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by RNoe
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 83
Views: 8344

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Thank you.
And remain safe and healthy.
RussN
by RNoe
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 124
Views: 41831

Re: And Now for the Twin

Mike R said: "I have a laser centre finder but don't trust it totally, it seems to fit differently every time..." When using a laser center finder, I found it needed to be rotating during use. That eliminated any angular errors. Maybe that's normal usage, but I've never gotten "lessons" on proper us...
by RNoe
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Con-rods and length
Replies: 50
Views: 12427

Re: Con-rods and length

Thanks for your collective responses.
They reinforce what I thought I understood.
Especially about the engines moving primarily in forward direction.
The designs are always compromises.
RussN
by RNoe
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Con-rods and length
Replies: 50
Views: 12427

Re: Con-rods and length

Mike: I have questions about why the crosshead is placed so the "down thrust" in forward motion pushes it into the guide. I can only guess that the weight of the piston+rods assembly induces more force during that half of the stroke cycle. Can any one recommend some printed discussion/analysis on th...
by RNoe
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day

Dave:
A brilliant observation!

Happily, I find steamers to be far better people in this topsy-turvy world.
Cheers and Steam, all.
RussN
by RNoe
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day

TahoeSteam:
I was just shaking out the debris on the cab floor...
Cheers and Steam,
RussN
by RNoe
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day

The photo posts inverted. Sorry.
New adventures...
RussN
by RNoe
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day

I wish you all to be secure and well cared for on this Thanksgiving Day in the USA. 2020 has been a disturbing year, and things are looking better for our futures. So enjoy the attached picture of my steam launch. Yes, it is visible... Stay safe and healthy, RussN Northern Oregon, USA IMG_3361.JPG
by RNoe
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Con-rods and length
Replies: 50
Views: 12427

Re: Con-rods and length

Lopez Mike wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:21 am
[snip]
Oh, well. Wiping oil off of the engine gives me something to do while I'm waiting for a babe to walk down the dock looking for a ride.


Funny, Mike!
Wiping down the engines also gets us up close for periodic inspections.
Always a good idea with reciprocating machines.
RussN
by RNoe
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 74
Views: 19622

Re: My column-style steamengine

I second Pete's comments.
Lets see it steaming a nice hull along the waters!
:lol:
RussN