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by DetroiTug
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Deception?
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Re: Deception?

"Got it'' = yes, ok website, install your tracking cookie in my browser cache.
by DetroiTug
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Viability of brazing a tubesheet?
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: Viability of brazing a tubesheet?

Some Cuckoo-Ness from the steam vehicle community. My buddy brazes copper tube into steel pipe headers and runs at 400 psi
by DetroiTug
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 25
Views: 919

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

Fred, You know more about this than many reading here, but given the choice and based on my exposure to the subject, I'd go the welded tube route. Have many instances of hearing steamcar folk bemoaning the issues of rolled in tubes. Typical causes, low water and hard firing.

-Ron
by DetroiTug
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Idea: Espresso pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Idea: Espresso pump

Hi Fred,

Just for reference, the tug produces around 250 pph.

The Locomobile produces around 95 pph, moderate stop and go driving.

-Ron
by DetroiTug
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Old video on a Steam Tug
Replies: 23
Views: 3931

Re: Old video on a Steam Tug

Wes, the spelling probably threw your search off, it's McCulloch Steam Automobile project. Fred, I don't know much about that Era of steam. The reason I've never studied much about their efforts is they all start out on the wrong foot. They concentrate on the power plant and control system with the ...
by DetroiTug
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Old video on a Steam Tug
Replies: 23
Views: 3931

Re: Old video on a Steam Tug

When I think about and sketch a modern steam vehicles that is the engine design I would use. Two hp's in the middle clocked at 90 for easy forward and reverse and two lp's outboard.

Ron
by DetroiTug
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Old video on a Steam Tug
Replies: 23
Views: 3931

Re: Old video on a Steam Tug

I looked at drawings of one and it had like a five cylinder radial that ran off the chemical concoction. Thought I did anyway.

Ron
by DetroiTug
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Old video on a Steam Tug
Replies: 23
Views: 3931

Re: Old video on a Steam Tug

Oh no, interesting stuff, thanks. Its kind of amazing, topedos basically had rotary steam engines for propulsion.

Hmmm, military spending drastically reduced during the 30's, I'm seeing a pattern here

Ron
by DetroiTug
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Old video on a Steam Tug
Replies: 23
Views: 3931

Re: Old video on a Steam Tug

My uncle Bob was on the throttle of a cruiser in the South Pacific during WW2. Just following instructions and trying not to let his imagination run away on him. He did say that you could hear nearby torpedos and were relived when it was one of ours as they weren't exploding. Didn't our Navy have a...
by DetroiTug
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Old video on a Steam Tug
Replies: 23
Views: 3931

Re: Old video on a Steam Tug

Tick V.G.! It must bring on a particular mind set to stand in front of the Engine room end of the telegraph, waggling the levers in response to the calls, and never seeing WHY! :? :? (Especially when you get a sudden call for "full speed astern".) Engineering on the tug is that way. And yes it's bl...