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by TahoeSteam
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Wishing you the Best on US Thanksgiving Day

Thank you Russ. Happy Thanksgiving. A happy belated Thanksgiving to our Canadian cousins to the North as well (10/12/2020).


Are you trying out those magnetic rails and drivers on your locomotive? Getting a different view of the land?
by TahoeSteam
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Con-rods and length
Replies: 50
Views: 11211

Re: Con-rods and length

Definitely sounds like one of Don's creations. They all ran very well.
by TahoeSteam
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Con-rods and length
Replies: 50
Views: 11211

Re: Con-rods and length

Is there/will there be any interference caused by the longer rods? If not, I'd suggest just running them. That is unless you just absolutely cannot stand it.
by TahoeSteam
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: My 24' Launch
Replies: 161
Views: 127719

Re: My 24' Launch

She's a beauty. Been lurking in your blog and wondering when your next update would pop up. Wes, thanks. Funny, Google decided to quit supporting blogspot, so, any updates will be here. Guess they acquiesced to the might of facebook and instagram. Shame. I'll be sitting here. Patiently awaiting upd...
by TahoeSteam
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: My 24' Launch
Replies: 161
Views: 127719

Re: My 24' Launch

That, or when photobucket decides to go from a free service to a pay service and holds your photos hostage....
by TahoeSteam
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: My 24' Launch
Replies: 161
Views: 127719

Re: My 24' Launch

She's a beauty. Been lurking in your blog and wondering when your next update would pop up.
by TahoeSteam
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 71
Views: 6228

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Here are the original guides from our 1909 Doty Compound, and the new guides we made. We just used an indexable milling cutter to cut the groves about 1 mm deep. (Sorry for the photobucket watermark. They're holding my photos hostage.) 20140329_195144_zpsufc26y1x.jpg 20140329_195129_zps06lhxjwd.jpg ...
by TahoeSteam
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Indicating a steam engine
Replies: 0
Views: 479

Indicating a steam engine

Indicating the 2,500 HP Triple expansion of the WWII Liberty Ship Jeremiah O'brien.

https://youtu.be/_XVXDdE1iqI
by TahoeSteam
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Boiler Lagging
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Boiler Lagging

Wooden slats or sheet metal jacket are commonly referred to as the "lagging" in the hobby marine steam world.
by TahoeSteam
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Hot wells
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: Hot wells

Maybe 1/2 or 1x the volume of the boiler? Good question. I'm not sure there is a hard and fast rule for that... Maybe the "Bible" (Steamboats and modern steam launches) or one of Audel's writings would have a suggestion? I would think tall and narrow would reduce possibility of oxygen entrainment ov...