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Constantinesco Torque Converter mounted on the frames of a GWR 0-6-0 Armstrong frame

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  1. neildimmer

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    Not sure what purpose this was to the GWR steam era, any ideas

    Constantinesco Torque Converter mounted on the frames of a GWR 0-6-0 Armstrong frame


    https://railway-photography.smugmug...-Absorbed-locos-/Assorted-companies/i-Z9QgDFv



    Neil
     
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    The GWR trying to find another non standard means of propulsion.;);)
     
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    Monkey Magic Part of the furniture

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    Much like Cartazzi/Cortazzi. He was also known as George Constantinescu.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Constantinescu

    He seems to have had quite the career. Wikipedia is to be believed he invented the mechanism that allowed for a plane to fire its machine through the propeller.
     
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