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Author Topic: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven  (Read 5706 times)

Offline Hankwilliams

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"Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« on: April 24, 2012, 11:18:08 PM »
Hi Kim and all
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 12:03:10 AM by Eddy Matthews »

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 11:53:19 PM »
.....my built of "Marchioness of Lorne" with steam engine now is finished.

Last saturday I did a maiden voyage on a little pond, it was a windy and rather cold day - but the MOL made a good performance.
The engine is a slighly modificatet Graham TVRIA 2 cylinder from a standing to a diagonal engine. The deplacement of the boat is  6,5 kg, so the model dives in a little more than the waterline, but this is not noticeable, the waterline is now slighly below the portholes.

Stability is rather good. The stability in the water increases by fixing small balsa floats under the front sponsons  before the paddlewheels (I did this the first time at "Mount Washington). The floats are paintet red and black, so there are unvisible when the model is in it's element and can be removed in seconds. The floads are not absolutely necessary, but if you drive on a windy day like last saturday is produces a feeling of more security .

With the flame tube boiler (dimensions 200 mm lenght and 80 mm diameter) it is possible to drive 40 - 45 minutes continuous.
The gear reduction engine to paddleshaft is 2 : 1, this gives enought power to drive also in small waves against wind.

The original rudder is clearly too small, I`ve extendet, before maiden voyage.

It was a great joy in spite of the cold and windy air, so I nearly forgot, when the water in the boiler was evaporated after more than 40 minutes.

In the beginning of the built I planned a feed pump, but later I did'nt realize this because of the weight.

When you are planning a live steam for the MOL, it's important to reduce weight as far as possible, the decks and roof are made of 0,8 mm plywood covered with 0,5 mm mahagony stripes.

Now I will attach some pictures at the folloing post.

Tom

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 11:58:16 PM »
Some pictures in the following
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 12:09:29 AM by Eddy Matthews »

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 11:59:37 PM »
More
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 12:09:54 AM by Eddy Matthews »

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 12:02:17 AM »
It seems, there are some difficulties with the pictures. But I will try it once more.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 12:10:14 AM by Eddy Matthews »

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 12:08:36 AM »
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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 12:13:04 AM »
sorry, the files are too large, I think I will solve the problem in the next days.

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 12:14:51 AM »
one more picture...
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 12:16:44 AM by Eddy Matthews »

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 12:20:14 AM »
more
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 12:25:05 AM by Eddy Matthews »

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 12:24:12 AM »
I try to attach one more picture
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 12:26:31 AM by Eddy Matthews »

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 12:36:43 AM »
Sorry, the last was double.

But I hope, also these less pictures gives some nice impression

Tom

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 06:45:42 AM »
Hi Tom,

Congratulations on your build & Maiden Voyage!

When I first started out I wondered if any of the Mol Hulls would actually sell .. you bought the second and I am very grateful to you for that!

My next worry was would the kits actually perform on the water .. given that paddlers are not the easiest of  models.

I had an email from Stuart Badger saying that he planned to put a steam plant in his model… this made me very nervous!
Sadly, Stuart wasn’t able to complete his MOL and that really does make me sad as I’m sure it would have been stunning!

Today I see a MOL on the water .. with a steam plant … well this is a great day!

Many thanks Tom on a wonderful build and putting my mind at ease, helping in the start up of Clyde Model Boats & producing a superb model!

Thanks & Regards
Kim

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 08:49:38 AM »
Hi PD's....& yes congratulations Tom    :clap from the other side of our world  :kewlpics ....on your build of the "MOR" .........Derek
Derek Warner

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Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 04:32:37 PM »
Hi Kim and Derek,

thank you for your congratulations.
Today is a nice sunny day, I think in the afternoon I will do a second voyage.

To the MOL: I made most of my models only after plan. When I first saw a picture of the MOL, I was impressed about the elegant lines - this made the decision for ordering the semi kit.
Even when the hull is very good made, the model was relativly difficult to built, it takes a rather long time and I also suspect a lack of stability.

But this wasn't real. Before the maiden voyage I did several test runs in a plexi glass tube (you see it in 3 pictures) and all was absulutely sufficient.

When the problem of the too large file of the pictures is solved, I will post some more fotos with the MOL in it's element!

Greetings

Tom

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Re: "Marchioness of Lorne" 1935, steam driven
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 05:10:39 PM »
Fantastic looking model  :bravo

 I have one of these but need to restart after i had a total brain fart and messed up the hull :(.  your build shows me and everyone else what can be achieved.
Ian
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