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Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 02-02-2017 at 11:36 AM
[ I have no idea how fast the engine will need to turn to push along a boat. I have never dealt
with a propeller....QUOTE]Make the diameter as big as your engine will turn and not pop through
Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-31-2017 at 01:31 PM
Very nice work, and I'm sure you'll do a hull to match. Nice to see that engine running so
slowly. Seems that so many run the guts out of miniature engines, and all you can see is a
Posted in thread: Rope Making Machine Plans? on 01-24-2017 at 11:41 AM
Apologies to all. I've just realised that the Elmer's No.39 is a rope DRIVE, not a rope
MAKER!DaveThe Emerald Islebut it IS a very interesting thing.
Posted in thread: Ghosty's "V" Twin on 12-22-2016 at 10:53 PM
You only "need" one cam for a V...
Posted in thread: BA Taps for Stuart Casting on 12-21-2016 at 12:23 PM
Hi,Next year I'll be making a Stuart 10V casting. I don't have any BA taps or dies. From what I
can tell, I'll need: BA 5, 7, 8 taps. Cheers Ben.Where do you live, Ben...maybe someone is
Posted in thread: New member from Canada eh! on 12-13-2016 at 11:17 AM
As for Stirlings, have you looked at the MORIYA (Dr James A Senfit)? At least it has a
Posted in thread: New member from Canada eh! on 12-13-2016 at 11:09 AM
Super hispeed steam fellers really push the limits of the hobby..you never know exactly when
the entire engine is going to melt out of the bottom of the boat. Regardless, the engines do
have a purpose...
Posted in thread: New member from Canada eh! on 12-12-2016 at 12:30 AM
One question Charles. What kind of motor is the bottom picture and does it run?Best I can
tell... Double expanding, single acting, piston-valved attempt at a high speed steam engine.
wet sump, and tak...
Posted in thread: New member from Canada eh! on 12-11-2016 at 12:53 PM
A bit far away for a visit so you can prowl my sadly neglected files drawer. I tend towards not
building more traditional engines...I also grab images that catch my fancy and put them in a
folder on t...
Posted in thread: Cylinder Block Question.. on 12-09-2016 at 01:50 PM
Here we go...A few years back I was searching the internet and ran across a site in which the
company was selling the cyl block, steam chest, and heads for an engine with about a 2 x 2 inch
bore and s...