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by Oilking
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: A new-old 25' launch
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: A new-old 25' launch

Thoughts on preservation Pete Culler, a regular contributor to the National Fisherman, when it was a publication with a section on history, and how they did it in the old days, wrote an article with his thoughts on historic preservation of old wrecks. His main issue was that all too many historic pr...
by Oilking
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 58
Views: 3641

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Steam Boat Association of Great Britain has a library of boiler designs, from small to quite large, that have passed muster with the "authorities" as I understand. https://steamboatassociation.co.uk/page-1145952 You will have to join to make use of the service. Magnificent work you are doing. I enjo...
by Oilking
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Stuart no 6
Replies: 13
Views: 951

Re: Stuart no 6

Allan,
The drawing in Steamboats and Modern Steam Launches shows the No.6 with 3/8" valve rods. Looks like your's has had the cure applied. Have fun with the project.

Dave
by Oilking
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrically fired Boilers?
Replies: 12
Views: 943

Re: Electrically fired Boilers?

Allow me to share what come to call the “Aerospace Plumber”. The incident occurred in Longview, WA in the early 80’s. A young couple complained that they had recently started to get hot water when they first opened the cold water tap (clue #1). The apartment manager called the plumber and after a lo...
by Oilking
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Machinest Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Machinest Question

Ya, Fred the demo was a bit over the top. This is the one I wanted to post, but couldn't find at the time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96LwwycOhPI
I little more down to earth from a guy down under.

Dave
by Oilking
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Machinest Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Machinest Question

Check out https://www.speedtaps.com/. These are taps made for use in an impact wrench. Haven't used them myself so I can add no more to what they say.
Dave
by Oilking
Sat May 23, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: 2.5mm Oil/Kerosene Nozzles
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: 2.5mm Oil/Kerosene Nozzles

Ah yes, relighting off the back wall or brick work a practice unapproved of by the US navy, but frequently done by those that got away with it the last time without harm. This practice at the least causes stresses to the burner front brick work shortening its' service life, but it can also result in...
by Oilking
Fri May 08, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Antidote to Cabin Fever?
Replies: 55
Views: 11696

Re: Antidote to Cabin Fever?

75 Years go the world saw the first step in the end of a war that ravaged the world. Today we face a war of a different kind with an enemy that we can't easily see.
We can win again with the same resolve and sacrifice as our parents had during those hard years.

Happy VE-Day

Dave
by Oilking
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Interesting Regenerative Firebox Design
Replies: 11
Views: 2953

Re: Interesting Regenerative Firebox Design

Mike,
After looking at the 3D rendition, I think that the combustion air and exhaust gases pass through a plate type heat exchanger.

Dave
by Oilking
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Pacific Lumber Ships
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Re: Pacific Lumber Ships

Many of these ships I’ve seen on the on the Columbia where I live. Calmar, and Olsen ships would call at the mills across the river from us, and the Lumber Lady (pg157), last of the steam schooners, would pass on its’ way to and from the mill in Rainer Oregon. I was four or five years old. In the 19...