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Author Topic: HMS Volcano Wheels Information please.  (Read 2253 times)

Offline DamienG

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HMS Volcano Wheels Information please.
« on: November 15, 2016, 11:29:15 PM »
Can anyone tell me the width and diameter of Volcano's wheels and whether the are commercially available if so who stocks them with the silly season approaching I'll be asked what I'd like for Christmas Mark's model bits has the hull & plans and some fittings thinking on erupting into this project when Josie is done.

Thanks in advance Damien.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 02:32:47 PM by DamienG »

Offline Mike

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Re: HMS Volcano Wheels Information please.
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 04:58:55 AM »


   Hi Damien.

  Marks Drawings has dia. to outside ring  125mm. across paddle frame 30mm.
  With the 8 float paddles 22mm x 57mm.
  I am not sure of actual size as I have not found any real drawings.
  As in my build I made my own. Which do look reasonable for size against the photo's of the ship.
  There is about 5 sister tugs one being my Dromedary. All with slight differences.
  Marks hull is very good but you may need to make a few changes.
  I hope this helps.

  Mike.

Offline Cracker

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Re: HMS Volcano Wheels Information please.
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2016, 09:00:02 AM »
Measuring from the Admiralty 1/48 builder's drawings the wheels are 122mm in diameter and the rims are spaced 28mm apart. They are nine-float wheels and the floats measure 57mm x 21mm. The sizes may vary slightly from drawing to drawing as a result of errors in copying and the possible instability of the originals.

I don't believe that there are any wheels commercially available. I did some sketches for my wife who then did CAD drawings for the wheels, eccentrics and arms, float mounts, rivet detail and other detailing parts for the rest of the vessel and we had them photo-etched by a manufacturer who is happy to do one-off's for model-makers.

Offline DamienG

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Re: HMS Volcano Wheels Information please.
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 02:36:38 PM »
Mike and Cracker thanks for the info about the same diameter as the wheels on Josie Olsen and a tad wider no probs making them.  :) :)

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Re: HMS Volcano Wheels Information please.
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 12:01:20 PM »


I don't believe that there are any wheels commercially available.

This is the second time the question has been asked recently, so perhaps i should say something.
Yes, Feathering wheels are available ... (and No M3 Fastenings, as presumed in another post.)
A link to what i have shown before -
http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=6165.msg34245#msg34245

Regards,
Kim

Attachments show frames and drive system , floats are laser cut, but not shown.



Offline DamienG

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Re: HMS Volcano Wheels Information please.
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 04:49:00 PM »
Thanks Kim Email sent.

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Re: HMS Volcano Wheels Information please.
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2016, 10:19:43 PM »
Decision made Hull and fittings From Marks model bits first then in new year Wheels, Deck, and any other deck bits that Kim at Clyde models has for sale.

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: HMS Volcano Wheels Information please.
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2016, 06:01:15 AM »
Damien.......

The cross braced wheel sets that Kim has shown look absolutely superb   :no1b........cannot wait to see a set in more detail.....Derek
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Offline DamienG

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Re: HMS Volcano Wheels Information please.
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2016, 12:33:20 PM »
Kim said he'll be adding lots to his web site in the new year for Volcano/volatile think I'll buy all I can for for this closest to full scale build I've attempted also most likely the most expensive eagerly waiting to see whats on offer.

 

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