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Author Topic: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948  (Read 8870 times)

Offline DamienG

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #90 on: June 03, 2020, 01:53:51 PM »
 :bravo :bravo :bravo :bravo :bravo :bravo :bravo

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #91 on: June 04, 2020, 06:35:44 AM »
Today I found in my stock an steam regulator with spherical cone - which wasn`t tight I knew. But the work wasn`t too much for grinding up (?) the cone with tooth paste until it was completely tight. When the weather on sunday will be good, I will drive with "Mindon" to a ship model club in Blackforest.

Thomas

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #92 on: June 04, 2020, 06:39:03 AM »
Sorry, quality of the pictures seems rather bad - I don`t know the reason.

Thomas

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #93 on: June 28, 2020, 01:00:12 AM »
It looks very nice on the water!

Could you please explain what was wrong with the 1:1 gearing ratio and how you changed it?

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #94 on: July 01, 2020, 04:23:13 AM »
The gearing ratio of 1 : 1 was not wrong, but even not ideal. The load for the engine was rather high and even the steam consumption. This results in a rather low possibility to navigate the engine in a sensitive manner from very slow to full speed. The negative effects were more obvious at the "Presto" with her 120 mm diameter wheels. The "Mindon" with her small 90 mm wheels seems better,  but even not really good. The gearing ratio at "Mindon" now is 1,5 : 1, obviously this is the better alternative for more exact engine navigation.

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Re: New project started: Irrawaddy paddler "Mindon" 1948
« Reply #95 on: July 05, 2020, 06:02:34 PM »
I see what the problem was and I agree it is important to be able to run the engine slowly.
But of course,  the slow running ability is partly given by design but even more by the internal friction and possible internal steam losses.

 

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