Posted by Rick Denney on February 24, 2003 at 16:50:19:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: A question of physics posted by AW on February 24, 2003 at 16:42:17:
Actually a lot of old railroad cars use journal bearings with an oil injection system, similar to the crank and rod bearings in your car's engine.
I have to wonder if the Landell flutes are enough better to warrant the difficulty and expense. Chuck's wife could answer, perhaps, but I'd rather doubt it, or everyone would be doing it at least at the high end. As Chuck said, what we have is cheap and effective, so why gild the lily?
Rick "who confesses to sketching a few escapements to make valves turn only clockwise, just to see how hard it would be" Denney