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by cyberbadger
Sun May 02, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Engine info
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Engine info

For hosting of pictures in a forum i use the integrated functions of that forum, the pictures where resized to 800 x 600 pixels and 75% quality for jpeg. It guarantees, that the pictures will be available independent of "photohoster politics". Some of the old attachments on old posts don't work. Fo...
by cyberbadger
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Engine info
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Engine info

The restrictions on photo size and number is a royal PITA on here. Couple that with Photobucket trying to extort customers and their formerly free accounts, it makes it hard to want to post any photos... If you put "imgur alternatives 2021" you can find a list of alternatives. This one says it does...
by cyberbadger
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Naval Engines - Rotate that shaft! (45min video)
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Naval Engines - Rotate that shaft! (45min video)

Drachinifel is a youtuber who is a self ascribed Naval Histriographer. He made a 45min video on Naval Engines, almost all of which detail the changes in steam marine engine technology especially for use by navy warships. Only the last 5 minutes or so is about infernal combustion. Naval Engines - Rot...
by cyberbadger
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Water Treatment
Replies: 37
Views: 17747

Re: Water Treatment

I just received my second case of LSB8000. It is very easy to use, I just use an oz when filling the boiler. You can also add it to make up water, but the majority of it will stay in the boiler as long as the boiler isn't drained. (8 oz is enough for 1000 gallons of makeup) My boiler is 6 years old,...
by cyberbadger
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Nyitra I
Replies: 147
Views: 105100

Re: Nyitra I

NyitraStack2021.jpg Looks like the new stack is seeing 350-400F at the bottom Faint-yellow – 349 °F (176 °C) Light-straw – 401 °F (205 °C) It's interesting that the stack apparently is seeing roughly the same temperature range of the steam I see on the boiler water temp gauge. If this is true, it m...
by cyberbadger
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Back Acting or Return Connecting-rod Steam Engines
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Back Acting or Return Connecting-rod Steam Engines

Sometimes you have to fold an engine so it fits in the ship. Back Acting steam engine offered a small profile solution and were in use in the 19th century, but mainly only for marine applications. By 1900 they were mostly extinct. One interesting feature is the connecting rod ends are nearly the sam...
by cyberbadger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Sisson 8"+16"x 8"
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Sisson 8"+16"x 8"

Dave, You may already know of it, but I thought I'd mention Preston Services in the UK. Currently they have almost 70 engines available in all different sizes https://prestonservices.co.uk/category/steam-engines/steam-boats/marine-engines/ You mentioned SISSONS and Preston Services seem to have a si...
by cyberbadger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Reliable Monitor Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Reliable Monitor Plans

Tom, Definitely go for it! I will say, you are not going to be able to achieve effective armor of the original Monitor! But seeing as she was a poor steamer it would fairly easy to make a more robust and reliable monitor steam plant. Just don't put your Monitor in front of the black powder cannons t...
by cyberbadger
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Atomizing Burner
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: Steam Atomizing Burner

If there's propane in the boiler, it will end up via leaks in the bilge. It is unlikely (but by no means impossible) that it will form a flammable/explosive mixture (~ 2%- 10%) in a confined space; the addition of another check valve to prevent this is inexpensive insurance. You can find some confi...
by cyberbadger
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Atomizing Burner
Replies: 12
Views: 1355

Re: Steam Atomizing Burner

From personal experience - make sure that the propane cannot flow backwards into the steam plumbing, and vice versa. I installed a spring piston check so that the steam can't get into the propane. I have two ball valves in line before the steam regulator(bronze), I usually keep them both shut when ...