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by dampfspieler
Tue May 26, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Idea: Espresso pump
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Idea: Espresso pump

They seem to have a range of 100-300l/min - that are only 100 - 300 l/h

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Best Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Thu May 07, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Antidote to Cabin Fever?
Replies: 55
Views: 7150

Re: Antidote to Cabin Fever?

Hi Mike, ... Roughly, what is the heating area of the VTF? 3.500 cm² ... I presume also the pitch on the prop is very course being from an outboard. Ronny (the builder of the plant) had increased the pitch by hand so he is possible to run it with lower speed than the original for a reasonable speed ...
by dampfspieler
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: How are you fairing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2627

Re: How are you fairing?

Hi Wesley, ... Is that for a Climax Class A locomotive, or something else? no, for a SENTINEL Shunter from Model Engineer published mid of the 60tees. The originals had a high pressure crosstube boiler and the engine had popped valves. For further information this WIKIPEDIA-Article is helpful. The m...
by dampfspieler
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: How are you fairing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2627

Re: How are you fairing?

Hi Wes,
I hope you're still doing well and are in good health Dietrich.
yes, i picked up an old project again - a STUART Twin Launch Steam engine for a little 5" geared steam loco.

Here a video of the todays first steaming, hope it enjoys.

https://youtu.be/W4FJkkoTM3Y

Regards
Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Antidote to Cabin Fever?
Replies: 55
Views: 7150

Re: Antidote to Cabin Fever?

Hi Mike,

a friend runs a canoe with a 38 x 38 mm (square 1 1/2") single and a VFT-boiler like mine. The prop has a diameter of 220 mm and a unknown pitch - it comes from a 2 hp outborder.
He steamed it on the Moselle river.

Here is a video - https://youtu.be/3G_ukzzOCZg

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Dietrich
by dampfspieler
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Antidote to Cabin Fever?
Replies: 55
Views: 7150

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: 55
Views: 7150

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: 15
Views: 2627

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: 5971

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: 2505

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