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by DetroiTug
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Monotube Javelin
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Monotube Javelin

Congrats on your new build. Sounds like you had good success for a first run, there's always issues to work out. When I look back at the first run of the tug, there have been a lot of changes since then. We were fighting to hold 30 psi. Taking on feedwater we may as well have dropped anchor with no ...
by DetroiTug
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 119
Views: 21857

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Sent this picture to the guy that has the boiler, he got a kick out of it. I think that boiler is going to auction soon, are you interested?
by DetroiTug
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Need 1" Double Valve Whistle Poppet Valve
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Need 1" Double Valve Whistle Poppet Valve

That's an odd valve. Looks to be a large metering valve for pneumatic service possibly. Fine threads on the stem. The special unions would be considered tailpieces.

As many boxes of old valves i've pilfered and surfing ebay, I've never seen a valve like that one.

Ron
by DetroiTug
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: digital steam engine indicator
Replies: 120
Views: 69260

Re: digital steam engine indicator

''A siphon filled w/ water should have very little effect on the response of the pressure transducer'' I thought that too first reading that a while back and there's likely a sleight of hand involved, but how could it be kept completely full? An idea I had but never posted, was a bleeder at the top ...
by DetroiTug
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Engine and boiler went through a building fire
Replies: 24
Views: 1821

Re: Engine and boiler went through a building fire

Fred,

Curtiss also invented the aileron to get around the Wrights patent on wing warping. Fred Marriot claimed in 1907 when the Stanley racer went airborn he was traveling in excess of 150 mph, gauging by the mile markers. He was laying down with tiller steering.

Ron
by DetroiTug
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Engine and boiler went through a building fire
Replies: 24
Views: 1821

Re: Engine and boiler went through a building fire

Fred, Yes, it's sort of forgotten history or never taught. Murdoch was definitely a significant part of early steam. He also pioneered coal gasification and set up processing, scrubbing, storage and distribution for home lighting and cooking near his facility. As well as a supply of coke for area bl...
by DetroiTug
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Engine and boiler went through a building fire
Replies: 24
Views: 1821

Re: Engine and boiler went through a building fire

That's cool. He was definitely a key player in the early American car. And yes very few people in the steam vehicle hobby pay him any regard, outside of that hobby, even fewer. Don't know who he is or seem to care.

Glad the shows are going again this year, have a few lined up.

Ron
by DetroiTug
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Engine and boiler went through a building fire
Replies: 24
Views: 1821

Re: Engine and boiler went through a building fire

Oh ok, my new tidbit for today, thanks for sharing that. Thats out of the steam car pioneers book by John Bacon. I read that about ten years ago and forgot that part of the Whitney letter, which I thought was the best part of that book.

Ron
by DetroiTug
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building Spiffy
Replies: 23
Views: 1432

Re: Building Spiffy

Bart,

What a beautiful sloop. The gaff rig looks really good. Reminds me of Sam Devlin's Winter Wren.


Mike, I get all my lumber, oak, mahogany, Ash etc from Kencraft in Toledo, Oh. They ship UPS and do a good job picking their best to ship. Good prices.

Ron