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Bending thin plywood by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Did I say it was green? I wondered what it meant as it appeared on its own. I don't do emoticons, I think they're corny. My "steam" computer is the same as those in my Health centre's consultation rooms, but with a more usable graphics card.....he said like he'd know it from a hole in the arse! I don't possess a mobile' phone, which is why you can usually understand what I type as no mad auto type thing is trying to take over as it does with Klevafones acting as computers. Martin

Bending thin plywood by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Mike, Suspect that Martin's steam powered computer can't display the thumbs up, so it shows a default square instead. Where the 'green' came from I've no idea! Cheers, Doug 😎

Bending thin plywood by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I see no real difference. You go over, I go inside. Water is the really important thing and hot or cold makes no odds. As I've been doing this during this year's strong sun, the water in the ply gets hot anyway. I also only dip it in once and then slam it in the tin. I have never found the need to soak it for ages. Of course it won't hurt it, just not really necessary. 3" thick x 10" wide oak, however, needs up to 5 hours in a steam chest. And you get exactly 7 minutes before it goes rigid again. Ask me how I know Gardener, what is that little square supposed to mean? I haven't even got one on my keyboard. Martin

Clyde Puffer by lesliebreame Admiral   Posted: 7 days 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

"IMARA" Tug Steam plant by lesliebreame Admiral   Posted: 7 days ago
very nice !

"IMARA" Tug Steam plant by Novagsi0 Admiral   Posted: 10 days ago
Test run on compressed air of "IMARA's" tug steam plant.

Clyde Puffer by lesliebreame Admiral   Posted: 12 days 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

Clyde Puffer by lesliebreame Admiral   Posted: 13 days ago
Members might be interested in the preliminary construction details of our Puffer . Shown is the steel laser cut keel with frames slotted in position . I have to make a jig to hold the whole lot in place while i weld it up. The boiler i made earlier and Gordon already has a beautiful compound engine ready to go. He tested the boiler under steam recently to 80lb and all is well.Will post more pictures as and when. Les Breame

54" long Cervia tug. by Novagsi0 Admiral   Posted: 14 days ago
Cheers thankyou very much, you should see some of the other things I've made. I spent 10 years on a steam traction engine link below.

"IMARA" by Novagsi0 Admiral   Posted: 17 days ago
Only 2nd run of "IMARA Tug", my lad did the shaky video. (O well) Nice model lots of ballast, batteries, MARX Hectoperm motor for huge power reserve. Running on electric but Cheddar Proteus steam plant also fits in instead with ABC boiler control. plan for the future to try this never run not even on air yet!

Steam Boats by schuffels Petty Officer   Posted: 28 days 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: 28 days 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.

Brooklyn is almost Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
After being recommended not to drill holes in the Captains cabin.👍 By Doug (RNinMunich) I decided not to damage my model. By drilling holes in the Captains cabin! Thanks, for the advice Doug much appreciated! So, will figure out a different way to put. My steam whistle.....

Guywires in Place! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
I've placed 4 guywires in place! There are 6 guywires in total. But I'm not placing the last 2 until. I place the steam whistle speaker in the Captains cabin! I'm going to use the Captains cabin. As part of the speaker for the steam whistle! It should work out OK, Fingers crossed!

three model live steam boats for sale by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
Thanks for the info think I will leave to the experts,nice boat though basilsdad