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by Kelly Anderson
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: engine bit's missing
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: engine bit's missing

thanks for the reply I did think it might be the BFP but wasn't sure I thought it might be air or vacuum pump as it has a rather large piston. I did workout the chain drive bit 😉😣 (it was connected I took it off as I didn't want to run it dry) and as for the cam I did think another pump but wasn't ...
by Kelly Anderson
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: engine bit's missing
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: engine bit's missing

The first pump is the boiler feed water pump. The roller chain needs to be mounted on the sprocket on the crankshaft. The brass pipe is the delivery to the boiler. As far as the cam on the crankshaft and the adjoining bracket, I'm going to speculate that a cam operated gas engine fuel pump was mount...
by Kelly Anderson
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Start of VFT build
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: Start of VFT build

I bought my boiler shell cut to length from http://www.dspipe.com/page.aspx?page_id=16 DS Pipe in Baltimore.
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: 4533

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: 474

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: 4533

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: 4533

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: 4533

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: 2833

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: 1187

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...