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Topical notes about the SBA and the world of steamboats

  • 11 Feb 2019 14:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear all, just noticed that the videos in the Media menu were not playing - they are now!


    If you notice things on the website not working, please let us know via webmaster@steamboatassociation.org.uk


    Thanks...

  • 07 Feb 2019 16:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are all the documents relating to the forthcoming AGM


    Hard copies will be available on the day 


    2019 AGM Invitation and Agenda KJS.pdf


    SBA Clauses 11, 13 and 14 letter to SBA Member Attendee version.docx


    Approximate AGM 2019 day timetable.pdf


    SBA Auction Instructions.pdf


    Looking forward to seeing you all there!


    Kevin Slater CEng


  • 30 Jan 2019 13:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are saddened to receive the report that Wolfgang Hans Georg Schlager (3/11/1935 - 1/9/2019) passed away in January. Wolfgang was for many years the SBA Regional Representative for the USA West Coast.  We intend to publish a full obituary in a forthcoming edition of 'Funnel'.


    Please see the longer article here Wolfgang Schlager.

  • 30 Jan 2019 10:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Chairman has asked us to notify you of a proposed change to our constitution with respect to our auditing arrangements. This will be voted on by members at the AGM, but if you are not attending then please vote by email or post.


    Please see the attached document explaining things.


     Clause 11 letter to SBA Member KJS web version 3.pdf

  • 29 Jan 2019 10:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tony Young alerted us to this fabulous instructional video on raising steam on one of His Majesty's Destroyers.


    I'll add it to the video library too...

  • 25 Jan 2019 11:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For those of you with a technology bent (Oh, I guess that is everyone!) you might be interested to know that you can now download an app for your Android Phone (and even those old Apple ones too).


    Nip along to your app store and search for "Wild Apricot for Members" (the people who make the software behind the web site) and download it. Using the app you can: 


    Access Member Directory:

    • View your organisation's entire member directory
    • View member profiles
    • Email and call fellow members

    Register for Events:

    • View an event calendar and event details
    • Register for an event through the app
    • View existing event registrations
    • Pay an outstanding event registration fee

    Update Personal Profiles:

    • Members can view their personal profile, including their membership renewal date


    Exciting huh?!

  • 21 Jan 2019 10:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    John Jewsbury highlighted that a BBC documentary on Clyde Puffers is currently available on BBC iPlayer. 


    Here's a link: Clyde Puffers Documentary

  • 20 Jan 2019 17:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SBA WINTER WEEK END 2019


    Proposed Date: Fri-Sun 25/26/27th, October 2019


    If you would be interested in attending a Winter Social and Seminar to be held for a second year at The Mecure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa near Blackburn could you please let Dot Bullough know before 15th March 2019.


    Contact: r.bullough375@btinternet.com (preferable)  or on 0161 723 3366


    If there is sufficient interest by that date Dot will go ahead with the organisation.


    Venue: Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa

    Blackburn Road

    Clayton-le-Moors

    Blackburn

    BB5 5JP



  • 10 Jan 2019 11:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I was recently contacted by an Indian company (Tinytech) offering steam plants which might suit members, and we are passing this information on for your interest.


    Mark Rudall offered the following wise words on experience with this company:


    Tiny Tech, India, have advertised their steam engines and Yarrow type boilers for many years and they are built for the developing world to provide simple power sources often on indigenous fuels. We have been sent their current price list, which is here for your interest. It is important to note the caveat that imported boilers, however robustly built, would not necessarily meet European demands for provenance of materials, certification of welds etc.. Moreover, the engines, given their target market, are somewhat crude, but do operate.


    TinyTech wrote as follows:


    Dear Steam Friends,

    I have conviction in my heart that steam power is going to come back sooner or later.

    So with great difficulties I developed steam engines from 2.5 hp to 70 hp and also water tube boilers of various sizes.

    If any of your members is seriously interested in steam engine, he can contact me.

    I will be pleased to give my full co operation.

    I am giving below the price list of my steam engine

    STEAM ENGINES FOR YOUR OWN POWER

    SINGLE CYLINDER STEAM ENGINES

    (1) Single cylinder double acting steam engine 6 hp, cylinder dia 90.2mm x stroke 80mm, US$ 1200/-

    (2) Single cylinder double acting steam engine 10 hp, cylinder dia 101.6mm x stroke 116mm, US$ 1500/-

    (3) Single cylinder double acting steam engine 20 hp, cylinder dia 127mm x stroke 146mm, US$2100 /-

    (4) Single cylinder double acting steam engine 25 hp, cylinder dia 139.7mm x stroke 146mm, US$ 2400/-

    (5) Single cylinder double acting steam engine 30 hp, cylinder dia 152.4mm x stroke 146mm, US$ 2700/-

    (6) Single cylinder double acting steam engine 50 hp, cylinder dia 190mm x stroke 146mm, 4200US$ /-

    (7) Single cylinder double acting steam engine 70 hp, cylinder dia 190mm x stroke 200mm, US$ 6000/-

    DOUBLE CYLINDER TWIN V TYPE STEAM ENGINES

    (1) Double cylinder double acting steam engine 5 hp, cylinder dia 63mm x stroke 80mm, US$ 1800/-

    (2) Double cylinder double acting steam engine 8 hp, cylinder dia 76.2mm x stroke 80mm , US$ 2200/-

    (3) Double cylinder double acting steam engine 12 hp, cylinder dia 90.2mm x stroke 80mm, US$ 2400/-

    (5) Double cylinder double acting steam engine 20 hp, cylinder dia 101.6mm x stroke 116mm, US$ 2600/-

    (6) Double cylinder double acting steam engine 28 hp, cylinder dia 114.3mm x stroke 116mm, US$ 3000/-

    (7) Double cylinder double acting steam engine 36 hp, cylinder dia 140mm x stroke 107 mm, US$ 3200/-

    (8) Double cylinder double acting steam engine 40 hp, cylinder dia 140mm x stroke 116mm, US$ 4000/-

    (9) Double cylinder double acting steam engine 100 hp, cylinder dia 190mm x stroke 146mm, US$7000/-.

    COMPOUND STEAM ENGINES V TYPE (HP CYLINDER X LP CYLINDER X STROKE)

    (1) Double cylinder double acting compound steam engine 6 hp, cylinders dia 63 x 90 x stroke 80mm,US$2000

    (2) Double cylinder double acting compound steam engine 9 hp, cylinder dia 90 x 114 x stroke 80mm,US$ 2200

    (3) Double cylinder double acting compound steam engine 15 hp cyl dia 90mmx127mmxstroke116mm, US$2800

    (4) Double cylinder double acting compound steam engine 22 hp, cyl dia 101.6x139.7xstroke116mm, US$ 3600

    (5) Double cylinder double acting compound steam engine 32 hp, cyl dia 114.3x165.1xstroke 146mm, US$ 6200

    (6) Double cylinder double acting compound steam engine 40 hp, cyl dia 127x 177.8 xstroke 146mm, US$ 7400

    (7) Double cylinder double acting compound steam engine 50 hp, cyl dia 139.7x 190 xstroke 146mm, US$ 8000

    VELJIBHAI DESAI

    (76 years engineer promoting people's own power)


    AADHUNIK GLOBAL ENERGY

    TINYTECH PLANTS

    Tagore Road, RAJKOT - 360002, INDIA

    91 92 27 60 65 70 ( MOBILE)

    energy@tinytechindia.com

    www.tinytechindia.com







  • 06 Jan 2019 11:09 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The effort to make previous issues of Funnel available to the membership via the Website continues.


    You will now find a new page (here) with issues from Number 100 onwards available. Not all the issues are there yet - but progress is being made.... :-)


    These pages are only accessible to SBA members - so now is the ideal time to join - here

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