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by PeteThePen1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 66
Views: 33331

Re: Frances-Anne

Thank you. It has ended up looking the part but I just need to get it finished off and steaming now.
by PeteThePen1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Steaming Season

Thanks for the offer Mike. However, when cross I sometimes bash on with things that I might duck when feeling laid back. Thus a nipple was quickly sketched out on a post it and dimensioned from some 1/4" BSP bits. You can tell how cross I was as I never even fired up the computer, never mind loading...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Steaming Season

Hi Folks I cannot let all the chat come from just one continent so felt I ought to contribute. Here in my part of the UK we are still in late summer but not quite autumn and the leaves are still green and on the trees. Our weather has cooled somewhat so typically this week 14-16 C, but warmer if the...
by PeteThePen1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

Hi Folks Having read the post about the Welcome page and in so doing re-read the rules for the Forum, I should perhaps make a suggestion. If one were to come to the forum as a stranger the topic title "Searching for my Steamboat's History" does not accurately reflect what is to be found here now. Wh...
by PeteThePen1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Website Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Website Introduction

Well, a wink is as good as a nod to a blind horse, but there is a small problem. I have had a look for the section mentioned and not found it. The first part of the Welcome section is all about the (sensible) rules of the Forum... As ever, you assistance would be welcome. Pete EDIT - Red Face time f...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

Well done Russ. That was a neat solution and I like the idea of tightening the bolts varably to adjust the angle. I can sympathise with the issue of the plumbing bits list. I think must be on my fourth or fifth "final" list of bits. I always seem to find that in doing the job there is a simpler way ...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Searching for my Steamboat's History
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: Searching for my Steamboat's History

Well Done Russ. That is looking very nice. Hope the shoulder is recovering well too.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent

I do enjoy this forum as folk have lots of good points to make and it is nice to know that there are many ways to solve any given problem. As a Paper Pusher by training, it has suddenly occurred to me that we are possibly doing way too much speculation. Here we have a vintage boiler installed in a b...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent

Hi Colin That looks a lovely combination of engine and boiler. However, in terms of getting it certificated I think you need to have a quiet few words with your insurance company. I seem to recall that the Steamboat Museum had a launch that was recovered from the bed of Windermere and the boiler was...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 711

Re: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent

Hi Folks I have just had this from my sister in law Mair, the family expert on all things historical. " Thomas Peter Rowe Goodhand, born 29 March 1868, Medway, Kent, probably, though the 1939 Registers gives birth year of 1869. The latter gives his occupation as Master Boilerman. I can’t make out al...