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by TriangleTom
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cylinder Sleeves
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Cylinder Sleeves

If you have the cylinders cast in aluminum then the thing to do would be to sleeve them with cast iron. Sleeves of almost any size are available from automotive sources. I've been shrinking them in for years. This scheme has the added advantage of allowing you to do a very accurate job of locating ...
by TriangleTom
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cylinder Sleeves
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Cylinder Sleeves

I recently called a local foundry to inquire about having my cylinders cast, however I was surprised to learn that while they do work in steel, they won't pour cast iron. I've redesigned my engine to use aluminum cylinders and receivers, but I'm concerned that aluminum may be too soft and will be sc...
by TriangleTom
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Smithsonian : America in Color: Coming to America
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Smithsonian : America in Color: Coming to America

That looks like a great film Reminds me of an incredible colourized film: "They Shall Not Grow Old" especially poignant since the 100th anniversary of the armistice (Remberace Day) last year (101 years Monday) [Youtube]http://youtu.be/IrabKK9Bhds[/Youtube] I was lucky enough to see that twice last ...
by TriangleTom
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: DetroiTug's Tug is going together
Replies: 377
Views: 143985

Re: DetroiTug's Tug is going together

What with the weather we have in Oklahoma, it's one of the one things I've definitely decided I'm putting in to the boat when it gets built.

Working for a fan coil manufacturer probably helps :D
by TriangleTom
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: DetroiTug's Tug is going together
Replies: 377
Views: 143985

Re: DetroiTug's Tug is going together

Steam driven refrigeration compressor? haha The thought has crossed my mind. It's really not bad in the engine room if heading in to the wind, down wind is another story. -Ron If the river water is cool enough, you could probably get away with just running a small single-pipe fancoil off of an inve...
by TriangleTom
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 74
Views: 18162

Re: And Now for the Twin

Love these posts! How are you planning on attaching the cylinder supports to the bedplate?
by TriangleTom
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Quiet on here?
Replies: 30
Views: 1316

Re: Quiet on here?

I think a lot of the reasons that young people aren't joining the hobby have to do with a simple lack of awareness that it even exists. I myself only discovered it after speaking to some exhibitors of old launch engines at a traction engine show here in Oklahoma, and I can't imagine that's a terribl...
by TriangleTom
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Quad versus twin compound
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Quad versus twin compound

I've been looking at the Simpson Strickland engines for a while, and I was lucky enough to come across this quote on the Elliott Bay Website "At 175 lbs. boiler presure the company claimed 10 indicated HP, and at 250 lbs., 14 HP. At these high pressures the engines suffered wear and were noisy, but ...
by TriangleTom
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Iron Chief is for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: Iron Chief is for sale

I'll second what Mike and Fred have said, it was actually stumbling on your website showing the Chief's build that drove me in to the hobby.
by TriangleTom
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrical system for boat
Replies: 24
Views: 1847

Re: Electrical system for boat

I just sent Beckman an email asking how many amps it draws. Somewhere I got the impression that it was around five amps. Just spent an hour getting a 1.5 inch pipe nipple loose. The dolt who assembled the power plant used a schedule 40 one and by the time I had it in my hand it looked like nothing ...