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Harry Peterson Boiler

Installation of a Harry Peterson boiler in a Stanley.  In the 1950’s and 1960’s before Stanley cars became valuable and then people started making good quality replica Stanley boilers and burners using the authentic original designs there were very few … Continue reading

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Steam Photos

This is a portable steam engine at the Willits Steam Museum in Northern California.  You can tell that it is not a traction engine because the rear wheels do not have lugs on them and there is no steering mechanism. … Continue reading

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Doble Auxiliary V-2 Engine

  This is a Doble auxiliary engine designed for F-31 that was not used for such.  It is double acting compound piston valve.  HP is 1.531 inches, LP 2.575 inches and stroke is 2.00 inches.  Engine has ball-bearing mains.  Valve … Continue reading

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Names of the Parts of a Simple Steam Engine

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Arrangement of Cylinders

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100hp Doble Two-Cylinder Double-Acting Compound Engine

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Heat Soaking

After a person has burned out a few superheater sections of a monotube boiler everyone, without exception, will stop by and say “all you needed to do was to let it heat soak; everyone knows that”.   What they do not … Continue reading

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Steam Power Systems Bus

There were three California Clean bus projects that became operable in 1972: SPS, Brobeck, and Lear.  The three developers were given about two years to design, build, test, and put into regular bus operation, a steam powered bus.  The purpose … Continue reading

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Infinergy Power

There is a steam power plant over in England that is getting money and winning awards.  It is fun to read how they do it.  There are heat pipes, as in:  “The combustion and flue heat recovery modules consist of … Continue reading

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Lear Vapordyne steam car.

First of all to tell the story of this car would take a book along with some serious research.  What more or less happened is as follows.  It all started at Indianapolis where in May 1967 the STP gas turbine … Continue reading

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