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by RNoe
Mon May 10, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Start of VFT build
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Start of VFT build

For a 5 to 8 horse power boiler?
RussN
by RNoe
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp

Kelly:
Thank you for your efforts.
The food issues are an unfortunate limitation for many events.
But things are improving, as your information illustrates.
Thank you.
RussN
by RNoe
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp

Sounds wonderful!
Are there options for meals that won't disable us, such as gluten free?
That is unfortunately a requirement for survive for some of us.
RussN
by RNoe
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: PS Firecrest
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: PS Firecrest

Now that picture is a beautiful vision!
You steamer looks smaller with people in it, and still retains the beauty of the design.
Welcome back on the waters and enjoy coming adventures.
RussN
by RNoe
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Glass ejector working under steam
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Glass ejector working under steam

For some FUNCTIONAL injector possibilities, I recommend The "Eccentric Engineer" Anthony Duarte. https://www.eccentricengineer.com He is a southern California engineer manufacturing working injectors for the Live Steam fraternity, in various scales and sizes. Several might be perfectly useful for ou...
by RNoe
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Steam Thistle Cluaran
Replies: 57
Views: 25354

Re: Steam Thistle Cluaran

In preparation for steaming this year, I finally got the boat's new name planted on the stern, along with the required Thistle symbol. That way people will know what the heck "Cluaran" means! Gaelic for Thistle. Appropriate for a boat designed by two Scottsmen: Douglas and McCloud. 'Sure looks nice ...
by RNoe
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: PS Firecrest
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: PS Firecrest

I suspected your UK origin. Thanks for the education. Aways appreciated.

I like your coal bunker locations. Optimum.
RussN
by RNoe
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: PS Firecrest
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: PS Firecrest

Where in the world?
Or did I miss that info, aside from the flags that I cannot read properly. (My issue)

And a nice restoration!
RussN
by RNoe
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Metal packing vs. stuffing box
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: Metal packing vs. stuffing box

Here comes my last hijack of this non-photo posting thread: The Chaski Live Steam discussion board appears to use the same software used here. We recently began seeing pictures posted in incorrect orientations. The Web Master of the Chaski web board has investigated how the photos' "metadata" can ca...
by RNoe
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 156
Views: 51951

Re: And Now for the Twin

Mike: I am enjoying seeing your processes and progress. You are spurring me on to build a light (2 H.P.?) twin I have: Reeves Commander. I was GIVEN (!!) a complete set of castings and plans and more, which are waiting for me in my shop. And my Friend in Seattle built a version modified to make it a...