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Author Topic: BOILER TYPE ?  (Read 329 times)

Offline Robert Hornby

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BOILER TYPE ?
« on: October 10, 2021, 04:56:19 PM »
I am thinking of extending my engine room model to include a "fake" boiler. Anyone any thoughts on what type of boiler boiler paddle wheelers used ?  i.e. Cylindrical horizontal or rectangular scotch boiler type?  Also I am assuming that most of them would have used timber for fuel rather than coal.
Bob
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Offline Bierjunge

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Re: BOILER TYPE ?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2021, 07:07:32 PM »
Most western river steamboats hat locomotive-type horizontal boilers due to their comparatively low weight.
I highly recommend Alan Bates' two standard books "The Western Rivers Steamboat Cyclopoedium" and "The Western Rivers Engineroom Cyclopoedium" including a multitude of drawings invaluable for the modeller.

Moritz

 

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