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could old world Steam train’s make A come back?consider modern fuel prices as the determining factor.?

remember gang the fuel cell makes it’s own water.this info,will come in handy for you future star ship designers.space & fresh water too drink(why) it’s all mankind made.this is whom we are=tool making creatures known as Human beings.
with diesel prices on the rise and the world’s version of O:P:E:C controlling these said prices.knowing my idea too install the modern date Hydrogen fuel cell technology into the old world style train engines.it only has positive effect of which stem’s from it’s design already suited for the space age change over.the steam piping could be reduced in size while the internal tank tube could retain the new engines and the ash could be sent out the bottom and spewed along the sides of the track’s=effective weed control while rain spreads it like fertilizer unto the surounding plant life thus both effects are positive & folks whom hath not gotten to enjoy hearing an ancient sounding train whistle could re live this event each time one passes his or her area close proximity unto the track’s.my version would be nitrogen cooled produce=ing the frozen carbon dioxide like snow +steamy smoke effect and nick named Frosty a fitting name for a train rebuilt this close unto Frost Oil company.as i said earlier i could buy the Love box company here in Fayetteville Arkansas and build the new shed out back & work on my train’s one by one.while my crew build Toy’s inside the Factory’s buildings.the pitch Black Frisco line train down in fort smith Ar, is perfect and looks like the one from Johnny Cash’s music video.during times when our rail system needs to compete these old trains become the wave of the space age energy efficient future.yet the answer you give our country desides their fate.

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Walt Disney World Resort Update

Walt Disney World Resort Update
Disney supporting legislation to further regulate handbill distribution, Final countdown for Toontown Fair, DVC reduces benefits for aftermarket purchasers, Flower Power concert series line-up finalized, Chilean miners visit, and more.

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Winter Warming World Of Heating

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Winter Warming World Of Heating

By: highposition

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Anna Stenning has recently installed floor heating in her home and is trying to be more enviormentally friendly. If you would like to find out more about heating systems log on to http://www.floorheatingonline.com/.

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Like most people, I often struggle to get into work when the world outside is a big blanket of grim darkness and sparkling cold frost. What makes it worse is when I can clearly see my own breath; this is when you know it is very cold and most likely to be a long day into work. It is at times like these that I wished I could drive and enjoy the heating from my car. Better still if only the ground had floor heating, a very unlikely prospect I imagine.


However, in the midst of my self-woes and complaints about the British winter weather, it makes me wonder about what people did before the invention of central heating. Even if they used fireplaces, it certainly must have been very cold even in your humble abode. Before cars people had to travel great distances that I am almost certain did not have central heating. Central, fan, electric and floor heating are a luxury compared to the life we had lived prior to our technologically advanced society now.


History


The Roman Empire is recorded to have used central heating in the cities around 100AD, using a system called the hypocaust. The hypocaust, literally meaning ‘heat from below’, conducted air heated by furnaces through empty spaces, under the floors and through pipes in the walls. The hypocaust was most commonly used for public baths and private houses. Keeping the hypocaust running was labour intensive and very expensive requiring constant attention, so only the wealthy were able to afford to have one in their homes.


Traditional Korean homes used the Ondol, (also known as the Gudle) that was very similar to the Roman hypocaust, but differs in that it circulates heated air used mainly for cooking and floor heating, whereas the hypocaust was used to heat public baths. This consisted of a furnace or stove, situated underneath the floor, heated floor under-layed by smoke passages and vertical chimneys to allow a draft. Traditional Ondols used rice paddy straw and agricultural crop waste to keep the heat running. Now modern day Ondols use circulated air and heated water for under-floor heating.


Engineers from Russia, around 1700, had begun developing hydrological based central heating; an example of this is evident in The Summer Palace (1710 – 1714) of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg. Later in the year in Sweden of 1716, water was used to distribute heat in most buildings. Steam heating systems were then developed and installed in England during the 1830s, by Angier March Perkins.


Modern Heating Systems


Modern day heating consists of either water, electric, gas fired, hydronic or steam system heating. Heating systems that use water system use the following components for central heating: gas supply lines, boiler, pump (to circulate water in a closed area) and radiator (most commonly used in most buildings and almost all households in the UK). Electric heaters convert electricity into heating and are more expensive.


Hydronic heating systems circulate heated water, whereas steam heaters use steam as a heating medium as opposed to water. Hydronic systems are also used for floor heating, using a boiler and a pump to distribute hot water in plastic pipes installed in concrete slabs. These systems are also used with an anti-freeze system which would come in very useful during times of snow and ice along walkways, parking lots and streets.


These days’ people have become very aware of the environmental issues with using central heating. Much of the heat used is wasted, as single rooms that do not need heating waste a lot of energy. Energy efficiency attempts have come across in the form of architects designing low-energy buildings, water based combustion central heating offers more energy efficiency and wet under-floor heating which allows easy usage for future technological advances in pumps and solar combi-systems.


So whenever you get up to go to work and find yourself complaining about the cold weather, think yourself lucky that we live in a period where heating is not a problem to obtain, more affordable and is no longer labour intensive to distribute. It is as easy as switching it on and fiddling with the thermostat, which makes a change from gathering wood using it all day and tending to it day and night making sure you maintain a consistent circulation of heat.

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How has the steam engine changed the world in negative and positive ways?

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