Latest pictures taken March 2007
The turbine rotors and spin test adaptors were balanced by Jim Watson of Schenck at the Rotech Spindle
Services facility in Slinfold, West Sussex.
Close up of the turbine,
The tape is used to seal the turbine against dust.
The British Steam Car Challenge received a considerable boost recently when Slough Heat & Power in Berkshire
provided some steam to assist the team in their initial trials. After various tests, the car's turbine layout
was redesigned and is now successfully generating in excess of 350bhp.
The four modified steam nozzles, mounted on removable holders to make minor adjustments easy.
Another view of the turbine and gearbox assembly.
The turbine seen here being set up on the dyno rig at Slough Heat & Power in Berkshire.
The new boiler assembly, these two make up one boiler approximately 400 meters of tubing.
Here we see half a boiler bank, each tube loop is 5 meters long.
On the left you can see some of the old boiler tubing.
The body and controls, instuments etc are almost complete.
Andy Green visiting the project.
Driving the ThrustSSC on 15th Oct 1997 he reached 763.035 mph (1227.99 km/h),
the first supersonic record (Mach 1.016).