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by dampfspieler
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: How are you fairing?
Replies: 22
Views: 6762

Re: How are you fairing?

Hi Ron,

here some pictures from the trip with my steam lorry MARTIN on Ascension Day this year.
20210513_MARTIN_Safetyvalve-test.png
https://youtu.be/kIcPuzxuyFs

Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Fri May 28, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Service bolt in the cylinder cover
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Service bolt in the cylinder cover

Ron,

thank you for your suggestions. Because the engine will work in a little loco there is too little space for cup oilers.

Here a sketch without any dimensions to show the principle of the bolt.
Servicebolzen_Zylinderkopf_kplt_20210528.png
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Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Mon May 24, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Service bolt in the cylinder cover
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Service bolt in the cylinder cover

Hi, my little STUART Launch twin need an extra drip of steam oil into the cylinder after running, but there was no possibility to do it. So i drilled through the cylinder cover and cut an M5x0.5 mm thread. While running the engine it is closed with a hexagonal bolt with a special TEFLON seal. This i...
by dampfspieler
Sun May 02, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Engine info
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: Engine info

Hi Wesley, where did you found the pictures of the engine (link)? For resizing of any pictures i use " ShowFoto ". It is freeware and available for LINUX and WINDOWS. For hosting of pictures in a forum i use the integrated functions of that forum, the pictures where resized to 800 x 600 pixels and 7...
by dampfspieler
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Steam Thistle Cluaran
Replies: 57
Views: 27707

Re: Steam Thistle Cluaran

... I think I will need a bagpiper...
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Wish you success
by dampfspieler
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Best rpm for plunger pumps?
Replies: 18
Views: 1972

Re: Best rpm for plunger pumps?

Hi, i had ball valves at the direct driven feed pump of my steam lorry. It runs up to 1.400 rpm. The balls destroyed their seats. PoP_SaugVentWaPu001kl.jpg So i have built "mushroom valves" with light phosphor bronze springs. PoP_Speivent011kl.jpg PoP_Speivent010kl.jpg I have also attached an air ve...
by dampfspieler
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 159
Views: 58257

Re: And Now for the Twin

Hello Mike,

nice to see, but why you didn't span the four parts together in a vice and finish the surfaces in one step? So all parts would be equal i think.
You can use a flycutter or a milling head to get a fine surface.

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Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Modern History
Replies: 19
Views: 4317

Re: Modern History

Hi,

amazing. It is a very nice engine. Who built the boiler? What diameter have the fire tubes and what is the distance between them.

Good luck for the further work
Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Whistle for a (my) steam boat
Replies: 15
Views: 3241

Re: Steam Whistle for a (my) steam boat

Hi,

i have the whistle tested - it sounds good.
ED_TCWhistle075thumb.jpg
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIP73AiBAp0

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Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Whistle for a (my) steam boat
Replies: 15
Views: 3241

Re: Steam Whistle for a (my) steam boat

Hi,

at last i soldered a brass cap on to the end of the tube.
ED_TCWhistle057kl.jpg
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The whistle will be attached with a two-part holder.
ED_TCWhistle064kl.jpg
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The finished Whistle.
ED_TCWhistle072kl.jpg
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Dietrich