Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Shropshire. Location map
 
  Steam Locomotive, Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Shropshire, England   Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge.

Built in 165 this is locomotive No. 5 from Coalbrookdale Iron Works and is a type 0-4-0ST.

It is possible to move the locomotive along the track by winding a handle demonstrating that a very heavy weight can be moved with little effort by using appropriate gearing.

 

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  A view of the interior, Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England   Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge.

This view of the interior shows the locomotive mentioned above together with the steam car, part of the water power exhibit and part of the beam engine.

 

 

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  An old steam car, Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Shropshire, England   Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge.

An old car from 1901 powered by steam the Lifu was made by the Liquid Fuel Company (hence Lifu) based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

It has a paraffin fired boiler under the bonnet providing steam to a two cylinder compound engine which drives the back axle directly i.e. no gears.

 

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  Photograph of a rotative beam engine, Enginuity, Coalbrokkdale, Ironbridge, Shropshire, England   Enginuity, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge.

A steam powered rotative beam engine is a later design of beam engine where the connecting rod drives a flywheel by means of a crank or a sun and planet gear. These beam engines could be used to directly power the line-shafting in a mill and also steam ships.

 

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