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Author Topic: Stern wheel  (Read 2659 times)

towboatjoe

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Stern wheel
« on: February 03, 2005, 03:47:17 AM »
Here's the finished stern wheel for the Lady Lois. Since the casting resin cures white, all I had to do was paint the arms red and glue on the wood buckets.

Offline Eddy Matthews

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2005, 09:08:53 AM »
Hey, if I can constuct something that looks half as good as that I'll be more than happy Joe!

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Eddy
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Offline mjt60a

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2005, 10:27:45 AM »
That Creole Queen in the photo album looks great but there's one thing I just noticed (and looking at the pics of Geo. M.Verity, Lady Lois and Capt. Sturt I think I'm right...) it looks like the paddlewheel is upside down! When moving ahead the spokes would be pulling the floats through the water instead of pushing them...
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(.....gonna need a bigger boat.....)

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2005, 11:42:56 AM »
Quote from: "mjt60a"
That Creole Queen in the photo album looks great but there's one thing I just noticed it looks like the paddlewheel is upside down! When moving ahead the spokes would be pulling the floats through the water instead of pushing them...


Oh shucks!! Yep, your absolutely right Mick - I cocked up when I built it and put the drive pulley on the wrong side of the wheel, so it had to be mounted the wrog way round!

Your the first person that has ever noticed! :-)

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Eddy
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