1064Re: [pop-pop-steamboats] Our new members
- Nov 30, 2007Frank McNeill wrote:
> Hi All,I've been interested in Pop-Pop boats for a long time, and always felt
> We have four new members who were "tricked" into joining our motley
> crew by a message that I posted on the Yahoo discussion group,
> LittleEngines at <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LittleEngines/>.
> In the alphabetical order of their Yahoo IDs, our new members are:
> brian458666, gpomier, rogerkrahl and silntobsvr
> Thanks. new members for joining us on pop-pop-steamboats, and best
> wishes to all.
> old Frank (a great grandfather since 10/01/2007)
there was still a biggish hole in the explanations of how the engine
works -- specifically, how can the steam in the tube cool enough to get
water back into the hot section, if the hot section stays hot? That is,
not a question of the reaction effect (the linear vs. hemispheric
argument seems valid there), but rather of how the engine continues to
operate indefinitely (pending fuel supply for the burner)...
I might have to build one out of Pyrex tube sometime so I can see the
water movement inside...
If, through hard work and perseverance, you finally get what you want,
it's probably a sign you weren't dreaming big enough.
Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer http://silent1.home.netcom.com
Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
and don't expect them to be perfect.
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