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by Rainer
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrically fired Boilers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: Electrically fired Boilers?

And see what happened in World War II: The Swiss Electric-Steam Locomotives http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/swisselec/swisselc.htm Some more technical info here - In german only: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elektrische_Dampflokomotive In short: they used 20 Volt on the heating elements...
by Rainer
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrically fired Boilers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: Electrically fired Boilers?

In Germany you could buy electrical heated steam engines for children.
Even with the dangerouse 220 Volt 50 Hz what is usual in German households

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by Rainer
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Counter-clockwise Drill bits
Replies: 22
Views: 2493

Re: Counter-clockwise Drill bits

Hello Pete one of the businesses in 'my' company is to remove broken bolts from big industrial sewage pumps. In general this patients will be operated on a big mill. By this you do not have any alignment issues of drill/mill and the tap hole. I didn't know the idea with the counter- clockwise Drill ...
by Rainer
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Lee Mills Steamboat Meet 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 3671

Lee Mills Steamboat Meet 2016

Hey Guys, after a longer absence from this forum I am back to steamboating again. I was able to manage my business trip from Germany to the IMTS in Chicago in that way that I can join the Lee Mills Steamboat Meet in 2016 for some days. I will arrive in Boston at the 7th and could go by car direct to...
by Rainer
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: US Navy Type-K VALVE
Replies: 40
Views: 32708

Re: US Navy Type-K VALVE

Thank you both for the tips out of your shops - you always can learn new things...

Finaly I installed the valve and it is working fine...
The coper wire to lock the nuts is temporarely installed - have replaced it with nice inox pins already...
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by Rainer
Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: US Navy Type-K VALVE
Replies: 40
Views: 32708

Re: US Navy Type-K VALVE

Yes, I did the quadrant as it was in the original design. Yes, I changed the actuation rod #11 design. I like to use ready grind stainless rods for something like that. I am not able to machine a surface like that. Without the thread I don't have to do so. It was easy to pin it from the top and bend...
by Rainer
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: US Navy Type-K VALVE
Replies: 40
Views: 32708

All parts ready for assembly

All parts ready for assembly

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by Rainer
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: US Navy Type-K VALVE
Replies: 40
Views: 32708

No remarks to my question above?

No remarks to my question above?

Todays status - this quadrant is a lousy part - week and difficult to clamp. Lots of possible/necessary alignements.

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by Rainer
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: US Navy Type-K VALVE
Replies: 40
Views: 32708

H e l p!

I did some more machining. This has to be ready next weekend because I have to bring it as a present to the USA... http://www.steamboating.de/kaiser/picture/2014-10-15.180950-k.jpg I did the machining of the lever a little different than stated in the instructions. All this was done by manual turnin...
by Rainer
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: US Navy Type-K VALVE
Replies: 40
Views: 32708

Re: US Navy Type-K VALVE

Some progress:

I turned the house again ;-)

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