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by TriangleTom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 58
Views: 3736

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Ingvar,

What are the dimensions of the connecting rod big end bearings?
by TriangleTom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrically fired Boilers?
Replies: 12
Views: 970

Electrically fired Boilers?

I've been thinking the last few days about the possibility of a small, electrically fired boiler for use running a small engine in the workshop or at home. The chief advantage I can see in firing a boiler electrically over chemically would be much lower operating costs as well as the ability to run ...
by TriangleTom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 58
Views: 3736

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Welcome! Magnificent work on the engine, it looks like it will outlast all of us.
by TriangleTom
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Counter-clockwise Drill bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1943

Re: Counter-clockwise Drill bits

Not a drill, but have you considered an impact wrench used in tandem with a bolt extractor? After a pilot hole is drilled with a conventional bit, you can drive one of these left handed tools in to bite into the plug and force it out.
by TriangleTom
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 41
Views: 4784

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: 6979

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: 6979

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: 6979

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: 1671

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: 7953

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.