Everyone was doin' it!
If the Crux boys were in a steampunk situation, It would probably go thusly: Cecil would be the brains of the operation, and their reference wizard. Newt would be their mechanic/inventor who often leads to the vehicles or whatever they'd be working on explode or backfire in one way or another. Billy would have been a freak from a traveling circus they bought to pilot whatever it is they'd build- which I'm seeing as a big steam-engin-ish-tank >:3 I'll have to doodle that up one day too for the fun of it. X)
Been wanting to steampunkify Crux peeps for a while. X)