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by dampfspieler
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Antidote to Cabin Fever?
Replies: 17
Views: 237

Re: Antidote to Cabin Fever?

Hi Pete, .... How heavy would it be in operating condition? ~ 20 kg A paddle wheeler is an interesting option - the engine-boiler-unit could be removable like steam folding boat "CALYPSO" . I think patented paddle wheels are more effectively than the shown. The WESTBURY drawings can easily be enlarg...
by dampfspieler
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Antidote to Cabin Fever?
Replies: 17
Views: 237

Re: Antidote to Cabin Fever?

Hello Pete, a suitable boiler could be such one like my 131350 EICHENDAMPF-VFT. 2017_023_FeKe030kl.jpeg 2017_023_FeKe036kl.jpg I have tested it with my HASBROUK10-inspirated single (~ 2 PS). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9kkZjXPH2Y A suitable engine could be a 32 x 38 mm single, a 32 + 55 x 38 mm...
by dampfspieler
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: How are you fairing?
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: How are you fairing?

I have a verry hard job - as a cashier in a supermarket nearby. I had started it for my own pleasure and to come out of the workshop, but right now it's a bit like war. In the evening I sit in the garden and the cat sleeps on my knees. Pause the projects. Die Katze schläft.PNG Stay safe and hope the...
by dampfspieler
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895
Replies: 6
Views: 2170

Re: A still floating chain bucket excavator from 1895

Hi Rick,

yes it is. You can find it in the Schifffahrtsmuseum Rostock, the open air exhibitions you will find here.

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Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: For Sale by Auction 13th March '20 Steam Launch - 'Dyad'
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: For Sale by Auction 13th March '20 Steam Launch - 'Dyad'

Some more infos you can find at https://steamboatassociation.co.uk/page-1122081 (scroll down, it is the third item at the site).

Best Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Steam Thistle Clauran
Replies: 20
Views: 3994

".. a Stack Box"

Hi Russ,

very nice idea, i have archived it, so i can built my own box if needed.

Very fine pics of Maggie - thank you.

Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Rally Reports
Topic: Steam Launches at Beaulieu 1974
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Steam Launches at Beaulieu 1974

Good morning and welcome in 2020,

l have just found this video showing a steam boat meet in 1974.

[Youtube]https://youtu.be/oMK74XfQmyE[/Youtube]

Hope it enjoys.

- Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My new boiler - a watertube-type
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

Re: My new boiler - a watertube-type

Hi Ron, thanks for showing the interesting detail of yours. I will built a pipe cross from 1/2" gunmetal nipples like this (my little experimental boiler) for steam exhaust. LoWi01026.jpg . The data of yours are very impressive, i will run my only with 7,5 bar (105 psi). Which valves and controls ha...
by dampfspieler
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My new boiler - a watertube-type
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

Re: My new boiler - a watertube-type

Hi Ron,

that's how I thought it would be. The cap is removable for cleaning and inspection.

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I will collect a lot of ideas before I actually build the boiler. For the first the tubes will be rebent.

- Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My new boiler - a watertube-type
Replies: 19
Views: 1276

Re: My new boiler - a watertube-type

Hi all, thanks everyone for your comments. They are helpful for my work. I think the best burner for an OFELDT is the Lune Valley/Simpson-PARAFINE-PATENT-Burner. In this times it is a bit difficult to operate because of the bio content of the heating oil. I will burn gas (LPG or BUTANE) in a ceramic...