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Old 03-15-2005, 04:09:59 PM
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A friend of mine at school asked me how a hit & miss engine works and I tried to explain it but I don't think he quite got it. Does anyone out there have a drawing or diagram or something that shows how it works?
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Default Re: hit & miss explanation

Mike

The best thing you can do is take an engine to school (if you have one) with you or invite him to your house and show him "first hand". Show him the different parts and explain what they do. This will be more informative than any drawings.

Hope this helps,

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Can't do that, the only one I have doesn't move!
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Check out the Steam engine of Austrailia website
www.steamengine.com.au/index.htmllook under the faq pages , they give a pretty good explanation of the differences between hit n miss and throttled governed engines, with pictures to explain both.
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BOYS.BOYS, BOYS!!!! Lest we forget the man!!!! HARRY'S OLD ENGINE the place all of this started!!! There is lots of written information as well as some sound bytes of the Hit and Miss governing at work as well as the throttlers, my personal favorite is the 4 hp Famous, but I do show a little favoritism there
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Here's a good link showing the hit miss cycle with antimated pictues.


http://www.boydhouse.com/hitandmiss/gov/index.html
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