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Big Steam Engine Pics
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:17:58 PM »

I've probably posted something like this before, but here's some pics of our visit to Kempton Park Steam Museum.  The steam engines they have are identical to the ones used on the Titanic

Using a small steam engine to start the big one:




Here's a bit from a steam turbine


And one for the serious geek, a Mercury arc rectifier


That glow is high voltage electricity arcing into a pool of Mercury. 


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Re: Big Steam Engine Pics
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2018, 01:47:43 PM »
Very cool!


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Re: Big Steam Engine Pics
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 04:33:19 PM »
Very cool!


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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 09:16:29 AM »
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Re: Big Steam Engine Pics
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 09:29:22 AM »
I am wondering what the advantage is to those diagonal teeth on the turbine?

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Re: Big Steam Engine Pics
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 10:22:21 AM »
I am wondering what the advantage is to those diagonal teeth on the turbine?

Less lateral pressure on them to avoid deterioration?
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Re: Big Steam Engine Pics
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 11:58:56 AM »
Less lateral pressure on them to avoid deterioration?

I like it.

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Re: Big Steam Engine Pics
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2018, 11:59:45 AM »
Jimbo apparently was at the concession stand when they covered that.
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Re: Big Steam Engine Pics
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2018, 03:14:13 PM »
Less lateral pressure on them to avoid deterioration?

Yeah, I was gonna say that as well.  Cakes were store bought.


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Re: Big Steam Engine Pics
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2018, 03:24:28 PM »


Here's a bit of the connecting rod with an elbow for scale.

The funny thing is that it's really quiet and sounds like it's breathing. 

The other funny thing is that the beardy old guys that run it have apparently formed warring factions, with the electricity guys sworn to fight the steam guys to the death.  A bit like real life Thomas the Tank.


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Re: Big Steam Engine Pics
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2018, 03:33:00 PM »
A bit like real life Thomas the Tank.  Train

Fixed it.   ;D


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