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by Ramón
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Stuart Twin for Sale for 600€, negotiable - I offer to organize negotiations and shippment if someone prefers that.
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Stuart Twin for Sale for 600€, negotiable - I offer to organize negotiations and shippment if someone prefers that.

Well, thanks, that you can identify the engine as unsuitable. I thought it was a big one. You prevented a disappointed face.
by Ramón
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Stuart Twin for Sale for 600€, negotiable - I offer to organize negotiations and shippment if someone prefers that.
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Stuart Twin for Sale for 600€, negotiable - I offer to organize negotiations and shippment if someone prefers that.

Hey, If someone needs a Stuart Twin steam engine - there is one on offer on a german version of craigslist. The text says as follows: The owner just bought it himself some weeks ago, but didn't think that the engine would need a bigger boiler than he could possibly install into his steam boat. The p...
by Ramón
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Oil inside the condenser
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Oil inside the condenser

Interesting. I intend to try out different oil separation methods with my engine on a kind of test series.

So what you are saying implies the condenser regularily gets washed out to get the pipes clean again? I am asking because I've never read anything adressing this issue anywhere.
by Ramón
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: How to design a monotube steam separator?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: How to design a monotube steam separator?

As always, many thanks. This is exactly what I was hoping for. By the way: Do you think your steam is very dry already? (In your "machine gun" monotube) I am asking because I was thinking of placing a cyclone separator inside the top of the flask. It'll definitely not hurt, but if the tangential inl...
by Ramón
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Any german steam boat captains reachable?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Any german steam boat captains reachable?

I already found it, but many thanks of course. They seem to have the same restrictions, that finding an address is rare, but I've found a phone number to ring through.
by Ramón
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: How to design a monotube steam separator?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

How to design a monotube steam separator?

Hey, Is there any rule to design a steam separator? My monotube test boiler will have 9 sqft of HS equally split between radiation and convection HS and should spit out roughly around 50-60 pph. To be clear, I am talking about the drum-like flask. is there a rot for how much water it has to contain ...
by Ramón
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Oil inside the condenser
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Oil inside the condenser

Hey everyone, I've always wondered about the effects of oil inside the condenser. As far as I've read, all condensing steam launches use the hotwell to separate the oil from the condensate. So, the oil is only removed after the condenser. But I've been wondering if it wasn't better to remove the oil...
by Ramón
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Any german steam boat captains reachable?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Any german steam boat captains reachable?

Thanks for the idea. I was looking into the german version of the SBA, but it follows the same principles. And actually it's smart to not to openly publish adresses like nothing. Well 30€ annually is something even a student can afford. I also tried to mail Rainer Radow as he seems to be very dedica...
by Ramón
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Any german steam boat captains reachable?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Any german steam boat captains reachable?

Hey, I am currently looking to get in contact with people owning a steam boat. I've autodidactively studied steam engines and boilers for years, but I've never been close to a private steam launch. Plus it would be nice to have someone to talk to about steam topics. Is anyone reading this here in no...
by Ramón
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: American Walking Beam Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 9864

Re: American Walking Beam Engine

Hello Fred, Can it be you used this engine I found on the website of the Mariner's Museum in Newport VA as a reference? https://browse.startpage.com/do/show_picture.pl?l=italiano&rais=1&oiu=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.marinersmuseum.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F04%2Fwalkingbeamsteam.jpg&sp=7c670c111bc3...