|||
Not Registered
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
Cancel
Anytime
ยฃ2.50
ยฃ4.50
ยฃ6.50
Subscribe
Go AD FREE & get your membership medal
BRONZE
Less Ads
SILVER
GOLD
Ad Free
For A Whole Year!
ยฃ25
ยฃ45
ยฃ65
Donate
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Download The App!

    Login To
    Remove Ads
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Motor for paddle steamer, advice needed
    5 Posts ยท 3 Followers ยท 4 Photos ยท 15 Likes
    Began 7 months ago by
    Lieutenant
    United Kingdom
    Follow This Thread
    Not currently following
    > Click to follow
    Latest Post 7 months ago by
    Lieutenant
    United Kingdom
    ( Newest Posts Shown First )
    neilw
    Lieutenant
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    ๐Ÿ“ Motor for paddle steamer, advice needed
    46 Views ยท 1 Like
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    Online: 12 days ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    Probably spending more time thinking about this than I should be.

    Thinking that a geared motor might be the way forward. The MFA 919D2.51 with 2.5:1 reduction seems to be an option. I can get a 6mm pulley to go on the shaft and still have the option of adding a 60 tooth 2GT pulley at the gearbox end, this should give a further 3:1 reduction if required.
    Login To
    Remove Ads

    neilw
    Lieutenant
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    ๐Ÿ“ Motor for paddle steamer, advice needed
    64 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    Online: 12 days ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    Colin, thanks, I was thinking about increasing the size of the pulley at the gearbox end, found a shaft adaptor so I can increase diameter to 5mm, means I can get a 60 tooth 2GT pulley and leave a 20 tooth pulley on the motor shaft.

    Been having a look at motors for tugs and see Mobile Marine do a 4TA thatโ€™ll run 6V-12v so I could try a 2S or 3S which should give different max revs.

    Think this one will be trial and error to find the best solution, just pleased that the gearbox and paddle work, only had one machine screw work loose, found it had been soldered in place and the solder joint failed, probably due to paddle wheel running at excessive speed.
    Colin H
    Fleet Admiral
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    ๐Ÿ“ Motor for paddle steamer, advice needed
    49 Views ยท 2 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    Online: 5 days ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    Neil, can you tell me the weight and size of your model.
    My suggested motor could possibly be an 800 or 1000, both high torque and low reving.
    Also increase the belt pulley size 3 or 4 times on the gearbox and it should help no end.
    Cheers Colin.
    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Peejay
    Midshipman
    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    ๐Ÿ“ Motor for paddle steamer, advice needed
    60 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
    Online: 2 days ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    Dumasโ€™ running gear set for the Creole Queen has a 60.5 reduction on the motor. Should do the job.
    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
    neilw
    Lieutenant
    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    ๐Ÿ“ Motor for paddle steamer, advice needed
    66 Views ยท 6 Likes
    Flag
    Country: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
    Online: 12 days ago
    ๐Ÿ˜Š View Profile
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Send PM
    Iโ€™ve been doing loads on the Paddle Steamer, have most of the repairs done, have a few more features to add. Will do an update when itโ€™s finished. Think it is a British Gunboat, possibly Nile.

    Iโ€™ve had to wait for a couple of pulleys and a belt to arrive to get the paddle wheel running. Using stuff from 3D printer controls, seems to work OK

    Iโ€™ve tried a couple of different motors, Iโ€™ve got it working with a Foxxy Speed 600 but that motor is to high revving and although it has enough torque to get the paddle moving itโ€™s way too much, think it hits 17,000 rpm. It is getting very warm so wonโ€™t be used in the boat.

    So, I need recommendations for a high torque motor that will plod on. Thereโ€™s a 3:1 reduction gearing but Iโ€™m looking at the paddle wheel doing 100s of RPM not 1000s. Video shows about 1/4 throttle.

    I have no preferences, can be 6V -12V, no need for brushless.

    So any recommendations gratefully received.


    https://youtube.com/shorts/WahJacWEXko?si=IJeGnuL32EJ77gnx



    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy