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by Akitene
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Re-magnetizing a Bergen-Nautik Compass
Replies: 5
Views: 3209

Re: Re-magnetizing a Bergen-Nautik Compass

Hi Mack,

Not 100% sure but I guess the liquid the dial floats in is glycerine.

Glycerine is used in manometers, I'd bet it's the same for compasses.

Regards.
by Akitene
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: 1889 French Engine - Very odd
Replies: 10
Views: 7510

Re: 1889 French Engine - Very odd

Wow, such a mesmerizing but also counter-efficient engine. => A French proverb says: " why should you do simple things when you could do complicated ones? " By the way, I'm French and I must admit that I laughed at your jokes. I even agreed to most of them, especially the one describing western Euro...
by Akitene
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Alaska's tiny engine room
Replies: 11
Views: 6827

Alaska's tiny engine room

Found this video of Thames steamer Alaska tiny engine room:

by Akitene
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: A large globe valve used for a throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 3900

Re: A large globe valve used for a throttle

Thanks for the video, CB. Looking at those Corliss valve gears is mesmerizing.

I noticed something very unusual on such a large power plant, something that looks very much alike a reversing gear.
by Akitene
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Literature on Ofeldts?
Replies: 20
Views: 11035

Re: Literature on Ofeldts?

Good evening Dietrich,

Very nice & interesting boiler. What are the dimensions of its main drum (especially its wall thickness)? What are the test pressure and the working pressure? Image

Thank you in advance.

-Christophe
by Akitene
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Engine Id
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

Re: Engine Id

Tractormanmike, Your engine doesn't look too badly pitted. It sure needs more than just a good TLC. A few missing parts (piston cover, stephenson reversing linkage, etc.) but nothing that can't be fabricated in a small home workshop. What are the bore & stroke? I agree with Bart about the estimated ...
by Akitene
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Propane-Air brazing torches
Replies: 27
Views: 13002

Re: Propane-Air brazing torches

What is not apparent to me is why a crack of this size wasn't found during a hydro test. If I remember well my mechanical engineering courses back in College, temperature dramatically changes the level of stress. When you run a hydro-test at room temperature (something between 0 °C and 40 °C, for e...
by Akitene
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hi From Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 4218

Re: Hi From Canada

Welcome aboard, Tractormanmike! Can't wait any longer to have a look at this engine of yours. Any pics, please?! ;)
by Akitene
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Maryland
Replies: 12
Views: 6858

Re: Hello from Maryland

@LopezMike: I do hope Barbara enjoys your beloved steam boat more than this gif. @Ken: a "Like" button could be useful for many serious posts that I've read in here. There's quite a bunch of precious information on this forum, not to mention the experiences and skills shared by some prominent member...
by Akitene
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Maryland
Replies: 12
Views: 6858

Re: Hello from Maryland

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Lopez Mike shovelling fuel into his boiler

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