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This is an axial or barrel engine, which has multiple cylinders arranged around and parallel to a central shaft, like the chambers in the cylinder of a revolver. The piston thrust is converted to rotary motion by a swashplate, wobble-plate or Z-crank mechanism.

This is an axial or barrel engine, which has multiple cylinders arranged around and parallel to a central shaft, like the chambers in the cylinder of a revolver. The piston thrust is converted to rotary motion by a swashplate, wobble-plate or Z-crank mechanism.

Bill's 1997 entry in the Sherline contest was this very intricate triple expansion steam engine. Not surprisingly, it took first place.

Bill's 1997 entry in the Sherline contest was this very intricate triple expansion steam engine. Not surprisingly, it took first place.

The Caterpillar C175-20 diesel engine stands more than 8 feet tall and is capable of cranking out 16,474 lb-ft of torque.

The Caterpillar C175-20 diesel engine stands more than 8 feet tall and is capable of cranking out 16,474 lb-ft of torque.

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This is a vintage 30-ton 1600 HP, 350L diesel engine (= 21,358 cubic inches)

This Gigantic 1600 HP Engine Used to Power an Entire Stadium Single-Handedly

This is a vintage 30-ton 1600 HP, 350L diesel engine (= 21,358 cubic inches)

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