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by Kelly Anderson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Re-using oil
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Re-using oil

A quart of oil in 4-8 hours seems like an awful lot. I probably use about 2/3 of a cup, if that in a day's running. To each his own!
by Kelly Anderson
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: P.S. Waverley
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: P.S. Waverley

"It Seems to me that the lifespan of these modern boilers is getting less . Her original double ended scotch boiler lasted 34 years wheras the last 2 sets only lasted 19 years each. " I wonder how this could happen. There was a thread on the Railway Preservation Interchange several years back that ...
by Kelly Anderson
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: From Ironclad to Artifact: The Journey of the CSS Georgia
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: From Ironclad to Artifact: The Journey of the CSS Georgia

"The Most Daring Mission of the Civil War" is another documentary about the CSS Georgia, and includes steam launches!

https://youtu.be/exI6m4PXIxc
by Kelly Anderson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: British Rivet Manufacturers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: British Rivet Manufacturers?

They are for use in repairing riveted boilers, and no commercially available US made rivets are suitable for boiler work. British boilermakers are doing enough riveted work that I would like to think that there is someone is mass producing boiler rivets. If I can find them and cross reference the al...
by Kelly Anderson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: British Rivet Manufacturers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

British Rivet Manufacturers?

At the 10:00 minute mark in this video, Fred Dibnah visited the Boulton Rivet Manufacturing Co. I am unable to find this company on line. Where do British boilermakers get their steel rivets in 2019?
by Kelly Anderson
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Prop shaft diameter ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: Prop shaft diameter ?

What diameter is your crank shaft? My boat is 23' long, weighs 3,000 lb., has a 6 plus hp engine, and a 1" stainless steel shaft, and is perfectly happy. My last boat is 20' long, weighs 1,200 lb., has a 2 hp engine, and a 1-1/4" hollow brass shaft about 6' long which would buckle under full steam u...
by Kelly Anderson
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 1768

Re: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio

However, the question for today is whether there is a rule of thumb out there for stack internal diameter against grate area. One would assume that our ancestors would have worked that out. Indeed they had, but your question is worded to ask for a comparison between apples and oranges. The question...
by Kelly Anderson
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Greetings from Maryland
Replies: 10
Views: 3164

Re: Greetings from Maryland

Navy General Board wrote:I recently have been researching information for a piece on triple expansion engines and turbines.
What piece are you after?
by Kelly Anderson
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Valve Material Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 3153

Re: Valve Material Identification

Are you sure that your local hardware store doesn't offer replacements? My local True Value has a number of bins of replacement valve discs. It doesn't have the grain texture of Tufnol and is very brittle. Taking a bite at it, it has the feeling of a ceramic rather than baked fibre. Is that a clue? ...
by Kelly Anderson
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Valve Material Identification
Replies: 12
Views: 3153

Re: Valve Material Identification

Old Steamer wrote:Just a thought since I posted the above; it wouldn't have been an ordinary fibre washer???
Yep.

Make a new seat turned out of Teflon bar for a trouble free repair. Or you may find a replacement washer at the hardware store.