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by PeteThePen1
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2557

Re: Wheel sizes ?

Wow, the real thing! That looks nice and should polish up beautifully.

If you want a laugh about how those of us who bumble through this hobby do things, I wrote up my experiences in Funnel, Issue No. 144 : Spring 2010. I am sure that you know perfectly well how to set it all up.

Regards

Pete
by PeteThePen1
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Wheel sizes ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2557

Re: Wheel sizes ?

Hi Ian If you are not in a tearing hurry Paul Smith, son of Brian Smith of SBA fame, had a pattern for a nice steering wheel. I seem to recall that he arranged to get one cast for me in bronze and I have been very pleased with it. That was quite a long time ago so he may have had a clear out and dum...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Band Saws
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Band Saws

Hi Folks I have the Clarke version of the ubiquitous 6" metal cutting band saw. It is a tool that I wish I had got many years soon than I did, despite its poor level of accuracy and flimsy frame build. Since assembly I have wondered what speeds I should use for different metals or woods. The manual ...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 2684

Re: New Forum

Well done! Now I have got used to the new format I like it. Thanks for keeping the Forum going. It is a great resource. Regards Pete PS For us old crocks, is there any way to re-set the font to a size that I can read? If I work with the PC screen upped to 150% the font is about right, but then dropp...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: A quick intro...
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Re: A quick intro...

Welcome Guy, You will find the answers to almost any question you may have either already on the site or by asking a question. We have many very knowledgable members willing to share their expertise. Do also join the Steam Boat Association, http://www.steamboatassociation.org.uk/ as that too is a us...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

Re: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio

Thanks Kelly You can no doubt feel the heat of my blushes from where you sit. Indeed that is the correct question I was intending to ask, but was too obsessed with looking at various sectional drawings where diameter is the visible measurement. Thanks too for the added data. That is really useful. R...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

Re: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio

Thanks Gentlemen.

It is really useful to have that sort of information especially backed up with data from known successful boiler installations.

Regards

Pete

(I am amused that my own flue is not a million miles off compared to the examples, given that it was not scientifically derived.)
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio

Hi Folks Please could I pick your assembled brains? I am reflecting upon the design considerations when constructing a casing for a water tube pressure vessel. I recall asking a load of questions to a load of folk and incorporating their answers into the drawings for my own casing. I should, of cour...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Table Values Derivation
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Re: Steam Table Values Derivation

Hi Fred Many thanks indeed for that information. I will save that for future use. As it happens I have done some revision for my spreadsheet formulae skills and ended up using a lookup table with data copied from the Steam Tables. Once I thought about what I was doing I only needed a dozen or so fig...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Table Values Derivation
Replies: 2
Views: 1146

Steam Table Values Derivation

Hi Folks A question for the engineers amongst you. I am messing about with some example calcs in the Steamboating Guide and trying to create a spreadsheet that could output answers to a wider range of inputs. I need to use Vg the Secific Volume of steam against pressure P. This is available in the t...