The biggest collection of steam engines in the Southern Hemisphere. Open 7-days at Westbury, Tasmania

Just a few of our exhibits:

Aveling and Porter No 2524 6HP

Purchased by J & T Gunn, Tasmania August 12 1889

Fowler Engine No 15141

Built in Leeds England in 1918. A model BB! Winding engine of 16HP and weighing over 20 tons. The engine has 400 yards of wire cable. Brought to Tasmania from Christchurch England in 1950 by Mr H Lunn who operated the firm Lunnicks. Cost of freight from England was...

Aveling and Porter No 11733

This 7HP compound KT Engine was built in 1926 at Rochester, Kent, England. Used by the Public works Department Hobart (No 6) for stone crushing until 1929. In 1937 Mr W E Peterson used it for hauling power transformers and machinery to Tarraleah Hydro Station, then...

Eclipse Traction Engine No 7491

Made in the USA by Frick & Co, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, in 1898. 8HP. Purchased from Mr Morey of Swansea. Previously used to drive a bark mill. Purchased by Pearn Brothers in 1966 and restored in 1986. A similar engine to this is featured in the Smithsonian...

Fowler Engine No 14047

A compound Model K type ploughing engine with 10HP. Built in Leeds England in 1914. This engine was also brought out from England in 1950 by Lunnicks and was sold to Mr Aitken near Burnie who used it for saw milling and hauling logs. Purchased by Pearn Brothers in...

Marshall Roller Engine No 83221

6HP Class “S” engine, built in 1926 at Gainsborough, England. Purchased new by the Circular Head Municipal Council who sold it to the Public Works Department in 1953. The roller worked in the Stanley area from 1952 until 1956. Purchased by Mr Hill, Launceston in 1958...

Furphy water cart

In 1864, John Furphy established his family business J. Furphy and Sons and Furphy Foundry at Shepparton, Victoria. His steel and cast iron water tanks produced from the 1880s revolutionised the cartage of water for both domestic and livestock use. Previously during...

Marshall Engine No 81563

this is a single cylinder portable type 5HP engine which was built in 1930 at Gainsborough England. It has a star crowned firebox. Previously owned by Mr Kerwin of St Helens and was used for driving a pump at a tin mine. Restored by Pearn Brothers in 1965

Foden Engine – no 1828

8HP compound engine, built in 1909 at Sandbach England. It is spring mounted and has three gears, (2, 4 and 6 Miles per hour). The firm of Foden dates from 1856.Purchased by Mr Charles Richardson of Westbury from Pearce Brothers of Maffra, Gippsland, Victoria in 1922,...

Buffalo Pitts Engine

Single 8HP engine, built in the USA in 1905. The second owner was Mr J Breen from Mole Creek, who used it for farm work and sawmilling. Other owners have been Mr Frederick Howard of Cressy (1913) and Mr M Baxter of Pipers Rivulet (1917) Agents were International...

Harley Davidson 1928 Twin Cylinder 1000cc

This bike was restored by the late Gordon (Mate) Pearn.  (1920—1994)     A first cousin of Jack, Verdun and Zenith, Mate and his brother Fordrey, developed a farm and earth moving business, which remains successfully operated by their descendants. This bike is on...

Foden Engine – no 2108

8 HP single cylinder engine was built in 1910 at Sandbach, England. Purchased by Mr. A Aulich of St. Mary’s, for 750 pounds from the firm Finlayson’s at Devonport. Mr Edward Pearn purchased the engine for 400 pounds in 1935 and it was used throughout the local...

Birdsall Engine No 2538

ingle cylinder 8HP engine built at Auburn, New York in 1900. Original boiler registration number was 686 which was replaced in 1909 for registration number 1704. It has patent reverse gear, piston valve, and is spring mounted. Used by original owners Brumby Bros,...

Steam launch

Steam launch Whip Oor Will The steam engine driving this boat is a Stuart Turner, which was built from a kit by Alan Lauder Hume. A skilled aircraft engineer Alan was first based at Western Junction in the very early days of commercial aviation. A favourite spot to...

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Fire engine

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Robert working on his 90 key Street Concert organ that came to Tasmania in 1997. Now getting it ready for the Sheffield SteamFest in March. ... See MoreSee Less

Robert working on his 90 key Street Concert organ that came to Tasmania in 1997. Now getting it ready for the Sheffield SteamFest in March.


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Just a small spot of silicon to stop the tubes from displacing from their very shallow locations. It's easy to wipe off but holds them nicely. The original tubing was kept in with something like bostik - which was much harder to remove. However, someone in the past had used something much harder - it wasn't PVA and was almost impossible to remove. Several elbow sections were lost as they couldn't be removed from the old red tubing. Four wasp nests were removed during the exercise.

My 2nd fav thing in life after steam

hope its the mould proof one

Hope that's not bathroom sealant!

with a caulking gun ?

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The guys and girls getting ready for their Tractor Trek this week!

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Thanks for the positive comments. much appreciated.

If you go to Tasmania you have to visit Pearn's Steam World if you have a passion for history especially tractors and the like!

Love that place have to come up for another look

Fantastic place ..

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Pearn's Steam World

Address: 65 Meander Valley Rd, Westbury, Tasmania, 7303 Australia
Phone (03) 6393 1414
Afterhours (03) 6397 3313

Hours: Daily July, Aug, Sept 10am - 3pm
Other Months from 9am – 4pm
(Except Christmas Day and Good Friday)

Admission: $10 Adults $7 Seniors Card Holder and $5 children under 15 (concessions do not apply for Steam Up weekend)

Group bookings are welcome

Pearn's Steam World

65 Meander Valley Rd, Westbury, Tasmania
Open 7-days

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