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    1 day ago by Tomo ( Leading Seaman)
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    I’ve painted the inside of the hull and then fitted the ply deck held in place with the Tesco shopping order as you an see we’ve had snow overnight. I then had a panic that maybe I should have used some varnish of some sort any thoughts on that would be welcome I can get to most of the inside with the deck on if needed. Another point would I need to do any sealing after paint on the outside of the hull.
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    3 days ago by Tomo ( Leading Seaman)
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    In response to Newby 7 photos of the steam plant. I’ve had a good day today fitted the propellor shaft, knocked up a heat shield from a shelf of an old bbq that I was throwing out and decided on a oak colour happy bunny today
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    23 hours ago by GaryLC ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Tomo, and I hope you don't mind but I would like to share this with you and offer a little advice. I am pleased to see that you have your Tony Green steam plant, and I am sure you will agree it is quite basic, but on the other hand, one has to start somewhere. When steaming up the boiler disconnect the silicon tube to the engine, otherwise you will fill the engine with condensate and hydraulicly lock it up so as it won't turn, wait till the boiler is producing steam before reconnecting. An oscillating engine needs lubrication on the two faces of the cylinder and the steam chest, plus the piston in the cylinder so I suggest you fit a lubricator and use steam oil. Regards, Gary. (Besides all that it is looking very promising, keep up the good work, and well done you.)
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    3 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thank you for the pictures. I enjoy building steam boats and do like seeing what steam plants others use in their boats.
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    πŸ“ Mabel river launch
    3 days ago by Tomo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi everyone being new to the hobby I have picked an easy build to start although apparently very old plans as you can see from the photo the basic hull is nearly there just got to shape the stern as you can see I’m having to work between the dining room table and the garage at the minute It’s all been quite straight forward up to now but it’s quite apparent I need a whole new tool kit I’ve bought a few items but tried to use existing tools until I’m convinced this is the new hobby for me. I’ve received the steam plant as stated on the drawing from Tony Green it’s a bit Mamodish but that’s fine it’s a good and easy introduction. I realise I won’t be able to sail her on a model club pond in it’s current state but I’ll Finnish it to the drawing for now and maybe review it in the future. That’s all the rambling for now
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    3 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Well done good start to the build. With steam you will be learning new skills. Firing your steam plant up for the first time is such a high. Mick Would you show pictures of your boiler and engine.
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