It's beautiful but does it actually work? I mean, can I light a fire in the little boiler and make the thing actually work as a steam engine? Some of the text sort of implies that maybe it does, but I can't see anything definative either way.
I have a little Wilesco steam engine at home that I play with from time to time. My medium-ish term plan is to mount it on a nice piece of wood, and connect a generator to the flywheel, and power a lightbulb off the generator, so I can use the whole thing as a torch, and keep it beside the bed for when I need to get up in the middle of the night to go pee, or sumfink. Some people say "Impractical!" to which I naturally respond "Pfft. Steam power!"