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[Score: 8/10] 46"/16000g Imara Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 90mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 45mm) Geared to a 2x6 volt decaperms (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Old Midway models ESC - Comments: Very heavy but great to sail, has an old steam engine sound system with whistle and mast nav and cabin lights
[Score: 9/10] 35"/3100g Streamlinia Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 40mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 35mm) Direct Drive to a Turnigy 2820 (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnigy (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Reduced size replica of Howes Basset Streamlinia from 1935. Fitted with a dummy boiler which produces water vapour, a rotating version of the original steam engine and built from Depron Foam. Plans availalable from Traplet and model was a two part article in Model Boats. Very pretty!
Build started a month or so ago. Scratch build from USCG plans from CG museum Northwest. Basswood frame, strip construction, polystyrene super structure. Props are for show right now, but it will steam someday.
Had these plans for a few years now 15 or so. The real ship is in Davy Jones' locker sunk by the US Navy. So I will resurrect her to steam again. I have never seen a working model of her. This will be my second attempt.
[Score: 8/10] 42"/6000g Marina Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 70mm) Geared to a Unknown (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 15Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese ESC - Comments: Resurrected from a derelict hull and 'mahoganised', this boat is built on a bread and butter hull coated in fibreglass. Boasting a Steam sound generator and baby oil smoke generator linked to the speed controller it had been mistaken for steam powered on several occasions.
Hi Dave Nice to hear from you again Yes the total superstructure and mast are removable to get into the steam engine The engine is manufactured by Saito and is a single screw with single boiler and pressurises up to about 60 psi Heated with a methanol fueled burner and runs on full steam for about 25 minutes The unit runs very smoothly and creates smoke through a built in smoke generator for more realism Cheers Rod
Nice realistic weathering on the model. Does the whole superstructure and masts/rigging lift off? That's a nice looking steam unit, was it home built? Thanks for sharing it should inspire us all to get building.
These little corvettes were the backbone of the Atlantic defence of the supply convoys from Halifax Canada to Britain from 1942 to 45 Here she is with steam engine engaged for checking before recent sailing complete with Asdic sound This was used to echo signal of enemy submarines to pinpoint their position
Steam "REOCIN" Hello Sres .. Serve this writing also of presentation, I am from Santander (Spain) and amateur to the modeling naval RC of sail, but for nostalgic reasons I would like to construct to me the model of the steam REOCIN, that was constructed by the shipyards CUNLIFFE DUNLOP -GLASGOW, about 1873 and was owned by the Royal Asturian Mining Company sailing with the flag of Belgium. My question is if any members of this group could provide me with news of how to get me on the plans of the aforementioned boat. Thank you in advance, I take this opportunity to greet you, very sincerely. Nel Baxter.- P.D. Sorry for the translation, but not knowing the English language do it
I built this one from a Caldercraft kit and powered it with a twin screw steam engine Model has steam horn sound together with bilge pump and fully equipped lighting system Have extensively weathered the model to create realism to imitate what it probably looked like after many years steaming and working round the world in the 1930's A smoke generator has also been fitted which together with the twin screw steam engine gives a realistic look when on the water
Basically scratch Built except for the hull supplied by Fleetscale Scale 1:48 Canadian Corvette and powered by single screw Saito steam engine Lighting throughout with bilge pump and Asdic sound system Sails scale speed beautifully with smoke generator adding realism To steam power
The boiler is 10 inches long and 4 inches in diameter. I designed it using the guidelines in one of Martin Evans' model engineering books. The centre flue is roughly 2 inches in diameter. The boiler volume is just over 1 litre to the top of the gauge glass. I bought the ceramic burner from Maccsteam. After lighting with gas, I switch to a liquid propane/butane mixture which turns to vapour in the evaporating coil on the outside of the flue.