Saturday, March 13, 2021

Weekend Steam II: Firing Up And Evaluating The Atlas Automatic Steam Engine

 Thank You for this pick, Merle!


John in Philly said...

Pretty neat.
But I'm still trying to figure out how the governor works.
It isn't the standard ball one that I've seen before, and I wonder if the springs on the flywheel work to limit the amount of steam the slide valve lets into the cylinder.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

John in Philly: In this video of the Bessemer 8 HP engine you can see a similar setup working in the first twenty seconds. Not identical, but close. You see this type of governor on industrial stationary engines. I think they were pretty steady.