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Old Dec 27, 2007, 09:40 PM
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Steam plant for Brooklyn Tug

Has anyone else out there installed a GAGE tvr1a steam engine / Cheddar Puffin boiler in a Dumas Brooklyn tug? I've had many satisfying hours with the one I built.
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 02:57 PM
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Photos of your installation and your tug steaming around, please :-)
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 01:50 AM
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I definetly second what Brooks said!
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 04:04 AM
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We installed a Cheddar Puffin De-Luxe in one of the first Brooklyns to make it out of Dumas quite a few years ago.
Although I was more into high-torque electric tugs at the time, that Brooklyn was a real pleasure to tool around with.
I found myself running around alot with the superstructure removed just so I could watch & listen to the steam engine better.
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Old Jan 01, 2008, 10:27 PM
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capntroy, very clean installation- I like the red superstructure. I'll get a few photos soon. There is a short video of mine on you tube under "rapidnadion."
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Old Jan 02, 2008, 11:52 AM
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Nice tugboat video, also liked your Titanic video :-)
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 11:11 PM
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Guys.

I have a TVR1A that I would like to install in a Dumas Brooklyn, just like some of you did. What boiler do you recommend that will be a good fit? I dont have a machine shop so an un-machined kit wont do.

Peconic_Steam. That is an amazing video of the Brooklyn. It really sealed my desire to build this combo.

Thanks in advance.

Fernando
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 05:42 AM
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capntroy, very clean installation- I like the red superstructure. I'll get a few photos soon. There is a short video of mine on you tube under "rapidnadion."
It's the year 2009 and still no photos of your tug's steam plant, peconic
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 09:11 AM
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-kno3-, actually there are a few pics posted on everglades' "live steam powered Brooklyn tug" discussion post on page 2. He was kind enough to put the pictures up, as I didn't know how to at the time...
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 06:25 PM
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Now if you'd also tell me how to find that topic, or just add some pics here, as it would be nice to have a complete topic...
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 12:44 AM
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-kno3-, I will take some new pictures and post them within the week; thank you for your interest.
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Old Jan 05, 2010, 10:39 PM
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Brooklyn Tug internals

-kno3-, here are some photos of the steam plant-
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Old Jan 06, 2010, 01:20 AM
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Very nice, thanks for posting the photos. From the baked-on oil on the engine, I suspect your ship gets a lot of sailing. Nice use of gears to get more turn of the throttle valve. What are the red-wired items hung from the valveboxes at either end of the engine?
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Old Jan 06, 2010, 08:58 AM
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Brooks, the red wires are the hot leads to the 2 6V engine room lights. The (-) side is just where the sockets bolt on to the engine. There's another one at the fwd. end of the boiler to light up the sight glass.
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Old Jan 07, 2010, 08:09 AM
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Thanks for the pictures! I'm not quite sure I understand why you attached the electrical wires to the engine itself?!?
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