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Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Steam Engine

Steam engine

Around 1680 A French physicist Denis Papin invented the Papinschen pot and the associated safety valve for excess pressure. He discovered the first possibility to use the steam to performing work.
English engineer Thomas Savery was the first who built the steam pump for water elating in mines. Savery also provides a measurement of the performance of a machine - the word horsepower (power, which is accomplished when a weight of 75 kg lifted within a second to a meteris).

In 1765, James Watt, Scottish inventor, developed the 1st usable steam engine. Together with the manufacturer Matthias Boultin he founded 1774 engineering works. The most famous invention, the sun and Planetary-wheel gear, transforms the up and down movement of the piston rod in a rotating motion.

In 1972 was begun in Wuppertal Lutz Hielscher with the manufacture of steam engines in the model and technical toys.

In 1994 the production of technical toys in model runs back up to full speed. 

For example:

From the monorail in Wuppertal, steam railways (H0, G, I), steam engines, Stirling engines, vacuum motors, steam cars, and turbines. They are always available as a factory built or kit.