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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Clyde Puffer
Clyde Puffer
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Ballast
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 59
8th Dec 2017 10:49  
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Hi Everyone. My next build is a Clyde Puffer in the guise of Auld Reekie/Vital Spark ! I am starting with a 1/24 Scale GRP Hull from Orion Mouldings. I am in need of a bit of forward planning assistance so if anyone has built from the same hull or very similar I would be grateful for some input as regards size of electric motor length of shaft and prop size and anything else that could be of help to me. This is only my second build so I am still, very much a rookie !!! Alan.


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Hugh
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 14
10th Dec 2017 10:10  
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Hi Alan,
I, too, am building a Clyde Puffer. Mine is scratch built ,and same scale as yours. I have installed a 6:1 brushed electric motor. I wanted scale speed . The shaft length was 11" from memory.
Interested in how you get on. Clyde puffers were lovely ships.
Cheers Hugh

Ballast
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 59
10th Dec 2017 13:13  
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Hi Hugh. Thanks for you input. I find other peoples ideas and methods very helpful as a bit of a rookie !!! You're a brave man working from scratch, I haven't attempted building a hull yet but who knows what tomorrow will bring. Hope the weather in OZ is kinder to you than what is happening here in Blighty. Good luck with the build buddy, I'll keep you updated !

Alan


Alan