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How much coal should I put in my Hobbyist Steam Engine so that the (full) tank of water and the coal run out at the same time?

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How much coal could a Hobbyist Steam Engine use for a full tank of water if a Hobbyist Steam Engine could use coal for a full tank of water? A Hobbyist Steam Engine could use as much coal for a full tank of water as a Hobbyist Steam Engine could use for a full tank of water. So elegant. –  Lemmings19 Jan 17 '13 at 22:05
What mods are you using? –  scienceguyz Sep 7 '13 at 2:49
@scienceguyz RailCraft - see the tags. –  fredley Sep 7 '13 at 8:05
@fredley I understand, but certain mods (ie gregtech) modify OTHER mods. Railcraft may be modified by a different mod in whatever modpack he's using, or he could be using just simply railcraft. –  scienceguyz Sep 10 '13 at 16:25
I'm not sure if anyone has ever tried to answer this question before, for multiple reasons. Hobbyist Steam Engines have a warmup period before they reach full speed, which could affect water and coal usage, causing the ratio to vary. Also, most people who use this kind of engine have already built an infinite water source of sorts to keep the tank full, so it runs as long as it has coal. –  Ember Quill Sep 17 '13 at 8:17

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