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jock:
In a 1982 edition of Engineering in Miniature I came across a 15' paddlesteamer "Firecrest" has anyone any info of this boat?
I would be interested in building a similar vessel.

anth:
I am sure there was an article in the american live steam magazine it was built by a priest in sa or wa I think
will have a look over the weekend

cheers
          Anthony

malcolmbeak:
Is this the Firecrest you mean? This is a Frolic 18 and was built in 1982. It has a Stuart Turner Swan engine, and a boiler built by Roger Mallinson. It is 18 feet long (not the 15 you mention).
More details can be found in The Steamboat Register published by the Steam Boat Association of Great Britain (SBA) ISBN 0 9513158 1 1.
This is the sixth edition published in 1994, so there will be later versions.
Malcolm

malcolmbeak:
Woops - missed that you are talking paddle steamers
Malcolm

anth:
sorry wrong paddle steamer this was a little 13 foot side wheeler with a 3ft beam that was based in south oz.
It was powered by a twin steam engine and verticle boiler.

regards Anthony

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