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    the final configuration of the 4 boilers what...

    the final configuration of the 4 boilers

    what makes this configuration odd is I wonder about the wisdom of the engineers. The boilers were placed back to back with the fire doors on either end....
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    the boilers had a steam dome and a duct that ties...

    the boilers had a steam dome and a duct that ties the boilers together so smoke would go from the fire tubes in the boilers to a collection point and up the stack
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    boilers are done right down to the hinges and...

    boilers are done right down to the hinges and rivets on the fire doors
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    in the drawing there are these L shaped parts...

    in the drawing there are these L shaped parts with a bolt on one end, these might be used to attach the paddles, but not sure of that.
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    and the last 3 drawings anyone know of an...

    and the last 3 drawings

    anyone know of an image or illustration of a water wheel that is together?
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    after extensive research and advice from others...

    after extensive research and advice from others the boiler drawings are complete and now being modeled so it is on to the paddle wheels.

    from the drawings can anyone describe to me how this goes...
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    the original drawings are quite old and very...

    the original drawings are quite old and very delicate. A cad drawing is done over the original making corrections in the plans. notice on the drawing the pipes do exit the end of the boiler and they...
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    a couple cad drawings ready for 3D modeling

    a couple cad drawings ready for 3D modeling
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    maybe it is the other way around and the water...

    maybe it is the other way around and the water goes through the tubes and it is heated by the fire.

    this made sense for the fire because now the gas and smoke can exit the stack. Bad for the steam...
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    then I drew a top view of the cross section and...

    then I drew a top view of the cross section and realized the first graphic did not work because the smoke and gas was exiting through the end. The steam dome and stack are sitting on top in the...
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    back in psts #51 and 52 I posted the original...

    back in psts #51 and 52 I posted the original drawings of the boiler
    in order to model it I need to know how it works so I did a simple graphic of what I thought how it worked

    down in the bottom...
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    here is what I think I see there is a curved...

    here is what I think I see there is a curved strap which the ends slip into straps riveted to the face of the boiler, it can be rotated and removed.
    inside is a cup bolted or riveted to a curved...
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    take a look at this these are the end caps...

    take a look at this

    these are the end caps that go over the tubes look at the longer arrow which points to the circle now follow the blue line of the edge of the strap and the profile is showing...
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    there are so many types of boilers it is hard to...

    there are so many types of boilers it is hard to figure out where to start
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    in post #50 of the full drawing it is showing 4...

    in post #50 of the full drawing it is showing 4 end views that is confusing because there are only 2 ends to the boiler

    in post #53 the first drawing is showing something that looks like a dome...
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    and what I assume to be the steam piping to the...

    and what I assume to be the steam piping to the engines
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    this drawing shows details of the doors and other...

    this drawing shows details of the doors and other parts
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    these next 2 drawings show the placement of the...

    these next 2 drawings show the placement of the boilers in the hull
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    and some more

    and some more
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    here are closer looks at parts of the full drawing

    here are closer looks at parts of the full drawing
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    I have 3 main modeling projects left to do 1 the...

    I have 3 main modeling projects left to do
    1 the water wheel
    2 linkage for the lever arm and valve system on the cylinder
    3 the boilers

    the water wheels are pretty straight forward the valve...
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    no I have not so how do I contact him? my...

    no I have not so how do I contact him?

    my original plan was to create a diorama of the first US navy steam ship the Mississippi under construction. The idea was to create a 3d model of the engine...
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    reminds me of the early days with computers I...

    reminds me of the early days with computers I know my CAD programs and photo programs but when it came to operating system I am at a total loss. I would sit for days on end trying to figure out what...
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    looking at the funnel shaped piece I put it here...

    looking at the funnel shaped piece I put it here because there was a hole BUT then I came across this drawing and there is also a hole in the side of the condenser lower down.
    maybe I am wrong...
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    next is to check the condenser and where it is...

    next is to check the condenser and where it is placed in the engine the square opening on the left is in a direct line with the center of the exhaust column
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