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by Kelly Anderson
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp

This is the final notice for anyone considering attending Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp this year. Registration will be closed on the evening of July 31st. It is official, we have enough attendance, and Steamboat Camp will be happening!
by Kelly Anderson
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Boiler Bushings for VFT
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Boiler Bushings for VFT

You can use SA 105, SA 675, or SA 696. You can buy A 105 half couplings from McMaster to save some time. https://www.mcmaster.com/4513K77
by Kelly Anderson
Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp

Yes, she is a Porter. I believe that this railroad equipment went right into preservation when the RR was abandoned. The railroad itself was quite unique, IIRC the mainline was just 1,600 feet long, so it became known as the world's shortest standard gauge railroad. I understand that they also occas...
by Kelly Anderson
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp

Pete,

No, I believe that the Marion River Carry Railroad was abandoned in 1929. However, one locomotive and one car from the line survive at the nearby Adirondack Experience museum.

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by Kelly Anderson
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp

With this post, I am bumping this thread back to the top of the active threads on the Steamboating Forum, as I don’t want people to forget about this opportunity. At this time, I have paid the required down payment, and have a signed contract from the camp for Steamboat Camp, August 22nd through 28t...
by Kelly Anderson
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Engine and boiler went through a building fire
Replies: 24
Views: 1703

Re: Engine and boiler went through a building fire

Is the boiler of riveted or welded construction? If riveted, the joints are liable to be no longer water tight depending on how hot the boiler got. If the boiler is of welded construction, barring major distortion, it isn't as likely to be seriously damaged, other than the tubes may no longer water ...
by Kelly Anderson
Sat May 29, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Service bolt in the cylinder cover
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Service bolt in the cylinder cover

Well done! I installed a similar set up on the engine in my Vividus , except for having cylindrical sealing with an o-ring in place of the face sealing that you used. No need to wrench tight with cylindrical sealing. I make a point of turning the prop regularly when she is laid up, and any time I fe...
by Kelly Anderson
Sat May 29, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Stress in a Boiler Shell
Replies: 16
Views: 2795

Re: Stress in a Boiler Shell

When made of less than 3/4" thick steel, stress relief is not required, but isn't a bad idea.
by Kelly Anderson
Sun May 23, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp

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by Kelly Anderson
Sun May 23, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: An Invitation to the Raquette Lake Steamboat Camp

With this post, I am bumping this thread back to the top of the active threads on the Steamboating Forum, as I don’t want people to forget about this opportunity. At this time, I have paid the required down payment, and have a signed contract from the camp for Steamboat Camp, August 22nd through 28t...