So many people know that the best way to fix a "hunk-o-junk" (Older engine, boiler, etc) is to hit it with a sizable hammer. Seeing as air ships run on steam using a variety of pumps, boilers, turbines and other bits I got to thinking.
What if one where to construct a large steam powered hammer for when you need that special 'touch'?
Now, I know that we must abide by the laws of physics (as all things must) and thus Sir Isaac Newton's 3rd law leaves me with some one of an interesting idea. I am designing a telescoping hammer that when fully extended will be roughly a yard from tip to top. This hammer will be set up so that when it strikes the target, a steam piston will kick in and deliver a bit of extra "umph."
In the following days I will draw up plans and set to building. If you have any questions, or ideas let me know.
(Tinkers, Mechanic, all around 'fixer' of things)