|Mike Poole||26/10/2019 22:06:51|
2187 forum posts
This looks like a bit of fun to have with a stationary engine, seems ideal for anyone with steampunk interests as well.
|martin perman||26/10/2019 22:34:21|
1687 forum posts
I has one rather painful issue, boiling water splashing over your lower parts as you go along.
4791 forum posts
Hence warning label " parts may fall off"
152 forum posts
I like the primitive 'deadman', where if you take your foot off the pedal, the belt slips.
|J Hancock||27/10/2019 06:40:39|
|320 forum posts|
Fantastic, love to see that at Cadwell.
|David Davies 8||27/10/2019 07:10:09|
51 forum posts
What a lovely machine, loads of low down torque, plenty of "flywheel effect" and dead economical! A bit like my pal's BSA M21 I suppose?
|not done it yet||27/10/2019 07:35:23|
|3556 forum posts|
Undoubtably plenty of bottom end torque, but ultimately limited by its 1 1/2 HP rating. I expect they could fit a lid to the cooling hopper if they really needed to avoid sloshing hot water around. Nevertheless, an interesting use of an old stationary engine in a ‘moving’ appication.
|bill ellis||27/10/2019 08:23:33|
|56 forum posts|
What a brilliant idea, glad to see some people with a sense of adventure. It has given me some thought as to what to do once I've rebuilt my Lister. Better start growing a beard and collecting old tat to become a steampunk (Oh hang on! I've been doing that for years, the collecting bit not the steampunk bit .
|Ron Laden||27/10/2019 08:26:03|
1451 forum posts
Excellent that looks like loads of fun.
254 forum posts
What a great idea.
|martin perman||27/10/2019 08:47:07|
1687 forum posts
There is a 10 1/4" rail car with a Lister D engine that has been seen at Alexandra Palace.
Here is another Bike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMkNNwfa0O0
Edited By martin perman on 27/10/2019 08:52:09
|Tim Stevens||27/10/2019 15:50:31|
1101 forum posts
A stationary engine which pushes the envelope.
|Derek Lane||27/10/2019 16:11:29|
236 forum posts
I had to laugh at the start button at the beginning
|98 forum posts|
What a bit of light hearted FUN. We had a home built go-cart with a Lister in it after we totaled the original BSA bantam engine.....
|mark costello 1||27/10/2019 20:07:21|
548 forum posts
If everything goes pear shape He might have the only ride this side of a horse.
|Mick B1||27/10/2019 22:36:32|
|1241 forum posts|
You're not actually supposed to quite boil knackwurst. And the man didn't appear to have any sauerkraut to go with it.
|Mike Poole||27/10/2019 23:04:31|
2187 forum posts
As the weather in Norway can be a bit chilly and I have noticed that riding in cold weather can cause shrinkage then a bit of warm water could be welcome. Water heated handlebars could be a useful mod for winter riding.
|duncan webster||27/10/2019 23:57:32|
2267 forum posts
There was an old guy in our village back in the 60's who had ridden Scott Squirrels back in the 20's/30's. He had extensively modified his, one of the mods being water heated handlebars. He also claimed to have done 2 wheel drive on a solo and 2 wheel drive on a combination (easy by comparison) but I never saw any evidence. Probably helped that he had a business making oddball machinery for the textile industry, so plenty of machine tools. It's houses now.
|Neil Wyatt||29/10/2019 16:51:45|
16740 forum posts
Great, I wonder if it has a footbrake on the right?
Sometime I think that in every model engineer there's a secret steampunk trying to escape...
|Iain Downs||30/10/2019 18:33:45|
|516 forum posts|
If I ever finish my steam engine, I thought I might try and attach it to a go-kart.
First, the engine, then the boiler, then we'll see.
Not this year....
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