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by PeteThePen1
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Increasing a VFT boilers output by increasing the firebox size
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Increasing a VFT boilers output by increasing the firebox size

Bear in mind that my skill is pushing paper not engineering, but Frances Ann has a tapered inner funnel. What I have noticed is that the smoke does seem to 'rush' out of the top rather than drift when one is lighting up. The logic for the taper is that the steam dome intrudes into the funnel base. I...
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steamboating Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Steamboating Magazine

Thanks Mike.

Good to know that he is still with us.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steamboating Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Steamboating Magazine

Thanks for the efforts Mike and David. A thought has just occurred to me. What about his Facebook page? I don't use that kind of App feeling that Google knows far too much about me already never mind all the stuff that Facebook collects (and sells). However, Ron may still use Facebook to keep in tou...
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Steamboating Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Steamboating Magazine

Hi Folks Doing some housekeeping for my emails I have just realised that it is over a year since I have heard from Ron Fossum and probably more than that since receiving the last copy of Steamboating. Has anybody any news of Ron? Is he well or indisposed? He certainly has done a lot for hobby steamb...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: Starting up for the day
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Starting up for the day

Now that is a wonderful description:

" I allow a steady trickle of missionaries to go forth and be eaten by the heathen gods of entropy."

And some of thought of you as an engineer not a 'Word Smith"!
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Members' Websites and Boats
Topic: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam
Replies: 33
Views: 2419

Re: Colin chandlers 14ft yachting world day boat conversion to steam

Yes, its great to see this kind of restoration and being undertaken without drama. Well done Colin! Keep the photos coming in please.
by PeteThePen1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2029

Re: Wheel sizes ?

Actually the spring is unnecessary as the wheel/sprocket assembly uses gravity to keep things tensioned. I suspect that I got the spring as a result of a telephone order to some supplier who probably insisted that it would be necessary. As it is all hidden away under the coaming I don't know if the ...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2029

Re: Wheel sizes ?

Hi Folks Just spotted that photo again. For any of our colleagues who may be new to the hobby, could I explain that the two cables on the far left go to the quadrant mounted on the top of the rudder shaft. A quadrant is best because it keeps the lengths of the cables constant throughout the range of...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Condensing Circuit Logic
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Condensing Circuit Logic

Hi Everybody Many thanks for your wisdom everybody. Thanks especially to Mike for spotting that I had omitted the loop back to the float valve in the hot well. That idea had been in my head at some point as my box of 'bits to fit in due course' include a diminutive float valve, but the idea must hav...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Condensing Circuit Logic
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Condensing Circuit Logic

Hi Everybody The Festive Season is upon us so it is time for us to do some thinking as well as feasting. For myself, I would like your thoughts on condensing circuits. The context is that I am nearly at the stage of installing a hot well and then plumbing things back together. My original plan has g...