The Steamboat Association of Great Britain
the SBA’s quarterly journal,
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
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!
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.
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.
Items published in Funnel are the personal opinions of the contributors and therefore may not necessarily reflect SBA policy.