Here is a list of all the postings Nigel Sellwood has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Traction Engine (Electric)|
Thanks for the comments about power density. I’m not thinking about serious rallying but just a minnie primarily for display that may occasionally be steamed for a brief run across the garden. I figure that if it was flushed through with boiling water to pre-heat it then filled with more boiling water before the heater was turned on I might be in with a chance.
This may be daft but I’ve been mulling over the idea of an electric-steam traction engine, based on a minnie. Considering modern power tools have compact batteries with reasonably long running time, I’m wondering about putting one of them inside the “firebox” and an electric element inside the boier. The whole mechanical parts of the engine would be standard minnie, running on steam. Has anyone tried anything like this?
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