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    Mt Washington
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington Rigging
    10 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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
    28 days 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
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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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
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks, Chum,
    The Build is only on here.
    Still more to go.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt. Washington
    1 month 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
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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
    https://youtu.be/-JskmGMPAiI
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    9 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks, JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    9 days 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
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks, Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    1 month 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
    1 month ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks like not too long before a launching.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Electronics
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electronics
    1 month 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
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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
    1 month 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
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks, Rick
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electronics
    2 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
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Paddle Wheels
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    ๐Ÿ“ Railings, Railing, Railings
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Beginning Construction of Railings
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    2 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
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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
    5 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
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Under Deck Framing
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paddle Wheel Housings
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The Photos show the steps I took for the Paddle Wheel Housings.
    Cut out the fan detail on the embossed sheet.
    Cut out the fan detail on the wheel boxes.
    Apply the embossed sheet to the Wheel Housings.
    Apply a Mahogany strip to the perimeter of the Housing.
    Highlight the detail with green
    Still a little more to do๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paddle Wheel Housings
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thankyou Chris, Good Thing it's Winter๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    It took many hours๐Ÿ˜ญ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paddle Wheel Housings
    5 months ago by ChrisG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Brilliant work I wish I had that much patiance.
    ChrisG
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Framed the cabin roof with rafters.
    Installed Mahogany Facias instead of PVC.
    Cutting out the fan pattern on the wheel housings, extremely tedious!
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Rick,
    The Mt Washington is a good winter, or two winters project for me.
    Hope it doesn't snow which would take time from my obsession ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Progressing nicely. Way to go Trev ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Rick
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