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  • Retired oilfield marine consultant


  • Posted in thread: Gone as far as I can on 09-18-2017 at 09:24 AM
    Thinking of how you can further enlighten us with your knowledge - or perhaps to annoy some
    others elsewhere (he says tongue in cheek) - should help to give you strength to carry on
    'fighting the good...

  • Posted in thread: Worth every penny and more on 09-18-2017 at 09:16 AM
    I seem to get more out of this forum than I'm able to contribute, so I'm happy to send a
    donation to assist in keeping it alive.DaveThe Emerald Isle

  • Posted in thread: 1/6 Marine engine on 09-09-2017 at 08:44 AM
    TonyI'm away at the moment, but from memory, Bill's vertical intake is 1/4" dia. and about
    1-1/2" long with the mixer at the bottom.91068 91069A couple of pics (from Jerry Howell)
    showing his inductio...

  • Posted in thread: Scrap yard steam engine on 09-09-2017 at 08:33 AM
    Keep on enjoying yourself. Enthusiasm is great for finding out what you can achieve with
    limited means.DaveThe Emerald Isle

  • Posted in thread: Scrap yard steam engine on 09-08-2017 at 10:45 AM
    JCI would invest in tapping drills for your most commonly anticipated threads. As you progress
    and as required, you can add to your collection. A wooden block to keep all your taps and the
    tapping and...

  • Posted in thread: 1/6 Marine engine on 09-06-2017 at 06:18 PM
    Jerry Howell designed the Bill 4 stroke engine and that had a long induction tube. He said that
    it was very difficult to get the model to run on liquid fuels, but it ran OK on propane. Your
    carb looks...

  • Posted in thread: Horizontal Boring on 08-29-2017 at 11:45 AM
    As a follow on from John Reese's suggestion of between centre boring in the lathe, here is my
    solution.I have a Harrison M300 that does not have a tee-slotted cross slide. It has half
    dovetails down e...

  • Posted in thread: Hubbard Marine Engine on 08-23-2017 at 09:18 PM
    I have just got home from attending the Bristol model engineering show, where I'd agreed to
    show this engine. Mild panic had been setting in recently as I tried to get the engine finished
    before I set...

  • Posted in thread: Titfield thunderbolt 3 1/2" drawings lo89 on 08-17-2017 at 09:24 PM
    If you want details about 'Lion', you may want to contact OLCO. Emerald Isle

  • Posted in thread: Beam Engine design & construction. on 08-11-2017 at 05:50 PM
    Hi Dave,It will go well on the Mendip 16mm gauge railway layout next week (along with some of
    your other creations)!Yes, I will be sleeping in the car park as usual, see you there?Regards
    Tony.Yes, al...

June 1, 2015  •  08:07 PM
Hi David,

Very nice to meet you today,Just thawing out now with some tea and I said i would introduce myself on here!

Kevin Rourke

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