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Q. I have broken my boiler sight glass - how do I repair it?A. Fitting the water gauge glass is mostly art and very little science!It is impossible to make the fittings and the boiler that will align without some adjustment.The following assumes you have accessed a suitable piece of 5mm OD glass tube, have cleaned out the broken glass pieces and salvaged the "O" rings - or have replacements if they were damaged, have removed the nut on the top  fitting so that you can pass a rod through where the glass tube was.Then:.1. You need to make a 5 mm...

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Q & A's

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Note the new section  in the Library - a Q & A section

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MSM Steam Plants Introduction

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MSM Places great value in offering "turnkey" solutions to installing a steam plant in a model boat. Fundamentally they are aimed to be a "set & forget" installation. We can offer many variants and have developed the following groupings to assist clients determine which variant to select for their chosen boat, or to find a boat that can accommodate a chosen plant.. The basic issue is to select a plant that will power a particular length boat and to make sure the boat has adequate space to fit the plant. The groupings are:Boats up to 800mm long and room to...

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Steam Oil explained

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Steam Oil is a lubricant specifically formulated to mix with steam as it enters the cylinder and lubricates the internal working parts of the engine in what can be very hostile conditions. It comes in a variety of grades with the heaviest being used in large high operating temperature engines down to the lightest grade as offered by MSM  - International Grade 460.Retail suppliers are rare and manufacturers have minimum order quantities that are too large for an imdividual to buy and use. The most readily available supplier will be a local steam club that is able to stock the...

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