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    Bruce, what a beautiful boat and love the transport trailer and rig. Good luck in obtaining the knowledge and courage to get her under steam and into the water. Len
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    You may find something useful in this thread that would give you the confidence to fill the boiler and light the flame! >>>>>>


    https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=68100.0
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    My main concern is: I just don't have enough knowledge on this. So my confidence is pretty low. I also need to set radio up to run the boiler. I believe this is a cheddar engine. The person who checked this motor out for me in England is the top person on these engines and took over from the company that he worked for. We don't have too many local clubs here in oregon.
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    Bruce: That is a beautiful launch!
    Have you tried firing it up at all? The worst things that can happen generally are running short of water, jammed safety valve or a gas explosion. I'm assuming the safety valve was checked as part of the boiler check and the fuel system (Propane/butane?) is easy enough to check ashore, so the main concern would be the water supply.
    Does the boiler have an automatic feed pump? If not you need to check the water consumption and bring the boat back to the dock for a refill from time to time.
    Is the boiler lagged, insulated, so that the burner doesn't ignite any fittings or melt the hull?
    Personally I would give it a go and see how it works out - what are your main concerns?
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    I need someone who can sit down with me, who can sit down with and go through my power plant and make sure it is set up right. I bought the steam system used and sent it to england to do a pressure test check. Up grade the boiler. I put a electronic steam regulator on to control pressure. But I don't understand everything about it. I'm a just nervous Nellie ๐Ÿ˜“ I guess. With time and money in this boat.๐Ÿค”
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    it's aschame you can't run this beautifull model. A few of our members do have a similar boat.
    is there anything we( i ) can do to help you out?
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    Wish we had some steam power down here in Portland I have a steam powered that I built, and I scared to run it and setting all the work I put into it and it catching fire. And I not sure the steam engine is set up correctly. or how to operate it. Go figure. it' was built from scratch using a ABS hull I bought. I Had some plans i used.
    Oh also built the Truck and trailer with sound system that I can drive it to the water.
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    Excellent navigation Hermank, beautiful smoke too.
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    Last Sunday we had our 2nd competition for steamdriven modelboats
    1 very nice wheather which improves the atmosphere
    2 nice people and visitors
    3 not that much participants
    But it is not the number but the quality that counts



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