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by Mike Rometer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cylinder Sleeves
Replies: 4
Views: 67

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: 241

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: 241

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: 18162

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: 41
Views: 1560

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.
by Mike Rometer
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 41
Views: 1560

Re: My column-style steamengine

CB "I watched the video. The gentleman in the video has a twin cylinder, like my Toledo - mine is a piston valve. He talks about how this balanced valve lets you run an engine slowly. I don't understand that statement in regards to a twin steam engine. A twin should be able to rotate below 60RPM wit...
by Mike Rometer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Con-rods and length
Replies: 31
Views: 2612

Re: Con-rods and length

Did you decide on traditional journal bearings or roller bearings? Single row sealed ball, as the whole crank is on ball races, but I've made the journals split for easy removal if required. Pictures will follow on the other post when they are nearer completion. Trouble is ATM I'm running on severa...
by Mike Rometer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Con-rods and length
Replies: 31
Views: 2612

Re: Con-rods and length

Yes it's taken a while, but the decision is made and no going back (I've cut metal). After long deliberation and head scratching, I've settled on : - 8" con-rods, giving a stroke/rod ratio of 2.42424 etc. I don't think it will look ungainly or over-tall. Now I'm wondering should I make them a fancy ...
by Mike Rometer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Quiet on here?
Replies: 30
Views: 1316

Re: Quiet on here?

I got that thanks C.B.

Who said it was quiet on here? We've been treated to quite a rush this last week or so. Long may it continue. :lol: :lol:
by Mike Rometer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Rally Attendance ?
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Rally Attendance ?

I'm not allowed by the EU to look at that one! :? :roll: :roll:

But, the other one is fine.