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Forum: Steamboats & History 07-20-2008, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Bob Reynolds
The chain handrails on the stage appeared in the...

The chain handrails on the stage appeared in the late '80's or early '90's. I always thought they were silly, as that stage is so wide. All that stuff up on the roof was added piece by piece over...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-20-2008, 07:16 PM
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Views: 6,081
Posted By Bob Reynolds
Hi, Phillip. We discussed the...

Hi, Phillip. We discussed the wheel/splashboard/stack extensively in a thread back in March of this year. Read all about it:
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Forum: Steamboats & History 07-19-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,081
Posted By Bob Reynolds
Oh yeah, Sam, I've had Ed come out and tell me...

Oh yeah, Sam, I've had Ed come out and tell me more than once to "Shut that off!!!"
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-19-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,081
Posted By Bob Reynolds
That steam capstan IS a neat piece of equipment. ...

That steam capstan IS a neat piece of equipment. Also steam operated (and exhausting outboard on the port bow) is the stage hoist engine. It has a lever to "put it in gear" so to speak, to ship it...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-18-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,081
Posted By Bob Reynolds
Yeah, Judy, I'll plead guilty to some stars, but...

Yeah, Judy, I'll plead guilty to some stars, but Dave Tschiggfrie was first!

Bruno, we old-timers remember when the water in the toilets was river water. It was not flushed overboard in my time,...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-18-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Bob Reynolds
Bruno, I'll answer my part as best I can and...

Bruno, I'll answer my part as best I can and leave the rest to others (though I think I know about the acorns, but not sure!).
Yes, the Three chime whistle is divided inside to 3 chambers of...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-18-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,081
Posted By Bob Reynolds
Hi, Phillip! I will try to answer a few of the...

Hi, Phillip! I will try to answer a few of the questions you posed, but we'll have to wait for others to get some of them!
(1) The pilotwheel was removed sometime in the late 50's, I think. It did...
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