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5 very unusual engines

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I thought this was very interesting. Enjoy. :)


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Really fascinating that stuff. Important to keep searching. It is work and jobs also, the research.
A neighbour once observing that I was always working on cars, machines, welding etc, said to me " you know these things are only machines, it is people that are important" I thought of the car factories engineering manufacture, hospital technology, computer internet, airplane industry, etc etc that makes our lives what they are today. Not forgeting the service jobs to boot on those industries. Obviously stuff that he used and relied on. Then thought...........I am not even going to give such a short sighted one dimesional and simplistic statement an answer :lol:

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Very interesting, the opposed piston two stroke though I think has been done before by Rootes Group in the 50s/60s in their Commer TS3 trucks, layout is different but the principle the same.

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Yes, I've seen the opposed piston design before too - not sure if it was the same outfit or an independent design.

The others I haven't seen before though and the first one in particular looks very clever. Pity that electric motors will eventually make all these clever designs a moot point!

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Yes I remember the Commer TS3 from my youth, huge exhaust along the front of the cab, very noisy but quite powerful as well, you would see the cab lift up when accelerating.

The Duke engine I have seen before some time ago, seems difficult to get your head round.

The 3 cylinder expansion engine seems to work on a similar principle to improved steam engines but I wouldn't have thought there would have been much exhaust pressure left to drive a turbo - bit it obviously works.

Sadly, a bit late for new IC engines now.

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Let's not forget the Napier Deltic when speaking about opposed piston two strokes...

The Commercial TS3 was quite something though, only seen one in person once...And it took me a good few seconds to figure out which vehicle the sound was associated with. Really doesn't sound like something you'd expect to find in a commercial vehicle!

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Junkers opposed Ju52 "Flug" motor.
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Ah yes, I have heard of those. A friend of mine who worked at Fort Halstead many years ago told me they had the remains of a German diesel plane there, I take it that was the engine. Needed a very large prop to fly at about 2000 rpm.

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Small world again, Peter. A one-time neighbour and friend of mine use to work (in the '70s) at R.A.R.D.E. Langhurst Wood, outside Horsham. He and the unit was relocated to Fort Halstead in Kent. His specialism was optical and acoustic launchable flares, which involved computer analysis of the output and flight, and necessitated frequent trips to Welsh hillsides, which would be carpeted with photo-sensors. (Can I say any of this?)

When the Langhurst unit closed, their final Bonfire Night on 5 November was something rather special. I vaguely recall it involved several hundredweight of "unwanted" magnesium powder, and a prior phone call to Air Traffic Control!

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I would like to have seen that. The chap who went to Fort Halstead I have known since I started secondary school in 1950, in fact he is the only one I have kept in contact with. He started there as an electrician's mate, enjoyed it so much he started doing night school classes until he was well over qualified for the job, so he was moved on and ended up in the British Standards institute running his department. Needless to say he doesn't do his own car repairs any more. :-D

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Stickyfinger wrote:Junkers opposed Ju52 "Flug" motor.


Also in these, Ju66Pr
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Pity that electric motors will eventually make all these clever designs a moot point!
Yeah, like the second coming...............it's a definate, but the date is sketchy :lol: The future is assured with Simon, the Brahan Seer of Coatbrig' :rofl2:
Spare the big electrical Mahabharata lecture...............like Christmas dinners, one a year of them is enough. Just give us the low down on shares and investment............given that you can see into the future. Should I invest in space travel? What about Gold? Are there any monetary crashes coming soon? The future of wild Salmon?.............anything electrical on the horizon? How long before Abrahmic religion dies out?..........or can it be re charged.
You seem to be massively attracted to electricity? Did your Mum get a shock when she was pregnant carrying you mate? :lol:

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Don't know what happened there Chris :?

Thanks for the picture Alistair.

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Peter.N. wrote:Don't know what happened there Chris :?
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Have edited so it makes sense. :)

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Reminds me of a sort of 2 1/2 stroke motor cycle from, I think, the late'40s early '50s, exhibited at the local steam rally a few years ago. A main 'power' cylinder and a subsidiary 'charging' cylinder. Sounded very odd when running. I don't remember the details, but I'm sure someone heare will know...