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    Administrator Kelly Bramble's Avatar
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    Train Mechanism

    Check out this train mechanism animation.

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    Those guys, our ancestors, were geniuses, were they not? If you look closely you can see how they worked out all the timing including inlet and exhaust just from connection points on the wheels. And no one had a computer! Heck they didn't even have a slide rule! amazing graphic. Thanks!

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    And to think I've been annoyed, at times, because I've had to do things "long hand". Kind of puts it in to perspective.

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    Check out this video.. Who thought up this design?

    How Differential Gears Work

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