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Steampunk - Source Material

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Re: Steampunk - Source Material

 

I have to agree with the video. While I am absolutely awed by some of the steampunk hacks I've seen online (computer casemods, vehicles, steam-powered robots), you really have to dig through a lot of crap with gears glued on to find the good ones. Even some of the things that are a little more elaborate than gears-glued-on are pretty pointless...what good is a steam-powered hat?

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Re: Steampunk - Source Material

 

Yeah, one of the reasons I haven't delved deeper into Steampunk is I'm not real big into the "just glue on some gears"

thing either, and I don't currently have access to the kind of shop facilities I'd need to start building some of the steampunk ideas I've had.

 

I've already made my own cannons and muskets, so I'd really like to turn my hand to something involving my hard won knowledge of pressure systems. I've got this nifty idea in the back of my head for a 6 barreled revolving 20mm pneumatic cannon with a carbide fired steam powered double action pump backpack to provide the oomph. It'd be a mechanical action, not full auto (at least in Mk1), and I think I've got a solid design to begin with, but I really need a proper machine/metal shop to build the thing.

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Re: Steampunk - Source Material

 

I have yet to figure out how those Ornithopters are supposed to be powered. Moorcock more or less jokingly said "Mercurized supersteam processed by ultra-alchemy with additional 'cloud-risers'. See Alandrok Mikosevaar's Treatise on Heavier Than Air Winged Flight (Londra PTM 986). " (link)

 

 

Edit: And they explode without a heat release, which is... interesting

The linked thread also has some good close up detail shots

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Re: Steampunk - Source Material

 

Darn it, now I've got it stuck in my head to build a flamelance.

 

But I want to make a working flamelance.

 

I'm thinking one of these things as a functional core, but I really want all sorts of hoses and tanks, so I'm contemplating designs involving a clear reaction bubble filled with water, a mechanism for adding calcium carbide to the water, a tank for storing the acetylene, and some bits for using said acetylene. Quite possibly also tanks for oxygen. I'm thinking piezoelectric ignition, all so I can do fire too...

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