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  • 06 Mar 2019 12:09 | Anonymous member

    Following some changes we made to the site, Google has indexed at least some of the back issues of Funnel on the site. So this means you can use Google to search these back issues.


    To do this, you just tell google the site you want to search as follows:


    So to search for say "turbine" you type


    turbine site:www.steamboatassociation.co.uk/resources/funnelbackissues


    into the search box on a google page.


    (yes, that is a lot to type, but you could copy the text from this news item!)


    You will get results from the Funnel Back Issues part of site. You can then open and search inside the issue in the normal way (cntrl-f will open a search box for you.)


    enjoy :-)

  • 17 Feb 2019 17:53 | Anonymous member

    The Windermere Jetty is planning to be opened on the 23rd March (after many years of closure), and SBA boats (and members) are invited - arrive by boat if you can, Dot is arranging berths etc.


    So, anyone wishing to attend the opening with their boat please contact Dot Bullough by Thursday 28th on  r.bullough375@btinternet.com or by phone at home: 0161 723 3366.

    Hopefully more detail in the next week or so.

  • 11 Feb 2019 14:59 | Anonymous member

    Keep an eye on the Events List for information on a planned event at the Falkirk Wheel which will be available soon.


    This information arrived from Ronnie Russak via John Hendry (thanks John)


    We are planning a very large flotilla 24,25,26 May  of all types of boats to celebrate the reopening of the Forth and Clyde Canal after all the disasters that happened last year. We would love to have as many steamboats participate as they are such an attraction.  This flotilla by the response so far looks like it’s going to be a real goody. The difference this time is that we want to make it like a carnival with people dressing up and as much music playing from the boats.  I’ve attached a press release about the event and we would like to know if you and any of your members are interested in joining us.


    John says he may  even be able to help with accommodation.

  • 11 Feb 2019 14:57 | Anonymous member

    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 10:41 | Anonymous member

    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

    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

    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?!

  • 10 Jan 2019 11:33 | Anonymous member

    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

    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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