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by Maltelec
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: building a steam condenser
Replies: 13
Views: 9562

Re: building a steam condenser

In terms of size, you can never have it too large. Given an ideal air pump, which can create an absolute vacuum, then the limiting factor for the vacuum it can create is dependant on the temperature of the water entering it. E.g. if your condensate was 60C, the vacuum generated cannot be greater tha...
by Maltelec
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Nuts and Bolts
Replies: 14
Views: 8288

Re: Nuts and Bolts

I have found these to go well together: Stainless nut onto Stainless thread, fine. E.g. for engine columns. Stainless nut onto Steel & BZP Steel. E.g. most common nuts and bolts. BZP Steel nuts onto BZP Steel threads clamping onto aluminium. E.g. an Aluminium cover plate. *Note that Stainless and Al...
by Maltelec
Thu May 14, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Steamboat Photography
Topic: Water Viper (and others taken in the 1980s), Windermere (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 4953

Re: Water Viper (and others taken in the 1980s), Windermere

I was only 2 years old in 1986. I remember being on a rally in 1986 though, I think it was Norfolk.
by Maltelec
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: ejector
Replies: 6
Views: 4927

Re: ejector

An ejector is an easy device. A good ejector needs a bit of precision work but using a proven and calculated design (such as the one in the Funnel) is the best way to go.
by Maltelec
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: A Video about Steam Turbines
Replies: 1
Views: 2073

A Video about Steam Turbines

I have found this interesting video about Steam Turbines:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2d3_1427489411
by Maltelec
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Simpson Strickland Engine - Pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 7021

Simpson Strickland Engine - Pictures

I'm not sure what the engine size is, someone will be along shortly to tell you. The LP is 8". http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff82/Thesteamboatforum/Engines/Simpson%20Strickland/IMG_7103.jpg http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff82/Thesteamboatforum/Engines/Simpson%20Strickland/IMG_7102.jpg http:...
by Maltelec
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: How many of us ARE there?
Replies: 13
Views: 8787

Re: How many of us ARE there?

One reason I made this forum was to make it as easy as possible for the non-computer type folk to read and write about Steamboats.

There will always be some people who will never use the internet, so hopefully us who do will be able to aid them with any problems they have.
by Maltelec
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: TSS Earnslaw video
Replies: 8
Views: 4532

TSS Earnslaw video

I came across this video of TSS Earnslaw which is quite interesting:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f85_1419718393
by Maltelec
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from the Windermere Steamboat Museum
Replies: 15
Views: 10796

Re: Hello from the Windermere Steamboat Museum

Welcome to the forum Carol.

I hope you find this forum as pleasant as a nice sunny day on the Lake.

We do still get sunshine up here don't we?
by Maltelec
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: 35ft ex-admiralty cutter anybody...?
Replies: 4
Views: 3201

Re: 35ft ex-admiralty cutter anybody...?

If only I had the money, space, time...