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by TahoeSteam
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Anoraks Corner
Topic: Union Pacific 4014 Steam Update
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Union Pacific 4014 Steam Update

I think is the just the running gear that is articulated. It's amazing they're restoring one! Hoping to make it to the sesquicentennial of the transcontinental railroad this May and see her in action! Now they need to take on the restoration of the only remaining cab-forward that is in the Sacrament...
by TahoeSteam
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Wheel sizes ?

I like it! I like that wheel also!
by TahoeSteam
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: Wheel sizes ?

Dredging this thread from the depths... May I suggest a second wheel forward, or somewhere a passenger may have access? You'd be surprised how nice it is to have someone else take the Conn for a bit, especially when you need to stick your head in the bilges while under way. After many many many hour...
by TahoeSteam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Axial Thrust & Engine Bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Axial Thrust & Engine Bearings

Some use purpose-built thrust bearings pre-manufactured like Dodge or others that are mounted to the hull, some have thrust bearings built into their engines. Some are the conventional collar type while others I've seen are opposing tapered roller bearings.
by TahoeSteam
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Opposed Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: Opposed Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version

This is a short reply, but I'm really interested in your project. I've learned to embrace those off-the-wall ideas and concepts
by TahoeSteam
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Knocking ??
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: Knocking ??

Nicely done!
by TahoeSteam
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Cutlass Bearing V Bronze Outer Bearing ?
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Cutlass Bearing V Bronze Outer Bearing ?

Keep in mind running aground or even running in shallow water could stir up sand, sediment, and other crud that could do some damage to special bearings.
by TahoeSteam
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Gordon Cheape Compound
Replies: 61
Views: 5329

Re: Gordon Cheape Compound

If you have a propeller and are unsure of it's direction of rotation, the side of the blade further away from you is the direction. For eexample, if it is a right-handed propeller the right side of the blade will be further away from you than the left.
by TahoeSteam
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Steam engine on Ebay low price
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Steam engine on Ebay low price

Mike Rometer wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:11 pm
Would I be wrong to suggest that as it seems to have no revrsing gear, it is more likely to be a workshop engine than a launch engine.
It appears that the inner, smaller diameter, flywheel is a handwheel for the slip-eccentric reversing gear.
by TahoeSteam
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: ST Harold Brown - missing photos
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: ST Harold Brown - missing photos

That's a good looking engine. What type of reversing gear are you going to fit it out with?