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    Default Starting a large steam engine

    Love this kind of machinery.


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    I love the size-80 font on the gauges.

    I love the whole thing, actually...

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    Default Re: Starting a large steam engine

    i love the whisper sound
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I like the color.

    Starting it reminds me of a friend who had a hand crank three cylinder Volvo in his boat. He would open the compression valves and start turning the crank slowly for a couple of minutes. When I asked him why he was doing that, he said, “I’m just getting her used to moving.”

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    Default Re: Starting a large steam engine

    What a wonderful machine. Thanks for posting!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Default Re: Starting a large steam engine

    What did that power? Amazing machine!

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    Default Re: Starting a large steam engine

    Actually, I adore everything about it.

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    Default Re: Starting a large steam engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    What did that power? Amazing machine!
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    Default Re: Starting a large steam engine

    Here’s another.


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    Default Re: Starting a large steam engine

    Magnificent! I love how these industrial spaces are fitted out with detail and ornamentation like a city hall. Works of art as well as utility.

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