Re: [pop-pop-steamboats] Digest Number 8
- How large can a "pop-pop engine" be and still work? Or is there even a size limit to how it
big it CAN be to work?
I personally have never seen one operate. It was always the rich kids who had them when I was growing up, and they never seemed to have time to make it work.On 7/7/06, Mike & Carmen <mikenmenchie@...> wrote:
Frank McNeill wrote:
> Mike Dugan, also known as thedugan, is our newest member.
> Best wishes to Mike and all, old Frank
This looks more like an 'interesting or weird technology' group than
just pop-pop boats, so I joined.... I heard about this through one of
my other Yahoo groups.
I'm too busy - usually - with family and such to DO anything, but I
like reading about things like this. I used to build radios and putter
about with them as a teenager - back then tube sets were the norm,
transistors were just getting widespread use. How to use them was
almost impossible to find out about, so I lost interest in it after
my parents got divorced.
I remember seeing something like the pop-pop in a Boy Scout manual
somewhere - LONG ago....
I'm also a member on some forum of people that build 'Farnsworth
Fusors', THAT is certainly a lot of work to build from scratch - but
darned interesting to read about.
I like to watch "American Chopper", or anything else that goes through
the creative process in a similiar way.
- Hi Lance,
The largest tin pop-pop boat currently being manufactured by
Rattandeep Enterprise Company is the 15-inch long "Titanic"
which can be seen and heard in a film clip on Buzz's Boatyard.
Go to the links section for this one. A similar question about
size limitations is answered in message #13 which mentions the
experimental work by the late Peter R. Payne with boats large
enough to ride in and engines that were different from, and a
lot more sophisticated than the simple little pop-pop engines
that are manufactured by Rattandeep and other companies now.
best wishes, Frank
--- In email@example.com, "Lance Romance"
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> How large can a "pop-pop engine" be and still work? Or is there
> limit to how itkids who
> big it CAN be to work?
> I personally have never seen one operate. It was always the rich
> had them when I was growing up, and they never seemed to have timeto make
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> On 7/7/06, Mike & Carmen <mikenmenchie@...> wrote:
> > Frank McNeill wrote:
> > > Mike Dugan, also known as thedugan, is our newest member.
> > > Best wishes to Mike and all, old Frank