Trevithick Steam Engine

Hytec Oct 30, 2015

  1. Hytec

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    The ultimate nostalgic ecstasy for all us "Steam Junkies".



     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015
  2. BoxcabE50

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    Folks over in the UK have done a wonderful job of preserving and restoring their rail heritage. Over here, well......
     
  3. fitz

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    Very interesting. Sort of a crank starter system?
     
  4. Hytec

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    I noticed that too. I'm sure the "starter" was a steam nut like thee-n-me. Otherwise if he was an employee, I'm sure he would have revolted in short order. :mad:

    Apparently Trevithick hadn't yet realized the need for quartering the drivers. Both pistons were working in parallel......oops :oops:
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    I wondered about that. And also just how much power they could actually generate to overcome inertia.
     
  6. fitz

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    Ahhh, I should have figured that out! Both top dead center at the same time.
     

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