Another type of pneumatic railway!

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dorin
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Another type of pneumatic railway!

Post by dorin » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:53 am

Back to the idea of a pneumatic railway:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Pneumatic_Transit

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_P ... ic_railway

It sure seamed in the UK, one inventor had a system where the 'carriage' was not in a pneumatic tube...and ran along the track. I was not able to find a link on that one.

This type of thing would possible be 'easy' to model...on a real small scale...but we certainly would not be riding it...and perhaps could not even see it!

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Re: Another type of pneumatic railway!

Post by Harold_V » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:43 pm

Interesting concept! With a long enough tunnel, I expect that some impressive speed could be achieved.

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dorin
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Re: Another type of pneumatic railway!

Post by dorin » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:16 pm

Here is what I had been thinking of:

http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/atmospheric-railway

Brunel's atmospheric railway.

Sounds like he was ahead of his technological time!
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Re: Another type of pneumatic railway!

Post by Harold_V » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:03 am

dorin wrote:Sounds like he was ahead of his technological time!
Chuckle! That, or very fond of feeding rats! :lol:

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Re: Another type of pneumatic railway!

Post by Mr Ron » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:40 am

Very interesting about the Brunel idea. Looks similar to the steam catapults used on aircraft carriers. They use a tube with a rubber sealing strip.
Mr.Ron from South Mississippi

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