Posted on behalf of marinesteam:
Lighting the Boiler
Joined: 28 Nov 2007
Location: Colorado, USA
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:08 pm Post subject: Hello,
Just thought I'd introduce myself.
I'm Ken and a relatively new member to the steamboating fraternity. I reside in Colorado USA, not the best location for getting to meet fellow steamboaters but we have some nice large lakes nearby.
I come to the hobby through an interest in Steam locomotives, mechanical engineering and growing up in a city surrounded by several lakes in the Midwest.
I purchased the York compound casting set two years ago and have made a little progress in the preparation of the castings. I am polishing all of the bronze bits to a bright finish. In the meantime I am honing my machining skills with some other small projects and have upgraded my machine shop slightly. I recently moved to the larger lathe needed to handle the size of the York castings from a smaller 9x20. I had originally intended to build G1 live steam models but found hobby steamboating to be a better fit to my interests.
My current "practice" machining project is rebuilding the bell of a single chime steam whistle. The rebuilt bell will be a three chime whistle and will use the original bowl and valve.
I am a member of both the Northwest Steam Society and SBA-GB. I was able to attend the NWSS meet in Seattle this year was impressed by the camaraderie of the group.
Thanks for the forum.
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Joined: 23 Sep 2007
Location: Cumbria, UK
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:28 pm Post subject:
You should put some pictures up of this steam whistle.
Best of luck with the York compound, they seem to be a good sturdy engine.
I've got the vehicle , just need the boat.
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