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18th century steam engine models

Post by Jason on Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:08 pm

An interesting website, if you want to know what steam engines from our period were like

http://www.davidhulse.co.uk/
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Re: 18th century steam engine models

Post by Rozwi_Game10 on Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:57 pm

Could do with a thumbs up emoticon for those models the chap has made. Very interesting stuff.
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Re: 18th century steam engine models

Post by Jason on Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:16 pm

Glad you liked it Smile

Have a bit of an interest in steam engines in the Glory period. Think the tendency is to ignore them and their potential as it would be impossible to get them to a stage where they be used in ships/trains etc and we imagine they are extremely inefficient. However they were used for many useful purposes in mining and the like and a bit of investment and work at an academy can see a lot of improvements.

I think Newcomen Engines get a bad press as being very inefficient. If you ever end up in Edinburgh, go to the National Museum of Scotland, in their 18th Century section they have a Newcomen Engine-bloody impressive esp if you are there on a day it is operating...and the museum's example continued in use until (I think) 1903

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