Author Topic: Do you run your engines at wide open without load?  (Read 154 times)

Scorpion2nz

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Usually the slower the better .
High speed if under generator load .
When repair one usually a quick sprint then forever slow .
I like the Stuart  sun just turning over but boy can it speed as it was designed to .

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Dennis

MrandMrsferrysteam

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Would you run your car engine at full speed in neutral ?.....Allan... :)
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wulfrun

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I only have mobile engines, no static ones. Some Mamods won't run particularly slowly but I always run them as slowly as practicable, the others certainly run slowly. I'm not a fan of a mobile running around at scale speed of 200mph whilst throwing oil around (and more importantly, away from where it should be). I try and work engines with some load to pull, to slow them down (if there's no throttle, like most Mamods) or I'll run them on a whiff of burner. Looks much more realistic to me but each to their own.

I have run engines flat out a) to see what they're capable of or b) to maximise power - such as for running a generator.

jerseysteam

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Locomotives at realistic scale speeds, usually as slow as possible.

Dave
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Would you run your car engine at full speed in neutral ?.....Allan... :)

Only if I was 16 years old and I'd stolen it.
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Would you run your car engine at full speed in neutral ?.....Allan... :)

I've abused my Olds a time or two...  ;)

Nick

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I've abused my Olds a time or two...  ;)


I don't see any issues with it Nick ...what have you done to it....its hard to tell ?
Bruce
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CBWho

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A homemade El Camino?
A Woodchero?

CBWho

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Here is an engine under different belting ratios to optimize the power generation:
https://youtu.be/HeSA97h8-Vc

jerseysteam

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A homemade El Camino?
A Woodchero?

 :D
Dave
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