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Mike Poole26/10/2019 22:06:51
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This looks like a bit of fun to have with a stationary engine, seems ideal for anyone with steampunk interests as well.


martin perman26/10/2019 22:34:21
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I has one rather painful issue, boiling water splashing over your lower parts as you go along.

Martin P

Bazyle26/10/2019 22:52:50
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Hence warning label " parts may fall off"

OldMetaller27/10/2019 05:39:23
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I like the primitive 'deadman', where if you take your foot off the pedal, the belt slips.


J Hancock27/10/2019 06:40:39
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Fantastic, love to see that at Cadwell.

David Davies 827/10/2019 07:10:09
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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 yet27/10/2019 07:35:23
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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 ellis27/10/2019 08:23:33
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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 cheeky.

Ron Laden27/10/2019 08:26:03
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Excellent that looks like loads of fun.

Daniel27/10/2019 08:35:21
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What a great idea.

Quite inspiring yes

martin perman27/10/2019 08:47:07
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There is a 10 1/4" rail car with a Lister D engine that has been seen at Alexandra Palace.

Here is another Bike

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 27/10/2019 08:52:09

Tim Stevens27/10/2019 15:50:31
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A stationary engine which pushes the envelope.


Derek Lane27/10/2019 16:11:29
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I had to laugh at the start button at the beginninglaugh

JC5427/10/2019 20:06:01
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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..... embarrassed

mark costello 127/10/2019 20:07:21
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If everything goes pear shape He might have the only ride this side of a horse.

Mick B127/10/2019 22:36:32
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Posted by martin perman on 26/10/2019 22:34:21:

I has one rather painful issue, boiling water splashing over your lower parts as you go along.

Martin P

You're not actually supposed to quite boil knackwurst. And the man didn't appear to have any sauerkraut to go with it.


Mike Poole27/10/2019 23:04:31
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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.smiley


duncan webster27/10/2019 23:57:32
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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 Wyatt29/10/2019 16:51:45
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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 Downs30/10/2019 18:33:45
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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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