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by marinesteam
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 841

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: 775

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: 63
Views: 32169

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: 63
Views: 32169

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: 8614

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: 8614

Re: Gordon Cheape Compound

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

Cheers
by marinesteam
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Building a Steam Library
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: Building a Steam Library

The Steam Launch - Mitchell
by marinesteam
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Greetings from Washington State
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: Greetings from Washington State

Welcome,

The EB triple is quite the undertaking. One of the members has built two of them and they are works of art. I'm sure he will chime in with suggestions on what can be improved and pitfalls in the prints.

I am building an EB York engine currently.

Cheers

Ken
by marinesteam
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: My 24' Launch
Replies: 149
Views: 98887

Re: My 24' Launch

Fire!

Very nice.

Ken