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by Merlyn
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: 2018 April - TC's Jolly Jack retirement, Halifax

Ha, Exposed at last! Never took you for an Edwin type lookalike character , always thought it would have been Rob after Rob Roy the famous wee boy from the haste ye back land. You up anchoring to return to base port or staying put? Hope you are not retiring from the site though else we have lost a g...
by Merlyn
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 379
Views: 111034

Re: New engine

Andrew, Thank you for your kind invite and lunch at the local Mcdonalds followed by a city tour. The engine I had for 18 years is now gone, ( 1982-2001 ) it was not however a plane but a rotary jobby. You know the old saying designed to wind up the fixed wing boys, "To fly is heavenly but to ho...
by Merlyn
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 379
Views: 111034

Re: New engine

Lot of linkages here Andrew, all capable of producing friction losses and thereby reducing the efficiency of your design.
I can only see a partial turning moment here of less than 90 degrees and to spin the crank 360 how can this be attained?
by Merlyn
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 379
Views: 111034

Re: New engine

Going back to the beginning of it all ( for me anyway ) and just starting my five year indentured apprenticeship in 1960 I have now decided to attempt to get to the bottom of Felix's futuristic designs once and for all and don my short trousers again and have my old slide rule re-calibrated and star...
by Merlyn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 379
Views: 111034

Re: New engine

If water inlet pressure supply is in psi and those suspicious looking spark plugs are obviously metric surely an imbalance of sorts would occur at " critical rpm readings " especially if the rpm is taken in imperial? Also the water pressure discharge readings if measured in Mickey Mouse re...
by Merlyn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 379
Views: 111034

Re: New engine

First problem I have is my sixties slide rule is in feet and inches? An accurate transposable factor to your metric may not be possible considering imperial dated nineteen sixties era versus 2018 metric conversion factor may or could be not a direct and exact reading at, say for example sixty degree...
by Merlyn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 379
Views: 111034

Re: New engine

Well it would appear that I now have to spend time searching for my old sixties slide rule together with the associated short trousers worn during that era in a futile attempt to understand this advanced latest design from Felixs's drawing board as this one would appear to be so far advanced in desi...
by Merlyn
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: April Fools
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: April Fools

Good one!
If he didn't show up as a target on the PPI screen he certainly showed up as a target for April first.
Bet that goes down in his history as a never to be forgotten happening.
New nick name maybe?

Target?
by Merlyn
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 379
Views: 111034

Re: New engine

Andrew, I don't think those rocking beam engines are meant to run at the rpm shown in your video or is it a demonstration video depicting what can go wrong in the event of governor failure perhaps? As the manufacturers are only 20 miles away from my location let me know when it all reverts back to p...
by Merlyn
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Spot on Big Pete. Maybe a little air receiver instead of a five gallon drum with, as you said a pressure regulator set at around 100 psi. The ones I have used have been christened " Daleks " as they resemble one in my mind. Drain engines, plug in a PLC airline and job done. This engine it ...
by Merlyn
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Giving the matter further thought I am concerned that by using my five gallon drum theory there may not be a sufficient " head " above the engine to enable the oil to be pushed around the rear main and onwards into the engine. Should there not be enough height to locate the skyhook then as...
by Merlyn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Looks like a semi rotary pump , direction arrow on the back in case of upside down mounting? You know, suck don't blow theory. Doubles up for a Bilge pump for the ships lifeboat. Handraulic V Hydraulic? Trying to determine whether or not the description of R/H V L/H operation changes re a right or l...
by Merlyn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Left or right hand one?
Could that be the handraulic version?
by Merlyn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Big Pete,
But what about the return?
by Merlyn
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

I know the engine to which you refer now. That's TDC's engine. I wondered what happened to it as I didn't hear from TDC any further re his probs. with it. As I wrote back then I was concerned about it being craned up onto the Quay and abandoned there, so glad to hear it's gone to a good home albeit ...

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