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Author Topic: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948  (Read 3720 times)

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #75 on: October 03, 2019, 01:47:28 AM »
it`s the steam steering engine above the crew`s quarter. I don`t know why the steering engine was at the rear of the ship (in opposit of the "China", where it is fore), but in accordance to the plan it`s correct. The later Irrawaddy steamers also had a rudder house with bridge above the fore roof, this would be the normal way to steer the boat. And this will be the last bigger work at the model by me.

Thomas

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #76 on: October 07, 2019, 11:38:20 PM »
The big roof is now finished. Like the "China" I made the roofing with fine 400 sand paper. The last two days the pilot bridge is built, so I suppose to finish the boat until beginning if next week. Weight of the boat is now 6,4 kg, may be that the model will dive little deeper than the waterline.

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #77 on: October 08, 2019, 04:02:06 AM »

Looks great Thomas.

How do you make the supports "show" through the roofing. Did you sand something to make those lighter stripes?

Will the Friedrichshafen meeting be at the Messe fairground or will be actually sailing on the lake?

Jurgen

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #78 on: October 08, 2019, 08:37:04 AM »
Thanks Jurgen. The roofing stripes are irregular grinded sandpaper stripes. I think the result is quite realistic and similar like in the videos of the Bangladesh rocket steamers. I will perform the boat at Friedrichshafen Messe together with the big "China" and the blockade runner "Hope" - and also the "Fulton`s Folly", lying on the trailer. In "Maschinen im Modellbau" this week a long article about the Folly will be published.
I don`t know, whether there is enough time to do a trip with "Mindon" at the lake before, but in every case I must make some test runs in the water tank to be shure of a good performance without breakdowns.

regards

Thomas

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #79 on: October 12, 2019, 09:37:07 AM »
Very nice work!

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #80 on: October 13, 2019, 08:06:39 PM »
The model is nearly finished. I `ve altered the paddlebox mirrors now like there is at "Myat Yadana" - in the original plan there was only a wall with two fake windows. I think, the apperance of the boat with the vents now is more attractive. A problem are to make the 4 vents to the engine/boiler room. Vents in this size are out of trade, may be I will make them with copper tubes and angles.
Next week some test trials in the water tank are necessary, but I expect no major problems.

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #81 on: October 13, 2019, 08:29:20 PM »
An impressive ship, should look great on the water.

 

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