Talk about big steam engines !

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    dalem9

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    Take a minute to look at this big steam engine .[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhlJp1VZMB8[/ame]
     
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    As impressive as these huge engines are, I can't help but think about how large the machines were that made them.
    Those flywheels, for instance, were presumably turned on a lathe.
    Those forgings holding it all together, must have been made using an enormous press.
    I'd like to see THOSE machines :)
     
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    I was also thinking about the machines that made this engine. Probably bigger than the engine itself
     
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    The heavy flywheel and other parts of steam engine is propably turned at carousel lathe.. The largest rotating disc i know is 25 metre/82 feet.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TBolo6whZw"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TBolo6whZw[/ame]
     
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    This steam driven pump to evacuate water from mines in the mid-1800s is on display at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. Very impressive, especially how they mounted it on the wall, huh? (Can someone help me flip this?)

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    Here is the biggest beam steam engine :)

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlp1aG1VJRI"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlp1aG1VJRI[/ame]
     
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    A You-tube tour of the UK would include searching on these and more:
    (quality varies and you may have to search around a bit for good video and sound quality and interesting shots)

    Abbey Pumping Station
    Bancroft Mill Engine
    The Bratch Pumping Station
    Clay Mills Pumping Station
    Crossness Pumping Station
    Ellenroad Ring Mill Engine*
    Kew Bridge Pumping Station
    Markfied Pumping Station#
    Mill Meece Pumping Station
    Northern Mill Engine Society
    Paplewick Pumping Station#
    The River Don Engine*
    Trencherfield Mill Engine

    *these are big, and run at full speed
    #these are among the more ornate
     
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    If you're shooting photos with an iPad/iPhone, the 'Home' button must either be on the right side (for landscape shots) of the bottom (for portrait). Then the pics will have correct orientation, otherwise they are very resistant to being flipped. It's an Apple thing...
     
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    I like in the video of the Kempton Park engines that they need to use a steam engine to start the steam engine...... :p
     
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    I like that smaller twin steam engine that is used to turn over the big one, it really has some power...
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I am Glad that some of this stuff has been saved for us to see and enjoy ! Thanks for sharing
     

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