Incredible machines

Henri

Henri

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A friend invites me to his annual New Years meeting in his backyard with his live steam friends. Unfortunately it was pretty cold and winst, so the small machines had trouble making enough steam pressure. And I could only stay a short while, fortunate enough to see these two extraordinary fully scratch build machines in 1/20,3 scale (slightly off LGB scale).

The small loco has a ready build engine running on hot air. It has the most amazing and beautiful exhaust note and the small puffs do resemble the real deal quite well!!

Both models built by Hans Bieri.

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dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
Nice Shay and the Oil Can is very nice. The Glass ‘Heat Exchanger?’ On the Hot Air one looks a little worrying.
 
PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
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Tamworth, Staffs.
The Glass ‘Heat Exchanger?’ On the Hot Air one looks a little worrying.
Why?

Fairly standard practice for a hot-air engine..

I am impressed the chassis is free-running enough, and enough power can be extracted, to actually move the engine.. I think adding hooks for pulling stock is a little optimistic though? :think:
 
Henri

Henri

refuses to grow up
6 May 2016
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Hoeksche Waard - Netherlands
According to the owner it can pull three cars on level track.
 
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Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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27 Oct 2009
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Why?

Fairly standard practice for a hot-air engine..

I am impressed the chassis is free-running enough, and enough power can be extracted, to actually move the engine.. I think adding hooks for pulling stock is a little optimistic though? :think:
It's geared, quite a low ratio by what can be seen :nod:

But I'm not familiar with the technology - although I like the engineering :clap::clap:
 
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dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
Why?

Fairly standard practice for a hot-air engine..

I am impressed the chassis is free-running enough, and enough power can be extracted, to actually move the engine.. I think adding hooks for pulling stock is a little optimistic though? :think:
Just the fragility of Glass, knowing a few of the ham fisted guys in Model Railways I just wonder about the likely life. Also having seen some of the idiots that run (mostly 16mm live steam nuts) on lines at Open Days I would not let them closer to anything weaker than a Sherman Tank.
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

Retired Oik
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A couple of weeks ago a neighbour of mine had all of his windows broken and he only lives a stone's throw from my house......

David
Did you hear about the couple who didn't now the difference between Vaseline and putty?







All their windows fell out :devil::devil: