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Alternatives to ICE!

Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 1:48 pm
by Richard Elliott
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!

Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:29 pm
by ChrisB
Thats a lovely picture Richard, thanks for sharing it with us.

I actually love the old steam stuff :D


Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 2:32 pm
by qdos
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:

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:27 pm
by markg
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.