I had a steam generator. that Steve "Cormorant" was so kind to help me obtain! After looking it over. I decided against using it. Because it was gravity fed! And I didn't want to run into a problem. With the lack of air flow. So I decided to order the only Steam Generator. I've seen here in the states! It's by Harbor Models in California! Here is a YouTube example of it working! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQT5-g9wm7s&feature=youtu.be Thanks, for everything Steve! 👍
not used the plank benders before richard i have made my own plank steamer to soften the planks for bending using a wallpaper stripper with a length of copper pipe fixed to the end to place the planks in works a treat 😎 may i remind you richard i noticed there is no strengthener on the joint below where the motor couplings is, i know it goes below the planking line but you could still place a strengthener above the planking line in side the hull
I sold an EXPLORER steam boat kit to my mate Bob and look how he painted it !!!! He intends to call it HUMBUG .....and i wonder why !!! I think he is fitting a WW1 gun to the front of it soon. My red and white boat is far more refined dont you think !! Video taken at TILFORD rural life center Easter Saturday ......an annual toy steam up. Les Breame
Morning Doug , paddle steamer has come to a bit of a standstill at the moment ,lots of little fiddley bits to do but fingers are like sausages just now ,had terrible problems with the hull taking a real twist after some of the planking just springing off will take some pictures and put them in the blog . Cheers Marky👍
Hallo Ed, Soooo ... with the 'pedal to the metal and belching smoke & steam' 😁 you'll be drawing around 3.2A from your main battery. I assume it is an SLA of 2.5AHr. So at full bore it will last 2.5/3.2 hours, about 47 minutes, from a fully charged battery. A little less if RX and servos etc are also supplied by this battery. Is the 2A for the motor under load (in the wet stuff) or OFF Load?? Makes a big difference🤔 See if you can fit a pair of the 6V 4AH or 5AH in if you want more time + ballast. The 5AH would double the run time to around 1 1/2 hours. The 7AH version would give you about 2 hours full ahead! Or go easier on the gas 😁 Cheers Doug 😎 PS hope the migraine 😡 has gone 😊
Afternoon Doug, Question my steam generator will draw 1.2 amps at 12 volts and the main motor will draw 2.0 amps at 12 volts. But my main batteries are 12 volts 2.5 amps! Is this ok or do I have to get a different battery? For the Brooklyn to be a big model she has a small engine room
OK, the steam genny could take some serious current! What batts are you planning to use? The three light circuits will draw (worst case) around 150mA all together. More likely about 75mA so a 5000mAHr batt would last with lights alone about 1/2 to one week! The batt would hardly notice them 😉 If you use a 7.2V NiMH for the lights alone, with a 60Ohm resistor in each circuit, then a little 1000mAH batt would last between 6.5 and 13 hours! Should be enough for even the hardiest sailor 😁 Now 03:15 here so 'Doug's Electronics Shop' is closing for the day. Tomorrow is another one, ciao Doug 😎
I'm thinking of using separate power. for the Running lights as well as the Deck lights! I going to stay away from the main drive batteries. Their going to be used for the main motor and steam generator....
I remember when I could do detailed work. Like that not any more! Eyes just don't do that any more!😡 Running light will be port starboard and one steaming ahead light top of main mast! for a total of three lights on that circuit! Deck lights will be 6 white lights going around the main cabin. I figure I'm going to use 3 Volts for each circuit! What do you recommend for the resister values? Since they are LED's I figured 3 volts should be OK right! The LED's are the 3mm clear type! Thanks!
Love it 👍 Way to go Ed!! I'm sure you did too, sounds like a pokey motor, BUT ... Please copy me the mail (unseen!?) and his reply! I can't wait to see his response 😁 Also can't wait to see your tug in her element. Man! are you quick with the build! 😲 Cheers Doug 😎 PS: use the cash you save on the sound module to put a smoke / steam generator in, that would really finish her off nicely 👍
I received the motor yesterday. The Dumas plans give instructions. For when the motor was mounted differently. Than how the motor mounts now. So, if you are going to buy the Dumas motor. Don't put the wood mount. That are called for in the instruction! I was thinking of getting a sound system. But, The motor and gears make a unique sound. Kind of like what a steam engine. Might have sounded like back then! I like the clanking of the gears! 👍 I must say the Dumas motor is a hefty. And well worth the money. Look forward to many years of service! 👍 Oh, it even comes with a date of manufacture!
[Score: 5/10] 40" Curlew Direct Drive - Comments: bout the boat and the steam plant seperate and put them together, sailed really nice but hated all the faff getting it steamed up and all the cleaning afterwards, steam plant was taken out and sold and the boat is now waiting to be converted to electric