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by Mike Rometer
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: WANTED: Boiler for 16' Steam Launch
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: WANTED: Boiler for 16' Steam Launch

Under Engines/Boilers (centre tab) Mike, top of the pile!
by Mike Rometer
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 61
Views: 13263

Re: My column-style steamengine

Dietrich, Very nice work. A suggestion. I restore very early steam cars as well as well as play with steamboats. Something I discovered recently for cleaning brass and bronze is a cheap simple formula. Take equal parts of salt and flour and mix them in a bowl, then pour in white vinegar until a cre...
by Mike Rometer
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Counter-clockwise Drill bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: Counter-clockwise Drill bits

I have to say I feel that to be a slightly precised acount from Pete, I think it was probably somewhat longer winded than that. The first side definitely served as a learning curve for the second, which went much better and quicker. The air drill mentioned was actually a CP 1/2" drive Impact Wrench,...
by Mike Rometer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Counter-clockwise Drill bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: Counter-clockwise Drill bits

Pete sent me a photo today and I'm sure he wont mind me sharing it. Once seen it shows the obvious problem of even welding a stub to it, remembering also that the boiler is in the boat and this is a bottom plug, so at floor level. I/we have the kit, I'm sure a short (properly distanced) trip for me ...
by Mike Rometer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Steam Thistle Cluaran
Replies: 51
Views: 15560

Re: Steam Thistle Cluaran

Sounds like a good day! :D
by Mike Rometer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Counter-clockwise Drill bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: Counter-clockwise Drill bits

Pete, if they are that tight then I wouldn't worry about them getting tighter when being drilled, just keep the drill speed down so they heat up less from the drilling. C/wise drills I can 'Blacksmith' for you or if they will go in your own lathe chuck you could manage do them yourself. Pete, just h...
by Mike Rometer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Machinest Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: Machinest Question

They look more like a second cut, than a first. Look to do the job though.
by Mike Rometer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Vintage Steam Engine.
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: Vintage Steam Engine.

Today we refitted the bearing to the crank with a 0.004" shim but without the rod, and it felt a touch tight with an obvious light tight spot, so we removed it again and attacked the high spots with a bearing scraper, and re-assembled with an extra 0.001" shim. I was happy with it at that. It felt a...
by Mike Rometer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Vintage Steam Engine.
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: Vintage Steam Engine.

I did think about it but wasn't sure if A) it was still available or B) if I could get any in time. I can only remember seeing it I think once before, and that was a very long time ago, so it was only really a passing thought. Edit: - A quick Google found it straight way on eBay and Amazon. Not expe...
by Mike Rometer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Vintage Steam Engine.
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: Vintage Steam Engine.

The deed is done! Today with an end-mill I put a 'finding' cut across both slippers (they were both pretty true), and then flipped them over and removed 0.012" in three light cuts. The result is now 0.002" under pin size, which will become 0.002" over, with a 0,004" shim. Exactly where we aimed to b...