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Richard Elliott
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Alternatives to ICE!

Postby Richard Elliott » Sun May 27, 2007 1:48 pm

Here is a picture I snapped recently to show ancient and modern alternatives to the Infernal Combustion Engine! A Foden Sentinel Steam Wagon (with a six cylinder coal fired steam engine) looked in to Buckfastleigh Station whilst on a road run. It is perfectly capable of speeds up to 45 mph and unlimited range as long as it has enough coal and access to a tap now and again. And its just as quiet as a Berlingo Electrique, although I wouldn't mind having its whistle!

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Postby ChrisB » Sun May 27, 2007 2:29 pm

Thats a lovely picture Richard, thanks for sharing it with us.

I actually love the old steam stuff :D

I reject reality and substitute my own !!!!!!

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Postby qdos » Sun May 27, 2007 2:32 pm

Jeepers Richard, the emissions from that truck must be absoloutely lethal, what with all those lumps of coal rattling up and down in those 6 cylinders!! :wink:

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Postby markg » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:27 pm

Convert them to wood burners and steam vehicles could be another possibility.

Get an plug in immersion heater in the boiler so you don't have to get up at silly-o-clock to light the fire and your on to a winner.

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