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by dampfspieler
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Boiler Lagging
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Boiler Lagging

Hi,

try rubber luggage straps like this to fix boiler insulation and lagging during assembly.

--
Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 61
Views: 13264

Throttle-Valve finished

Hi, the throttle-valve is finished. I installed a cover plate in front of the quadrant so that it looks more pleasing. FahrVent158kl.JPG FahrVent162kl.JPG I also installed a connecting rod between the valve and the cylinder, so that the valve is secured against twisting. FahrVent168kl.JPG -- Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 61
Views: 13264

Re: My column-style steamengine

Hi Peter, ... I look forward to seeing it finished in polished bronze/brass or whatever. some actual pictures of stainless steel and some other materials. The valve is mechanical ready and all parts move well. FahrVent141kl.jpg FahrVent143kl.JPG FahrVent145kl.JPG The operating lever can be clamped i...
by dampfspieler
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Stuart no 6
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Stuart no 6

Hello Mike, ... had a broken 5/16" H.P. valve rod. where was it broken. Only if this is known can it be changed successfully. Here my solution of a valve rod. https://thesteamboatingforum.net/forum/download/file.php?id=2176 https://thesteamboatingforum.net/forum/download/file.php?id=2175 -- Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 83
Views: 47005

Re: Frances-Anne

Hi Peter,

good news - success for the next steps.

Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Stuart no 6
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Stuart no 6

Hi Allan,

you can find a No 6-drawing in "STEAMBOATS and modern steam launches", capture July - August 1961, page 18 and 19.

I generally recommend the book.

Best Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 61
Views: 13264

Re: My column-style steamengine

Hello, to be sure that the measurements are correct and the valve actuation works as desired, I cut out the parts with the cutting plotter and built the quadrant on a trial basis. The result can be seen here. I am satisfied and will now have the parts laser cutted. FahrVent086kl.jpg FahrVent085kl.jp...
by dampfspieler
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 61
Views: 13264

Re: My column-style steamengine

Hello,

a little success in building the throttle valve - the operating lever and some other parts are drawn.

FahrVent056kl.jpg
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Best wishes Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: vintage lubricator for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: vintage lubricator for sale

Hi,

for those who only want to spend a short time searching because they have many other interesting things to do here the ebay auction number - 193586909148.

Best Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 41
Views: 3483

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

Hello, ... Air starter on the diesel why not? It is the normal procedure at german WWII-submarines and russian tanks like T55 and T72. The pressure of the air starting system was up to 300 bar (4,200 psi) and it works well everytime. For a strong man there is also an other procedure possible - to st...