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by marinesteam
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 50
Views: 3513

Re: My column-style steamengine

Will you just stop it already! You're making me feel inadequate ;) :lol:

I really like the brazing fixture for the trough. Very nice!

Ken
by marinesteam
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: VFT tube leak
Replies: 54
Views: 1942

Re: VFT tube leak

The popular auction site with the name starting with e and ending in y seems to have a bunch of tube rollers listed, if you're patient you may be able to find the right size

Cheers

Ken
by marinesteam
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Blackstaff Boiler Basics
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Re: Blackstaff Boiler Basics

Pete,

I'm working on designing the casing for my future boiler, would you be willing to share some more detail on the construction of your casing? Especially how the panels fit together and how you are retaining the refractory (also what kind of refractory)

Thanks

Ken
by marinesteam
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent

I think if it stands 160 psi hydraulic test with ease , then what's the problem? It only runs at 75psi It's built by a professional there is no doubt, perhaps I should arrange for it to be dropped from the edge of space loaded with plastic explosive into a nuclear reactor and see if the safety valv...
by marinesteam
Thu May 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: How to Install Brass Trim Between Hull and Deck??
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: How to Install Brass Trim Between Hull and Deck??

Be careful, Naval Brass and Bronze are not the same thing. Brass is copper primarily alloyed with zinc and bronze is primarily alloyed with tin. Navy M Leaded Bronze C92200 Bronze is an alloy of copper, further classified as a bronze (copper-tin- alloy). Is used for a variety of steam pressure appli...
by marinesteam
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: digital steam engine indicator
Replies: 70
Views: 34158

Re: digital steam engine indicator

Basicaly, the ones I've seen are a ring round the crank with 36 notches the one at TDC is larger as calibrator. The notches are read by a small coil with a magnetic core. Don't ask about the attatched electronics, that's beyond my ken, but I believe they can calculate the crank position to better t...
by marinesteam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: digital steam engine indicator
Replies: 70
Views: 34158

Re: digital steam engine indicator

There is no reason that a rotary encoder couldn't be used as the piston location measuring device. It could be done the same way as mechanical indicators with a string and spring return. with the dynamic issues attendant with this kind of mechanical linkage. Measuring the rotational location of the ...
by marinesteam
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Gordon Cheape Compound
Replies: 61
Views: 10142

Re: Gordon Cheape Compound

Wes is describing the leading or trailing edge if the same blade. The leading edge is the one furthest away, right side of blade, RH prop

Ken
by marinesteam
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Gordon Cheape Compound
Replies: 61
Views: 10142

Re: Gordon Cheape Compound

Use a pressure snubber and gauge with a proper rating and you should have no problem.

Cheers