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by Merlyn
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

Cartridge ones won't fit in the oil clearance gap to be measured but the older type ones which do exactly the same job will.
You could say it's just a phase you are going through.
by Merlyn
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

Some would say that retirement is akin to a high revving engine consistently under load suddenly and abruptly shut down to tick over possibly creating localized overheat problems etc and rendering the whole plant to happenings never experienced before. Similarly effecting retirement by shutting down...
by Merlyn
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

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Forgot the Mike
by Merlyn
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

As no takers for this one I maybe ought to explain to perhaps the persons not familiar with solid white metal bearings in machinery that is was not allways sprayed on white metal onto copper backed steel shells in mains / bigends / camshaft etc bearings but in older marine steam engines ( and turbin...
by Merlyn
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

Thats a good answer and of course would possibly do the job. But as I said leads that is the answer sought. Looking at the age of your building I would consider that what we seek has been there a considerable time. And although possibly in daily use for years would do the job of taking leads admirab...
by Merlyn
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

Medals in the post JK even as we speak
by Merlyn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

Scrapped bearings JK? I am sure BP will at times feel that way but what we are seeking here is how to scrape white metal bearings not scrap them. The absence of the leads is the Prima Dona factor here and this is the answer we seek. There is a way whereby these leads can be taken prior to scraping n...
by Merlyn
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

JK,
I know you have scraped bearings on a steamwinch so you have a distinct advantage here (without disclosing your age mind)
???
by Merlyn
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

Blimey BP sounds like you have really walked into somewhat of a situation there to say the least. And no tools to boot, couldn't be much worse for without tools for me is like trying to tackle the job with no arms. Furthermore I bet all that steam stuff is BSW and BSF together with the old flogging ...
by Merlyn
Thu May 28, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

Well I always thought that higher houred Marine Engineers gave themselves away with their glaze busted effect foreheads so I can only conclude that BP has always had a top team beneath him in all his sea going travels. This is indeed a one of in my experiences in life. Hope the NZ trip didn't change...
by Merlyn
Sun May 24, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

Interesting film, I had my old bearing scraper /leads/engineers blue out from the bottom of my box in preparation together with the flogging spanner and 14 pound sledge but alas to no avail as the film went back even beyond my startout in the trade. Resurrection thus aborted. BP, Nice to see you hav...
by Merlyn
Tue May 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 1584

Re: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it

Crack Arrester Hole drilling. When it lets go the internal gear may well be driven into the casing causing a hairline crack, a bulge or worst still a hole. Should it be a crack by drilling a crack arrester hole the damage could well be limited. My point was that an imperial drill always did a better...
by Merlyn
Tue May 19, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 1584

Re: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it

P.S.
Answer in imperial please as I was always taught that was the better type of Crack Arrester Hole drilling one could drill.
( Not Micky Mouse holes)
I.e.,
Metric foreign holes.
( M.M.)
by Merlyn
Tue May 19, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 1584

Re: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it

Just looking in my drill box and wondering what size crack arrester hole to drill when the cover starts swelling?
Any body?
by Merlyn
Tue May 12, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 1584

Re: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it

How big is the Casting lump? Is it big enough to sixteenth drill it for a necklace jobby? Will it take small letter punches stating S.O.S? Shit on Seat. Souvenir jobby. Is it a coarse grain casting like a cover casting? Or is it closegrain like a piston ring? There is more to do here whilst waiting ...