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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: 446

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: 261

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: 194

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...
by TahoeSteam
Fri May 22, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: 2.5mm Oil/Kerosene Nozzles
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: 2.5mm Oil/Kerosene Nozzles

She was an (aluminium?) 50' yacht in the north eastern US. Automatic oil-fired watertube boiler and (I believe) a Herreshoff steeple-triple expansion engine. She had a flame-out and a backdraft, which severely balooned the boiler casing, and possibly other damage ( I don't remember the complete deta...
by TahoeSteam
Thu May 21, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Opposed-Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version
Replies: 47
Views: 8269

Re: Opposed-Piston Engine Project - The Steam Version

I'm sorry to hear you went though a terrible time in your life. I hope you're able to build a new and better life from the ashes. I am happy to hear you still have the bug and are continuing to pursue your dreams. We are all looking forward to your updates.

Stay safe and healthy.
by TahoeSteam
Thu May 21, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: 2.5mm Oil/Kerosene Nozzles
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: 2.5mm Oil/Kerosene Nozzles

Thanks for posting that! We usually run with a little chunk of wood most of the time for a pilot light, but we also have heavy road grader chains (pick them up off the road in the spring after the winter's attrition), and fire brick as targets that glow red hot and keep the flame outs from happening...
by TahoeSteam
Wed May 06, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: My 24' Launch
Replies: 151
Views: 112644

Re: My 24' Launch

Hey Steve,

Just wondering if you've managed to make some progress on your launch during this little hiccup?
by TahoeSteam
Wed May 06, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Alphington Steam launch
Replies: 70
Views: 27770

Re: Alphington Steam launch

Hi Lionel,

Just wondering if you've managed to make any more progress on your launch?
by TahoeSteam
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Old video on a Steam Tug
Replies: 23
Views: 3933

Re: Old video on a Steam Tug

Fred,

I tried to do a web search for that steam automobile and only got a bunch of links for a steam cleaner. Do you have more information?