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   The Steamboat Association of Great Britain

‘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 190 – Autumn 2021 

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The current edition is number 190, shown here. 

Funnel 190 will shortly be hitting members’ doormats. It is a 90-odd page edition full of the usual mix 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

Coal alternatives   (Dick Plumb)

21st Century Steam   (Roger Heise)

Trailer lights (Mark Rudall)

Workshop tips   (Richard Havard)

Get Your Feet Wet    (Mark Rudall)

New Members Start Here   (Roger Calvert)

Steam and other lifeboats   (Dick Plumb)

Calstock Rally report   (Richard Coolsley & Alan Davis)

Pre Windermere Rally report   (Roger Kent)

Windermere Rally Report &

Steam Hippopotamus Ditty   (Helen Steeple)

Leak engine background  (Jihn Griffiths)

Each edition aims 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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