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by Ramón
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Gas-fired LaMont boiler
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Gas-fired LaMont boiler

Hey. Thank you for your response. This test boiler is not yet intended for a use in a boat. It is all an experimental phase for the real deal later on. the boiler is just a land boiler to have test runs on my opposed-piston steam engine project. The 6mm tubes would also be too small for a proper boa...
by Ramón
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Gas-fired LaMont boiler
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Gas-fired LaMont boiler

since many things have changed and not by a small part by having read lots of threads here about boilers and boiler making, I've decided to abandon the solid-fired Benson boiler idea. It does seem possible to have a kind of boiler I described in my thread here: https://thesteamboatingforum.net/forum...
by Ramón
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Benson type boiler project
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Benson type boiler project

Because the name Benson-type boiler is very misleading die to several facts - namely Benson boilers are usually associated with supercritical systems, which I will not run my system with for many a reason; and Benson does only describe a boiler type so far, as it creates supercritical steam, and eve...
by Ramón
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895

https://s17.directupload.net/images/190623/temp/84di48m6.jpg This is the on-deck boiler. As the ship hadn't been originally fitted out with any on-deck steam consumers, a separate vertical fire tube boiler was riveted onto the deck. Actually a winch directly astern is sitting on the same suspenders...
by Ramón
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895

Image

This is a closer look of the riveted hull (the semi-spherical ends lie inside) and one of the steam winches sprean all over the deck's free space.
by Ramón
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895

https://s17.directupload.net/images/190623/temp/hoslmk57.jpg I like to see these old kind of black smokestacks with the red color band around and the initial of the ship builder or owner. Actually this color scheme was VERY, very dominant at least in the German Empire, but I think also beyond the r...
by Ramón
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895

https://i.postimg.cc/3xqRFpDN/image.jpg [/url] On the right, you can see the "long Henry";), the "Langer Heinrich" as you can see, is quite a weathered sight. There had been a labor program for people bein unemployed, because all the shops and firms collapsed after the assimilation of the GDR. But ...
by Ramón
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895
Replies: 4
Views: 73

A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895

Hi everyone, On my trip to a museum ship from the GDR, I discovered some gems besides the freighter. Next to the "Langer Heinrich" swim crane, which was used fitting out at least one world famous german ship, and the "Capella" concrete freighter, I found a rotten, yet still afloat chain bucket excav...
by Ramón
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Oil burner consumption
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Oil burner consumption

Hello RGSP, Do you have any, at least rough mpg estimations to make your numbers more comparable with the ones posted before by the others? Or if it is possible to write the heating surface + oil consumption + steam generation. This might be a good way for comparing - especially together with boat s...
by Ramón
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Opposed-Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version
Replies: 41
Views: 2862

Re: Opposed Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version

To show now what I did and what I didn't do yet: The last piece of metal for the core engine arrived friday. As I explained, I split the building process into two stages: The core of the engine: crank cases, cylinder, intake-& exhaust register The valve train: timing belt drive (probably), the cam a...