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by Steam Captain
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Inspiration for the builder: A list of other vertical boilers
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Inspiration for the builder: A list of other vertical boilers

Wow, the manning boiler really takes it up a notch in built height. Perfect to spare space on your pontoon boat of which I am a big fan.
by Steam Captain
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Vintage Steam Engine.
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: Vintage Steam Engine.

Ah, good old technic. I like engines with a one-sided slide and a rod stay opposite the slide.
by Steam Captain
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: digital steam engine indicator
Replies: 77
Views: 52190

Re: digital steam engine indicator

Yes, I think it can be extremely useful to be able to see a real rime P-V-diagram to learn how the engine is fairing and to see how the conditions inside the cylinder are changing along a revolution. I am actually already thinking about a later upgrade to save the data of an entire trip onto a SD ca...
by Steam Captain
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: digital steam engine indicator
Replies: 77
Views: 52190

Re: digital steam engine indicator

Sooooo. I think I've finally succeeded. The programs work and I am now just streamlining them to make them as usable as possible for a wide variety of uses. A new pressure transducer-rotary encoder set is on the way and while they are coming, I am going to write a downloadable pdf manual with all th...
by Steam Captain
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Opposed-Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version
Replies: 47
Views: 12211

Re: Opposed-Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version

Minerva was on my side. They placed a large container for bulky trash/scrap in the garage complex my workshop is part of. Besides a couple of still working fire extinguishers, construction wood and whatnot, I've found the upper half of a weed whacker with an engine, which is perfectly fine. I wasn't...
by Steam Captain
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Opposed-Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version
Replies: 47
Views: 12211

Re: Opposed-Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version

Soooo It is slowly getting interesting again. I am now in the phase of scratching together the materials. I was thinking of buying two of those bare chainsaw engine units: https://s12.directupload.net/images/200622/temp/pi4jf5wr.jpg I am thinking of cutting off the upper part of the cylinder block a...
by Steam Captain
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Inspiration for the builder: A list of other vertical boilers
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Inspiration for the builder: A list of other vertical boilers

Hello, I've stumbled upon an article about steam boilers for locomotives, which might not sound too fitting, but the article had a chapter about vertical steam boilers, of whose designs many look like they can work in a steam boat as well. And the design of some of them is really interesting. I trie...
by Steam Captain
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Monotube Boiler Design – Radical Thinking
Replies: 34
Views: 18633

Re: Monotube Boiler Design – Radical Thinking

Ah, I see. Now I understand why Lamont boilers in our dimensions seem to live a niche existence. Thanks a lot for your ever so invaluable information.

Yes, I seem to sometimes use own word creations. I hope they are clear enough to understand.
by Steam Captain
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Monotube Boiler Design – Radical Thinking
Replies: 34
Views: 18633

Re: Monotube Boiler Design – Radical Thinking

The cavitation issue was keeping me occupied and I gathered some thoughts: I don't think reciprocating pumps are by design unsuitable for a recirculation. I am still just not sure about the proper definition of a monotube and its destinction to Lamont/Benson boilers. If monotube boilers are defined ...
by Steam Captain
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Draft Indicator/Gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Draft Indicator/Gauge

Not yet, but I was thinking of it.
I can imagine it's a great, measurable way to discover the draft getting weaker and the boiler needs cleaning.