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Forum: Steamboats & History 07-20-2007, 11:36 AM
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Posted By David Dewey
My Memorie of Hal's calliope is that it is/was...

My Memorie of Hal's calliope is that it is/was very large. Also, I understand that the engines are a bit small for the boat, he was going to put in larger ones? Next time I run into Les I will try to...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-18-2007, 12:26 AM
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Posted By David Dewey
I believe it was so the stem would not be...

I believe it was so the stem would not be centered over the pipe opening, making it much easier to machine the whistle base.
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David D.
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2007, 11:19 PM
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Posted By David Dewey
Travis, Wow, I agree with you, even from an...

Travis,
Wow, I agree with you, even from an amateur's view, that manifold looks way too small. One advantage of an oversized manifold is the reserve steam expansion power it provides. Of course,...
Forum: Steamboats & History 07-15-2007, 11:10 PM
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Posted By David Dewey
Yes, that is a purpose-built "leak" to allow...

Yes, that is a purpose-built "leak" to allow condensate to more quickly be ejected. During playing, some does form between note playing on each individual whistle, so a small hole is often drilled in...
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