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+20 1. spaceludes commented 10 years ago

Please explain!
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+6 2. Pana (reviewer) commented 10 years ago

#1 The flame consumes the air in the chamber and the momentum of the flywheel pules it back.
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+21 3. Tehrasha commented 10 years ago

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+29 4. mike_nazz commented 10 years ago

#1 Witchcraft
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+3 5. tsar911 commented 10 years ago

Is it just me or did anyone else also think that it'd make a (dangerous but) good vibrator?
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+5 6. f4de commented 10 years ago

it must of been fun building this thing ^_^
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+1 7. Gondy10 commented 10 years ago

OMG.. Now I understand how classic trains works with coal.. Nice video..
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+9 8. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

#7 How this made you understand how classic trains work is beyond me, seeing as it has nothing to do with steam power :S
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+1 9. regata4 commented 10 years ago

#1 #2 its a stirling engine... very easy to make at home. just google it :)
#7 Na, steam engine is different
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0 11. digitalemu commented 10 years ago

#2, the flame does not consume the air in the chamber. There is no contact with the air in the chamber and the flame. The heat from the flame expands the air in the chamber pushing the piston outwards. And #10 it is not a vacuum engine, the flywheel is responsible for the return stroke and not a vaccum as the vacuum engine is. #7, A sterling cycle engine does not produce very much torque, so it would not be very efficient in a locamotive. A steam engine on the other hand can be very powerful.
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+1 12. draxenn commented 10 years ago

So what sort of use does this have? other than puttering around on a desk? :)
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+1 13. RetroGrade77 commented 9 years ago

#12 No practical use in the modern era other than as a teaching tool. Back it the day you could consider it a proof of concept prior to securing funding to construct a larger engine.