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    Stateside puffer build.
    by Chum444 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Time to call it complete
    9 months ago by Chum444 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Itโ€™s been a fun build. Not as detailed as those you folks have built but I am happy with the way it turned out.
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    9 months ago by Chum444 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you T & the rest of you for the kind comments.
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    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Looks detailed to me. Very nice build.
    Rick
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    9 months ago by Black Shoe ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks great Bill! I agree with Tora Dog - looking forward to seeing "Asterias" in person!

    What's next?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Time to call it complete
    9 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    What a beeyootifull old rust-bucket๐Ÿ˜€
    Looks like she's been plodding up and down the North Sea since Woodrow Wilson was president.
    Brilliant weathering / wearing job Chum ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    What's next?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer
    9 months ago by Chum444 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you Rick.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Added details
    9 months ago by Chum444 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Approaching completion.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Added details
    9 months ago by Chum444 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hey Jonathan good to hear from you. In your neck of the New England woods you could just put your fleet outdoors to naturally weather this time of year, although warping might be an issue. Understand the search is underway for a new sailing venue next year. I always look forward to our down Maine trips. They are WP!
    You should do a blog on the van-loading system for your destroyer.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Added details
    9 months ago by ToraDog ( Lieutenant)
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    Wicked nice Bill. You are hired. Great weathering. I am loading up my fleet and will drop it off at your house on Thanksgiving Day. If you could put just a touch of scuff on it , it would be great....๐Ÿ˜‚
    I look forward to seeing er in person this coming summer.
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    9 months ago by Chum444 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you for the kind comments. It has been a fun build.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Added details
    9 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow!!! ๐Ÿ‘

    Puffers are among my favorites, and this one is extremely well done!
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    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Puffers just the best. Nice job.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Latest photos
    10 months ago by Chum444 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The referenced build log was recently updated with these photos.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Puffer questions.
    10 months ago by Chum444 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer questions.
    10 months 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.

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer questions.
    10 months 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Puffer questions.
    10 months ago by GaryLC ( Lieutenant)
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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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    ๐Ÿ“ Stateside puffer build.
    10 months ago by Chum444 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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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.๐Ÿคž

    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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stateside puffer build.
    10 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Well done nice job on the puffer.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stateside puffer build.
    10 months 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.


    Martin555.
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