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by TahoeSteam
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Smithsonian : America in Color: Coming to America
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Smithsonian : America in Color: Coming to America

Region blocking is another way to prevent cultures from understanding each other, making it easier to not see would-be enemies as human beings with hopes, dreams, loves, and fears... it's easier to fight someone or write them off as crazy if you can't see how/why they think the way they do... Just s...
by TahoeSteam
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Smithsonian : America in Color: Coming to America
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Smithsonian : America in Color: Coming to America

That looks like a great film

Reminds me of an incredible colourized film:

"They Shall Not Grow Old" especially poignant since the 100th anniversary of the armistice (Remberace Day) last year (101 years Monday)

[Youtube]http://youtu.be/IrabKK9Bhds[/Youtube]
by TahoeSteam
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: SBA Small Ads in decline
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: SBA Small Ads in decline

Hi Pete, Why do you think it's in decline? More adds on Facebook marketplace/craigslist? Or people keeping things in their clutches until the unlikely time when they come up in price again? I would caution those purchasing wood across borders... pests and pathogens are a real concern to some customs...
by TahoeSteam
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Happy Birthday Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 42429

Re: Happy Birthday Thread

Yes! Happy birthday!
by TahoeSteam
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 41
Views: 1560

Re: My column-style steamengine

Such a clever solution. I really like the way it looks. You have really taken your engine to the next level.
by TahoeSteam
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 41
Views: 1560

Re: My column-style steamengine

Did you make a different valve cover also?
by TahoeSteam
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 41
Views: 1560

Re: My column-style steamengine

Dietrich,

I am really impressed with your work. Bravo!
by TahoeSteam
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 41
Views: 1560

Re: My column-style steamengine

Balanced slide valves reduce friction and free-up the engine. They do this by reducing surface area exposed to the force of valve chest steam pressure pushing the D-valve against valve face. Another benefit is the associated valve gear (die blocks, bushings, pins, etc) lasting longer. Piston valves ...
by TahoeSteam
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Depth Sounders?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Depth Sounders?

Lowrance makes some very nice units with forward-looking sonar, but the transducer is through-hull (actually easy to pull while in the water to wipe slime off). We have one on Persistance as when one draws almost 6 feet of water and plys the waters of a tidal delta it is wise to be looking out ahead...
by TahoeSteam
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: How to indoctrinate children into the steam hobby
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: How to indoctrinate children into the steam hobby

Thanks for the heads up about the film! I'm going to give all my friends with kids a heads up... Funny, I was just thinking about having a film made today where it would include steam as one of the main elements... Thinking African Queen remake, but that would be sacrilegious! Didn't the newest Tarz...