Whew, steam gore. Cool picture! One quibble; despite the website name, this isn’t a traction engine. Judging by the equally-sized, non-treaded wheels, and lack of drive or steering gear, this is an engine that would be pulled from place to place and set up
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Very nice, I love how simple and elegant Merryweathers were, highly functional too! Also, is that some kind of Marshal vertical boiler tandem roller in the background?
Here: http://prestonservices.co.uk/category/miniatures/miniature-traction-engines-all/ Now that you are horrified by the prices, let me inform you that you can often find them on ebay and other places for a lot (many times…) cheaper. And if you bought an old one, or salvaged one (some people have
Interesting-looks like 2 gauge glasses, side by side, no water column, and no tri-cocks? Are they hot water boilers? Also: What’s the green thing hanging between the (front) doors?
Most of the houses in cities the US were heated with coal until after World War Two. We did eventually move to a house with gas heat but none of my friends parents had coal furnaces when I was a child. Coal furnaces were
Nope. After 1915 (or somewhere in the era) the locomotives got too big for a human to keep up with, so they installed a stoker. [Here’s an illustration of one](http://trainperson99.home.comcast.net/~trainperson99/_images/_pictures/stoker-642.jpg) That being said, since you’re from Texas, many of the locomotives that ran down
She was fully repaired and is now housed at the Discovery Museum (indoors, no longer floating) in Newcastle if anyone is interested, although the turbine engine itself is in the Science Museum in London.
I saw this a couple months ago mid restoration. Looks like they got a lot of stuff done in a short period of time!
Jay leno has some great videos that give a good understanding on the different types of steams cars and what it was like to own them. [1925 Doble E-20](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUg_ukBwsyo) [1907 White Steam Car](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf8miprLH60) [1922 Stanley Steamer](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnab5sG9PQs) [1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Me8b0ed59s) [Another 1907
It must be some sort of refractive coating, mainly to prevent heat from escaping between the tubes which are most likely radiative.
Found a video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZrJZ-fMSKI From what I can tell, I think it’s misquoted as being 7 1/5 gauge and is probably 5 1/4 (1″ to the foot scale) since in the video it’s running on the smaller of the dual gauge track, and
After a bit of Google-fu, this dredge appears to be the “Perseverance”, and was used to dredge the Basingstoke Canal from 1975 to 1993 in order to allow it to reopen. She is currently displayed at the [National Waterways Museum](https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/national-waterways-museum) in Ellesmere Port, and
It used to be that industries and institutions had their own co-generation plants for heating and electricity. This practice was pretty much destroyed thanks to the efforts of energy companies. Now in the days of emission worries there are voices saying we should come
Except that the majority of steam engines were solid fuel burning. Actually I have elaborated on this topic before once, so let me just copy and paste my reasoning: >The problem with steam locomotives was not that they are somehow inherently flawed. With the
Blade thickness and skew are head pressure dependant aside from that it’s hard to get a sense of scale seeing as the gauges could be anywhere between 1″ to 12″+. That being said I still don’t see power figures for it, perhaps it’s mobile
That’s just heading down Pershing St in York PA. Believe it or not, the track that’s on was actually one of the Pennsylvania’s main lines. Well, kinda. It linked Harrisburg and Baltimore directly. My favorite part though, is the cutout on the corner of
>Cutaway of triple expansion compound steam engine, originally installed on the Austrian torpedo boat Weihe. Built by Eibinger Schichau-Werft 1888, power 660 kW, ship’s speed 17.5-22 kt at 280-370 rpm. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TMW_677_-_Triple_expansion_compound_steam_engine.jpg
I wouldn’t quite say never. She was restored in the 80s but only ran about 50 times as people would travel from all over the world to see her, and the NRM didn’t want to disappoint. She ran on the mainline at that time
That’s A) not a bicycle, as it has more than two wheels, and B) a motorcycle, by most definitions, as it’s powered, and C) a tricycle, if you want to be pedantic.
Yup he’s wrong, it’s a 6-4-4-6 duplex drive so only 8 total drivers. Yes it had wheel slip problems because of weight distribution problems, but hammer blow not so much. I can’t find any reports of the s1 having any problems with Hammer blow,
While she isn’t retired, she is currently out of service due to some major boiler issues caused by a lack of proper maintenance by the current administration in the UP steam shops. At the same time, many people who worked on the steam locomotives
Wow, that’s awesome! Why did they get replaced in the end, if they made it as far as 2002?
I am a mechanical engineer in training, and I was surprised that we actually got to not only learn something about those machines, but to meet some likeminded people within the faculty.
Nice! That engine in the top left is absolutely gorgeous. The green one in the middle on the right is a Stuart 10V. I had one until recently. I regret selling it! Where was this taken?