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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > AIR FOR STEAM
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Forum Posts: 43
26th Jan 2019 17:32  
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Hello All
Thinking out loud when I research steam engines it seams after they are built or after repair they are tested on an air compressor is it possible to set up a model RC boat to run a steam engine with air if so would it be by compressor or a compressed air bottle .
If by compressor is there a small enough unit to go into a boat and be battery operated any ideas .

Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 468
26th Jan 2019 18:50  
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Small compressors as in car tyre pumps would do it but the drain on the battery would be quite high. A small compressed air cylinder with a regulator could work, but where you would be able to get one I don't know.
Cheers Colin.

Fair winds and calm waters,

Forum Posts: 105
26th Jan 2019 22:00  
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CO2 fizzy drinks cylinders? The old CO2 engines used to get reloaded from 'sparklets' mini-cylinders...


Forum Posts: 28
26th Jan 2019 22:04  
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have a look at DC 12V 2-Position 3-Way Micro Mini Electric Solenoid Valve For Gas Air Pump on that well known selling site