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Dec 27, 2007, 08:40 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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Dec 28, 2007, 01:57 PM
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Photos of your installation and your tug steaming around, please :-)
Dec 29, 2007, 12:50 AM
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I definetly second what Brooks said!
Dec 29, 2007, 03:04 AM
Keep a Steady Strain....
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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.
Jan 01, 2008, 09:27 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."
Jan 02, 2008, 10:52 AM
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Nice tugboat video, also liked your Titanic video :-)
Feb 24, 2008, 10:11 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
Dec 27, 2009, 04:42 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
Dec 27, 2009, 08:11 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...
Dec 27, 2009, 05:25 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...
Dec 28, 2009, 11:44 PM
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-kno3-, I will take some new pictures and post them within the week; thank you for your interest.
Jan 05, 2010, 09:39 PM
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Brooklyn Tug internals


-kno3-, here are some photos of the steam plant-
Jan 06, 2010, 12:20 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?
Jan 06, 2010, 07:58 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.
Jan 07, 2010, 07:09 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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