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Jan Ridders' Riddle - Steam Engine

08/05/2007 10:02 PM

If you have an interest in steam engines, you should examine the exquisite workmanship of Jan Ridders model making of steam engines, as well as Stirling and gasoline models.

Currently he is posting photos, periodically, of the progress of his latest creation the RIDDLE ENGINE, a work in progress. Perhaps you can guess its final form and function. His web site is at http://heetgasmodelbouw.ridders.nu and click on RIDDLE.

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08/06/2007 4:52 AM

Nice....

I'd like one of those on my desk !

(I'd need to tidy it first )

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08/06/2007 8:52 AM

"I'd like one of those on my desk !"

That will be easy IF you can make the parts. Jan does a complete job including a set of drawings that can be downloaded for DIYers !

Check the web site later this week for progress.

http://heetgasmodelbouw.ridders.nu

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08/06/2007 9:30 AM

No metal machining faciities... (other than hand tools and a drill press)

That's why my projects tend to be timber/electronics...

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08/06/2007 10:35 AM

I made something similar at school, worked fine connected up to the old Mamod. Nothing like that though!

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08/06/2007 10:44 PM

that beats the hell out of the dc powered lathe I built.

Tis guy has exquisuite workmanship. And a great deal of spare time!

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08/07/2007 7:06 AM

This guy is no doubt an expert machinist with all the essential metal working equipment.

Who wouldn't want to own one of those engines? The problem is, very few have the skills, experience, time and equipment to produce such works of art, even when provided with the plans.

I'm envious.

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08/07/2007 10:04 AM

One of these neat little things is being built in Japan for the UK central heating market with a small dynamo to return energy to the grid so we may all have one soon.

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08/07/2007 10:20 AM

I believe you are referring to a CHP Stirling engine and generator which is just one bit different in operating principle and two-bits or more larger than Jan's RIDDLE engine.

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08/07/2007 10:25 AM

How can something be 'more larger'?

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08/07/2007 10:33 AM

Easy.. you just bigimicate it in a rebigumalator!

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08/07/2007 10:41 AM

That's easy for you to say!

All I can add is it's a bit twisty and corruptit of the basic English twenty-fido.

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08/07/2007 11:29 AM

I think the bigimicatiousness of it is immatterable as long as it doesn't unfunction.

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08/07/2007 11:17 AM

Sure - my dog's largerer than your dog!

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08/07/2007 11:43 AM

Please find the attached comma ' , '

If this is inserted between 'more' and 'larger' in S.S 's post the pedants amongst us will sleep more soundly in our beds.

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08/08/2007 11:29 AM

Jan Ridders has posted Phase 3 photos and short text regarding his RIDDLE ENGINE>

http://heetgasmodelbouw.ridders.nu

Can this engine possibly run and do something else too?

Watch for final Phase 4 in a week or so.

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