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Forum: Steamboats & History 07-26-2007, 01:07 AM
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Posted By David Dewey
Richard, Exactly, that's why I really...

Richard,
Exactly, that's why I really appreciated your drawing, as I hadn't thought of supporting the languid plate with spacers and screws--it greatly simplifies machining the bowl and plate...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-25-2007, 09:55 PM
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Posted By David Dewey
Richard, Thanks for that diagram! I never thought...

Richard, Thanks for that diagram! I never thought of building the bowl like that. I would assume the plate could be made of thicker material, turned down so the center could support the bell rod. Why...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-23-2007, 08:30 PM
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Posted By David Dewey
Once again, the "little hole at the low point"...

Once again, the "little hole at the low point" trick comes into play! My old boat, the Mikahala, had the valve near the boiler, and the whistle on the stack. Because the boiler was so efficient,...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-22-2007, 10:41 AM
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Posted By David Dewey
But Judy, some of us buy a whistle and then build...

But Judy, some of us buy a whistle and then build a steamboat so we can use it! Come to think of it, wasn't the steamboat built to haul the calliope around??
I know, I'm...
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