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Thames Steam Launch "Miranda" Print Booklet
Author: Smiffy   Posts: 2   Photos: 3   Subscribers: 1   Views: 170   Responses: 0   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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A little progress... - Posted: 20th Mar 2018
Slow progress recently, partly due to snow(!) but also because I have had some engineering to catch up on. Anyway, I have cut and fitted but not completed shaping the bow and stern blocks, fitted the prop shaft and fabricated the rudder assembly. This was silver soldered using a little piece of 3mm silver steel and sheet and channel brass. Yes, the keel looks a bit of a mess in this area but I am going to cover the ply with mahogany veneer to match the planking when I have completed that, and of course it will all be painted below the water-line. I also made a rough cradle to keep the boat steady while working on it - to be replaced with a posh one when everything is done!

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Thames Steam Launch "Miranda" - Posted: 7th Mar 2018
1st phase complete - keel plus frames and the slot for the stern tube cut and dowelled back together. Now about to cut the bow and stern blocks and begin the hull planking - a skin of 0.4mm ply and mahogany planks on top.

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