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    • April 20, 2017 4:08 PM EDT
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      Steam speeder

       just ran across this, and had to share...

       

    • April 20, 2017 4:19 PM EDT
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      Have to share this one too... 

       

       

    • April 20, 2017 9:53 PM EDT
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      Thanks, Cliff, that's cool, hadn't seen the first one. Jay's has been around a while. History Channel had a special on Steam Power a few years ago, and they went to his shop. He also brought out his Stanley Steamer.

    • April 21, 2017 2:05 AM EDT

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      That steam speeder is sweeeeet!!  

       

       

    • April 21, 2017 7:32 AM EDT
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      Holy Cow!  Thanks for sharing.  My knowledge grows with every engine of video I see.

      Really appreciate you sharing.

       

    • April 21, 2017 8:48 AM EDT
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      I like the speeder. But why does he have water running onto the flywheel?

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    • April 21, 2017 9:52 AM EDT
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      Here is another

    • April 21, 2017 10:24 AM EDT
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      Very cool Gary, thanks!

      Lots of similarities with the "modern" one. 

    • April 21, 2017 8:33 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      I like the speeder. But why does he have water running onto the flywheel?

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    • April 21, 2017 9:11 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:

      I like the speeder. But why does he have water running onto the flywheel?

      I believe it's because that is the mechanical clutch and the water helps cool it so it doesn't warp under strain. Look inside and you can see the friction pads.

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    • April 22, 2017 8:26 AM EDT

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      I was wondering about that water too.  I think it may actually be in a plastic tube which feeds water from the feed water pump back into the water tank.  The pump works continuously when the engine is running and can pump more water than the boiler uses, so excess water is allowed to bypass the boiler and return to the water tank.  Note the shot inside the rear seat showing the plastic tank...you can see the plastic tube with water running in it.

    • April 22, 2017 3:19 PM EDT
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      The builder, "rossco1948," has about 200+ videos on Youtube covering this and other steam-related projects. I expect he discusses the water issue, but since I couldn't quickly find which video did so, I'll punt and share this sequel.

       

       

      And this "advertisement" video, looks like he sells these mini steam packages. What a fun hobby.

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at April 22, 2017 3:23 PM EDT
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