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by TahoeSteam
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 36
Views: 1224

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Hello, I think the quantity of copper tubing you are talking about would only get you about 30 square feet of heating surface. You need almost twice as many feet of heating surface for an engine of your size. Watertubes are a good choice for speed in steaming and lightweight construction.
by TahoeSteam
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 36
Views: 1224

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Welcome!

Wow, that looks like some great work! It looks like you have machined many of your parts from billet (solid) steel or cast iron. That is impressive. I would love to see more.
by TahoeSteam
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Frances-Anne
Replies: 83
Views: 47005

Re: Frances-Anne

Looks great Pete. You're funnel will be comfortably rocked to sleep after a long day of steaming.
by TahoeSteam
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Counter-clockwise Drill bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: Counter-clockwise Drill bits

Pete,

It seems you're back home safely.

A big congratulations on managing to get those plugs out while avoiding disaster!

I hope all is well with you and you're able to get on the water this season.
by TahoeSteam
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Counter-clockwise Drill bits
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: Counter-clockwise Drill bits

Even tried the automatic transmission fluid and acetone mix?
by TahoeSteam
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 41
Views: 3482

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

I know a a very late response to this topic but here goes... I'll add some of my insight as a "young folk" and a member of "the generation who shall not be named" The "Forward" (all are generalities and considered the norm for the aforementioned generation): They don't have a lot of free time. The e...
by TahoeSteam
Wed May 27, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Idea: pneumatic tool as prime mover
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Idea: pneumatic tool as prime mover

The sliding-vane air motors have been used for a few fun albeit inefficient projects out here. I believe Roger McGuire even powered his steam trail bike with one many years ago. I'll have to look in the home video archive and take a look.
by TahoeSteam
Sat May 23, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: S.L. Alaska needs help
Replies: 0
Views: 458

S.L. Alaska needs help

by TahoeSteam
Sat May 23, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Liberty ship Jeremiah O'Brien fire
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Liberty ship Jeremiah O'Brien fire

Last night there was a fire in the warehouse the WW2 Liberty Ship Jeremiah O'Brien (JOB) and submarine USS Pompanito are moored next to. The warehouse and pier are a total loss. Some of their tools and equipment (forklifts, propane, new boiler tubes, etc.) was stored in there, along with some of the...