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About MEM => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: Dan Rowe on July 20, 2012, 02:06:42 PM

Title: Hello from Texas
Post by: Dan Rowe on July 20, 2012, 02:06:42 PM
Hi All,
I am a retired Marine Engineer. I mostly worked the slow speed diesel ships but I was also on a few steam ships. The reason I liked slow speed diesel is it is the closest thing to the old triple expansion engines I had a chance to work on. High pressure turbines are simply a big box connected to another even bigger box with the reduction gear.

My main focus as a model engineer has been Shay locomotives. A Shay is a marine engine that got lost in the woods. I located the original drawings and drew a bunch of them in Cad. Now I am attempting to learn enough model engineering to make a few Shays.

Title: Re: Hello from Texas
Post by: arnoldb on July 20, 2012, 02:37:29 PM
Welcome on board Dan  :)

Looking forward to more progress on your Shay  ;)

Kind regards, Arnold