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Offline crueby

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Re: Engine in a bottle?
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 10:07:13 PM »
It should be a Bottle Engine, to go in a bottle!



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Re: Engine in a bottle?
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 10:44:58 PM »
It should be a Bottle Engine, to go in a bottle!




Actually have one of those...but would need a BIG bottle, and its not self starting

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Re: Engine in a bottle?
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 10:47:03 PM »
I remember seeing a small oscillating engine jn the science museum london that would have fit through the neck of that bottle!

Building one that is bigger inside that at least looks like it  none of it would fit through the neck is the problem.

What about self assembly parts of brass plate with embedded miniature magnets ?  A carefully finish pair of plates can be attached with almost no obvious joint , so a large base could be made from smaller pieces.

Similarly, just as large steam-engine flywheels are made in section a small one could be made to almost self assemble with magnetic sections.

The oscillating cylinder could pivot on magnet  etc.etc.

Yes I think just about any oscillator could do, but your right about the flywheel...and it would need to be big...MUCH bigger than the bottle neck...for the right effect.....hmmmmm
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Re: Engine in a bottle?
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 11:02:25 PM »
I still say find a glass blower, cut the neck off, build the engine then reattach the neck.  :lolb:

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Re: Engine in a bottle?
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2019, 11:11:38 PM »
I still say find a glass blower, cut the neck off, build the engine then reattach the neck.  :lolb:

Bill

Wellllll  Yeah....we're just jawing about it..  but it did get me thinking.

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Re: Engine in a bottle?
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 12:14:45 AM »
Good enough glass weld and who's to know  :shrug:

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Re: Engine in a bottle?
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 01:24:05 AM »
Good enough glass weld and who's to know  :shrug:

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Its always fun to hear people who think that wooden ships in bottles were done by cutting and refusing the glass, till they are told the melting point of glass...   

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Re: Engine in a bottle?
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2019, 03:09:05 PM »
You might overcome the self-starting problem by using a ferrous slug in a brass flywheel and an external (to the bottle) rotating magnet to remotely revolve the flywheel.
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Re: Engine in a bottle?
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2019, 04:17:37 PM »
You might overcome the self-starting problem by using a ferrous slug in a brass flywheel and an external (to the bottle) rotating magnet to remotely revolve the flywheel.

Now that is a thought.....though..I like the self starting aspect...of course there needs to be a tube to the engine either for inlet compressed air, or outlet exhaust air....probably through the cork.

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