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Introduce Yourself / Re: Thaks for letting me join.
« Last post by derekwarner_decoy on February 07, 2020, 07:37:42 AM »
Welcome Edward....

One of our earlier [past] members built a large working model of PS Connaught .......could I suggest you search on Connaught Paddle Stemarein our WEB search facility

Derek  :beer
Construction / Re: Strongbow type tug
« Last post by Paddlemex on February 07, 2020, 03:24:12 AM »

Thanks kno3.
Now working on the mast and beginning the handrails of the upper deck.

I'm also working on the the anchor winch and just realized that I completely forgot the passage for the hawse pipe. I'm afraid opening up that passage on the finished hull is gonna hurt.

And on the same subject: Somewhere in this forum I saw how someone made the hawse pipe exterior, that oval shaped rounded pipe end where the chain exists the hull. I remember that he made it from a piece of pipe (or wood??), then cut it half an re-glued it upside down, or something like that.
Anyone remember what thread that was in?


Introduce Yourself / Thaks for letting me join.
« Last post by edwardpj on February 06, 2020, 11:53:51 PM »

I'm Edward, from North Wales.  I haven't modelled a paddle steamer before although have built numerous boats in the past.  The reason why I plan to is because my great grandfather was the chief engineer on RMS CONNAUGHT (1).  He died in 1894, aged 68 and is buried in a cemetery in Holyhead.  I would like to build a small model of her.  Any assistance in getting some plans of CONNAUGHT will be gratefully received.

Happy boating!

Chat & Off Topic Stuff / Re: The sad passing of.....
« Last post by DamienG on February 05, 2020, 12:47:06 PM »
Agreed Rick.
Chat & Off Topic Stuff / Re: The sad passing of.....
« Last post by R.Groff on February 05, 2020, 12:27:37 AM »
Common sense when a wife is railing to stop bulling yet she lives with the biggest bully I have heard or seen in all my life what happened to treating people with respect .
Construction / Re: New little paddler
« Last post by Hankwilliams on February 04, 2020, 09:03:09 PM »
Really? I use the Graham TV1A in 3 boats, two paddlers and one screw driven steamer. From my sight of view this engine is worth the money and with the hackworth gear rather close to an original steam engine. The only problem for the continental model craftsmen comes, if one screw or nut got lose - this kind of threat is not common here.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi from the Isle of Wight
« Last post by Mike on February 04, 2020, 04:15:58 AM »

  Hi Tom.

 Welcome to the forum. Have a look at my " construction of " Jeanie Deans " The Waverly sister ship. On page 2 of Construction. There are a lot of similarities. Good advice from Walter. Mine was 1 / 48 scale and was about 5' 6" long. Electric motor.
 I added about 1" to depth of hull, I can only sail it in light winds otherwise it leans to one side or other. With a lot more weight of boiler and water you will maybe need to add a lot extra. Need to weigh all extras against weight of water to get extra depth of hull plus some for safety.
 The narrow hull is the problem.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi from the Isle of Wight
« Last post by Walter Snowdon on February 03, 2020, 08:18:36 PM »
Hello tom and welcome. The Waverley is a beautiful ship and will be well worth your efforts. The thing to watch as with most paddlers is WEIGHT.   Remember traction engines DONT SINK. Paddlers are mainly very narrow in the hull and shallow drafted so saving the odd ounce of weight in the engine and boiler is a must. PSPS at one time  sold a little booklet on paddle steamer engines (focused on Waverley) and I am pretty certain there was a drawing and explanation of how the feathering mechanism worked This appears quite often on advertising sites and a search of ABEBOOKS might turn up a copy. Also Model Boats did a two part article (some time ago) on building a paddle tug CHIEFTAIN with an excellent explanation on making a set of working paddles (Proper model engineering stuff) with detailed drawings and construction. I am Pretty certain  that I posted the full article in the downloads section of paddleducks. (It will be under Eddy Matthews name  as anything to do with IT brings me out in a rash which can only be stopped with an application of real ale and a sanity injection). Keep posting your efforts and requests. All the Best, Walter.
Introduce Yourself / Hi from the Isle of Wight
« Last post by Burrell8 on February 03, 2020, 09:56:11 AM »
Hi, I'm Tom, from the Isle of Wight.

I've long since been a fan of the Waverley and have always wanted to build a large scale model of her.

My main hobby is Traction engines both full size and miniature and i'm building a half scale model of one. Many years ago i started building a paddle engine with parts from a part built 5" Gauge steam loco with the intention to put it in a Waverley model with a gas boiler (although i had considered coal fired!).

I have just had a sort out of my large collection of steam and model boat drawings and found my MM Waverley drawings and it reignited my desire. I have been following (and supporting) the re-boilering so it only seems appropriate at this time!

I'm not promising a speedy build, my traction engine has been in build for about 15 years! I will get there. She may start life as electric to get her going as i'll have to make a boiler and that will have to wait.

I'm keen to recreate accurate paddles and i'm hoping someone has works drawings of Waverley's paddles?

I look forward to reading through the forum!
Construction / Re: New little paddler
« Last post by kno3 on February 02, 2020, 07:23:54 PM »
This is a nice boat and project. But the Graham tvr1a doesn't seem very suitable, unless you radically modify it to drive the paddlewheels.
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