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Loch Ranza by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 40" Loch Ranza Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 100mins Geared to a MFA 919D series Powered by Lead Acid (18v) Batteries - Comments: I bought an unfinished Graupner paddle steamer kit which was in a bit of a state and spent many happy hours making her look loved. The hull and paddle wheels were in an acceptable condition but the deck and superstructure left lots to be desired. The previous owner had purchased the motor which was 50.1 geared and pushes the boat along well all other bits including 'smoke' brass portholes and new superstructure added by myself. She was a delight to finish and looks an absolute dream on the water.

Old outboard motor... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
GRP dinghy, ancient outboard separated into it's halves. The dinghy was made by a company that had done a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter which a friend was working on before he died suddenly. He decided that he wouldn't use the dinghy and gave it to me. I was thinking of using it for a mini steam plant as a river launch, but that's too far in the future. I think I may have a suitable dolly for the boatman. Martin

Gelyce class "Islay" by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi, many years ago I was approached by the man who ran the Chateau Margot delicious wine factory to make a model of Water Pipit, one of the smaller Gelyce class yacht tenders built by Camper and Nicholson. They di some at 50 foot and a few at 38 foot. Currently out there and nicely restored is Islay, which I think may be Water Pipet in a later itteration, since it was once restored and subsequently neglected by Ugo Baravalle, at the time Italy's 5th richest man and a gent who actually offered to show me round his vast collection on Elba very graciously. I never heard from the wine mazn again and so couldn't tap him for a deposit to finance the trip to Italy. Project cancelled, Baravalle apologised to, life went on. Now, I find I would rather like to do the model for myself, with all the lovely golden interior work. To do this, the construction would have to be more like the original steamed timbers and double diagonal planking, rather than my usual 3mm ply bulkheads. So, my question is...has anyone ever built a hull in this way, as a shell, more than a glorified Aerokits/Veron kit? I haven't, so I'm looking for any hints, tricks, warnings you may have. Here's the boat. You can see the appeal. Cheers, Martin

Clyde Puffer by lesliebreame Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
I am an engineer of 69 years young !! Studied engineering at Woolwich Poly from 1969 to 1973.obtaining CNAA degree second class......only my clever mate Geoff got a first !!Still, he doesnt know one end of a spanner from the other whereas i do ! Have been building steam boats for years [with large gaps due to pressure of work ] and am interested in everything mechanical.I have so many projects on the go i cant possibly finish them all before i die ! Gordons Puffer will take priority i guess or he will be chasing me. Regards Les Breame

Clyde Puffer by lesliebreame Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
My friend Gordon has made all the drawings for the frames from the original builders blue prints. The boiler he designed sort of based on the Cochran original and i made it, tig welding the copper bits {3mm } and tig welding the stainless smoke box.It took a year to make [ part time of course ] and Gordon steam tested it last weekend as you can see in the the photo [ we previously hydraulic tested it to 300lb ] . I will mig weld the frames to the keel and probably braze the stringers as i will only use 3mm square steel and welding may not be suitable. Plating the outside with copper will be a challenge !!! Gordon wants the plates to look lifelike so i need to punch imitation rivets along the edges. Might take another year or two !! Materials for the boiler came to £300 and the laser cutting frames £1000 for four sets so this project does not come cheap !! Will post pictures as the boat progresses. Les Breame

Steam Boats by schuffels Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Got very exited to see my boat and misspelt the name of the boat and granddaughters name it is Evie Jane.

Steam Boats by schuffels Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
Envy Jane belongs to my granddaughter Evy Jane. It is sailed regularly at the Surrey park Dive, which is an old quarry in the city of Box Hill in Victoria Australia. We have a great facility and club house with approximately 130 members, we welcome new members and visitors and meet Sundays and Wednesdays.

three model live steam boats for sale by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks for the info think I will leave to the experts,nice boat though basilsdad

three model live steam boats for sale by terry1956 Seaman   Posted: 3 months ago
Only the open deck boat for sale now, fitted with a Wilesco d46 boiler and twin cylinder engine. Servos for speed and rudder. This boat runs on gas from a small gas cylinder which gives around 15 to 20 mins running. Looking for £170 collection only. Some people have asked about a boiler test and I have looked into this as I will never understand why it needs one, 19psi, there is more pressure in a coke can. Anyway to get a test it needs a pressure test. Or just buy a new boiler off eBay for £55 pounds. This is collection only from Yeovil

three model live steam boats for sale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Mornin' Maurice, No not yet. So far I've cleaned and primed the hull and bought new ESCs, 50 calibre MGs with mounts and ammo belts from Shapeways, scale crew members and Pacific cammo paints, Oh and the 37mm field gun for the foredeck. Then I got tangled up in a restoration and conversion from static to RC of an ancient Billing Boats Danish fish cutter. 😲 Right now I'm trying to figure out how to fit my renovated and converted Taycol Target motor plus battery and usual electronics into the small hull! Have been considering spraying some colour on the PTB hull the next few days, while it's still warm and dry outside😉 Then I can set about refitting the shafts and rudders. What are you up to? Apart from sniffing round steamers!😁 All the best, Doug 😎

three model live steam boats for sale by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Terry I want to give steam boats a try but don't know a lot about them so letete get my mate to look at the post and then I won't insult you by under pricing and give you a decent offer, maurice

three model live steam boats for sale by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Doug Did you get the boat done ,as you know hate having to guess prices Regards Maurice

three model live steam boats for sale by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Maurice, Shall we start an auction !?😁 That's the one that appealed to me as well. Looks a bit like a Pinnace? But if you have steam experience, which I don't, I'll 'retire hurt' 😭 Good luck, Doug 😎

three model live steam boats for sale by terry1956 Seaman   Posted: 3 months ago
Always open to an offer

three model live steam boats for sale by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
hi terry might be a bit cheeky but i would be interested in what looks to me like a victorian pleasure launch which i presume looking at the photo could be about 30inch plus?, would you consider selling it as a single item if so at what price regards basils dad