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by TriangleTom
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Vacuum gauge location
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Vacuum gauge location

Dietrich, that is a gorgeous engine!
by TriangleTom
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 126
Views: 42346

Re: And Now for the Twin

Mike, definitely off topic, but what is the model of your lathe?
by TriangleTom
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: DetroiTug's Tug is going together
Replies: 384
Views: 200871

Re: DetroiTug's Tug is going together

To my knowledge no one has heated an absorption cycle with another source of energy other than a flame or an electric heater with one exception. I saw a small RV propane fridge at a goat ranch in the Baja mountains that had a solar collector (Old satellite TV dish with aluminum foil!) that was arra...
by TriangleTom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 83
Views: 8556

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Ingvar,

What are the dimensions of the connecting rod big end bearings?
by TriangleTom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Electrically fired Boilers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1584

Electrically fired Boilers?

I've been thinking the last few days about the possibility of a small, electrically fired boiler for use running a small engine in the workshop or at home. The chief advantage I can see in firing a boiler electrically over chemically would be much lower operating costs as well as the ability to run ...
by TriangleTom
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 83
Views: 8556

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Welcome! Magnificent work on the engine, it looks like it will outlast all of us.
by TriangleTom
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Counter-clockwise Drill bits
Replies: 22
Views: 2934

Re: Counter-clockwise Drill bits

Not a drill, but have you considered an impact wrench used in tandem with a bolt extractor? After a pilot hole is drilled with a conventional bit, you can drive one of these left handed tools in to bite into the plug and force it out.
by TriangleTom
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Flying a (steaming) kite
Replies: 41
Views: 6448

Re: Flying a (steaming) kite

On the topic of a watertube boiler, why not a Babcock and Wilcox design? John King has one built using cunifer tubing and requiring no welds, they don't require tube bending, and (based on my research), they fuel well on both solid and liquid fuels. The only parts that would be difficult to manufact...
by TriangleTom
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 7589

Re: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff

Hello Tom, Saw Yukon and instantly thought Canada! I put the magazines in a box and weighed them, and it comes to 7kg or 15.5 pounds. I need to do a bit of research to see what the least expensive shipment method will be. Regards, The Severn Bore Funnily enough, I do live in Canadian County :D
by TriangleTom
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 7589

Re: Southworth Steam Pump 12" for sale plus other stuff

the severn bore wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Hello Tom,

Yes I could box them up and post if your want. Roughly where are you based?

I am in the UK Midlands, not far from a certain river..

The Severn bore
I am in central Oklahoma, USA