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    Super yacht Tender Simpson Strickland & Co, boats out of england around 1903
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    πŸ“ Update #3
    16 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I starting to see the light. A couple more coats of laquerto go on upper deck then turn it over and paint the hull. hook up steam plant radio rcvr.
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    16 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed bruce.
    Well done.

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    15 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Looks really nice Bruce.
    Love the doors.
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    15 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Beautiful job Bruce πŸ‘
    Well done. NAV lights next?
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update #3
    15 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes on the Nave lights trying to find out what Nav lights they had then, when did red green white light be come international law? Does anyone know this boat is from 1903. althought the boats i'm using are restored boats in turkey sweden and belive one is from scotland, that i used for my research on this build. most are being used as tour boats now.
    Most of what has been built is from photo's of these boats there are no plans that were acurrate enough to use. i have one that I used for reference it was 1:12 scale but width and length were way off and didn't match the hull that was supplied plans were 1 inch wider than the hull supplied.
    so this is my interptation of the boat from photo's also don't know what to name her. Her and many other boats were designed by Simpson manfg. in the early 1900's in london area, they also built picket boats for the royal navy
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    πŸ“ more updates # 2
    24 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I Got my boiler back, and installed prop shaft, Brass rudder, prop, and Prop Guard. And my 3d printed lab with her pup. Ran out of wood waiting on the post for more mahogany wood strips.
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    24 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Bruce.
    What glue are you using to stick the wood to the plastic hull ?

    Martin555.
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    24 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    the hull is fiber glass. Titebond III, insta-cure medium CA for inside. and a 2 part epoxy, CA for outside skin and sand prior to bonding. I will be going over the whole inside of the hull with epoxy to insure eveything is well bonded.
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    24 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Nice job on mama and pup they will look good on the boat.The boiler looks good where did you get it done.
    Rick
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    24 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you. Boiler work was done by Jerry Watson @ Cleverdo stteam in Cornwall. He use to work at Cheddar engines. I had a buch of upgrades done to the boiler being as this was one of the earlier models. Added the Guaze burner, and electronic pressure regulator, sight gage, and a few other things, my engine is brass pistons with out "O"Rings. The new ones have the "O"Rings and require the oiler. he told me that i didn't need the oiler. He has everything you need for the cheddar products. I didn't know enough about steam to be doing the work my self and trying to figure out i sent it to him. post from USA and back was pricey but well worth it to me.
    He does great work
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    24 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Oh I'm going to clad the boiler in wood does any one know whats reguired to do this?
    Also What is used to wrap some of the tubing to look like the old aspestos wrapping?
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    24 days ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    I can't help but admire anyone building a steam propelled boat. I wish I had the courage to do one myself but fear I lack the technical knowledge or mind set to be able to do it.

    All the best, Nerys
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    24 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is my third boat i have built 1st steam boat. 1st 2 where kit boats with ABS hulls and wood ABS cabis and decks. I got a good deal on a Steam plant and a fiberglass hull, did a lot of research on the hull for type of boat to build a lot of photo searching and there i am. there are no plans just simple drawing that was not really to scale. this is 1:12 scale. nice thing is it's uses things from doll houses doors lights. I bought a 3D printer and learning to use it for people. and parts. I have been having fun building it and some issues but worked thru them with help from places like this and some local people. it's keeping my old mind strong.
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    24 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Steam is expensive and not for everyone.If you get the bug it is a joy to see a steam engine come to life.
    My boiler came from Jerry Watson Clevedon steam he has been very helpful.
    Jerry my be able to help with the wood cladding as he supplied the wood and straps for my boiler.
    Rick
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    23 days ago by stevedownunder ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi bruce1946,
    Personally if there is room I would wrap the boiler in 2 layers of aluminum foil covered fiberglass insulation then adding wood strip with brass bands for good looks.
    I went to a lot of trouble to insulate my boiler see photo and try to reduce heat transfer therefore improving efficiency.
    To simulate lagging most people use a heavy cotton string wrapped around the copper tube with a knot at each end allowing enough room to undo fittings then painting white with enamel paint.
    Hope this helps.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    23 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wow that’s an outstanding job. Did you use a glue or a adhesive to attach the wood to the boiler or just the brass bands to hold the wood on? Thank you.
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    πŸ“ more updates
    29 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Worked on upholstery this week for seats used Deer hide leather, added carpet, and did aft walk way floors and steps. Ran out of mahogany Strips, so completed railing on roof.
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    29 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Really looking good bruce.

    Martin555.
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    29 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Getting better with every post, love the dog, I assume its a labrador.
    Dad always had his lab on board when out fishing.
    Cheers Colin.
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    29 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes a lab with a puppy between her legs. Printed on my 3D printer still deciding where I will place her, kind of like this spot though.
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    29 days ago by mturpin013 ( Commodore)
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    Keep up the good work its looking good
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    28 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Bruce,

    You've done a fantastic job of her!

    I love the wood work!

    It's very detailed!

    I have a question?

    Where did you get the STL file for your Lab?

    Cheers, Ed
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    28 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Bruce,

    Never mind, I just answered my own question! LOL!

    Cheers, Ed
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    28 days ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hope this works https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/art/dogs-sculpture
    https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/art/dogs-sculpture
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    26 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Love the detail job.
    Rick
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    26 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Lovely job on the woodworkπŸ‘

    JB
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    πŸ“ Super yacht Tender Simpson Strickland & Co, boats out of england around 1903
    1 month ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This a copy of the Yacht tenders build by Simpson Strickland & Co, boats out of England around 1903. The hull and plans are by Kingston Moldings 1998. It will have a Cheddar puffer engine.
    I'm using a Kingston fiberglass hull modified to match original. and using lots of photos to make interior and exterior of the boats. The plans and hull do not match very well they modified the hull width to make I run better in the water. When I was laying out the hull for hull ribbings, I found that the width was 1 inch narrower than the drawings. The drawings do not have any measurements listed other than 1-inch equals 1 foot. The completed hull length is 47 inches beam is 7 inches.
    Other than the hull everything is from scratch and photos I could find.
    It has been a fun challenge it is my 3rd boat build.
    Hope I haven’t bored you with the photos. All the exposed wood is Mahogany the Chinking is Styrene strips, the final coating is Deft (Lacquer) 8 coats.
    I’m on a hold waiting on more wood as I ran out.
    It has been a fun rewarding challenge
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Super yacht Tender Simpson Strickland & Co, boats out of england around 1903
    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Well done on the build that'a a good looking boat.The steam plant is it new.Will you be wood cladding the boiler.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Super yacht Tender Simpson Strickland & Co, boats out of england around 1903
    1 month ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you
    Its one of the 1st engine models made by Cheddar it's called a puffer they are out of business for many years it has maybe 20 minutes run time on it i bought from anouther party who never ran it.
    Yes i will be wood clading the boiler. and i'm upgrading the boiler to a new burner and burner pressure controller.
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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice work Bruce.
    You have done an excellent job.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Bruce,
    Always good to see another steam powered boat, in my opinion you can't have too many photos.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Super yacht Tender Simpson Strickland & Co, boats out of england around 1903
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Even if most are duplicated StephenπŸ€”
    I tried to edit them but something weird is going on when several photos are posted.
    What I see in the Edit box is two or three photos repeated many times, so I can't tell which ones need deleting, because what is in the edit box is NOT what appears in the post!
    I could download a set of the 'real' photos, delete all of them in the post, and then reload one true set one at a time. But that would take me the rest of the night and then someπŸ€”πŸ˜΄
    I've done it a few times for up to six pics or so, but not for 61 or 30?
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Super yacht Tender Simpson Strickland & Co, boats out of england around 1903
    1 month ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I tried to delete the duplicate ones but it wouldn't let me
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    1 month ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    it's my 1st steam powered so I'm learning.
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    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Beautiful job Bruce, love the wood work!πŸ‘

    JB
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Super yacht Tender Simpson Strickland & Co, boats out of england around 1903
    1 month ago by bruce1946 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you for pointing out duplicate photos. I reloaded the photos, should be easier now to view. I hope
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    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Dat's bedda BruceπŸ‘
    Also looks right in the Edit box now 😊
    😎
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    1 month ago by mturpin013 ( Commodore)
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    That's a whole load of pictures, some really interesting stories lie behind each and every one of those pictures. Its making me want to get started back on my part finished steam project.
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