Re: Pop-Pop Steamboats membership
- Hi Pete,
thanks for this link, I followed it up and joined.
This will be incredibly useful from the engineering side. The area of
experiment is narrowing down to the pop pop and the Newcomen.
I haven't started cutting metal yet, but I intend starting with some
established pop pop designs.
Glad you liked the dog cart page.
--- In email@example.com, "Pete B." <georgeyyy@...>
> Here's a link to the Little Engine Group.
> Perhap you will find some additional ideas for projects or a design
> your own.clearances
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Halfpenny" <dh1@>
> > --------------------------------------------------
> > From: "Richard Mundy" coracles18@
> > Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 4:50 PM
> > > Stirling Engine - but there has been a lot of
> > > development of this, but hardly any on the Newcomen.
> > The Stirling engine has had two kinds of development:
> > - reduction in losses by refinement of materials, bearings,
> > masses etcvolume
> > - increase in power per unit volume by using denser media than
> > air (like compressed air or other gases)
> > The Newcomen engine is incapable of increased power per unit
> > it is by definition limited to atmospheric pressure. Therefore as
> > the steam engine came along, there was no longer any point in
> > around with the losses.engine
> > Toy Stirling engines are great fun, and I expect a toy Newcomen
> > would be even more so, given a constant supply of cold water.
> > David 1/2d