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Offline Sandy

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Various paddlewheels
« on: April 19, 2016, 04:21:00 AM »
Hi,

I thought forum members may be interested in the following photos showing the various paddle wheels on some models seen at the recent Ship Ahoy show in Glasgow. I will try and explain, as best I can remember, what they are:-



(above) These are the modified Graupner Glasgow paddle wheels as fitted to the P.S. Glen Rosa now owned by Andrew Petrie. This is the model that featured in a four part build article in Model Boats back in 2007 (I think) and built by John Gray. In the text of the article he mentions and photographs the fact that he cut off the outer rim of the Glasgow paddles to reduce their diameter but still had to make adjustments to the paddle boxes.



You can see here that the rim has been cut off (above).



(above) Allan Lindsay's P.S. Bournemouth Queen also has Graupner paddle wheels but Allan went further by reducing the size of the blades both in width and depth, depth also to further reduce diameter.



(above) Tom Ewing's P.S. Lucy Ashton also has modified Graupner wheels. In this instance the original rim has been cut off and a wire rim added. Ironically all the NBR paddlers on the Clyde had rimless paddle wheels but these rims were added for protection of the paddles. Tom also painted the wheels to 'lighten and thin' the details so that they looked les model industrial.



(above) Now we move to home made wheels and the rimless floats of Ian Fleming's P.S. Waverley of 1899. These were done in the usual Modle Steamer Club fashion from steel plates chain drilled and then hammer in a buck to form the dish. A nice touch that the floats are actually wood as they should be.



(above) The paddles of Ian's P.S. Lord of the Isles (I) with the paddle fans being removable for any access required. Paddle blades of steel, as they should be.



(above) Lastly the 10 float paddle wheels of George Sutherland's R.M.S. Columba that I currently sail. Self built by George.

All the above are on 48th scale models.

I hope this may be of interest and help, but.... if you want real paddle wheels....



(above) 24th scale paddle wheels on the P.S. Jeanie Deans.

All the best
Sandy
« Last Edit: April 20, 2016, 05:31:57 AM by Sandy »

Offline Sandy

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Re: Various paddlewheels
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 04:36:33 AM »
And the models they are attached to:-



Bournemouth Queen and Lord of the Isles



Glen Rosa



Waverley and Lucy Ashton



Columba, with Lachie Stewart's HMS Kempton paddle minesweeper in the background.



Jeanie Deans

Also there:-



Caledonia with 1899 Waverley alongside and 1947 Waverley in the background.



24th scale Talisman.



Display below decks at the Ship Ahoy show on the tall ship Glenlee at the Transport museum, Glasgow.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2016, 05:40:06 AM by Sandy »

Offline Eddy Matthews

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Re: Various paddlewheels
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 04:34:57 PM »
A great set of images, and explanitory text Sandy!

I'm sure they will be very useful to a lot of our members...

Many thanks
Eddy
~ Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience ~

Offline Sandy

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Re: Various paddlewheels
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2016, 04:10:19 AM »
Hi,

I snapped a couple of more photos at the show today that maybe of interest:-



Lord of the Isles drive set up(above)



Glen Rosa drive set up(above)



Glen Rosa paddle box(above)





Glen Rosa paddle box removed(two above)
« Last Edit: April 24, 2016, 04:12:22 AM by Sandy »

Offline DamienG

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Re: Various paddlewheels
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2016, 12:26:30 PM »
Thanks Sandy very informative  :clap :clap :clap

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: Various paddlewheels
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2016, 07:56:32 PM »
Very interesting, I will send sonn some pictures of paddlewheels of my models.

Thomas

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: Various paddlewheels
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2016, 07:46:15 PM »
Now I will try to post some pictures of paddlewheels of my models:

IMG 5405: "Hope", 1:48, blockade runner
IMG 5406 to 5408: "Tachtalia", 1:32, fourwheel danube steamer (differenz size of fore and rear paddlewheels)
IMG 5409 "Hjeilen" 1:32
IMG 5411 "Marchioness of Lorne" 1:48
IMG 5412 "Rigi", 1:50
IMG 5414 "China", 1:48
IMG 5415 "Prinz Carl" 1:25

Thomas

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