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    HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette
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    2 years ago by gordc ( Able Seaman)
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    I haven't made a lot of progress in the past year but the funnel is ready for painting and I'm pleased with how the 4-inch gun has turned out.

    Sea trials did not go well last summer. I had no success with the boiler - the burner still gave me trouble. I tried different sized jets but it still took over 30 minutes to get up steam and by then the fuel tank was empty. I'll build a larger tank before next summer.

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    3 years ago by gordc ( Able Seaman)
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    About 25 years ago I started building a Stuart Turner double 10 steam engine and soon after, I decided to build a boat to put it in. The photos show how far I've got.

    It's a model of a WWII corvette, HMCS Sackville. The original ship has been restored and is on display in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    I've built it to a scale of 5/16" to the foot in order to have a displacement of roughly 40 pounds, which I figured I would need to accommodate the steam plant. it has an overall length is 65" and a 10" beam. The 5/16" scale also means that I have to make all the fittings for the boat from scratch. I'm working on the 4" gun right now.

    I had the hull in the water for the first time last September and discovered that the pitch of the propeller needed increasing and that the boiler couldn't make enough steam to keep the engine running at 600 rpm. The boat just sat there going nowhere.

    I've increased the propeller pitch and enlarged the burner orifice on the centre-flue boiler to increase the heat input, so I hope to do better this summer.

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    3 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    This looks interesting. What size boiler are you using and what sized burner?
    Edward

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    3 years ago by Dave M ( Vice Admiral)
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    Good sized model. Be good to see the finished model on the water in steam.
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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    EXcellent, real Model Engineering πŸ‘
    Not fair though! Your Corvette is 20 cm longer than my Pocket Battleship Graf Spee πŸ˜‰ of my H class destroyer Hotspur. Looking forward to the video .....

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    3 years ago by gordc ( Able Seaman)
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    The boiler is 10 inches long and 4 inches in diameter. I designed it using the guidelines in one of Martin Evans' model engineering books. The centre flue is roughly 2 inches in diameter. The boiler volume is just over 1 litre to the top of the gauge glass.

    I bought the ceramic burner from Maccsteam. After lighting with gas, I switch to a liquid propane/butane mixture which turns to vapour in the evaporating coil on the outside of the flue.

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    2 years ago by taffy ( Leading Seaman)
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    looks fantastic, how long to finish and fully running on water?

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    2 years ago by figtree7nts ( Rear Admiral)
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    Great project thanks for sharing!
    Wish you much success with it!

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    2 years ago by gordc ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi Taffy, thanks for the support. if I can't sort the boiler out this summer, I'll admit defeat and finish the ship as a static model.
    Here's hoping.

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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi gord(on?), so far so goodπŸ‘ For heaven sakes DON'T GIVE UP! 😲
    If all else fails - use bloody great nails!! πŸ˜‰
    In this case perhaps a half decent brushed motor, the 'Flowers' weren't greyhounds anyway 😁 More power to your boiler, Cheers Doug 😎

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    4 months ago by gordc ( Able Seaman)
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    It's been about 18 months since my last post. I've finally got the boiler steaming - the burner raised the 1.1 litres of water in the boiler to a pressure of 50 psi in about 20 minutes. I hope to conduct sea trials in the next few weeks. I'll post a video if my efforts are successful.

    I got sidetracked last summer building the whaleboat. I bought second-hand copies of Harold Underhill's books on how to build plank-on-frame models and followed his instructions.

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