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Author Topic: sterwheel drives.  (Read 2074 times)

Offline Walter Snowdon

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sterwheel drives.
« on: July 23, 2006, 06:37:09 AM »
Can anyone come up with a SIMPLE push rod or beam drive for a sternwheel which works without engineering skills or jewellers accuracy? I want something which looks about right and works simply.  Regards, Walter.

Bill Hudson

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sterwheel drives.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2006, 07:40:41 AM »
Are you using electric motors?

Offline mjt60a

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sterwheel drives.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2006, 10:27:48 AM »
I'd probably make something like this, but it depends how realistic it has to look. A propeller shaft with crown wheel and pinion arrangement, in line with and behind the frame on one side provides drive (the other side would have some kind of fake valve eccentric that matches the crown wheel in colour) Pitman arms slide freely in 'boxes' set into the rear of the engine room area...
Posted by Mick.
(.....gonna need a bigger boat.....)

 

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