank Capacity: 22.75ltrs

- CHASSIS Tubular steel fabrication, combination weld, bolted and silver solder.
- STEERING “Ackerman” design tiller steering.
- DIFFERENTIAL & DRIVE Spur gear differential similar to the original Locomobile, drive shaft and bearings.
- WHEELS & TYRES Single tube pneumatic, treaded.
- BREAKING SYSTEM Disc brake system.
- ENGINE 21/4" diameter, 3" stroke modified “Hackworth” valve gear.
- WATER FEED Twin mechanical pump.
- BURNER Fuelled by diesel.
- BOILER Multi Fire Tube, fully constructed and complete with necessary paperwork and inspected by notified body.
- BODYWORK & SEATS Wooden with steel frame, seating capacity of 2 persons, with turned decorative spindles with leather style upholstery.
- Gears: forward and reverse.
- Assemble with hand-tools only
- Step-by-step instructions
- Technical service and help-line backup
- Designed on ‘Solidworks’ CAD
- Manufactured on modern CNC machines for build accuracy and high quality

All Steam Traction World parts supplied are fully machined ready for assembly after final de-burring, sanding and paint. Most models may be purchased over a fixed period of time with kits arriving at regular intervals to enable the customer to 'build as he/she buys'.

Kit Breakdown
Each kit comes complete with full assembly instructions and isometric drawings to make everything as clear and as straight forward as possible. With hand finishing only you’ll find your kit goes together with the minimum of effort.

Kit 1
Kit 2
Kit 3
Kit 4
Kit 5
Kit 6
Kit 7
Kit 8
Kit 9
Kit 10
Kit 11A
Kit 12
Main chassis
Differential & drive shaft
Wheels x2
Wheels x2
KBoiler deposit
Body chassis
Brakes front
Brakes rear
Fuel & water tanks
Engine 1            
Kit 13
Kit 14
Kit 15
Kit 16
Kit 17
Kit 18
Kit 19
Kit 20
Kit 21
Kit 22
Kit 23
Kit 24
Engine 2
Wiring loom
Boiler 1
Boiler 2
Ashpan & burner 
Reverser & fitings
Spindle seat

1,000 Mile Challenge
Lykamobile Steam Powered Car from John O Groats to Lands End

Find out more about this amazing feat (CLICK HERE)

Steam Traction World
Large Scale Fully Machined Kits
Contact us via email:
33 Alvis Way, Daventry, NN11 8PG. England
Tel: +44 (0)1327 301030 Fax: +44 (0)1327 300808

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