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by TriangleTom
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 41
Views: 2085

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

On the topic of a watertube boiler, why not a Babcock and Wilcox design? John King has one built using cunifer tubing and requiring no welds, they don't require tube bending, and (based on my research), they fuel well on both solid and liquid fuels. The only parts that would be difficult to manufact...
by TriangleTom
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 6133

Re: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff

Hello Tom, Saw Yukon and instantly thought Canada! I put the magazines in a box and weighed them, and it comes to 7kg or 15.5 pounds. I need to do a bit of research to see what the least expensive shipment method will be. Regards, The Severn Bore Funnily enough, I do live in Canadian County :D
by TriangleTom
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 6133

Re: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff

the severn bore wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Hello Tom,

Yes I could box them up and post if your want. Roughly where are you based?

I am in the UK Midlands, not far from a certain river..

The Severn bore
I am in central Oklahoma, USA
by TriangleTom
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 6133

Re: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff

I don't suppose you're flexible on the "in person" requirement for the copies of the Funnel? I'd be happy to pay shipping.
by TriangleTom
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Viability of brazing a tubesheet?
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Viability of brazing a tubesheet?

Coal? What are coal? The coal I can get there in the N.W. United Sates is so bad. You get more clinkers back than you put coal in. Add to that the mess and stink and I'll pass. Good to know about the sulphur issue. That's not just limited to the NWUS, there are still a few mines here in Oklahoma, b...
by TriangleTom
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Deception?
Replies: 10
Views: 5111

Re: Deception?

They certainly aren't a perfect solution, but they have their advantages. Plus the ability to switch regions is a huge bonus for buying plane tickets/streaming video.
by TriangleTom
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Deception?
Replies: 10
Views: 5111

Re: Deception?

If you're really worried about being tracked, get a VPN. They're not expensive and they're a good way to browse anonymously.
by TriangleTom
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 41
Views: 2085

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

Just been doing a little more playing about with the SBA Steamboat register extract. This gives us some idea of the technology adopted by boat owners in the size category about which this thread has been discussing. Interesting to see that some quite small boats have gone for compounds and that the...
by TriangleTom
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Viability of brazing a tubesheet?
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Viability of brazing a tubesheet?

Obviously it would be poorly suited to high pressure service, but for lower pressure (~100PSI), would a rolled and brazed boiler be viable? Given the relatively lower temperature of brazing compared to welding, it seems like it may be a good way to seal rolled tubes/prevent hot spots without affecti...
by TriangleTom
Fri May 22, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: 2.5mm Oil/Kerosene Nozzles
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: 2.5mm Oil/Kerosene Nozzles

A ball valve for a quick fuel shutoff is imperative. It only takes a few seconds of flameout to have an explosive mixture in the firebox that can wreak havock on the boiler casing (water tube boilers like the mishap on Jim Webster's "Souvenir") or blow the firebox door open and shoot the spark arre...