British steam enthusiasts build first new engine in 50 years

Sat, 02 Aug 2008 11:45:49 +0930

Andrew Pam <xanni [at]>

Andrew Pam

New £3 million steam locomotive 60163 Tornado completed and moves for
the first time

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--                   Andrew Pam                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu             Partner, Glass Wings                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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Sun, 03 Aug 2008 02:07:28 +0000

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I wonder what a "modern" steam engine would look like.
If they kept electronic controls and modern methods.

Think about it
-You could run it on a renewable resource, anything that burns can be
used to heat the boiler.  It's external combustion after all so
efficiency of burn could be balanced against cost and impact.
-The energy transfer liquid is water heated to steam.  When it is no
longer steam it condenses back to water and could be cycled again or
find another liquid with better transfer properties.


Quoting Andrew Pam <> on Sat, 02 Aug 2008
11:45:49 +0930:

New �3 million steam locomotive 60163 Tornado
completed and moves for
the first time

Share and enjoy,
              *** Xanni ***
--                   Andrew
Pam                 Chief
Scientist, Xanadu             Partner,
Glass Wings                Manager,
Serious Cybernetics

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