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    Default Some steam engines just look right.

    This one's at the V&A in London

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    Default Re: Some steam engines just look right.

    I've been playing with this one from the car ferry Elizabeth. Not as pretty but still impressive!

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    I have been known to play with this one
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Some steam engines just look right.

    My brother plays with this one….

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    My brother plays with this one….
    ooooh
    We don't know how lucky we are....

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    Default Re: Some steam engines just look right.

    Mt. Washington Cog Railway - the boiler is set at an angle to compensate for the steep grade.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    This one's at the V&A in London
    Model of a quadruple expansion tandem engine, designed by Walter Brock, made by David Carlaw for William Denny Brothers, 1887, Scotland. © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collections

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    lots of asbestos there
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    Default Re: Some steam engines just look right.

    Any of you engine buffs been to the Coolspring Museum in PA? They have some amazing engines there, all of them historically significant. Once a month (I think, its been a while) they run the vast majority of their collection. They've got everything from small hit/miss oil field engines, up to a monster Blaisdel and a 600HP Snow. If you are in the NE, its worth checking out.

    http://www.coolspringpowermuseum.org/Exhibits.htm
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    Do you like narrow gauge?




    Smaller?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Do you like narrow gauge?




    Smaller?
    Yes, yes, and yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    Yes, yes, and yes!

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    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Local to me, a gear driven narrow gauge logging train complete with trestles and etc. It is a fun ride through a Redwood Forest/ State Park.




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    The gear-driven locomotive above might be a Shay. They have one restored and operating at the Heston, IN Steam Museum.

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    Bingo... Shay)
    They are difficult to get parts for, and some delays occur until they can convince some local talent to "donate" machine work and time.

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    Default Re: Some steam engines just look right.

    Sometimes, bigger is better.


    A rocking beam at Crossness Sewage Pumping Station, 43ft (13.1m) long.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossness_Pumping_Station

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW View Post
    Sometimes, bigger is better.


    A rocking beam at Crossness Sewage Pumping Station, 43ft (13.1m) long.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossness_Pumping_Station

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    And follow the link to look at the building interior- wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    My brother plays with this one….
    I bet you can hear it coming!
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Walking beam on the Eureka ferry, built from castings and forgings, it is assembled as if it were made of wood (no welding) using dovetails and wedged tenons.
    24 ft long, 14 ft high a 1500 hp single cylinder engine. (A good friend's father was the last engineer on that vessel, it was retired in 1957 with a broken crankpin and gifted to the National Park Service)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Walking beam on the Eureka ferry, built from castings and forgings, it is assembled as if it were made of wood (no welding) using dovetails and wedged tenons.
    24 ft long, 14 ft high a 1500 hp single cylinder engine. (A good friend's father was the last engineer on that vessel, it was retired in 1957 with a broken crankpin and gifted to the National Park Service)

    I once did a side scan survey off the coast of Washington looking for the" Pacific" ship wreck.
    Supposed to be full of gold!
    Our main target was a walking beam like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    I bet you can hear it coming!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMebeD58KME

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    Walking beam on the Eureka ferry, built from castings and forgings, it is assembled as if it were made of wood (no welding) using dovetails and wedged tenons.
    24 ft long, 14 ft high a 1500 hp single cylinder engine. (A good friend's father was the last engineer on that vessel, it was retired in 1957 with a broken crankpin and gifted to the National Park Service)

    I guess that they have closed over the slot that the cranks worked through.
    Assembled just like the Iron Bridge.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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