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by TahoeSteam
Thu May 23, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: 143T Variable frequency drives
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: 143T Variable frequency drives

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by TahoeSteam
Thu May 23, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: New Stainless Economizer
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: New Stainless Economizer

Something to keep in mind that we have encountered is overheating the economizer when not pumping water. We've mainly encountered it when we've had a hot fire going while waiting to leave and the engine isn't running. The economizer gets so hot that when we did start running the engine and pumping w...
by TahoeSteam
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: steamboat Emerald
Replies: 18
Views: 7686

Re: steamboat Emerald

I know I’m digging up an old post here, but I’m trying to track down where this boat may have ended up, as it was my dads once, as he built the engine, and assembled it. Here’s an old video from when it was on the delta. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2IVVeW7XY0Q Welcome to the forum Cooper. Hope yo...
by TahoeSteam
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: A lovely engine with an interesting bit of history.
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: A lovely engine with an interesting bit of history.

Clear anodizing should be relatively close, especially after some oil film... I made a hollow two-piece aluminium piston for the 10" LP on the big boat... The original was 3" thick cast iron, and weighed 30+lbs more than the new aluminium one. Sooooooooooooooooooo much closer to an actual "balance" ...
by TahoeSteam
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: British Rivet Manufacturers?
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: British Rivet Manufacturers?

I think Kelly would be the one to know about rivets being inferior in the USA, He is the VP of motive power at Strasburg Railroad, one of the leading tourist steam operations in America. I would wonder if Strasburg makes their own at all ? I know they manufacture injectors, safety valves and staybo...
by TahoeSteam
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: small steam engine?
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: small steam engine?

Welcome to the forum.

I agree with Mike, 5hp is probably overkill for a 14' launch. A boiler required to feed that hungry Lil guy would be rather large for a boat that size.

Suitable complete running engines should be relatively easy to find amongst the model engineering crowd.
by TahoeSteam
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Favourite cylinder lubrication
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Re: Favourite cylinder lubrication

Yes, a mechanical lubricator would work I think. Our lubricator was a large glass lunkenheimer with a hand-operated lever affixed directly to the main steam line just after the throttle (not a hydrostatic lubricator). Too close and too hot.
by TahoeSteam
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1569

Re: Wheel sizes ?

I would think the spring would help dampen the "beat" of the propeller wash also.
by TahoeSteam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Opposed Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version
Replies: 37
Views: 1996

Re: Opposed Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version

I'm really interested in how this will work. I would love to see some more pictures. Are you going to pressure lubricate, and of so, are you going to use a scavenger pump to clear the crankcase?
by TahoeSteam
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: digital steam engine indicator
Replies: 63
Views: 29661

Re: digital steam engine indicator

I know I would love to have one. Especially something mated with a user-friendly (read near-luddite) graphing software.