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by Mike Rometer
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Quiet on here?
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Quiet on here?

A couple of forums that I frequent frequently have recently had questions asked as to why there seems to be a lack of posts. The current suggestions range from, that it is the wrong time of year as everyone is too busy squeezing in as much steaming (or whatever) as they can, before the winter arrive...
by Mike Rometer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 70
Views: 16574

Re: And Now for the Twin

Now you've got all those stresses to either get rid of or live with. I recommend marinading the welded unit in something which will produce a thin organic film on the steel, having dissolved a bit of grease beforehand. Something around a 4% v/v solution of methanol in pure water would do. If need b...
by Mike Rometer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 70
Views: 16574

Re: And Now for the Twin

It took two passes, as unfortunately on turning the assembly round for the second end, a bit of unnoticed swarf got under one corner and caused a tilt. I never actually found it, but it had to be, as the discrepancy was 0.005" and I was taking 5 thou cuts. The under-side of crank bearing pads were t...
by Mike Rometer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 70
Views: 16574

Re: And Now for the Twin

Until recently I have been limited to CO2 for MiG gas so splatter can get quite heavy. A lot will just chisel off or the angle grinder get rid. Obviously the end plates add stiffness, so I decided to add a little more with some gussets one on the inside and two on the outside (each side). Base-Plate...
by Mike Rometer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 70
Views: 16574

Re: And Now for the Twin

Oops! Ran out of photo space. :lol: Base-Plate (16) (600 x 450).jpg Then add more shortish runs in between the others, making sure to work in order so the heat doesn't build in one area. At this point I did get a bit idle - with the camera! I got engrossed and forgot to take enough pics. The welds w...
by Mike Rometer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 70
Views: 16574

Re: And Now for the Twin

Whilst to some it might seem I have been idle, it's really only at posting progress on here. I have now more or less completed the base-plate, some minor details changed along the way but nothing significant. Having prepped all the plates for welding, the weather held things off for a bit, as I have...
by Mike Rometer
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:17 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 loadin...
by Mike Rometer
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steaming Season
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Steaming Season

Pete, we can always make a whole new fitting to your desired threads and bores, 'tain't a biggy!

Oh yes, I am returned from said 'Bun-Fight', and very good it was too! :lol:
by Mike Rometer
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Website Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Website Introduction

Not wishing to 'rock the boat' (terrible pun, but practically unavoidable) I do kinda agree. We are a welcoming bunch (you have to be - you put up with me!), it would be nice if the intro was such as well, and painted a pleasant tranquil picture. A question of the keyboard being mightier than the co...