Oct 30, 2015
The ultimate nostalgic ecstasy for all us "Steam Junkies".
Folks over in the UK have done a wonderful job of preserving and restoring their rail heritage. Over here, well......
Very interesting. Sort of a crank starter system?
I noticed that too. I'm sure the "starter" was a steam nut like thee-n-me. Otherwise if he was an employee, I'm sure he would have revolted in short order.
Apparently Trevithick hadn't yet realized the need for quartering the drivers. Both pistons were working in parallel......oops
I wondered about that. And also just how much power they could actually generate to overcome inertia.
Ahhh, I should have figured that out! Both top dead center at the same time.