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Offline vtsteam

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Diesel engine history vid
« on: September 11, 2022, 08:07:39 PM »
Here's a film by Shell Oil from the fifties about the history of the diesel engine:

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Re: Diesel engine history vid
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2022, 04:21:39 PM »
I never thought the fire piston had that much to do with the deisel creation.

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Re: Diesel engine history vid
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2022, 09:04:37 AM »
There's a VERY early diesel engine at the "Museum of Internal Fire" at Tanygroes, along with a load of other interesting stuff. Well worth a visit for everyone on this forum - probably not with the wife though. I've been several times always without the better hals & my mate (who has contributed quite a few pieces) must have been 20 times & only once with his wife & she spent most of the time looking at the horses!

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Re: Diesel engine history vid
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2022, 03:37:33 PM »
I took my wife to the Internal Fire Museum. I can't pretend she was interested!

We had a diesel manufacturer in Hazel Grove (Stockport) where I grew up. Mirrlees made big diesels there starting in  1908 until fairly recent years. I think their biggest was an 18 cylinder 15MW.
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