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by cyberbadger
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Burning corn as fuel?
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Burning corn as fuel?

There are a few short references from threshermen's periodicals around 1900 that say, "for fuel, wood, corn cobs, coal, kero*sene or gas may be used" for steam traction engines. It may have helped to have a bigger firebox for corn cobs. Some steam traction vendors had fireboxes available for differe...
by cyberbadger
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Gas-fired LaMont boiler
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: Gas-fired LaMont boiler

I thought this website on a Lamont Boiler made in 2001 might be helpful....

https://www.stanleysteamers.com/lamont-3.htm

-CB
by cyberbadger
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Montreal
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Hello from Montreal

Hi Kyle,

I love the horse-drawn steam launch trailering photo on your flickr page!

Thanks from Ohio,

-cyberbadger (CB)
by cyberbadger
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Old Steam Powered Machne Shop - David Richards
Replies: 1
Views: 1665

Re: Old Steam Powered Machne Shop - David Richards

A new video showing a shop where hydrostatic hand pumps are made at the West End Machine Shop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhWO6Zoz-EU

-CB
by cyberbadger
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Increasing a VFT boilers output by increasing the firebox size
Replies: 17
Views: 754

Re: Increasing a VFT boilers output by increasing the firebox size

This is a rather long and boring presentation, so most steamboaters should skip to the next entry on this thread. I read all of it and I appreciate you talking your time. Nyitra is a puffer, and her firebox of exactly 16" ID, so I'm watching this thread with interest. I have been considering puttin...
by cyberbadger
Wed May 08, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: How to Install Brass Trim Between Hull and Deck??
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: How to Install Brass Trim Between Hull and Deck??

Mike, The addition of tin also gives the alloy an inherent resistance to dezincification, thereby further inhibiting the impingement by seawater at higher than normal temperatures. Copper Alloy 464 has uses for decorative fittings, turnbuckles, shafting, and as a universal non-corrosive marine alloy...
by cyberbadger
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Steamboats in The 1898 Battle of Cárdenas Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

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: 1329

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: 2021

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: 6
Views: 895

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...