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by PatJ
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 2129

Re: New Forum

The new forum looks great.
I can appreciate the work and money required to do such a thing.

Pat J
by PatJ
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: A New Historical Steam Engine Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 13193

Re: A New Historical Steam Engine Forum

After battling with my website software for many years, I had reached the conclusion that it could not be fixed, and I would have to shut it down. Luckily late in 2018 I ran across some new forum software called Xenforo, which I really like, and I also found a third-party software person to install ...
by PatJ
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Lightning Vulnerability for Steamboats.
Replies: 16
Views: 5949

Re: Lightning Vulnerability for Steamboats.

A work acquaintance of mine had his ski boat out on a lake in the SE usa, and he had a radio antenna. He said it was not a particularly bad weather day, but one odd looking dark cloud floated over, and lightning struck the antenna mast. At the time his two sons were in the water about to water ski, ...
by PatJ
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: 7HP Square Cylinder Dake? - Is this legit steam?
Replies: 12
Views: 6244

Re: 7HP Square Cylinder Dake? - Is this legit steam?

The Dakes were robust and very functional engines, but I am not sure I would want to hook one up to a continuous load. One of the other applications for the Dake was as steering engines to move the rudders on large ships. The Dake was perfect for this application because they reverse so easily and q...
by PatJ
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: 7HP Square Cylinder Dake? - Is this legit steam?
Replies: 12
Views: 6244

Re: 7HP Square Cylinder Dake? - Is this legit steam?

I am a bit late to the game here, been busy with any number of things, and actually forgot that this forum existed until for some reason it popped into my head tonight and I remembered to check it. Life has been too busy for me the last few years. Luckily I was able to remember my username and passw...
by PatJ
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Locomobile
Replies: 47
Views: 46688

Re: Locomobile

Ron- Sorry to be late to the party, but I just checked in on this thread after a bit of a hiatus from this forum, and just wanted to say how impressed I am with your work. My dad built a locomobile replica, but yours is considerably more sophisticated than his. This thread brings back many memories....
by PatJ
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: A New Historical Steam Engine Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 13193

Re: A New Historical Steam Engine Forum

I still have the site open, although I have converted it to more of a website for steam engine information. It is not really a forum per se. I tried to be all things to all people with the forum thing, and now I realize how impossible that task is. I got discouraged and started to close the site, bu...
by PatJ
Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: First core box
Replies: 210
Views: 75577

Re: First core box

That is a nice looking machine.
Well done.

Pat J
by PatJ
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: First core box
Replies: 210
Views: 75577

Re: First core box

Rainer- I re-read all your posts. I have learned a lot about castings and engines in the last year, and have a better idea of what you are doing now. Looks like outside admission for the HP and LP cylinders? And I think you mentioned a fitting for introducing boiler pressure to the receiver for star...
by PatJ
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: First core box
Replies: 210
Views: 75577

Re: First core box

That base is a work of art and engineering. The angle sides look very good too. I am corresponding with a guy in Canada who is also building a large format CNC. I can't find the specs on it right now, but I seem to recall is was 1200mm (length) x 600 mm (width) x 450 mm (height). In my discussions w...