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by Mike Rometer
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: VFT tube leak
Replies: 54
Views: 1942

Re: VFT tube leak

Mike Is the only force radial in the repair process? Is the flange only to prevent axial movement of the tube? What creates the flange in the building process? It seems like this roller device mounted in a hammer drill might make a good effect. If the process is simply rotary, what makes the tapere...
by Mike Rometer
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: VFT tube leak
Replies: 54
Views: 1942

Re: VFT tube leak

Edit : - Often a small leak will self-seal after the boiler reaches operating temperature and pressure. I see that every year on scale steam locomotive boilers during their annual hydro and steam tests. Even the Washington State boiler inspectors accept this fact. Is this really the case, or is the...
by Mike Rometer
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Steam Thistle Clauran
Replies: 20
Views: 2186

Re: Steam Thistle Clauran

Pete: Thank you for the compliments. I enjoy creating visually pleasing things that work. Kenetic Art, really. Jessica our Mechanical Engineer was born with Engineer Mental Wiring. She's a natural. Finishes her Master Degree next June. She works SOOO hard! We'll celebrate with some Steam Launch fun...
by Mike Rometer
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Steam Thistle Clauran
Replies: 20
Views: 2186

Re: Steam Thistle Clauran

I haven't been to Oregon yet! That might have to change. ;)
by Mike Rometer
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: P.S. Waverley
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: P.S. Waverley

This link was sent to me by someone of similar interests.


https://www.paddlesteamers.org/news/nat ... EjF7_2pm1U
by Mike Rometer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cylinder Sleeves
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Cylinder Sleeves

Tom, check out this thread, about half way down page one. My block is cast iron but the principal is exactly the same. Note I didn't use auto sleeves due to cost and availability (over here). https://thesteamboatingforum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1318 Edit : - My chunk of cast bar was only £10 (...
by Mike Rometer
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: SBA Small Ads in decline
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: SBA Small Ads in decline

cyberbadger wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:06 am
I think I've mentioned it before, if you are looking make sure to check:

https://www.enginads.com/classifieds/showcat.php/cat/7

There is currently a steam launch for sale for $12K there.

-CB
:lol: :lol: Looking is an occupation in it's own right!

(that one is wrong side of the pond. ;) )
by Mike Rometer
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: SBA Small Ads in decline
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: SBA Small Ads in decline

I have to concur with Pete about the SBA small ads. I tend to watch them daily and often wonder why I bother. It is currently well over a month (16th Sept) since there was any change. It certainly wasn't that way a year or so ago. I think it's only the fear of missing a bargain boat that keeps me go...
by Mike Rometer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 74
Views: 19802

Re: And Now for the Twin

Work continues, but not necessarily in the obvious place. The purchase of some materials made the attention wander a little and having bought 303 for the studs I thought to cut some for the steam chests (20) and have threaded the 'block' ends, when perhaps I should have been getting on with the con-...
by Mike Rometer
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 50
Views: 3513

Re: My column-style steamengine

With locomotives, mostly, the valve is above the cylinder and benefits from the efforts of Mr Newton. I said mostly, as there are exceptions.