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by Kelly Anderson
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 42
Views: 1498

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

I would like to address the readers of the forum with a few questions. I really hope to receive answers that will help me in further construction. What can be the maximum mass of moving parts of a steam engine to obtain high revolutions? The parameters are as follows. The weight of one connecting r...
by Kelly Anderson
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrically fired Boilers?
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Electrically fired Boilers?

I had installed an electric water heater element in a washout plug hole in the bottom of the steam drum in Reciproca's three drum Blackstaffe boiler, and successfully raised steam in my garage in order to test a tiny LBSC injector I had built.
by Kelly Anderson
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Vintage Steam Engine.
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Vintage Steam Engine.

I use plastigauge every time I fit a bearing. It also rides along in the tool box on every voyage in case of emergency.

If it was good enough for Jake Holman, its good enough for me.
by Kelly Anderson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: .
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

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by Kelly Anderson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: .
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

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by Kelly Anderson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: .
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

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by Kelly Anderson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: .
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

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by Kelly Anderson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: .
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by Kelly Anderson
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Old video on a Steam Tug
Replies: 23
Views: 5321

Re: Old video on a Steam Tug

That tug boat engine has four cranks! It appears to be a double compound to me, with the LP cylinders in between the HP's. Anyway, that is a big tug boat to sport an engine like that. I wonder if the wheel house is a set. No window frames?
by Kelly Anderson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Re-using oil
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

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!