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Author Topic: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE  (Read 155598 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. »
G.Y.

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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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
Derek Warner

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Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
Australia
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Offline R.G.Y.

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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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