Hi, thanks for replying. It came with the article and mag you mention and regarding the construction I don’t really think I will have a problem as I have done restoration work for museums before - I think a couple of them have been posted on this site.
Totally get your point about placement, the chap has glued some white metal pieces in the wrong places and it’s going to be an interesting job getting them of.
All steam seems to be commercial made, I am a charted fellow of the institute of insurance so I totally understand the boiler situation and water compliance.
A couple of my friends restore full size steam locomotives for a hobby and have said when I get around to the point of wanting to steam up they will check it and sort out certification. They already do this for few of the model engineering clubs apparently for the larger steam model locos.
At the moment I am just trying to find people that have made Danny preferably with a compleate `cheddar steam system in as I seem to have.
It’s tight, very tight and I want to. Know how the hell you service the thing when you have the deck on.
To me it looks like a one way ticket and you could never get at anything ever again.
I just don’t see how you would get in to replace or repair thongs like the servos for reversing or ruder either once the deck is on. There is no room to work.
Very bad experiences with a fully rigged and sailing Golden Hind a few years ago. My mistake, couldn’t get at anything properly to repair or service.
I was following the advice of a Rusian chap who had built one and was sailing it on Lake Biacal.
I asked him what he did when he needed to replace a servo.
Great and typical Rusian answer. ‘ I build another boat”.