Hello all. Yes, I am sure that Norm is correct in saying that we are
revamping history. Those of old were no dummies, and used steam power for a
long time. My father, who will celebrate,(God willing), his 82nd birthday
this year, is a wealth of info on what the old timers knew and did. He was
personally involved with mechanics, who in the 40's and 50's were attempting
to build water engines. They all got the motors to run, but the motors would
all experience the same catastrophic failures due to the high temps and the
'burning up' of the materials the motor was built from. Aluminum, or steel,
it still burned up. This seemed to be the only stumbling block to having a
working water motor at that time. However, Dad was also a truck driver, and
he says that on a foggy night, an engine simply 'ran better', due to the
small amount of water vapor the engine digested, and had a little more
horsepower overall in these conditions. But a motor ran under these
conditions did not last as long as one that was not.
Also, a friend of mine used to be in to Stock Car Quartermile racing. He
tells me how he would disconnect the windshield washer hose, and pipe it
into the carburetor, and while he was barreling down the quarter, he would
hit the water spray, and gain the horsepower edge over his opponent. Problem
was that he had to change motors often, because the one he just ran on water
injection was destroyed. The pistons were 'eaten up'.
These kind of stories tend to make me a little dubious about the
longevity of an engine powered on burning fuel / water. I think that any
motor that will run on water will have to be made with exotic materials that
our elders did not possess.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Norman Wootan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Interact" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 3:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Keelynet] New variant of Eternal engine.
If you guys will go back in railroad history and read about "Pony Engines"
you will find this same senerio. In the switching yard, pony engines did
not have steam boilers.
They were hooked up to prime locomotives to load a large holding tank with
super heated water. The pony engine would move rail cars around the yard
and do all the
necesary switching etc. by injection and flashing the super heated water
into motive steam very simply. You are revamping history. Norm
O.K. Jerry, I'll take a crack at this. It appears that this guy is
talking about a simple steam engine. He rightly says that water under
various pressures boils at different temperatures, and is telling us how
his engine works.