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jpdenver

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Re: Fine tuning a D10
« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2017, 12:47:26 AM »

To all,

I found a hand pump in my "Box of Misc Pieces and Parts"
I also had one from Microcosm, that was under sized.
So I am marrying them using a gearhead motor from
Polulu here in the states. 

I do not have room to add the D10 Pump itself.
So I am mounting it on a plate of brass and will use
a Servo-Switch to turn it on and off.

The pump will use the side tanks for a supply,
and the longer run time means I needed to increase the
size of the waste tank. 

Found a 50 gal barrel about a year ago, so I added some
plumbing and replaced the smaller tank.

All of this has been supervised by the captain and crew.
Now waiting on the final plumbing and a new set of
test runs.


Regards to all,
Jim




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Re: Fine tuning a D10
« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2017, 08:11:25 AM »

What exactly keeps you from running this pump directly from the engine? It looks like there is some room.
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Re: Fine tuning a D10
« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2017, 08:42:32 AM »

Bonjour Jim,
I do agree with Kno3, your boat worths a machanical pump. Would you oblige your curret captain to manage an electric device and its battery  ok2 ?
Besides this, you have a great oil separator, what a good idea  :-))   
And on my side, we have enhanced the tuning of my D10, video soon.
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Re: Fine tuning a D10
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2017, 03:35:47 AM »

Guys,

I thought long and hard on the subject. 

This boat is my "test bed"  for engines. 
The D10 is my second in this hull. 
The next engine is a Stuart Compound Twin.

The current engine really is too tight to fit in the pump
without quite a bit of rework on mounting, having to move the boiler
and reorganize the universal joint to get an extra 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

So by making the pump electrical, I can
swap engines in and out by just re-working
Steam and Exhaust, along with servo linkage.

So the pump is going to stay with the Boiler,
and the Hull. 

I am going to have to put away the hulls for a bit.

We just got 210 boxes of Kitchen from Ikea.
And my wife expects my time to be spent helping
the carpenter rebuilding ours.

Take care,
Keep the keels in a downward position,

Jim







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Re: Fine tuning a D10
« Reply #54 on: October 16, 2017, 02:44:51 PM »


Yes the Honey Do List can cut into modeling time, but it is usually worth it.
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