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Author Topic: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE  (Read 189052 times)

Offline R.G.Y.

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #660 on: May 29, 2015, 10:55:50 PM »
I have been looking on Paddleducks, but have had nothing to say for a long time. Now I have news of the Duke. Has she been in a collision with another vessel or the pier head???? 
 NO I have fallen on top of her.  
G.Y.

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #661 on: May 29, 2015, 11:23:03 PM »
R.G.Y. I hope you suffered no injury during this small misfortune.
The damage doesn't appear too severe, so do you think it shouldn't take to long to repair.
cheers
Kiwi

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #662 on: May 30, 2015, 06:23:39 AM »
 Kiwi,  I could always leave it, dose look realistic. I am uninjured, gave the grandson a fright though.  I have been very unsteady on my legs of late. I wouldn't mind but I hadn't touched a drop. RGY
« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 06:29:57 AM by R.G.Y. »
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #663 on: May 30, 2015, 11:08:58 AM »
R.G.Y.
good to hear no injuries sustained.Maybe therein lies the problem, as my Grandfather was want to say, -"just a wee dram, now and then, to steady things up."
Kiwi

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #664 on: August 04, 2015, 03:47:38 AM »
ALL REPAIRED. THAT IS WHAT I THOUGH. BUT LOOKING AT THE PHOTO I HAVE FORGOTEN THE CHAINS HOLDING DOWN THE LIFEBOAT.
G.Y.

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #665 on: March 30, 2017, 01:01:21 AM »
I have removed the steam plant for an experiment. It only takes 4 screws & 4 nuts, the rest just pulls apart. I have fitted a motor & gearbox from a model monster truck.  As it also has a diff I have added brakes operated by the rudder control. Will let you know if it works.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2017, 01:03:07 AM by R.G.Y. »
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #666 on: March 30, 2017, 07:57:54 AM »
RGY......from 22,000 km away it looks like a homemade  :hammer CVT.....[continuously variable transmission]....... :hehe......Derek
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #667 on: March 30, 2017, 07:37:55 PM »
more like a temporary bodge, just to see if it works.
G.Y.

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #668 on: June 25, 2017, 08:56:37 PM »
Over 100,000 views thanks for looking. R.G.Y.
G.Y.

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #669 on: June 25, 2017, 10:00:35 PM »
 :clap :clap :clap

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #670 on: March 16, 2019, 08:52:16 AM »
Just an up date to say the electric installation works very well. I was dubious about driving the one paddle would cause the boat to list, even turn over. It also increases the turn rate. The only downside it tends to crab before turning.
G.Y.

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #671 on: May 31, 2020, 05:12:27 AM »
A post script to the Duke. The local museum asked for a smaller version having seen my my model.
So l started, then thought it may be of interest, as it incorporates some of my quick build methods.
First I cut a ply profile of the hull. Cutting strips of insulation foam this stuck on ether side. I then draw on the foam & cut to shape.  A little work with sandpaper, then cover with tin plate. Thatís drink cans flatten out.  The deck planks are coffee sticks,  stuck together with glue mixed with black paint, till about 25mm high cut in half & sanded down to 2 mm. It will be fitted with a smoke machine ( home made) so children ca press a button to see it work. I had thought about turning the paddles, but it will be set  in a sea.  Cost so far important to me 😂 glue & vape about £2. Photos should explain.  An questions please ask. 
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #672 on: July 04, 2020, 09:15:53 PM »
Miniature Duke finished. I canít take photo and work the smoke at the same time.
G.Y.

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #673 on: July 07, 2020, 05:17:00 AM »

Hi Geoff,

A model of the model.  :D

Can you tell us more regarding the £2 vaporizer?
I have been thinking of one of those electric cigarettes as a smoke generator, but they are $50 and up. That's too much for me for an experiment with uncertain outcome.

You may set your camara with the timer feature and so be able to make a picture with smoke.

Regards Jurgen

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #674 on: July 08, 2020, 11:52:27 PM »
The vapour was obtained from a £1 shop some time ago. Luckily I bought 6 refills, all cost more now.
  Photo taken by my phone no timer on it. So stuck a drill up to button on smoke. This unit is small to fit this little model. It delivers the right amount of smoke for it. Having seen your work here Juergen I am sure you donít need advice. But someone may.  Take the holder apart removing the part where the refills screws on, with the contacts. Solder wires to contacts, itís best not to leave the refill screwed no when not being used, as contact will be lot & need cleaning. All thatís needed is a motor with a fan, a small servo, micro switch, battery & some pipe.
More smoke with a bigger fan, could even use 2 vapours. Although I have found bigger fan & bigger pipe quite adequate in a larger model.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2020, 11:58:54 PM by R.G.Y. »
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