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Re: OT: Steam power

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  • Mike
    ... stationary steam engines with power take offs (PTO) have been around since long before the American Civil War - too bad there isn t a steam group at info
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 11, 2013
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      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, joshbensadon wrote:
      >
      > --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Jonas" wrote:
      > >
      > > --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, joshbensadon wrote:
      > > > I think the Vintage Computer Museum needs a nice
      > > > steam powered generator.
      > >
      > > Pine Creek Railroad, so a steam locomotive is POSSIBLE
      > > but we'd have to put it on a treadmill to generate electricity.
      >
      > A treadmill for a steam locomotive will cost more than a power transformer. Perhaps someone can find an old steam tractor?

      stationary steam engines with power take offs (PTO) have been around since long before the American Civil War - too bad there isn't a steam group at info age :-)

      Mike W.

      >
      > > Check vintage-ads for the clear advantages of
      > > clean burning ANTHRICITE coal!
      >
      > *vintage* ads rule.
      >
      > > Even then, a cluster of new low-power microcontrollers
      > > will beat big-iron for MIPS-per-watt :-/
      > >
      > > *shudders* at the thought of a heap-o-Arduinos
      > > powered by 9v batteries.
      >
      > LoL, perhaps the group will accept a bunch of COSMAC 1802 Membership cards being ran from batteries?
      >
      > PS. The only draw back to steam power is that there will need to be a fireman to keep shoveling the coal. I guess that's what the "new guy" is for? Consider it an initiation rite of passage.
      >
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