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by PeteThePen1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Wheel sizes ?

Actually the spring is unnecessary as the wheel/sprocket assembly uses gravity to keep things tensioned. I suspect that I got the spring as a result of a telephone order to some supplier who probably insisted that it would be necessary. As it is all hidden away under the coaming I don't know if the ...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Wheel sizes ?

Hi Folks Just spotted that photo again. For any of our colleagues who may be new to the hobby, could I explain that the two cables on the far left go to the quadrant mounted on the top of the rudder shaft. A quadrant is best because it keeps the lengths of the cables constant throughout the range of...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Condensing Circuit Logic
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: Condensing Circuit Logic

Hi Everybody Many thanks for your wisdom everybody. Thanks especially to Mike for spotting that I had omitted the loop back to the float valve in the hot well. That idea had been in my head at some point as my box of 'bits to fit in due course' include a diminutive float valve, but the idea must hav...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Condensing Circuit Logic
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Condensing Circuit Logic

Hi Everybody The Festive Season is upon us so it is time for us to do some thinking as well as feasting. For myself, I would like your thoughts on condensing circuits. The context is that I am nearly at the stage of installing a hot well and then plumbing things back together. My original plan has g...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Wheel sizes ?

Wow, the real thing! That looks nice and should polish up beautifully.

If you want a laugh about how those of us who bumble through this hobby do things, I wrote up my experiences in Funnel, Issue No. 144 : Spring 2010. I am sure that you know perfectly well how to set it all up.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1443

Re: Wheel sizes ?

Hi Ian If you are not in a tearing hurry Paul Smith, son of Brian Smith of SBA fame, had a pattern for a nice steering wheel. I seem to recall that he arranged to get one cast for me in bronze and I have been very pleased with it. That was quite a long time ago so he may have had a clear out and dum...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Band Saws
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Band Saws

Hi Folks I have the Clarke version of the ubiquitous 6" metal cutting band saw. It is a tool that I wish I had got many years soon than I did, despite its poor level of accuracy and flimsy frame build. Since assembly I have wondered what speeds I should use for different metals or woods. The manual ...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: New Forum

Well done! Now I have got used to the new format I like it. Thanks for keeping the Forum going. It is a great resource. Regards Pete PS For us old crocks, is there any way to re-set the font to a size that I can read? If I work with the PC screen upped to 150% the font is about right, but then dropp...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: A quick intro...
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: A quick intro...

Welcome Guy, You will find the answers to almost any question you may have either already on the site or by asking a question. We have many very knowledgable members willing to share their expertise. Do also join the Steam Boat Association, http://www.steamboatassociation.org.uk/ as that too is a us...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio

Thanks Kelly You can no doubt feel the heat of my blushes from where you sit. Indeed that is the correct question I was intending to ask, but was too obsessed with looking at various sectional drawings where diameter is the visible measurement. Thanks too for the added data. That is really useful. R...