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‘The Funnel’, the SBA’s quarterly journal,
arrives on members’ doormats at the beginning of
March, June, September and December each year.

This is the current Edition
Funnel 193  –  Summer 2022 

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The current edition is number 193, shown here. 

Funnel 193 has now hit members’ doormats. It is again a 90-odd page edition full of  information, updates on this and that and some useful how-to-do-it material too, along with historical pieces.  

As ever, the SBA journal is assembled with a view to providing something of interest to steamboat enthusiasts of long experience or of none at all.  Here are just a few of this month's articles:

Maid of Scrap – a history (part 2) Pete Cuthbert 

Work Days onboard Sir Walter Scott John Hendry 

Reed’s Hints to Sea Going for Engineers Richard Havard 

The Steam Tug Challenge

Pole position Mark Rudall

No Rules for assembling a Steam Launch Richard Havard 

A Blast from the past compiled by Andy Hopper 

Tug to Table Bay: Part 1 John Young 

Eccentricity Roger Calvert 

Simple Valve Gear Setup Paul Smith 

Wood Burning Grate Design Kelly Anderson USA

Lubrication Kevin Slater

Injectors demystified submitted by Richard Havard 

Why We Hydro Michael Cross USA

A design in Pictures: a trailer draw bar extension Andy Hopper 

Each edition aims, as ever,  to set a few useful ‘hares running’ on different topics to attract readers’ opinions in new articles or letters because ‘Funnel’ exists to give everyone a voice.

Contributions should be sent to: Honorary Editor

Copy deadlines

Spring/March issue:  31 January
Summer/June issue: 30 April
Autumn/September issue: 31 July
Winter/December issue: 31 October

Please submit all material
as early as possible!


For more Funnel contents, see the Cumulative Index, or the Back Issues Archive.

Copy should ideally be sent in Word format.  We publish to an 84pp A5 format so simply send straight Word files of the text and pictures as separate (rather than embedded) jpgs.

Photos and scanned drawings should be at 300dpi - i.e. JPGs saved as high quality.  

You can now also submit articles, letters and members' adverts from this website.

Small Adverts for steam related items are printed free of charge to members and on a one-off basis to other individuals at the Editor's discretion. Photos may be included if space permits.

For commercial adverts email adverts@steamboatassociation.co.uk.

Items published in Funnel are the personal opinions of the contributors and therefore may not necessarily reflect SBA policy.

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