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#2201 rmgill

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 2327 PM

Types of wood will also have BTU values based on type. 

http://worldforestin...od-btu-ratings/


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 1014 AM

Not all South Wales coal was anthracite, but generally speaking it would be towards the top of that table. Low ash content is a major plus, particularly for ships as it means a higher fraction of boilers available for longer periods.

Sulphur content is often cited as a reason for eliminating coal from power station use as to avoid acid rain you need to fit scrubbers.

Doesn't seem to stop Germany from continuing to burn crap that is barely better than peat, though.
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#2203 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 1101 AM

Yeah I love that. They shut nuclear power stations, and burn carbonized suphur. And we used to get called the dirty man of Europe!


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#2204 Markus Becker

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 1500 PM

Ah, lignite. It's actually not dity at all given the state of filters used but it has become not PC because of it's CO2 emissions.

And as Saint Greta has been reminding us, increasing the CO2 level in the atmosphere above 0.38% will end the world in a few years.

So we shut them down too and convert to green energy and imported electricity from French nuclear and Polish coal plants.
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#2205 Mr King

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 2220 PM

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#2206 rmgill

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 2225 PM

Huh... Rather rare configuration.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4-10-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives4-10-0 represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels, ten powered and coupled driving wheels, and no trailing wheels.  Central Pacific Railroad's El Gobernador, built in 1883, was the only locomotive with this wheel arrangement to operate in the United States. The name "Mastodon" has also been applied to this type, though this nickname has also been used for the 4-8-0 arrangement (Mastodon was the unofficial nickname of the Central Pacific's No. 229, the first 4-8-0 ever built), leading to some confusion. Later, these locomotives were named "Super Mastodon's." 


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#2207 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 0211 AM

Ah, lignite. It's actually not dity at all given the state of filters used but it has become not PC because of it's CO2 emissions.

And as Saint Greta has been reminding us, increasing the CO2 level in the atmosphere above 0.38% will end the world in a few years.

So we shut them down too and convert to green energy and imported electricity from French nuclear and Polish coal plants.

 

:D

 

 

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Ok, thats just showing off. What was that built for, Chile?


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#2208 rmgill

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 0305 AM

Central Pacific RR.

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#2209 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 0757 AM

Is that the line that went through Laramie?


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 0953 AM

Ah, lignite. It's actually not dity at all given the state of filters used but it has become not PC because of it's CO2 emissions.

And as Saint Greta has been reminding us, increasing the CO2 level in the atmosphere above 0.38% will end the world in a few years.

So we shut them down too and convert to green energy and imported electricity from French nuclear and Polish coal plants.

 

current reality is that Germany flloods the electricity market with cheap coal fired electricity. And the nuclear power stations are squezzed to the last volt as well.


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#2211 Markus Becker

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 1150 AM

 

 

current reality is that Germany flloods the electricity market with cheap coal fired electricity. And the nuclear power stations are squezzed to the last volt as well.

 

 

Huh? We are already heavily relying on imported engery - whenever the sun is covered by clouds and the wind isn't blowing. Conventional power generation capacity is barely managing to prevent blackouts. 


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Posted 31 May 2019 - 1501 PM


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#2213 Mr King

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 1848 PM

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#2214 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 0157 AM

UK? I would have thought the US would have moved on from Steam Cranes by then. :)


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#2215 MiloMorai

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 0422 AM

Is this the correct serial no.? 42-29697

If so, Boeing B-17F-65-BO Fortress
Delivered Denver 5/2/43;
Gowen 12/2/43;
Gt Falls 17/2/43;
Gowen 20/5/43;
Tinker 22/5/43; on 13/6/43 with Jim Lash force landed seven miles north west Wakeeney, KS;
Walker 25/6/43;
Tinker 19/6/43;
Dalhart 14/7/43; crash landed Amarillo 17/8/43 with Bob Deering (later 381BG);
Written off 18/8/43.

Edited by MiloMorai, 02 June 2019 - 0423 AM.

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#2216 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 0448 AM

Yeah I guess that makes sense. I noticed afterwards it had what appeared to be a training number where the bomb group insignia ought to be. Good work btw. :)


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 0450 AM

Thanks. from here, https://b17flyingfor...2-29731/page/3/
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#2218 rmgill

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 1209 PM

UK? I would have thought the US would have moved on from Steam Cranes by then. :)

1. Diesel power was being reserved for shipping (there was a war on).
2. Steam worked still and coal was still in great supply (never stopped being in such supply we have mountains of the stuff)
3. It works. 
4. Diesel prime movers for such things started being used later in the 50s. 


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#2219 Mr King

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 1215 PM

I think there were some steam powered rotary snow plows still in service up until recently, and may still be in service. 


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#2220 Markus Becker

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 1300 PM

1. Diesel power was being reserved for shipping (there was a war on).

And Diesel was is so much demand that a lot of (military) shipping had to use steam power. And I'm not talking turbines here. VTE for Victory!

Edited by Markus Becker, 02 June 2019 - 1302 PM.

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