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Author Topic: Another PS Adelaide build  (Read 6036 times)

Offline vk2dj

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2016, 05:01:57 PM »
G'day fellow modellers not a lot of progress as also working on another project started on the deck beams
Gary

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2016, 07:08:48 PM »
Looking great Gary, the way I see the plan is 16 athwart hull sponson beams.......

Do you plan to set the hull up on the [metal] machine milling table & mill the 3.3 x 4.4 slots for the beams...& all in each single pass?....

Would be a super way of ensuring trueness, alignment & squareness & also between port & stdb sides....etc ... Derek
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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2016, 07:41:57 PM »
G'day Gents a couple pic of the progress of fitting the deck timbers I have started fitting the deck sheeting onto which I am going to glue the planks to the ply is 1/16" & the planks will also be 1/16" Progress has been slow as I am also   working on my 5" loco build
Gary

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2016, 08:02:48 PM »
G'day all fitted up the rudder today to check before starting the painting of the hull
Gary

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2016, 09:56:01 PM »
Great job of the rudder Gary this boat is is progressing beautifully.  :great :clap :bravo

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2017, 07:23:09 AM »
G'day all its been a while since I have made any progress on the Adelaide been working on other projects the main reason I stopped work on the build was the steam plant I was going to install in it was going to be to big not enough room & way over powered it would be like putting a V8 motor into a Mini Minor I was going to scrap the build & start another build but decided I had put to much work into it so I am going to finish it & install twin electric motors which will be controlled buy a Sabertooth motor controller as used in robotics with a normal R/C remote transmitter I will try & post some picof progress
« Last Edit: November 24, 2017, 07:29:20 AM by vk2dj »

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2017, 05:44:58 PM »
 :) Hello;
Nice, very nice carpentry work.

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2017, 06:48:13 PM »
G'day All progress on the Adelaide's super structure I have made the rear  cover removable to allow access to the radio gear I plan to make the whole super structure removable by fitting 4mm dowels to all the support posts for easy access to the motors

Offline DamienG

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2017, 10:33:50 PM »
Looking really good Gary. :clap :clap :clap :clap

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2017, 04:24:58 PM »
G'day All  Thanks Damien its coming along slowly making a few mistakes along the way but learning better ways of doing things when the Adelaide is finished I have a set of plans for the Osca W I will scale it up from 1/24  to 1/20 same scale as the Adelaide I have already started collecting materials when on a recent holiday to south Australia I called into Koondrook on the Victorian side of the Murray River it has the last remaining saw mill that has a licence to harvest Murray river red gum timber the same material that most of the paddle steamers were made off .I was able to scrounge a slab of red gum for the next build it is kiln dried & as hard as nails will have to get a new carbide saw blade before cutting
More progress on the Adelaide
Gary
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 04:26:31 PM by vk2dj »

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2017, 04:09:27 PM »
Hi All work on the paddle box detail before  anybody comments about the paddle box access hatch is incorrect I only picked it up when I went to photograph it and the glue had already set  as it will be hard to see once installed it will have to do

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2017, 07:39:05 PM »
Excellent and very precise built!

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2017, 04:37:36 PM »
G'day All PDs working on the upper deck today

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2018, 07:47:33 PM »
Happy New Year to all just finished the roof timbers ready to fit the roof ply then start on the wheel house

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2018, 06:45:24 PM »
Got the roof glued on today now on to the wheel house

 

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