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by steamboat_idris
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knockoff Bearings
Replies: 18
Views: 2470

Re: Knockoff Bearings

I thought I might spread a word of caution about ball/roller/needle bearings, based on my recent experience. When I need bearings the first places I look before calling a distributor is Ebay and Amazon. I don't like to spend more than I have to if a bargain can be found, <snip> , they were about a ...
by steamboat_idris
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Replies: 86
Views: 13222


Mike, I appreciate where you are coming from and feel for you. I would however advise that you look into the law(s) more thoroughly. Copyright does not protect you from others manufacturing parts either from your prints (no matter how they were obtained) or by reverse engineering. Copyright only pro...
by steamboat_idris
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam Launch Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Steam Launch Engine

Mountaineer, I'm currently building a York. The design is sound and there are a few currently in boats around the world. Castings were very good with no voids. Only complaint would be a small number had very thin machining allowances. The prints have a few errors, mostly mating hole sizes. I think P...