|52 forum posts|
Interesting but I can't see meself trading in my GSX-R for it!
|David Colwill||14/04/2015 10:42:47|
|774 forum posts|
I should get one. It seems to go at the same pace as my workshop projects
|156 forum posts|
Project and a half at least it won't suffer from carb icing , I'll stick with my 2 stroke "Kettle" though..
|John Stevenson||14/04/2015 10:59:00|
5068 forum posts
Still faster than the average Quorn build
|Bob Unitt 1||14/04/2015 11:20:44|
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There was a steam motorbike used to do the rounds of the vintage shows, I saw it a couple of times. Can't remember the details though.
6180 forum posts
All a lot of fun -- until the safety's start lifting!
Interesting, using copper tube and compression fittings for steam. Looks like it runs some reasonable pressure too. 5 bar or so, I think from what I can make out on the gauges.
|Dave Daniels||14/04/2015 16:37:04|
|83 forum posts||
Maybe this one ? Been at some VMCC functions.
|Jesse Hancock 1||14/04/2015 19:08:01|
|314 forum posts|
I guess he had to draw the line at a bike since a real train running on the road might crease the tarmac a bit.
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Certainly, a flash boiler seems a somewhat more sensible choice for a motorbike. The Dutch one is a seriously impractical "look at me" indulgence rather than an engineering proposition. Must have taken years to build and I can't begin to understand the motivation beyond that.
|Tim Stevens||14/04/2015 20:41:45|
1584 forum posts
It seems to have only one crank - even the Rocket had two, for serious practical reasons. And I don't want it behind me - there appears to be only one brake, a diminutive band brake on the front wheel, with an ill-considered torque arm on the front swinging arm.
5 mph seems plenty to me. Too fast, probably ...
|Neil Wyatt||15/04/2015 07:54:35|
18990 forum posts
One ME from the 80s (I think) featured a Bavarian road-steamer put together in the broad outline of a railway loco.
|Bob Unitt 1||15/04/2015 09:49:08|
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ETA : Found some video of it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7yksdd_cQc
Edited By Bob Unitt 1 on 15/04/2015 09:52:04
|thomas oliver 2||15/04/2015 11:18:13|
|108 forum posts|
Many moons ago, there was an article in the ME mag re a New Yorker who renovated a small twin cylinder steam engine and fitted it in a quadricycle with motor cycle wheels. He took it out into the New York traffic. When he stopped at the first lights the other drivers were shouting comments like "where did you get the big rollerskate". The laugh was on them as when the lights changed, they were out dragged easily to the next lights.
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