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Author Topic: New Build log  (Read 1154 times)

Offline Corrado

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Re: New Build log
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2022, 12:14:19 AM »
Have started to build the cabin.
I use thin plywood as a base & then plank it with Fijian Mahogany & then clear coat the wood with Satin Cabothane.
Last image shows quick mock up.   I have gone with an extra large rudder as I have been told Paddle Steamers don't steer too well.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2022, 03:32:44 PM by Corrado »

Offline Corrado

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Re: New Build log
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2022, 05:42:38 PM »
My camera with lots of images has packed up and gone to meet it's maker....so will have to use my phone camera now.
Paddle Boxes made and mock up of cabin.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2022, 06:00:13 PM by Corrado »

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: New Build log
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2022, 07:21:44 PM »
Interesting boat, good build. What will be the propulsion?

Thomas

Offline Corrado

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Re: New Build log
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2022, 09:06:27 PM »
Hi Thomas,
It will be powered by a Twin Horizontal Slide Valve engine and a 4 inch Horizontal Boiler.
Just finished making the Condenser tank.

Offline chewbacca

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Re: New Build log
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2022, 03:52:08 AM »
Magnifique  :clap
« Last Edit: April 28, 2022, 03:53:40 AM by chewbacca »

Offline Corrado

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Re: New Build log
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2022, 07:58:09 PM »
Before I attach the Paddle Wheels I need to paint the hull....so because I want it to look like the old boats , I'm going to brush paint this model. A problem here..Enamel paint is too glossy and Acrylic paint is too flat! >:(
Here is a photo...I've gone with the Enamel.

Offline Corrado

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Re: New Build log
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2022, 07:55:58 PM »
The waterline has been marked and painted.   This is a quick mock up....and then.........first test in the water.
Not happy how she performed.....reduced 1:3 chain drive is too noisy and paddle wheels are turning way too fast.
Will have to set up a two step reduction system using rubber belts.

Offline Corrado

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Re: New Build log
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2022, 02:01:52 PM »
First test with Radio Control....Rudder response is really good thanks to extended rudder.
Confirmed will have to change the chain drive as not enough reduction and too much speed/cavitation....have already made the pulleys.
For now will have to shelve the project due to work on my 12 foot steam launch.

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: New Build log
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2022, 12:29:54 PM »
Your horizontal twin build looks absolutely great & should be shown off as an exposed engine  :bravo

What type of chain is the drive?......& is the reduction something like 3.5:1?...and does it have some form of tensioner/increase arc of engagement roller?

Would love to see a video of the engine & wheels on the water....and that water looks crystal clear......a fresh running creek/pond?

Derek
« Last Edit: May 25, 2022, 06:37:05 PM by derekwarner_decoy »
Derek Warner

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Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
Australia
www.ils.org.au

Offline Corrado

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Re: New Build log
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2022, 06:02:24 PM »
Hi Derek,
Thanks for that.
The chain is 1/4 inch and is the smallest I could buy from a company called  Tsubaki Chain and the sprockets are also the smallest and largest available...the drive is 3:1 but the paddles are turning way too fast.  Yes....has a chain tensioner fitted ......but....
Plan B will be to use a 2 step pulley system for further reduction of the paddles.
I agree the water is perfectly clear....it's a local park with this lake as a feature.  All the new estates these days have a lake or playground area for kids.

 

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