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    ๐Ÿ“ Back Cover
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Found some hinges to make the cover look like its able to be opened. Added handles and two corner brackets .
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    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Nerys I've enjoyed building this steam launch
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    4 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Lovely model Rick, there's something about steam engines.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back Cover
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Martin and Colin I had been looking for an improvement to the cover.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back Cover
    4 months ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Very neat sir, gives it that vintage touch.
    Cheers Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Back Cover
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice touch Rick,
    It's the little details that bring the boat to life.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Almost finished
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    This week the sun came out the wind down I was able to prime the boat and get it ready for final paint. Not sure if it shows well the boat is dark blue. This build is nearly done need to think of a name. Trial water tests to come .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Almost finished
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Maybe Puff Puff Ron
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Almost finished
    4 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    How about calling it, โ€œ Putt Puttโ€ ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Almost finished
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Not bad Martin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Almost finished
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks good rick.
    Getting closer to the wet stuff.

    You could call her 'Perseverance' LOL!!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Change
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    These are pictures of the steam plant and launch as I first built her.It was a freelance attempt at a launch for the steam plant. After building the Miranda and Borkum look a like with installed steam plant. Decided to find a plan to put this plant into.
    The blog and posts below show the progress to date.
    Hope this helps a little GLC.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Change
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi GLC The boat you see in the picture is now just a hull. The photo was taken on my old camera a number of years ago. Pictures in this blog are now taken with my new camera. Somewhat better quality.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Change
    6 months ago by GaryLC ( Midshipman)
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    Yes, It does help a little and I recognize the boiler and condenser, and it looks like there is a cover over the engine, I would be very interested to see a little more internal detail as one can't get too much of a good thing. Please switch some lights on first and it's looking like a flash-gun for Xmas. Regards. ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Change
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Martin and Bill. I think about three years ago she was built.The hull may be used for something else the steam plant is in the new build.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Change
    6 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hi Rick.
    Nice to see and please continue with the progress.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Change
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    Nice work.
    She looks old when did you make her.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Paint
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Yesterday turned into a good day able to get a primer coat on the boat. A number of areas need a bit of fill and sand. All in all pleased with the result.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    6 months ago by GaryLC ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Rick, pleased to hear you are making some progress with your latest project, although I am not sure quite what it is? So with that fact in mind why not share it with a friend and post some photographs. Regards.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Wood
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    With Stephen and Doug's advice made a wood cover to protect the servos from heat. Pointed out to me that my aluminum bracket although a good idea was a good conductor of heat suggested a wood cover .Job done.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wood
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Gary will look at that.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wood
    6 months ago by GaryLC ( Midshipman)
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    The best way to insulate a servo from a heat source, is to use High-Temperature 1200*C Ceramic Matting 2mm or 3mm thickness, then wrap that with chrome tape to prevent damage. also ideal for insulating a boiler before fitting the wooden lagging strips. Available from: Polly Model Engineering, or Kennions Model Engineering. Better and more efficient than anything else I can think of and they will both cut it to the size you require, easily cut with scissors and similar to thick felt-like material. I would go for the 3mm thickness around about 1/8" Regards. Gary.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Wood
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The good thing about the shield is I have a surface to attach a piece of wood and that I will do. Thanks Doug and Stephen for the advice.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Servo protection
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Stephen pointed me to a heat problem with the servos close to the boiler. Found a small piece of aluminum cut a pattern to fit into the servo base to shield the servos from the boiler heat.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Servo protection
    6 months ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Rick,

    Again quite neatly done.

    I hate to appear picky but unfortunately Aluminium is quite a good conductor of heat.
    If there is an air gap between the Aluminium and servos this would be ok ( air doesn't conduct heat well ) or a piece of something that insulates ( wood is not bad at insulating and Balsa is a really good thermal insulator )with a piece of reflective tape applied to it to reflect an amount of the radiant heat back to it's source.
    Over here down under heat reflective tape is available at hardware shops either in the plumbing or building section, online or auto shops a roll doesn't cost a lot and will last you a long time.
    You could stick some of the tape onto a piece of Balsa with the tape facing the boiler and it might work fairly well.
    I will try not to be critical next time.

    Cheers,
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Servo protection
    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hmm! I wonder if a metal 'shield' will help or actually make things worse?
    I fear that the metal will heat up and conduct the heat directly to the servos ๐Ÿค”
    Might you not be better off with a a wooden shield (1/4" ply?) which won't absorb and conduct heat so well? Just a thunk Rick๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Servo setup
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Servo linkages were installed from engine to servo and shutoff to servo all set up and tested. Paint and water tests yet to come.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Servo setup
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen I have that concern myself .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Servo setup
    6 months ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Rick,

    Looking quit neat.

    I very much hope you take this as constructive, but one thing that concerns me is the proximity of your servos and receiver to things that radiate quite a bit of heat.

    Cheers,
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Servo setup
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Martin To good a question as I'm not sure.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Servo setup
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    Are you going to lag the pipework ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Set up
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    With the servos in place the leads run to the mounting base and battery switch .The orange unit set up to the Spektrum control DX6i .The servos tested and run. The next will be steam testing servo setup for engine foreword and reverse. Servo to steam valve open closed.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Set up
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug Just a little oil never hurt anyone.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Set up
    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Magnificent magic Rick ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Can't wait to see her in action with steam up, showing us the REAL meaning of Full Steam Ahead! ๐Ÿ˜€
    As a dumb electronics eng. who only knows 'fuel' as electrons ๐Ÿ˜ I take my hat off (if I still had one๐Ÿ˜‚) to all you oil soaked steamers ๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Set up
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Martin. Steam test will be next make sure no leaks shut off works and have foreword reverse working.Water testing will be some time before I can get to the water area as we are still in complete lock down.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Set up
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She is slowly getting there Rick.
    Good luck with the testing.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Piping
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Gas tank set up on a base to sit in the front frames and burner piped from tank to the boiler. Engine was piped from inlet to boiler. Engine was piped from outlet to inlet of the condenser. Condenser was piped from outlet (globe valve) to stack.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Piping
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Gary I saw a valve on the Clevedon site are there other valves to look at on other sites.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Piping
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Gary will look at shutoffs for my steam boats.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Piping
    6 months ago by GaryLC ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Rick my very good friend, we don't want you standing at the side of the pool with your boat on the water, and you with radio in hand with shoes and socks removed, and trousers rolled to the knee in rescue mode. That boiler and engine have a history, and that is the second set of lagging as the first was burnt to a crisp in a mid-lake crisis. I remember the occasion only too well as lots of smoke and a smell that reminded me of kippers for some strange reason. From that day onwards I have fitted gas cut-off valves to all my steam-boats as a priority, and the fact it is definitely the most important valve in the steam plant installation. Regards, Gary.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Piping
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen
    With my set up the gas tank would run out before the full boiler did.
    The places I run the boat are when the club sets up our pond for events and the wadding pool at our main meets. Knee deep so I can walk in to rescue the boat.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Piping
    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "The gas shutoff valve as mentioned by Gary is more on the must have list in my opinion."
    A valve in time saves ...๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜ญ" eh Steve ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Piping
    6 months ago by stevedownunder ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Rick,

    The gas shutoff valve as mentioned by Gary is more on the must have list in my opinion.

    I have witnessed a profusely smoking steam powered tug because the boiler ran out of water and he wasn't able to turn off the gas by the time the Tug reached the bank the lagging on the boiler was more like char.

    Running out of water can happen to the best operators.

    Your boat is looking good and I guess getting near ready to test.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Piping
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Gary no gas valve shutoff.The engine should look good it was your gift to me.Thanks.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Piping
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Martin
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Piping
    6 months ago by GaryLC ( Midshipman)
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    Looking nice Rick, mind can't see the gas cut-off valve, a nice neat looking installation on the pipe-work front, and a very smart looking piston valve engine. Regards, Gary.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Piping
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sounds complicated Rick.
    But it is looking good.

    Martin555.
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