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by Mike Rometer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent

Seems I finished up with a triple post, or a double one twice over!
by Mike Rometer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: T goodhand boiler maker in Kent

No 149 Gillingham Road, is a dwelling house, typical mid to late 1800s, Victorian town house, so not the boiler works per say. Gillingham is situated on the Medway and only a stones-throw from Chatham Dockyard, so there is the boat connection.
by Mike Rometer
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 64
Views: 32522

Re: Frances-Anne

Getting there Pete! Soon be time to get her back on the trailer. Give a shout, I'll come on over with a muscle or two. :D
by Mike Rometer
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Where Fred goes when he dies.
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Where Fred goes when he dies.

Interesting the different paddle configurations, some were mid-ships and some MUCH further forward, I suspect they would have had a bit more difficulty with that last manoeuvre. One wonders what effect the new safety rules for pleasure boats will have on them. Some Thames boats are claiming they wil...
by Mike Rometer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Boiler Repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Boiler Repairs

Old Steamer wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:55 am
Well, I suppose if I took an interpreter and a pointed stick to ward off the natives......
Don't forget your Passport!
by Mike Rometer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Boiler Repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Boiler Repairs

Thanks for your reply. I know Kevin and have mapped out all (?) the reputable operators south of the Border. Inquiries within the Scottish steamboat fraternity have drawn a blank as far as locating somebody I would trust with an all-copper Blackstaffe are concerned. It looks like a trip to the nort...
by Mike Rometer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: I'd need help with my lathe v-belt drive
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: I'd need help with my lathe v-belt drive

You might need to check that the start capacitor/circuit on your motor is working. This will give more power to for the first few seconds of switch on to enable it to overcome the inertia of the start.
by Mike Rometer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: I'd need help with my lathe v-belt drive
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: I'd need help with my lathe v-belt drive

By pressing in the middle of the longest belt run there should be about 15mm deflection without undue effort. Any less and the belt is too tight. A new belt should need re-adjusting after a little use and can then be a little tighter (12mm). Poly-vee belts and flat belts should be under mild tension.
by Mike Rometer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Steam Launch "JJ"
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Steam Launch "JJ"

There was content this morning (UK) Mike, I clicked the link and saw the pics. A bit odd, what happened to it?