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by cyberbadger
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Steamboats in The 1898 Battle of Cárdenas Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Steamboats in The 1898 Battle of Cárdenas Bay

This is a youtuber I watch called "The History Guy".

This whole video is about torpedo boats, and the different steam vessels in the 1890's.

I can't seem to get the embedded video to work, but here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylzpk0IOT2A

-CB
by cyberbadger
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Favourite cylinder lubrication
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Favourite cylinder lubrication

Mobile 600w super cylinder oil is what I've used. I run up to 200psi. https://www.amazon.com/MOBIL-600W-SUPER-CYLINDER-OIL/dp/B00G97EIJ2 Every major petroleum company sells a very similar product, it is being used for gear motors used in fracking nowdays. Still has tallow in it, the lake flies in ch...
by cyberbadger
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Union Pacific 4014 Steam Update
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Union Pacific 4014 Steam Update

This is one of the largest locomotives in the world that is being restored to operational service.

It is so large and long that the boiler is articulated.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plt6UgVo9x44

-CB
by cyberbadger
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Benson type boiler project
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Benson type boiler project

I would suggest thinking about how you plan to remove soot. Make sure to think about what brushes/scrapers you are going to use and that you can feasibly get into all the areas for a good cleaning when the boiler is not fired. When the boiler is being fired, some folks employ a steam lance. Steam la...
by cyberbadger
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Benson type boiler project
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Benson type boiler project

What fuel are you considering using with your design? With what I see in the picture I think you will have an issue with soot unless you use some really clean burning fuel. Soot is a common battle with solid fueled steamboats. It's horrible stuff, it accumulates and it can really hamper heat transfe...
by cyberbadger
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Opposed Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version
Replies: 22
Views: 1032

Re: Opposed Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version

And given the poor flexibility of uniflow engines I'm not a big fan. Our power plants do not run at a constant speed and load. I was crew on a boat with a state of the art three cylinder inflow and we nearly took out a few docks by not being able to reverse direction predictably. I respectfully dis...
by cyberbadger
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Milwaukee M18 Transfer Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Milwaukee M18 Transfer Pump

Hi, I use a little 12V transfer pump to do my initial boiler fill. I'm always messing around with the wiring too long. Milwaukee has come up with a M18 battery compatible transfer pump in a ruggidized case. I'm actualy a dewalt cordless guy myself, if I had milwaukee cordless tools I'd go for this i...
by cyberbadger
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Prop Step Up
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Prop Step Up

Nyitra is 6HP, and the belt she has now has not failed.

HTD(High Torque Drive) 30mm wide, 8mm pitch Gates Power Grip 3 belt.

-CB
by cyberbadger
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Valvegear Simulation Software
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Valvegear Simulation Software

Tom,

Thanks! Hadn't seen that one yet.

-CB
by cyberbadger
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: 1970s DELTA QUEEN MISSISSIPPI STEAMBOAT PROMOTIONAL FILM 79654
Replies: 1
Views: 790

1970s DELTA QUEEN MISSISSIPPI STEAMBOAT PROMOTIONAL FILM 79654

1970s DELTA QUEEN MISSISSIPPI STEAMBOAT PROMOTIONAL FILM 79654 Created to promote the steamboat Delta Queen, this charming film shows the vessel as it appeared in the early 1970s. The film shows some of the modern equipment added to the ship to keep it in operation, while highlighting the "trip bac...