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    Mt Washington
    by pressonreguardless ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Commander)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rigging Finished
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Finally finished all of the Rigging, Lifeboats included.
    I know you mates that rig sail boats are saying "What's the big deal?"๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
    Waiting for the smoke machine.
    It's coming from you neck of the woods, Stephen. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Gotta move on to the Bluefish๐Ÿ˜Š
    https://youtu.be/-JskmGMPAiI
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging Finished
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Hi Gary,
    Thanks!
    The paint job on the paddle boxes was actually an accident. I was wiping down the face with alcohol, forgetting that alcohol will wash latex paint. I liked the result so, I mirrored it on the other side.
    Hey, even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚
    The Walking beam is operational.
    It also has Calliope, whistle, running lights, cabin lights, waiting for the smoke generator.
    I feel the way you do; No, is not an answer.
    The problem with the Mt Washington, is the access to the bilge. I felt steam would be more of a headache than it was worth. However, I do believe it could be done.
    I do want to try a steam vessel, similar what you have built.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging Finished
    5 months ago by GaryLC ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Trev, and that really is a great side-wheeler that you have just completed, the paint job and side wheel covers are a work of art. Out of curiosity does the Walking Beam move did you motorise it? Plus if the general consensus of opinion is that it is difficult to fit a steam engine into, that would be reason enough for me to have a go. Mind, I reckon a stern-wheeler would be less of a problem on the installation front. Anyway, you are doing a great job and seem to have an assembly line set up considering the speed of your builds. Thanks for the compliments on my harbour and boats, yes they are all steam and it is very addictive, once you have built and sailed a few you are on the hook. Regards, Gary.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging Finished
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks Marty,
    I wanted to do live steam on this one.
    Everywhere I looked, it was recommended not to.
    After completing the model It became apparent it does not lend itself to live steam.
    First for steam you need ready access. Two, with electronics I installed ready access is further hampered.
    But she would look great with live Steam. I hope someone does๐Ÿ˜€
    Trev
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    5 months ago by martyvz ( Able Seaman)
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    Looks great. Would like to make one with a live steam engine.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging Finished
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    There is something about Walking Beam Steamboats๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Trev
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    5 months ago by Hhager2 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I want that as next boat. The walking beam engine moving and a smoke maker would be my dream looks good.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging Finished
    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Thank Trev.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging Finished
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks Rick,
    Harbor Models has them. unfortunately, they are in the US, I don't know home much shipping would be.
    https://www.harbormodels.com/harborsmoker.html
    I bought mine from ebay. chopperflyboy located in Australia.
    I liked this one because it is controlled by a separate channel on the receiver.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/122319535177
    I haven't received it yet. maybe wait, let me be the gunnie pig. before you buy.๐Ÿ˜‚
    I don't have experience with either.
    Trev
    https://www.harbormodels.com/harborsmoker.html
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/122319535177
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    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Well done Trev. Looks amazing.Will you tell about the smoke machine as to where and cost. Have been looking for one.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Still working on the Rigging.
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Rigging is going slowly.
    When seizing the ends I have been using copper wire, as it stays in place.
    I have the upmost respect for the mates that rig sailboats. an incredibly tedious task,
    but incredibly rewarding๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    Rigging the Mt Washington is simplistic compared to sail.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Still working on the Rigging.
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks,
    She is a beautiful vessel, I had to build her.
    Not very hard, just tedious.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Still working on the Rigging.
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks JB
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    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking great Trev, nice work. Well done on the promo as well.

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Still working on the Rigging.
    5 months ago by Bogiemail ( Able Seaman)
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    Itโ€™s beautiful. Makes me feel guilty that I have stopped work on my Mt.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Still working on the Rigging.
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks, Rick.
    A little more Rigging.
    Then of course I had to order a smoke machine from down under.
    Then Ballast, maybe lighting in the paddle boxes.
    Will it ever end?
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Still working on the Rigging.
    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Trev the Washington is coming nicly.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington Rigging
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Started to Rig the Mt Washington. Chose to Seize the ends instead of Knots.
    Yes, a little touch up necessary when all is done.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt. Washington
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Added a few extras to the vessel.
    Brace, to keep the drive belt taught as the hull flexes too much.
    Hindsight would be a larger plywood base for the motor.
    Next, i installed bulkheads around the hatchways to the bilge, as the vessel has such low freeboard.
    (Keep her from sinking when the decks are awash๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚)
    I am seriously considering a bilge pump. As I installed on the Typhoon.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt. Washington
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    That may be a good idea Trev.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt. Washington
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks Cash,
    The low freeboard is a problem. I installed Bulkheads around the Hatch openings to the bildge to address that problem. It wasn't difficult to build,just time consuming. The Typhoon was harder.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt. Washington
    6 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Trev, thatโ€™s a nice looking paddle wheeler you have there, I too want to see her on the water, and a short vid would be sweet!! Only thing I worry about is how little freeboard that boat seems to have. But, she is beautiful!! Iโ€™ve thought about having a go at this same kit, Donโ€™t know if my skills can rise to the occasion.
    Carry on sir, sheโ€™s a beaut!!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt. Washington
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks, Chum,
    The Build is only on here.
    Still more to go.
    Trev
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    6 months ago by Chum444 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking build. Is it also in RCG? Look forward to some in- water photos & videos.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    7 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    The Electronics are pretty much complete.
    Everything can be controlled from the Transmitter, Turnigy 5 Channel.
    Except for the 3 volt running lights. I was not able to get them to operate from my Multi Switch.
    The difficulty with the electronics is because of the various voltages involved. 14.7 for the motor and ESC. 9v for the sound. 12 to 14 for cabin lighting, 3v for the running lights. I was able to run the cabin lights at 9v. i was able to achieve the voltage difference with a step-down board.
    i had to use a 3v batt for the running lights? I'm pretty comfortable with electronics, but this one has me baffled so i took the separate 3v battery route.
    All manual Switches are located under the hatch which I made operational'
    (It gets hot down next ti the boiler the boys need all the ventilation they can get!!) As is with the open windows๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Still a way to go before completion.
    https://youtu.be/-JskmGMPAiI
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks, JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    6 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks and sounds great Trev๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    7 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks, Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Well done with the lighting Trev Keep up the good work
    Rick๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    7 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like not too long before a launching.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Electronics
    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Started working on the electronics. Lighting and sound. Steam Whistle and Calliope.
    I know the speaker boxes are a little hokey๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electronics
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Hi Doug,
    The Video link to YouTube was on the post that shows the boat illuminated? Here it is again. Let me know if you can't open it.
    The fusing is on the main board. I have not installed any suppression as it hasn't seemed to cause a problem on my tests. Time will tell
    Trev
    https://youtu.be/-JskmGMPAiI
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    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Trev,
    What video?? ๐Ÿค”
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    BTW Re Electrics - Neat but! Where are the fuses and spark suppression capacitors in your electrics?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electronics
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Were you able to open the video?
    They were a type of organ operated by steam on some of the old river paddle boats.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electronics
    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    What's a 'Calliope' on a boat presson?
    I always thought she was a Greek Muse!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electronics
    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks, Rick
    Trev
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    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Some times other projects take the front row. Nice work Trev.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paddle Wheels
    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Paddle Wheels
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    ๐Ÿ“ Railings, Railing, Railings
    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Sorry I have been remiss in my postings,
    outdoor projects have taken precedence.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    10 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Beginning Construction of Railings
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    8 months ago by Bogiemail ( Able Seaman)
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    Hope things are alright. I have been following your blog, hoping it would motivate me to get me to finish my Mt W. The wheel box was excellent and I may do something similar on mine.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    10 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Thanks Rick, A few Hiccups Along the Way๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    10 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Coming nicely Trev. Paddle boxes look great. Looks a lot of work to do the railings well done.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    10 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Under Deck Framing
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