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    Stateside puffer build.
    by Chum444 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ( Leading Seaman)
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    15 days ago by Chum444 ( Leading Seaman)
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    The referenced build log was recently updated with these photos.
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    πŸ“ Puffer questions.
    20 days ago by Chum444 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have a couple of questions. There are two external tanks on the puffers. One,rectangular on the aft bulkhead of the wheelhouse/ boiler room & the second that appears to be a water cask located in various positions on the boiler room roof. Could someone enlighten me as to the purpose of both?


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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer questions.
    19 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great videos Martin. The young puffer engineer in the first video sounds like a Kiwi or Aussie. If so, a funny place to find one! A friend of mine, a fitter and turner, was a volunteer engineer on the big William C Daldy steam tug here in Auckland, (126ft, 750tons) and he took us down to the engine room for a look while she was under way. Two huge triple expansion steam engines, steam powered generators, water pumps, steering engine etc, - really fascinating, so many moving bits, but on deck, virtually silent.

    Update

    Just had a quick look at the kingston flyer steam train site here, and guess who I found ? His family appears to be into tourism down south. Other pic, as stoker on the TSS Earnslaw. An obvious steam nut.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer questions.
    20 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Chum44,

    I thought you might find these a little bit interesting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmm1KzVWNh8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22UGjkSKYbk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiHZ2RE3rqo

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Puffer questions.
    20 days ago by GaryLC ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Chum444, I am involved with the Highlander Clyde Puffer build and blog, and in answer to your question I haven't got a clue except I can say that the round tank by the chimney has a handpump on the superstructure to fill it, and there is an outlet on the bottom into the engine room. The square tank on the back has tappings off the top and the bottom which again go into the engine room. Check out my blog photos, and yes they both contain water. Regards, Gary.
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    πŸ“ Stateside puffer build.
    24 days ago by Chum444 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Given that you folks on that side of the pond are expert builders of Clyde Puffers I am a bit hesitant to post this build thread. Accessing the many references on MBM have given me the info to get this far.🀞

    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3908689-1-48-...
    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3908689-1-48-scale-Clyde-Puffer
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Stateside puffer build.
    23 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Well done nice job on the puffer.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Stateside puffer build.
    24 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Chumm444,

    On this site we look forward to seeing all build logs no matter what skill level.
    Remember we all had to start somewhere.
    So do not hesitate.

    And i am sure that if you run into any difficulties the fantastic members here will help.

    So start posting your log.


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