Friday, January 27, 2017

Weekend Steam: THIS Is A Steam Engine!

12,000 Horsepower.  Used to roll armor plating for battleships.



Read all about it on the YouTube description.

2 comments:

Merle Morrison said...

Incredible!!! wonder how much torque it produced

Merle

David aka True Blue Sam said...

According to Wikipedia, it is a simple engine; not compound, and has a 40" bore and 48" stroke. Operating pressure was 160 psi. So...at a stall, with full pressure, the pressure on the piston would be 201,000 pounds. Two foot long crank arm. I need to look in my Steam Engine Guide, but it is long gone. A Lot would be my answer!