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Research / Re: Early PS Talisman colours
« Last post by Mercury on April 04, 2020, 05:43:20 PM »
Hi Walter. The white is actually a creamy color called biscuit - if you look at Waverley today you can see it's definitely off white. The paneling is then done in brown. It's painted on - there is no fixed framing.

Have you a copy of Alan Brown's book "Talisman - The Solitary Crusader" This shows the multitude of different color schemes she carried before 1939.
Kits & Hulls / Re: ICE paddle tug TYNE?
« Last post by Walter Snowdon on April 04, 2020, 01:16:35 AM »
By the way It is called Srongbow and NOT TYNE!. Walter.
Kits & Hulls / Re: ICE paddle tug TYNE?
« Last post by Walter Snowdon on April 04, 2020, 01:14:13 AM »
Whose a complete Duffer?. Ive just found it again! web site www,AliExpress.com32689580631.html If you click on view details and pay, scroll down and there is a good picture of the box contents. If anyone knows the manufacturer I will be interested. Regards, Walter.
Kits & Hulls / ICE paddle tug TYNE?
« Last post by Walter Snowdon on April 04, 2020, 12:54:55 AM »
Help! While DROWSING tinternet last year, I came on an interesting small (About 16-18 inch?) plastic kit of a paddle tug. I believe it was called TYNE and looks like a typical british tug. It comes with a nice looking integral T shaped motor and gearbox. it looked a quite basic but nevertheless interesting little kit which would take small R/C gear.Being a duffer I have lost the site! The company name on the boxart was ICE.  They also produce a number of cargo ships, research vessels etc as simple working models complete with motors, shafts, battery boxes etc. They are used as instruction model extensively in chinese schools. Has anyone seen this kit  or knows of the manufacturers web site. I seem to remember it was priced at about 20 sterling. I WANT ONE! SO please make an old man happy. (I am 79 next week). regards Walter.
Construction / Re: New little paddler
« Last post by DamienG on April 03, 2020, 09:08:01 AM »
 :terrific :clap :terrific :clap :terrific :clap
Construction / Re: New little paddler
« Last post by Hankwilliams on April 03, 2020, 03:44:01 AM »
Today I altered my home made ceramic burner. The sound, a very strong howling, was not acceptable. Now I drilled some holes for the air and the sound is completely vanished. The power of the burner is strong, more than the soldering burner.
Also both roofs are finished - next week will be the maiden voyage at the lake!
Construction / Re: Ideas for future builds
« Last post by Tomas Krejci on April 02, 2020, 11:57:12 PM »
Hi all,
            let me go back to my model of Lulonga and my articles here at Paddleducks.(sorely the original link was closed)
One of my articles here  described the unusual design of sternwheelers (KDRK). There are links to youtube, only in Russian language. However, I recommend that you review the links.

To illustrate, I attach pictures of the wheels of my model Lulonga and a new design of wheels, which the manufacturer consulted with VGUVT (Volga State University of Water Transport).
Even to return to my Lulonga model, the model is quite manoeuvrable, but the problem was the longitudinal balance, due to the shape of the back. This reduces the rear displacement combined with the weight of the wheels and engines. Therefore, I recommend extending the model by at least 20 cm (8 ").
 Somebody can wondering why the paddles are angled on the wheels and not parallel to the wheel shaft (as seen on most ships)?..
You can find the answer in one of my articles here at Paddleducks. It is a shortened translation from a Russian source, which is unfortunately unavailable right now. Basically, it is about increasing the efficiency of fixed-paddle wheels. I have such wheels in the model Lulonga.
It is difficult to assess effectiveness on a model.
But the model is easy to operate and turns in place (each wheel is steered separately). Worse, the model is short and hard to hold direction  because it has a flat bottom.
Construction / Re: Another Waverley
« Last post by Sabre on March 31, 2020, 11:55:41 PM »

Can't remember the scale but it's just over four feet in length.   I've done a couple of plank on frame kits before and I intend doing just a couple of planks at a time whilst the thing is kept upside down and suitable weight on top.   After cutting out the frames I realised that  3mm lite ply is just a bit too flimsy.
Construction / Re: Another Waverley
« Last post by Eddy Matthews on March 31, 2020, 10:59:04 PM »
Progress is looking good so far - What scale are you building at?

I'd mount the frames onto a building board before attempting the planking though, otherwise it's likely to twist out of shape.

Construction / Another Waverley
« Last post by Sabre on March 31, 2020, 10:48:49 PM »
Not long started this and I can't believe the photo came through.    I'm using 3mm  lite ply for the frames and I intend using 2mm lite ply for the planking.  When the hull is finished it will get a coat of fibreglass resin both inside and out.  A bit cold in the garage still hence the slow progress.
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