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by Mike Rometer
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Gordon Cheape Compound
Replies: 58
Views: 3210

Re: Gordon Cheape Compound

I don't think there is any argument that these things must make some sort of difference. The real question is, is that difference measurable, and even if it is, is it big enough to be of sufficient significance? It was accepted a long time ago that steam engines are inherently inefficient, so attend...
by Mike Rometer
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Gordon Cheape Compound
Replies: 58
Views: 3210

Re: Gordon Cheape Compound

Well mine are Kunifer brake pipe so I don't envisage any pressure problems :lol:
by Mike Rometer
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Gordon Cheape Compound
Replies: 58
Views: 3210

Re: Gordon Cheape Compound

I have similar drain cocks on my Locomotive and haven't found the need for intermediate 'O' rings. The steam oil and condensate is more than enough sealant.
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by Mike Rometer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Band Saws
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: Band Saws

H Pete, I'd often wondered what the speeds were on mine. I've got the pulleys, just not the label with the speeds! Now I know! Ha Ha! True acuracy from a band saw is largely in the lap of the gods (unless very expensive) so I wouldn't worry too much on that score, just allow plenty. As a general rul...
by Mike Rometer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Steam engine on Ebay low price
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Steam engine on Ebay low price

I did look closely at that and thought perhaps it wasn't, but then what else might it it be?

It killed the cat you know.




Curiosity!
by Mike Rometer
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Steam engine on Ebay low price
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: Steam engine on Ebay low price

Would I be wrong to suggest that as it seems to have no revrsing gear, it is more likely to be a workshop engine than a launch engine.
by Mike Rometer
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Great way to carry and handle oil
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Great way to carry and handle oil

These had a 1/2" x 6" Poly tube attached. Oddly I cant even see any on sale ATM, perhaps since most vehicles are now front WD filling Diffs has gone out of favour.
by Mike Rometer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Great way to carry and handle oil
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Great way to carry and handle oil

:lol: :lol: :lol:

The ones we get have a plug for the end of the tube, and the main cap screws on. Haven't got one ATM, or I'd post a pic.
by Mike Rometer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Great way to carry and handle oil
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Great way to carry and handle oil

This side of the water (and yours too, no doubt) Gearbox and diff oil comes in squeezy bottles which can be re-purposed for just such a usage. They tend to be a bit tougher than w/up bottles and have a long spout.
by Mike Rometer
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Triple Expansion Engine - Elliott Bay
Replies: 89
Views: 30384

Re: Triple Expansion Engine - Elliott Bay

Anyone got a clue as to why I see no images??? :? I'm having the same issue. I posted a test in the testing area, is that working for you? Hi Tom. I'm now looking with my tablet instead of the desk P.C. and I can see potatoes ;) and pics on here. This was the only thread that I noticed the missing ...