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    Entry Level Steam Boat
    by sapot ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Able Seaman)
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    sapot
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    Thanks for the heads-up, I have a subscription to Model Boat on my iPad, just downloaded the Winter Issue!!!!๐Ÿ‘
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    Martin555
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    This looks like it is going to be very interesting.

    Martin555.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    sapot
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    This just arrived from Alibris. Com, havenโ€™t opened it yet, letโ€™s see what the Steam Gods have in store for me....Si
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    redpmg
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    Sapot you might look for a copy of the Model Boats Winter Special - just out - has an article on starting with steam - the things to consider.
    There are safety considerations to think about too - for example if you are running a gas fired boiler beware of gas build up in the bilges - any leak and the next time you light up so does the boat and probably yourself....... Gas is heavier than air so that causes the problem.

    Inboard or stern drive petrol (gasoline?) driven boats have the same problem - forget to use your blower and boom goes the boat - we watched one on Kariba Dam explode after they had stopped for a swim - 30' cabin cruiser burnt to the waterline in a couple of minutes - picked up a couple of singed people - very lucky as the burns were not serious............
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    Nerys
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    Definitely 'Ayes to the right'.

    This sounds an excellent idea, I shall start thinking about my design immediately, having watched that very informative video.

    Incidentally, does anyone remember very small model boats (and swans) propelled by two lumps of camphor.?

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    Nerys
    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    RNinMunich
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    Sorry Simon๐Ÿ˜”
    We seem to have gone even more insane with the Pop Pop / Putt putt stuff!

    So Chaps and Chapess; if this Pop Pop boat stuff takes off I suggest we start a new Pop / Putt thread under "Building Related" and leave Simon's seriously insane ๐Ÿ˜‰ Steam Boat thread in peace to develop as he would wish.
    Who's up for that? (Design & Build contest perhaps?)
    DIVISION: CLEAR THE LOBBIES.
    Ayes to the right, Noes to the left.
    Cheers All, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    RNinMunich
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    You can even have one with four funnels if you wish Nerys,
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-TITANIC-tin-putt-putt-boat-...
    Of course you will know that the fourth funnel is only for aesthetic! ๐Ÿ˜
    Or build your own design...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBEXCZ0Ry60
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Many thanks for the offer of the Sausage Roll ransom๐Ÿ‘
    Maybe DHL has 'Cool Fridge-Freezer Trucks' โ„๏ธ coming to Germany!!?? ๐Ÿ˜‹
    Or pack them in Nitrogen?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-TITANIC-tin-putt-putt-boat-new-never-used/153693532732?hash=item23c8d9323c:g๐Ÿ˜ฎYUAAOSwQ75dPJEk
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Nerys
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    That's good to know. They used to be far more traditional looking than that, they had a funnel. Still, I might buy one for old times sake.

    Nerys
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    RNinMunich
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    You can still get 'em Nerys,
    'Putt Putt' or 'Pop Pop' Boats. Lowest possible Entry Level!?๐Ÿ˜‰
    https://www.ebay.com/b/putt-putt-boat/bn_7024846341
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTROdcOMCEI
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_pop_boat

    Ten years or so ago there was a resurrection of them here, made of recycled Coke, Fanta, Beer cans etc. They call them Knatterboot here.
    Still got one in the cellar, somewhere ๐Ÿ™„ !
    Cheers Happy Pop-Putting๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Nerys
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    Entry level steam boats - about twenty years ago there used to be an advert in the Market Trader newspaper for a simple tin toy steam boat. Worked with pellets of solid meths heating water and a jet over the stern. Wish I still had one. They were quite fun.

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