Movies

 

Updated 21 August 2011

Some of these movies don't work yet... Beyond my steam comprehension!

If you click on these pictures your browser should open up your media player and you will see a movie of the engine turning over from different aspects.

 If the clips won't play see the bottom of this page

 

Side view

290rpm

 

Top View

290rpm

 

Oblique view

185rpm

 

 

Oesa

July 2000

 

 

Valve Gear mockup in the ahead position

Note the movement of the regulator arm

This clip will take about 4 minutes to load on a 56k modem

 

LP Valve gear as modified

Note the lack of movement in the regulator arm!

300 rpm

This clip is large and will take longer than 10 minutes to load on a 56k modem, less than 2 minutes on ADSL/ cable

 

Progress at 24 December 2002

300 rpm

This clip is large and will take longer than 10 minutes to load on a 56k modem, less than 2 minutes on ADSL/ cable

 

Running on air 23 October 2003

This clip will take about a minute to download on ADSL/ cable

 

Running on Steam for the first time

 4 November 2003

This clip will take about a minute to download on ADSL/ cable

 

The engine running in the "Witch of Endor"

   

 

The engine is driven by an electric motor under the bench in all but the last two clips.

In the second last clip the engine is running on air supplied by a 12cfm compressor. It does not run well as the cutoff necessary for efficient steam consumption is about 65% of the stroke. When running on steam the continued expansion of the steam continues to drive the piston down but on air that is that.

The first 4 videos are poor quality due to the size of the file necessary for high quality images and there is no sound as the captured sound from the tape video player is very faint.

The last 4 video clips were taken on a digital camera, are in QuickTime format and have sound!

They will take a while to download on a dial-up connection

The clips are short but you can make them last longer saving them and "looping" them in your media player

 

 You will need RealOne Player to play the first 3 clips or maybe Quicktime for the last

 Click here to download

 

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