View Full Version : Zeppelins steam engines, and general steampunkery.

01-04-2007, 10:53 PM
So I'm thinking a lot about steampunk, as in air-ships, lots of gears, steam technology and so on. And I have a few questions for some of my storys.

-Can someone give me some info about Zeppelins and how they operate, weight capacity and how much I can fudge that for story purposes.

-Steam engines. I know the basics of steam technology, but can someone tell me more, or tell me where to find more (good books would be a nice pointer)

-Muskets. How do those work. I know how they look and some rudiments about how they load, but I think I might be confusing them with breach loaders. Which are the guns that you put the powder in the front, then jam the bullet down the front. Or is that a muzzle loader? Thats exactly what I need cleared up.

Sandi LeFaucheur
01-05-2007, 02:30 AM
Zeppelins: http://spot.colorado.edu/~dziadeck/zeppelin.html lots of info, links to other sites, etc.

Steam Engines: http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blsteamengine.htm You really didn't say what "more" you wanted.

Muskets: http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~awoodley/regency/weapons.html

I found all these sites within 5 minutes using google. I'm sure you can get more indepth answers if you only spend a little time looking. Or try going to your library and searching the catalogue.

01-05-2007, 02:44 AM
The local library is not very local and my accssess to car is...spotty at best. Thanks for the links!