Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Antique Gas Engine Discussion
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Antique Gas Engine Discussion Meet collectors of hit and miss engines, ask questions about collecting, restoring and showing antique flywheel engines.

Antique Gas Engine Discussion

High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video


this thread has 10 replies and has been viewed 3294 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-18-2009, 02:19:28 PM
Harry's Avatar
Harry Harry is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sarasota, Florida USA
Posts: 6,542
Thanks: 533
Thanked 13,225 Times in 2,237 Posts
Images: 312
Default High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video

This is the 400 HP Snow as seen running at the Florida Flywheelers Swap Meet on Friday, January 16, 2009. It was built by the F.S.Snow Engine Company of Buffalo, NY in 1914. It is a double acting in-line 2 cylinder 4 stroke engine with a 20 inch bore and 36 inch stroke. That is over 45,000 cubic inches displacement and it runs at 120 r.p.m. The flywheel is 12 feet in diameter, weighing 12 tons. This engine was used to pump natural gas from wells to suppliers.

After installing new custom profiles into my Windows Movie Maker, this is a high definition version of the "Snow End-to-end" video previously uploaded. Look for the "Watch in HD" to appear at the lower right corner of the video.

IF you have a HIGH SPEED internet connection, try this high definition direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myu2Dmv1mOQ&fmt=18 You might want to hit the stop button, let the download catch up a bit and then hit the play button.

Here is a much shorter AVI clip that might be easier to download: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wZjhx9E3nI

Low definition direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myu2Dmv1mOQ
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0042w.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	108.3 KB
ID:	46881   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0043w.jpg
Views:	147
Size:	91.2 KB
ID:	46882   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0044w.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	125.9 KB
ID:	46883   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0144w.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	109.8 KB
ID:	46889  
__________________
-- Harry Engines Ignitions Videos Photos
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-18-2009, 03:11:02 PM
R. Kern's Avatar
R. Kern R. Kern is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Posts: 844
Thanks: 282
Thanked 847 Times in 274 Posts
Default Re: High Definition Internet (high speed) Video

Wow!! really nice footage. thanks
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-18-2009, 08:41:39 PM
loggerhogger loggerhogger is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tacoma Washington, U.S.A.
Posts: 582
Thanks: 31
Thanked 286 Times in 174 Posts
Default Re: High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video

That is a really great video. I have a vhs tape that has some of these engines in their natural state in a compressing station in West Virginia. Those engines were just fascinating to watch.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-18-2009, 08:42:17 PM
Harry's Avatar
Harry Harry is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sarasota, Florida USA
Posts: 6,542
Thanks: 533
Thanked 13,225 Times in 2,237 Posts
Images: 312
Default Re: High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video

More photos of the Snow engine...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0139w.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	91.7 KB
ID:	46885   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0141w.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	77.6 KB
ID:	46886   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0142w.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	78.7 KB
ID:	46887   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0143w.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	79.7 KB
ID:	46888  
__________________
-- Harry Engines Ignitions Videos Photos
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-18-2009, 11:26:40 PM
Ken Majeski's Avatar
Ken Majeski Ken Majeski is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: South Lawton, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,812
Thanks: 1,583
Thanked 2,422 Times in 837 Posts
Images: 46
Default Re: High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video

Those must have been something to be around when they were Working... I was at Rollag last fall when they started theirs.... The First couple explosions Shook the Ground untill it leveled out... Great Video...
__________________
Ken Majeski, Ellsworth Wis.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-19-2009, 03:38:08 AM
Ray Cardoza's Avatar
Ray Cardoza Ray Cardoza is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Esparto, Caliifornia, USA
Posts: 4,393
Thanks: 331
Thanked 1,095 Times in 753 Posts
Default Re: High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video

Nice video. Are those drip oilers on the upper valve assembly?

Yes
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-19-2009, 08:04:00 AM
newuser newuser is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Louisville KY
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video

wonderful engine, thanks for the video
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-19-2009, 01:11:34 PM
John Davidson John Davidson is offline
eMail NOT Working
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bristol, Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 677
Thanks: 1,202
Thanked 976 Times in 184 Posts
Default Re: High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video

Actually, the 400 HP Snow has only two cylinders with a cumbustion chamber at each end of each cylinder.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-19-2009, 01:22:41 PM
Harry's Avatar
Harry Harry is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sarasota, Florida USA
Posts: 6,542
Thanks: 533
Thanked 13,225 Times in 2,237 Posts
Images: 312
Default Re: High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video

Hmmmm. I didn't think of it that way. Thanks.

It takes one of those in-line cylinder engine owners to know.

As a bit of housekeeping, here are the photos from outside the building.

And a thread with more photos from the swap meet:
http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56381
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0149w.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	72.5 KB
ID:	46909   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0150w.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	84.3 KB
ID:	46910   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0152w.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	55.1 KB
ID:	46911  
__________________
-- Harry Engines Ignitions Videos Photos
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-19-2009, 07:32:13 PM
bigblock
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video

Can anyone calculate the torque of that behemoth?
Bigblock
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Short's Duplex High Speed Steam Engine (B.C.) Bill Pittman Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Steam Boats 2 02-23-2014 05:57:52 PM
Bellis & Morcom enclosed high-speed steam engine WilliamInOz Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Steam Boats 10 02-07-2009 06:59:49 PM
High tension or Low..what engine? flasks Antique Gas Engine Discussion 9 04-17-2008 09:39:49 AM
Unknown Aero-Type High Speed Engine Bill Sherlock Small Air Cooled Gasoline Engines 2 01-29-2008 02:49:41 PM
High Wheeled Engine Cart bob Antique Engine Archives 0 01-27-2002 04:33:50 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:53:48 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277