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    Age of steam
    Thank you for the reply. The boat is over 30 years old. The boiler walls are 0.100 inches thick with the end plate the same thickness. It was originally 5 tube boiler. The burner is a
    Optimus
    back pack stove that I modified. The burner and 5 tube boiler did not build up that much steam, not enough burner. Added 4 more tubes and that seemed to help. In running, I fill the boiler up to valve near the top or the sight glass to get the longest run, a little over 30 minutes. She the boat first goes into the water ther is some priming going on but it settles down once heated and the water level goes down a bit. I believe the gauge does work as if I leave the boat sit it will go up. I have another gauge and should swap it out or test the one I m using. With running low pressure you do get a longer run. Thank you for the reply.
    6 months ago by RonH
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    Re: Age of steam
    This is my first Video down load so be patient, might of posted it in the wrong forum section. Length 36" beam 12" Boat is scratch built and the boiler is scratch built 9 fire tube. Burner is a modified
    Optimus
    back pack stove and uses Coleman lantern fuel (white gas). Boat has a kitchen rudder but this video really does not show it, unless you notice some fancy turns. Engine was made by Anthony Bahaboy (Late 40's) out of Rahway NJ USA. It has a 5/8 bore and a 5/8 stroke with a packing as piston rings. I get a little more than a 30 minute run. More to come
    6 months ago by RonH
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    Take a Ride on Steamboat Willie
    This is my first Video down load so be patient. Length 36" beam 12" Boat is scratch built and the boiler is scratch built 9 fire tube. Burner is a modified
    Optimus
    back pack stove and uses Coleman lantern fuel (white gas). Boat has a kitchen rudder but this video really does not show it. Engine was made by Anthony Bahaboy (Late 40's) out of Rahway NJ USA. It has a 5/8 bore and a 5/8 stroke with a packing as piston rings. I get a little more than a 30 minute run. More to come
    6 months ago by RonH


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