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High Definition Internet (high speed) Gas Engine Video


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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


R. Kern

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Re: High Definition Internet (high speed) Video

Wow!! really nice footage. thanks


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.

Ken Majeski

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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... :)

John Davidson

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Actually, the 400 HP Snow has only two cylinders with a cumbustion chamber at each end of each cylinder.


Can anyone calculate the torque of that behemoth?