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Offline DamienG

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2017, 11:06:04 AM »
Indeed Derek

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2017, 06:36:52 PM »
As promised first off Hull and plan from Marks Model bits.


and the fittings Mark makes "Funnels & bases, Vents, Bollards Std & roller & winch.



Next everything Kim of Clyde Model Boats offers.
First The Laser cut wheels
Beautifully cut wheels no details to identify what the part are.

 

Wheel floats.






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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2017, 07:30:05 PM »
Sponsons and Aft Funnel base.


Wheelhouse and Aft Funnel base.
I received two of these.


Sponson and forward funnel base.

 
Motors, pulleys and belts and Wheel centres, not sure about these the mount to shaft vis grub screws force screwed into the plastic rims there was an allen key for the grub screws unfortunately I dropped it on the carpet and I'm darned if I can find it.

Engine room Vents.


Deck and wheel vents etc.



Motor & pulley housing with servo and battery trays. No assembly pictures given only a pi.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2017, 08:31:52 PM »
The only pic from Kim's site and it's a single motor unit and wheel is only half built.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2017, 05:22:05 PM »
I scanned the PDF file as photos to post the instructions.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2017, 06:55:02 PM »
Found lots of pic's with the info I need for the wheels right here.

 http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=4110.msg19872#msg19872

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2017, 12:46:14 PM »
Damien

I have read and re-read the text assembly instructions below, as provided by your supplier Clyde Model Boats

If these are infact the only instruction as provided without explanatory sketches and complete with a typical numerically referenced detail to compliment the text, is I suggest an abysmal failure on the supplier to understand the realistic needs of the purchaser

Further the second point here is rating the suppliers willingness to respond to customers questions in a timely manner [after the money has been banked]

I am aware of an alternate German supplier who provides detailed explanatory instructions ‘with as necessary sketches’ for similar laser cut detailed feathering wheel kits

Thank goodness, the best advertising in model engineering is word of mouth…..

edit...definition of abysmal deleted....[dictionaries are inexpensive]

Derek
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Offline DamienG

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2017, 02:01:33 PM »
That's everything I received, easy to understand as newby to feathering wheels as I am that I'm rather freaked out at the task ahead assembling these wheels.
I'll get there life is one challenge after another what's another one?

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2017, 08:40:08 PM »
I'm sure Kim's big enough to look after him self but it seems to me strong statements are being made unnecessarily. "abysmal" really. The paddle wheels look brilliant, the etched detail marvellous. I could work out how to assemble them looking at the photo never mind reading the instructions. Maybe that's because my job involves that sort of thing on a daily basis but surly if you sat down with the parts in hand and the instructions and worked through it would come to you. Yes maybe more info, photos or drawings would nice but what's provided seems adequate and certainly better than some instructions I've seen. Defiantly a lot easier to build than making them your self. With out people like Kim and Float a Boat selling kits that's what you'd have to do.

A German seller of paddle wheels Elde-Modellbau charges A$1011 and A$1724 for the kits they sell. I don't think they look as nice, that's just my opinion though.

Barry.




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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2017, 05:32:02 AM »
Hi Damian,

for my impression, the Clyde model wheelset is made in the same manner as the wheelset of " Marchiones of Lorne". The etched parts seems accurat and largely original. One handicap may be the very thin material thickness. At a transport one wheel of the MOL were bent in a strong way, but it wasn`t a big problem to bend it again to the original shape.
The Elde wheels are very strong and absolut original, but price is very high, one year ago the kit costs 695.- Euro and needs at least ten days of assembling. Maybe in a few months I will start another Irrawaddy steamer, the "Mingi", same construction like the last paddler "Myat Yadana". In this case I would prefer the 100 mm wheel of Clyde model boats, because the price is much more low.
Picture: First 5 are Elde, last one is MOL,Clyde Model Boats.

Thomas

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2017, 03:23:00 PM »
Thanks Thomas The pic's are a great help in understanding these wheels.

Damien.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2017, 09:21:06 PM »
Damien,
Haven't received any communication from you with anything other than thanks for these wheels, but i see your not happy.

I will as quickly as it takes get some cad drawings done which will hopefully help you.
Would have replied sooner but our internet supplier had a problem over the bank holiday, not much i could do about that.

Regards,
Kim

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2017, 09:33:58 PM »
Thanks Kim, Will much appreciate the CAD drawings  this is so different to the 2 sets of styrene wheels I've made sofar it's like swimming out of my depth.
Some details would be great, Do the eccentrics mount in board or outboard of the hull?

Thanks Damien.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2017, 01:33:39 AM »
The old adage a picture worth a thousand words.
G.Y.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2017, 08:59:56 AM »
Indeed Robert.

 

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