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by Lopez Mike
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cylinder Sleeves
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Cylinder Sleeves

If you have the cylinders cast in aluminum then the thing to do would be to sleeve them with cast iron. Sleeves of almost any size are available from automotive sources. I've been shrinking them in for years. This scheme has the added advantage of allowing you to do a very accurate job of locating t...
by Lopez Mike
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: A lot of boats
Replies: 1
Views: 140

A lot of boats

I'm not sure if this video has been posted here before.

And a lot of stink and noise. A few days before the stock market crash of 1929.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBPtBlFI2mA
by Lopez Mike
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Depth Sounders?
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Depth Sounders?

Any possibility of adding a bottom support from your rudder to the strut? For prop protection.
by Lopez Mike
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: My column-style steamengine

Dietrich,

Found a supplier here in the states. Thanks for the lead.
https://catalog.climaxmetal.com/asset/L ... mblies.pdf

Mike
by Lopez Mike
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: My column-style steamengine

My piston valve has rings and the wear, as measured by measuring the bore, has been essentially zero. I am aware that some piston valves are fitted without rings but that seems sort of primitive. Of course I am a heretic who thinks that plain bearings are primordial at best. I'm down to one, the big...
by Lopez Mike
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: My column-style steamengine

Did you make that taper lock adaptor for your new flywheel or buy it somewhere?

I would like to convert my flywheel and would rather not build the taper assembly from scratch.

Mike
by Lopez Mike
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: My column-style steamengine

After seeing this I must wrap my engine in a bag so no one can ever see it.
by Lopez Mike
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Quiet on here?
Replies: 30
Views: 1328

Re: Quiet on here?

As many of you know, our North West Steam Society has a program of annual inspections of boats that are allowed to attend our events. This includes a hydro test to 1.5 times the setting of the safety valve. At one of our annual events a non-member showed up with his boat and refused to test his boil...
by Lopez Mike
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 41
Views: 1583

Re: My column-style steamengine

I've been tempted to replace the cylinder head on my engine with brass but can't see any way to keep it polished without removing it each time. I haven't had good luck with clear coats.
by Lopez Mike
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: blast from the past
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: blast from the past

Not in your post it would seem. (grin)