My 24' Launch

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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:44 pm

Rainer wrote:... Where/how have you learned the tube rolling process?
Rainer, it was on the job training. I give some points in the one blog post. But as John says, it is best learned rolling in light. One can roll a tube tighter if there is leakage, but one can't "un-roll" an over-rolled tube. Your sheet ligaments will thank you too.

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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:33 pm

Here's some video of flaring and beading:

http://steamlaunchiona.blogspot.com/

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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by johngriffiths » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:52 pm

Informative videos Steve, any heavier stay tubes used or are they all doing the job of stays. Is it a dryback?

No sign of Beaumaris Instrument Co, your engine builder/designer, when I was in Beaumaris late last year and I was told the drawings and patterns are now in Germany. Looks as if your launch is going to be a cracker (slang for a good'un).

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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by Rainer » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:13 pm

"beading in action"
Great - Thank You!
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:14 am

johngriffiths wrote:Informative videos Steve, any heavier stay tubes used or are they all doing the job of stays.

John, they are all serving as stays. Our code requires a minimum of beading on the combustion chamber end and flaring on the smokebox end. Though as any boilermaker knows, the roll in the sheet does all of the holding.
Is it a dryback?
Yes, sir.
No sign of Beaumaris Instrument Co, your engine builder/designer, when I was in Beaumaris late last year and I was told the drawings and patterns are now in Germany. Looks as if your launch is going to be a cracker (slang for a good'un). Cheers, John
Yes, that's what I have heard @ Beaumaris. By the mercies, I received prints with the engine. I am working at Iona so she'll be a "cracker." Her namesake, my mother, certainly was. But you all will be the judge of that at the end of the day. Thanks for the encouragement!
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Sun May 04, 2014 10:54 pm

Putting on the squeeze ... preparing for the stamp inspection of the boiler:

http://steamlaunchiona.blogspot.com/
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by DetroiTug » Mon May 05, 2014 2:45 pm

Really nice work Steve.

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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:13 pm

More fun and games - dialing in the propeller shaft and engine beds:
http://steamlaunchiona.blogspot.com/
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by Mike Rometer » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:54 pm

Oh, to have that space and lifting equipment available. Almost puts one off starting! :lol: :lol: :lol: (Likely!)
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Re: My 24' Launch

Post by S. Weaver » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:39 pm

Mike,

You know us American cousins - can't do a thing until we have all the gear and quadruple the space ... :roll:
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