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by PeteThePen1
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Steam Thistle Clauran
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: Steam Thistle Clauran

Hi Russ Well done for getting such nicely finished brasswork. It looks just the ticket and the plumbing is so neat. I do admire neat plumbing, but have not manage to achieve it myself. Congrats too on getting a daughter interested in engineering. Sadly too few young women realise how interesting it ...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Blackstaff Boiler Basics
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Blackstaff Boiler Basics

Since things look rather rough in that picture, here is a recent one in which everything has been sorted out, visually though not yet tested under pressure. Boiler casing completed (600 x 450).jpg Once the faffing little jobs left on the list are done, I will be twisting Mike Rometer's arm to see if...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Blackstaff Boiler Basics
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Blackstaff Boiler Basics

Hi Russ Thanks for posting those pictures. It is nice to see the sort of things one can do with the casing for a Blackstaff. I have worked at length on trying to design a casing that allows for easy removal of the cover for tube cleaning. That will be a must for folks using coal, though the 'oilies'...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: SBA Small Ads in decline
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: SBA Small Ads in decline

Hi Folks Yes, you are quite right about not shipping timber across borders without all the proper checks for all the 'nasty' stuff that tends to live on trees. So thanks for the reminder. The UK is having lots of problems, I gather, with imported garden plants that are not being properly checked and...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Blackstaff Boiler Basics
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Blackstaff Boiler Basics

Thanks Dietrich

I am very happy to get these items to you. I will post this up as SOLD.

PM on the way.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: SBA Small Ads in decline
Replies: 7
Views: 342

SBA Small Ads in decline

Hi Folks The usually interesting Small Ads section of the SBA website seems to be in terminal decline. I will be chasing the Committee about it soon. However, I have placed on this Forum two of my ads that were never listed but might be of interest to readers. They are a steam separator for those wh...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Blackstaff Boiler Basics
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Blackstaff Boiler Basics

This item is now SOLD A set of 16 steam generating coils, 8 left hand and 8 right hand, plus the SBA Blackstaff Wood licence and drawing for the construction of one boiler. The coils are made of 1/2” by 18swg copper and were coiled for me by the late and much lamented David Beale. This was a boiler...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Water Separator for Puffing
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Water Separator for Puffing

A must for those whose launches puff but do not include a canopy to catch the smuts. This is a steel cylinder into which the exhaust flows through the horizontal inlet. This causes a centrifugal flow that pulls out water droplets that drain out from the drain pipe at the bottom. The dry steam exits ...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 74
Views: 34721

Re: Frances-Anne

The next anxious point was whether the trailer builders' solution for a long boat - short trailer would work. Basically there is an additional stand post on the trailer that takes the weight and then the front metre or so gets unplugged and put to one side. Happily it was exactly right and there was...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 74
Views: 34721

Re: Frances-Anne

Mike is a wizard with a trailer and reversed it almost perfectly to fit in the garage door. Once we had the trailer wheel through the door we pushed it in by hand which was astonishingly easy given that the drive is on a slope. The fit is pretty close as you can imagine.
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