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Re: Anyone have The Whizzer Steam Engine?
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2022, 10:12:52 am »
That's a really neat little turbine you have there Dennis, certainly a few cuts above the Whizzer, and wisely without the faux piston strangeness. I especially like the safety valve setup on your Turbo Jet. Never seen anything quite like that before!
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Re: Anyone have The Whizzer Steam Engine?
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2022, 01:07:53 pm »
Found my video which I had forgotten about.
https://youtu.be/SfJb0iA-JA0


I do like how simple the Whizzer is, this one seems to have a nicely trued turbine and gets some speed.
   I agree that the moving piston rod does not make sense on a turbine....I suppose it ads some visual interest, if I had one I would disconnect the piston rod for running and perhaps put it on for display.
   Thanks for sharing the video!

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Re: Anyone have The Whizzer Steam Engine?
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2022, 01:23:18 pm »
That's a really neat little turbine you have there Dennis, certainly a few cuts above the Whizzer, and wisely without the faux piston strangeness. I especially like the safety valve setup on your Turbo Jet. Never seen anything quite like that before!
Only bonus is the Turbo jet has a brass boiler under the tin cover so rusting out is not an issue

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Re: Anyone have The Whizzer Steam Engine?
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2022, 03:08:49 pm »
Actually, the faux piston setup on the Whizzer is just as valid as are the solenoid "steam" engines, in that they are both making an approximate representation of something that they are not. The turbine wheel/flywheel of the Whizzer adequately represents a simple flywheel while at speed, so that the fake reciprocating rod gives the illusion of a piston steam engine just fine for the casual and uninformed observer. I'm sure these were not marketed for true steam afficionados.

Whereas the Turbo Jet is a valid representation of a steam turbine, which justifies it having a significantly better build, as it was built for people who should care for the difference.
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