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by Mike Rometer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 25
Views: 920

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

I'm with Mike. I'm also in favor of the simplicity of a VFT for "hobby" steaming, despite the improved efficiency offered by that more complex design. I see the need for at least 8 different bending jigs to make that boiler design. Not so much a Home Shop operation. RussN Or one, multi-purpose, adj...
by Mike Rometer
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 25
Views: 920

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

Mike, a lot will depend on the type of bender employed, some cheaper one are definitely not up to muster, it needs one with a supporting die on the outside of the bend, such as, https://rothenberger.com/ae-en/pipe-bender-multibender.html. It isn't a good idea to bend too close to the open end of a p...
by Mike Rometer
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Viability of brazing a tubesheet?
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: Viability of brazing a tubesheet?

Some considerable years ago, when building a small loco boiler in copper, I was advised to price the copper and then double it to allow for the silver solder. I don't think the advise was far wrong! :o
by Mike Rometer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Deception?
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Re: Deception?

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by Mike Rometer
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 25
Views: 920

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

Nice one Pete, it seems my postulation in our email last night was close to the mark!

I'd suggested to Pete that there must be many boats out there with mismatched boiler/engine/prop configurations. Pure guess. :o
by Mike Rometer
Sat May 23, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Liberty ship Jeremiah O'Brien fire
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Liberty ship Jeremiah O'Brien fire

Whoops! I walked along that pier to peer at the JOB when I was in Frisco in 2005. One hopes it was accidental and not some idiot with a match.
by Mike Rometer
Mon May 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 80
Views: 29953

Re: And Now for the Twin

I have eventually got round to clearing the decks and grinding the slide-bars. As suspected, I beat the tolerance of the manufactured material with exact size, i.e. NO tolerance at all! DSCN7547.JPG Their size was no better than (quoted) 0/+0.002" thickness x 0/+0.008" width. Just wondering whether ...
by Mike Rometer
Fri May 15, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Antidote to Cabin Fever?
Replies: 55
Views: 7259

Re: Antidote to Cabin Fever?

Cheers Fred, those sizes work well, I was hoping to get away with something much shorter, but I'm not sure yet, I haven't put any final thoughts Pete's way yet, or drawn them.
by Mike Rometer
Fri May 15, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Antidote to Cabin Fever?
Replies: 55
Views: 7259

Re: Antidote to Cabin Fever?

I'd like to ask what dia. and length of shaft is envisaged?
by Mike Rometer
Mon May 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 80
Views: 29953

Re: And Now for the Twin

Surface grinding has not been on the menu, due to too much 'stuff' in the way that needs to be moved before it can be used, and then put back afterwards. It includes cars and locos that can do without being splattered with grindings. I will get to it sometime. Instead my thoughts have moved onto the...