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Lady Jan steam tug

Does anyone know the design of this boiler?

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Ray Wood 230/07/2020 10:26:51
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Hi Mark,

Welcome to the world of Model Engineering many people are capable of making the parts and assembling them, but the testing and commissioning to make it work properly that's another story!!

Maybe extend the exhaust pipe to nearer the top of the chimney to stop any backpressure to the burner?

Regards Ray

Mark Knight 411/09/2020 22:15:56
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Some progress to report with the steam tug. I spent a very enjoyable and informative morning over with Richard Simpson earlier this week. He inspected the boiler and performed a hydraulic pressure test, which it passed. Before a steam test is conducted, I have a few changes to the exhaust system to make. As reported above the exhaust was exiting into the chimney which caused a blockage and the flame to back-up. Richard stated this was not surprising and suggested the exhaust was taken right to the top of the chimney. Also I need an oil separator in the exhaust line. I’m now in the process of making one to fit in the available space. Once all this is done and plumbed in, I’ll be steaming it to see how it performs. If all ok, it’ll be back to Richard’s for a steam test and hopefully a certificate.

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