[Score: 9/10] 30" J R MORE Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 45mm) Geared to a 2XDECAPERMS (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 2X ELECTRONISE ESC - Comments: 1:48 SCALE Model of a Steam powered oil burning harbour tug built for South African Railways & Harbours in Scotland in 1960.Last of steam powered tugs built by Fergusons for South Africa.Decommisioned in 1982 and now on permanent display at the Maritime Museum in Durban,South Africa.
I visited Papplewick pumping station and found the day I had chosen was a "steam punk" day.They were sailing on the "lake" and had some really fine sailing boats, some live steam and some really fine "Jules Vern" boats and subs.I took lots of pics but found after I got home that the camera had corrupted the pics after I had shot a pic of a "Henry" vac that was cruising the lake,(it was not a real one just about half scale) The had stalls selling "steam punk" stuff but one stall had tools,and some nice boilers and steam motors.
I presume its a single cylinder single acting engine in which case have you tried an exhaust throttle? A simple lever pivoted at one end which can partially cover the exhaust port. It may seem a bit strange but if steam cannot get out there is less room for fresh to get in while keeping the full boiler pressure to move the piston. If your engine has an exhaust stub then a butterfly or slide valve across that .
Acquired as an empty hull a year ago. It measures 5'6" from stem to stern and was steam powered. It is carved out of one piece of timber. Now electric powered and using 12v invalid battery. If I can extract the picture from the computer I will include it !! If I can't you can do your own research.
You could always make a Kitchen's Patent Reversing Rudder to control the speed I made one once but never fitted it to my steam boat. It requires 2 servos to open close the direction, and speed control is made by open more or less both sides engine runs at constant speed. I guess on a boat that small it may be tricky to modify at this stage. Happy boating!!.
About 10 years old, currently with a DC motor setup Hectoperm but complete base plate can be swapped for a 2 cylinder cheddar models Proteus boiler and steam plant. With ABC boiler control. Lovely detailed model, cruses well on 4 Lead acid batteries in parallel lots of power from the MARXX motor and 60 ~ 70mm I forget, 4 blade brass prop. Actually needs more weight in the back already 4 lumps of lead in the back and some plates of stainless steel. When it gets moving the bow wave is huge. 😁
[Score: 8/10] Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 45mins Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 15Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper Marine (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Built with an optional steam plant as well as electric. cheddar models proteus and boiler with ABC boiler control.
New Brighton (Wirral), Hoylake, West Kirby (Ashton Park) Gautby Road (Birkenhead) all on the Wirral Peninsula, and all within 30 mins of each other, are public lakes, anyone can sail on them, with the exception of ic and I believe only NB allows steam. Gautby road will allow ic, they have a club that races there on certain days. Out of courtesy, if the clubs are in attendance, its nuce to say hello. Ashton Park is an ornamental lake with wildlife, so sailing area is a bit restricted, and you can get a lot of public "tut tuts" if sailing in nesting season etc. This lake might have private permission, and tbh isn't worth the mither when the other lakes are so close. Gautby road is by far the best, however in an area that attracts a load of kids, and the odd "tinny" drinker. I go there with an eye to the surroundings, if you know what I mean, its got one way in, one way out, but is a fantastic lake with water that is right to the top. Hop through the Mersey tunnel, and you also have newshaw Park in Liverpool, 20 mins away, big lake with a club, and public. We are well served in this area👍 To give you an idea of the lakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DUO2JS8FfY My 4 ft Fireboat at Hoylake (that box has now been removed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5-YmmElIfk My 4 ft Huntsman at Gautby Road (not great quality sorry)
As I recall New Brighton model boating lake it is only about 2' deep. I fell in once. In fact was pushed in when I was about 10. I was tall for my age and when I stood up it only came up to mid thigh. They might have made it deeper though when they revamped it. Re Rhyl Marine lake. I'm not absolutely sure but I think is only a few feet deep and wadeable.It has to be for public safety .Novice boaters being what they are etc. Originally marshland it was turned into a water park with slides etc. An additional reason for being shallow I think. It is the only salt-water lake left in North Wales.Along side the lake runs the oldest miniature railway in Britain. . Nice steam engine. Could be more than one. Here is the site https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g616283-d378... Enjoy with family. There are lots of other attractions round the corner on prom road. Enjoy
I believe they are all Public and the clubs will certainly welcome fellow modellers. Just make sure you introduce yourself before switching on and sailing to avoid any frequency clashes! They may require you have Public Liability Insurance if you are sailing when the club is in attendance, and as they are in a Public area it would be in your best interests to have such cover. I sail in Cheshire with Crewe MBC at Boundary Park, near Knutsford on a private lake but we welcome visiting members and have Club Insurance to cover visiting modellers as guests. I'm assuming you are not talking IC, steam or very fast electrics as many waters have restrictions on such use. Dave
Hi Dave, I can do it that way on the Sea Scout but not so easy from inside with Glyn's ship and lots of small windows in a cramped superstructure. 🤔 In his case I would paint the ship then paint the frames separately, glue in the 'glass', then glue the whole assembly into the ship. Like I did with the portholes on HMS Hotspur. Unfortunately Glue 'n Glaze & Co didn't exist then so some ended up 'steamed up' 🤔 Doug 😎