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Prop shaft bearing by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
The specs suggest this is suitable and I doubt if you will be exceeding the max speed! I have used small bearings in the past on projects, mainly for model steam, and have had problems with small bearings. Looking forward to seeing the build progress

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Yes that would be a problem. If you use an outside gas source to get to steaming pressure your gas tank may be able to keep your pressure for a sail. A larger jet will use more gas so I guess it will be a suck it and see. Please keep us posted on your efforts and good luck.

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Are you still having problems generating enough steam. Looking at the set up the boiler and engine look well matched. What size and type of burner are you using? I use a flat ceramic burner on a similar sized boiler and it's up to pressure in about 4 mins. I take a thermos water flask to the lake with warm water and fill the boiler just before I steam up. I use a separate gas canister to do initial heat up then switch to the on board supply. This helps stop the can freezing when going at full bore in the initial stages. Subsequent gas supply is much lower and does not produce much cooling of the gas canister. Looking forward to seeing your model under steam.

VALIANT by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 48" VALIANT Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 90mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Geared to a 540 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 14Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through MTroniks Viper marine (25Amps) ESC - Comments: This tug was built by a modeler in Bristol during the early 1960's it was given to me at the Abergavenny Steam and vintage show in 2016 by the makers grandson who told me it had been on display in his mums house from 1970 when his grandad died till 1987 when she died then put in his parents attic till it was given to me. it had a couple of holes in the hull and the upper works had been broken so required fixing. not having any pictures I used all the original bits that came with it so I hope it looks as it should. It's made mostly from balsa with some wooden bits and replacement planking from coffee stirrers otherwise all original. It requires 2 x 12v 7ah lead acid batteries and about 5 kilograms of ballast. (Silver Sand in 500grm packs). On the only test run I've managed to tow a 16 foot fishing boat with three men on my local fishing lake.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by battleshipbuff Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
Where do you exhibit Colin? I run one of the largest model marquees in Cornwall,and have connections with others in the SW.. We are always on the lookout for new exhibitors,and I can assure you you would be made very welcome at the shows down here with your good ladies display also.Perhaps you would care to contact me please? Many Thanks Mick F

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Back to your display, Colin, very impressive array in your Harbour. I see why you were interested in where the Gypsy sailboat came from. You get the plans off the computer or I can get you one.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
I do the same each year, also store trailer without wheels in winter on axle stands which bolt on to hubs to replace the wheels. Also acts as anti theft device, which my insurers like.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Some trailer Colin. My caravan was 1250kg and that had to have reinforced tyres. My local independent supplier usually managed to source part used as I was not using frequently. In fact the tyres were often out of date before the tread went and I believe that is often the cause of a failure. I took my tyres off every year and had them checked including the spare. Best to be sure as a burst tyre on a towed vehicle can be costly as well as a danger to other users.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Illegal to have trailer on car tyres, something about ply rating for trailers over 250kg unladen and carrying capacity. If you check with tyre outlets they will explain. My trailer weighs in at 293kgs unladen and has carrying capacity of 1750kgs. Cheers Colin.

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by gordc Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 11 days ago
I haven't made a lot of progress in the past year but the funnel is ready for painting and I'm pleased with how the 4-inch gun has turned out. Sea trials did not go well last summer. I had no success with the boiler - the burner still gave me trouble. I tried different sized jets but it still took over 30 minutes to get up steam and by then the fuel tank was empty. I'll build a larger tank before next summer.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
@Colin H Why not car tyres Colin?👍

2nd Gunwhale stringers by mturpin013 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Now for the more difficult stringer, this one has already been steamed and set in the jig. The outer stringer has to be put on using glue only and clamps, so no nails at all since it has to shaped to the profile of the bulkheads over its entire length hopefully using a jack plane (which don’t like nails). Clamps at the ready and glue in hand and away we go,

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Here's a quick sketch of trailer outline, the axle and tow-bar was from an old trailer tent, it has brakes and is capable of carrying 1 ton easily. The frame work is mostly 40x40x3mm angle iron on a base chassis of 50x75x6mm box section. The panels are 9mm marine ply with plastic coated steel over for the roof, (which is removable for tall loads.) the sides are 12mm marine ply and the floor is 18mm ply. Semi elliptical springs from a van, shock absorbers from a motor bike. 12" wheels with commercial tyres to comply with law.(NEVER USE CAR TYRES) Its fitted with reversing lights and warning bleeper. Hope this is helpful . Cheers Colin.👍

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by SelwynWilliams Admiral   Posted: 11 days ago
Don't forget Chickerell Steam Fair, 30th June & 1st July, display tent for models plus lake for demonstrations.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
I built a trailer specially for the job, there are three shelves each side full length of trailer. The size is 8' x 4' by 4' high inside. Also the walls are covered with thin foam rubber, the shelves have holes for fixing the boat stands down, the suspension is soft but well damped. Needs it on roads round here. Will try to put a sketch together when I get back to my computer. Cheers Colin.