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PS Enterprise Print Booklet
Author: rcmodelboats   Posts: 5   Photos: 16   Subscribers: 1   Views: 410   Responses: 5   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
PS Enterprise - Posted: 6th Feb 2019
The bow section of the top deck is made and is now Varnished, some pins as rivets on the bow, the Rudder shaft supports with pins as rivets and now the top deck stern section needs made. The stern section has gaps in the wood.

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PS Enterprise - Posted: 22nd Jan 2019
The boiler is coming along nicely and the deck is glued down. The chain rudder servo is in place.

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Response by Joe727 on the 23rd Jan 2019
Hello, I never thought of building a chain driven rudder drive, looks good, I'll have to try it sometime. Joe
Response by RNinMunich on the 23rd Jan 2019
I agree Joe, Intriguing!
but I might be tempted to use some plastic tubing liners on the breakthroughs through the decks and coamings.
Otherwise you might end up with a chain saw 😲
Cheers, Doug 😎
boiler and struts - Posted: 15th Jan 2019
As this model will be Electric a mock boiler will be put in place for aesthetics as it can be seen clearly if you look directly front on, on the real ship. The struts that come out of the hull are for a extra piece of deck that then connects to the paddle boxes.

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PS Enterprise - Posted: 5th Jan 2019
The lip so it is as water light as possible is now made and the motor assembly will be made look like a boiler when fully completed.

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Response by Joe727 on the 6th Jan 2019
Hello, Looks like you are moving along pretty well. I have never considered a paddle wheel boat, I will be watching your build with interest. Cheers Joe
Response by rcmodelboats on the 6th Jan 2019
Hi Joe, paddle wheelers are very interesting such as the waverly but I chose the enterprise as she's pretty much a box and has lots of flat surfaces.
Response by RNinMunich on the 15th Jan 2019
Agree with Joe, interesting build rcmb👍
BTW; I've heard of 'Heavy Water' (deuterium) but never Light Water:
I suppose that's just HO ? 😁😁
Cheers, Doug 😎
PS Enterprise - Posted: 1st Jan 2019
This model is intended to be used to carry camera such as a go pro. my current camera vessel is a barge and I can't turn the barge without it looking bad on video so I wanted a vessel that can move under its own power but not too fast. The model is 1/20 and will have 2 paddles wheels, one on each side. This particular vessel is currently in Canberra NSW but it used to operate in Uchuka NSW.

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