Steam Pressure Vessel Car

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Steam Pressure Vessel Car

Post by cyberbadger » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:44 am

I'm not the only one with the PV idea ...

This car can go for "40minutes"!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrZJsvDy19I



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Re: Steam Pressure Vessel Car

Post by fredrosse » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:12 pm

Looks like the same power system used for over 100 years at power stations, the "Fireless Locomotives". These locomotives were once popular at power stations, and looked like a conventional steam locomotive, and functioned the same as well, except the steam accumulator tank was charged with the healthy blowdown water from the big boiler at the power station. Steam was drawn off this reservoir, and no fire hazards around the plant with this type of locomotive.

The fireless locomotives could shunt around coal cars (the fuel source for the power station) for about an hour, and then would go to a "charging station" to reheat the steam accumulator with suppressed blowdown flow. The one I am familiar with charged its accumulator tank to 350 PSI, and would go for recharge when steam pressure had dropped to about 75 PSI.
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Post by Lopez Mike » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:47 am

We have one here in Washington State that spent its working life in a mine. Then was rescued and converted to a conventional fire tube boiler and runs on temporary track on the city streets during the holiday season.

http://www.anacortes.net/anacortes-maga ... -way-home/

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Re: Steam Pressure Vessel Car

Post by Lionel Connell » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:36 am

Mike, What a great story, now you just need to build some passenger barges to pull behind your steam boat. Speaking of which, when are we going to see some pictures of your new hull?

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Re: Steam Pressure Vessel Car

Post by cyberbadger » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:26 pm

Lopez hull is vaporware until there are pictures or video...

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