Savage Engineers Ltd.
Manufacturers of today's Steam Tractors
Savage Engineers Ltd is a UK registered company, founded in 2004 with the purpose of building new Steam Tractors under their own brand name. The company is "manned" with a small team of multi-talented and dedicated enthousiasts from different European countries.
Since his early youth, Roelant van Eijk (the founder of Savage Engineers Ltd.) has had a great interest in piston-steam
and over the years it concentrated on traction- and road engines. The dream of owning an engine grew over the years,
simultaneously as affordable engines became very rare and those within the budget, would need extensive re-build
and repair, often beyond his home-workshop capacity.
Initially it was planned to build a freelance engine, but when he ran into construction drawings of a early 20th century
steam tractor, the decision became much easier.
Obviously much work had to be done and is still in progress: on one hand the drawings had to be re-drawn in AutoCad
for alteration and easy distribution but also getting involved in more and more of the detail, it was proven that many
items and/or details were not part of the survived set of drawings.
To materialise all these great plans, we had to find manufacturers and suppliers who could provide us the required
services and parts at the required quality and the right price!
Other activities of Savage Engineers Ltd can be found under the Besides steam button.
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About the founderRoelant van Eijk, born in 1963 in Holland, son of an electrical engineer, graduated from Marine Engineering University in Vlissingen (Holland). After a few years at sea as Marine Engineer, using auxiliary steam professionally, Roelant entered the oil industry (oil/gas well drilling) with Shell and worked in the Far East, Middle East, Africa and Europe. His qualifications include: Ingenieur; EuroIng (Well Engineering); Bachelor in Marine Engineering. His present steam collection include a Robey vertical engine, Worthington linear steam-pump, Turner-Miesse steam car (under restoration), a vast collection of steam models and -toys and some steam related tools like indicators.
Roelant is married and has 2 daughters.
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