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Author Topic: Another PS Adelaide build  (Read 7014 times)

Offline Delaunay

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2018, 07:58:18 PM »
 :D Hello;
Beautiful building
Bravos  :clap

Offline DamienG

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2018, 08:35:31 PM »
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Offline Mike

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2018, 04:24:02 AM »


  This is a Fabulous build. Well done. :terrific :great

  Mike.

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2018, 04:47:26 PM »
Thanks for the positive comments started on the wheel house today early stages a lot of detail not sure how to go about the roof as the tow pole stays go through the roof as I want to be able to remove the super structure I will have to  devise a way of disconnecting the stays Easley

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2018, 07:16:40 PM »
Nice work Mate. I'm building my first paddle boat and it's a stern wheeler. not based on any ship, just built for fun. I like to wood work skills.
Myself I'm going fiberglass since I want this to be able to last a long time in the water. I have seen so many models ruined by water seeping in the wood.
Since this is my first paddle boat and I work at the local mens shed, I plan to build a few different ships on the one type of hull. When I get a but of work done I make my own post.

B.T.W. where did you get your plans?

Keep up the great work.

Mick
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Offline vk2dj

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2018, 08:00:28 PM »
G’day Mick the plans are from Float A Boat in Melbourne just Google them the Adelaide I am building has been scaled up to 1 - 20 scale to try & fit a twin cylinder steam engine that I have butt when I built the Hull I realised it was to big so I am fitting 2 electric motors with an o/p of 200rpm then geared down to 150rpm driven with a Sabertooth dual o/p speed controller which accepts the PWM signal from the rc. control
As far as fiberglassing the hull it will make it more durable I just coated the hull with 2 coats of Z epoxy finishing product thinned the first coat down to penetrate & seal the wood I have done this before with execelent results
Post some pic of your build will be interested in seeing them
Gary


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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2018, 07:57:41 PM »
G'day all been having a play with Adelaide today trying out another steam engine for fit, its out of one of my other boats smaller than the one I was originally going to fit i will have to make a new boiler 3" dia. instead of 4" to get it to fit ,I am thinking along the lines of making the engine plant removable in one piece so I can change it over to either steam or electric
here is some pic of the trial

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2018, 07:56:22 PM »
Progress on the wheelhouse I was able to get hold of some original Queensland maple out of an old book stand
which would have ended up at the tip it is far better timber than the imported Muranti not sure weather  that is the correct spelling ,getting good timber is a problem ,As far as the wall panelling goes the bevel that I machined was a little to large & doesn't look wright I am hoping once it is painted it wont be as noticeable
Gary

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2018, 08:43:50 PM »
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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2018, 11:03:25 PM »
Excellent and precise built!

greetings from the Swabian Alb

Thomas

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Re: Another PS Adelaide build
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2018, 08:17:05 PM »
Not a lot progress today wheelhouse doors fitted started on roof
Gary

 

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