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    Mississippi River Paddle Wheeler
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    Krick Marine Steam
    My Steam plant needing a launch hull
    ATSF Railroad tug.
    Santa Fe Railroad Tug AT&SF - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway I have now built a railroad barge to push around with a few "G" scale rail cars on deck. Hull is solid Styrofoam 4" thick about 18" wide and nearly 6' long. Hull was painted with a rubberized coating called FlexSeal. Deck is plywood.
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    πŸ“ Ballast
    2 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    I used second hand lead "dive belt" (scuba) weights.
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    πŸ“ Mississippi River Paddle Wheeler
    3 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    She is still a work in progress.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Liberty Ship
    4 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    Many of there were built right here in my hometown Richmond, California at the Kaiser Shipyards.

    Interesting to see this model painted in a more civilian paint scheme as most were undoubtedly navy grey.

    Here is an interesting video on their history and construction:

    https://youtu.be/jVbjIB0oyGQ
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Liberty Ship
    4 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    More information on the wreck mentioned by Nerys below....https://www.pinterest.co.uk/robbiemack7095/ss-richard-montgo...
    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/robbiemack7095/ss-richard-montgomery/
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    πŸ“ Supertanker models...
    5 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have a couple of foam blocks around 6 foot long....
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Krick Marine Steam
    5 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    Well I was looking for a fantail launch hull to build up. More in the style of an Elliot Bay launch preferably fiberglass or ABS around 36 inches or more. I had built a Midwest fantail launch which I had lengthened about 6 inches, but I'll be damned If I can find it! Built it 10 plus years ago and then went on to other hobbies. It is somewhere up in the attic or the garage, just can't seem to find it.
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    πŸ“ Krick Marine Steam
    5 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    My Steam plant needing a launch hull
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    πŸ“ Supertanker models...
    5 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    Maybe a stand off scale with hull carved from foam block?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: ATSF Railroad tug
    10 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you Doug, It s still a work in progress. I'll try to get a few pictures from below deck.
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    πŸ“ ATSF Railroad tug.
    10 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    Santa Fe Railroad Tug

    AT&SF - Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

    I have now built a railroad barge to push around with a few "G" scale rail cars on deck. Hull is solid Styrofoam 4" thick about 18" wide and nearly 6' long. Hull was painted with a rubberized coating called FlexSeal. Deck is plywood.
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    πŸ“ I need help identifying/locating these fittings
    10 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    CPC Colder Miniature Quick-Disconnect Fitting, Hosebarb Insert, Acetal,Straight-Through, 1/8" ID
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    πŸ“ I need help identifying/locating these fittings
    10 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    Try here:
    https://www.coleparmer.com/i/cpc-colder-miniature-quick-disc...

    I know its a scary long link but I think this is what you are looking for, Company is called CPC Colder.

    Just copy and paste in your browser.

    You didn't give dimensions in your post, These have an 1/8" ID. Good Luck!
    https://www.coleparmer.com/i/cpc-colder-miniature-quick-disconnect-fitting-hosebarb-insert-acetal-straight-through-1-8-id-10-pk/0636352?PubID=UX&persist=true&ip=no&msclkid=363a20779b821e79b71a418618bc9084&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping_PLA_Main(BSC)&utm_term=4585032209406125&utm_content=Tubing%20and%20Hose
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    πŸ“ Wiring led
    11 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    You likely already know, LED's are polarity sensitive so if some don't light reverse it's polarity.
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    πŸ“ Looking for Build instructions of a Krick Model II
    11 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Chris. I picked it up on eBay along with an unbuilt Stuart 501 boiler and what I think are most of the Krick fittings for a Patricia steam launch. Wish I had the hull to go with it!
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    πŸ“ Looking for Build instructions of a Krick Model II
    11 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Rick,
    I have run this on steam and it runs well. I just wanted instructions to make sure there were no "model specific" instructions before I tested. I did oil it well with steam oil and ran it slow and steady for about 10 minutes. All seemed well with only slight leakage around the throttle/direction control valve.
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    πŸ“ Looking for Build instructions of a Krick Model II
    11 months ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello all,
    I have recently picked up a Krick marine power plant likely from a Patricia. If anyone can help I am looking for a copy or a scan of the assembly/operating instructions. Attached are a couple of pictures.

    Happy Holidays to you all.
    Kevin
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