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Author Topic: "Fulton`s Folly" - no model - trip  (Read 5850 times)

Offline steamboatmodel

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Re: "Fulton`s Folly" - no model - trip
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2018, 09:08:36 AM »
It is going to be interesting seeing the  "Folly" being towed by it.
Folly's canoe heritage is very evident, I would try to copy her with my canoe, but it is made from plastic.
Gerald.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors--and miss. Lazarus Long

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: "Fulton`s Folly" - no model - trip
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2018, 07:25:21 AM »
should be not too difficult, Gerald. There must be a good isolation between the hot parts of the engine and boiler and the hull.

Thomas

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Re: "Fulton`s Folly" - no model - trip
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2020, 06:29:57 PM »
New trip with "Fulton`s Folly" at 8. 8. 2020, the 90. birthday of our mother. This time I reached a speed of 11 km/h at a steam pressure of 8 bar. But this trip also shows, that the teflon slides were not stable - both slides got deformed, so the port cylinder falls out, while driving fast. With the still working starboard one I reached the bank of Naab River.
Again the former brass slides were assembled. For lower friktion I will make copies made of bronze.

Offline Paddlemex

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Re: "Fulton`s Folly" - no model - trip
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2020, 03:34:04 AM »

Looks like fun sailing the one-person-paddler.
 . and the small mishaps keep you busy ... ;)

Jurgen

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: "Fulton`s Folly" - no model - trip
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2020, 07:01:04 PM »
Yes, Jurgen - it`s important to be busy. When will you visit your family in Germany again?

Offline Paddlemex

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Re: "Fulton`s Folly" - no model - trip
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2020, 04:40:26 AM »

Not this year anymore Thomas. According to the original plans we were to be over there right now in August, but thanks to Corona plans were cancelled.
So it will be sometime next year.

Jurgen

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: "Fulton`s Folly" - no model - trip
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2020, 09:36:38 AM »
You will be welcome, Jurgen.

Offline kno3

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Re: "Fulton`s Folly" - no model - trip
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2020, 06:29:34 PM »
Hello,  very nice to see your paddler again. I think I saw three booklet and engine some years ago at the Karlsruhe expedition.

Regarding the Teflon slide valves, to bad they did not work as intended. I notice you had them built entirely out of Teflon. I have read that other modules have built Teflon valves but kept a metal frame around and above them, where the valve rod engages. Thay way I think they can avoid the Teflon becoming distorted. Maybe worth an experiment?

Offline Paddlemex

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Re: "Fulton`s Folly" - no model - trip
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2020, 02:28:22 AM »

Thanks Thomas. I'm looking forward to greeting you and your wife again.

Jurgen


 

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