I have been lurking on your forum for some time, much interesting information and pictures. All my tools are just sitting there now as I am not able to stand up for any length of time. But my computer and brain is still working overtime. The other day I came up with this idea and was wondering if it could possibly work.
What I am asking is, what is preventing us from keeping the cylinder(s) superheated and injection water on each power stroke (similar to diesel engine) so that no boiler would be needed; granted the engine would not look anything like we consider a normal steam engine because the cylinder(s) / boiler would be one and the same!
I did search the net to see if anyone had tired this or even though of it, before I posted.