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 Posted: Mon Jul 18th, 2016 03:04 pm
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Attachment: _Siemens FIRsr Electric Powered Train in the World 1879.jpg (Downloaded 73 times)



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Hi (voltage) Herb !

Proper stuff !!

Live rails...
...none of all this moooodern RC nonsense. :Crazy:

;)

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How does the electricity heat the water ??



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By having the passengers stand on the rails, one foot on each rail... their water is heated.

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sadly enough, I have to tell you that they used the Märklin System of current pickup even in 1879.  But..they used DC!  it ran on 120..150V picked up from flat iron straps between the rails. A rather tiny picture of the system

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Poor Mr. Siemens had not then realized that by changing the commutator connections, you could reverse the motor's direction. So he had Mr. Halske make a reversible gearbox for it.

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Oh !

I get it now.
No water heating needed.
It's got this new electric-motor gadget in it !! :!:



Of course...
...the dynamo that generates the electricity...
...is powered by...

A STEAM ENGINE !! :f:

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By 1881 they had thought of sticking a roof on it !

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Yes, and this one was pure two-rail DC. Kinda touchy, because the running voltage was 180 Volts. It was forbidden to walk on or cross the meter-gauge rails, but horses couldn't read and so some of them found it very shocking indeed.



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Strange that a guy as smart as Siemens didn't realize the connection method of reversing his motor--then too, perhaps his brush arrangement was off ''dead center'' for maximum speed and or power, and the motor frame construction wasn't conducive to that much brush movement the other way, along with the connection reversal.

Ever have a large DC motor under no load ''run away'' when a field connection was lost? Got my attention REAL quick!!

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" horses couldn't read and so some of them found it very shocking indeed. "

:shocked:

Musta been a brisk local street trade in horse-burgers & sausages !

Perhaps it was a conspiracy to 'retire' the horses...
...they had after all, just been replaced by electricity ! :old dude:



Paris 1881

The stock-price rises a couple of points...

...THEY INVENTED THE DOUBLE DECKER !!

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Si.

" Strange that a guy as smart as Siemens didn't realize the connection method of reversing his motor "

Your're right Herb...
...he musta been a total dumb-ass !

I worked that out playing on the rug, with a busted toy-train & battery when I was a five year old !!!!!

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