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Clyde Puffer Print Booklet
Author: lesliebreame   Posts: 3   Photos: 6   Subscribers: 2   Views: 548   Responses: 8   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
welding - Posted: 4th Oct 2018
all frames welded to keel.

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welding - Posted: 3rd Oct 2018
Started welding frames to keel.

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Response by mturpin013 on the 3rd Oct 2018
I really like your approach to the assembly using a jig to ensure squareness and consistency with the bulkheads. its looking good keep it up
Response by RNinMunich on the 3rd Oct 2018
This is like Cammel Laird in miniature - Brilliant 👍
Gonna weigh a ton though 😲
Look forward to the build blog of the transporter / launcher 😁
Cheers, Doug 😎
Clyde Puffer - Posted: 8th Sep 2018
Members might be interested in the preliminary construction details of our Puffer . Shown is the steel laser cut keel with frames slotted in position . I have to make a jig to hold the whole lot in place while i weld it up. The boiler i made earlier and Gordon already has a beautiful compound engine ready to go. He tested the boiler under steam recently to 80lb and all is well.Will post more pictures as and when. Les Breame

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Response by lesliebreame on the 14th Sep 2018
I am an engineer of 69 years young !! Studied engineering at Woolwich Poly from 1969 to 1973.obtaining CNAA degree second class......only my clever mate Geoff got a first !!Still, he doesnt know one end of a spanner from the other whereas i do ! Have been building steam boats for years [with large gaps due to pressure of work ] and am interested in everything mechanical.I have so many projects on the go i cant possibly finish them all before i die ! Gordons Puffer will take priority i guess or he will be chasing me. Regards Les Breame
Response by mturpin013 on the 16th Sep 2018
Thanks for that Les, keep the blog coming. Is the hull to be wood or metal?
Response by lesliebreame on the 16th Sep 2018
Probably copper plates soldered together and soldered tabs to hold it to the frames. The plates will have artificial rivets embossed around the edges.....hmmmm just had the thought that if i could get rivets small enough i could actually real rivet it !!! Les