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22nd Mar 2017
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lesliebreame

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Member No. 4140
Registered 22nd Mar 2017
Last Online 21st Aug 2017
City South Molton EX36 4LB
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 1
Photos Posted 11
Likes Received 57
Likes Given 2
32 Total Posts
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Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
37 points away from Commander!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 2
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 135
Video Response 3 48
Build Blog 20 40
Blog Post 5 10
Blog Response 3 12
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 2
Received Likes 2 114
363 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Firing Battleship at Wings & Wheels (UltraHD/4K) by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
very nice and there must be lots of mechanism under that decking to do that lot !!

Turbine boat by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
Unfortunately all my designs are in the old brain box and sketches made on an A4 note pad drawn in the pub.However if there was anything that you wanted in particular im sure i could fix it. I have 6 builds on the go at the moment but all the designs are in my head or copies of what i have already.Regards

Turbine boat by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
In old money Edward it is 28" long and weighs 11lb , full with water. Its a bit on the heavy side of course but then i am more interested in the working and making of the thing and the individual components rather than blistering speed. If i wanted that i would use a brushless motor and modern batteries! Each to his own. What do you make ? Les Breame

Turbine boat by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
Have installed my coal fired stainless boiler[home made and tested to 200lb] into the steam turbine launch to see how it goes!! The boiler is fan assisted [ computer fan ] and controlled by rheostat to limit draught .If you saw my video in VIDEO GALLERY a few weeks back you will see what too much draught does !!! As soon as it stops raining i will shoot some video so you can see if it worked or not !! Les Breame

outboard steam boat by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Evening steaming on the river Barle on Exmoor last night. Was great till the prop hit a rock and luckily some wading girls brought it in for me!!! Good fun playing in the current. Les Breame

Voyager of the Seas cruise ship [Filmed in UltraHD/4K] by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
nice boat and video Dom , where is the put- up pond please ? Les

copper boiler by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
nice lathe and tidy workshop....better than mine !!! the pulse jet sounds fun, i had better have a go at that when my other projects are finished [never probably !! how can anyone ever be bored !!]. Regards Les Breame

copper boiler by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
there are 2 domes. the former you can see is for the firebox dome . Ibeat the copper over the former with a mallet because spinning 3mm copper even when annealed is very difficult for an amateur who doesnt have very powerful lathe. However i did spin it when finished to take out the wrinkles.!! I had to anneal it about 40 times !!!! Same with the top dome , which was slightly easier because it has no flange at the bottom. The 2 pictures are different boilers, the left one has no domes as i wanted to make it quickly. The flue is the fire hole as well and the boiler is the same design as in my experimental coal fired outboard turbine boat which you can view on VIDEO GALLERY. Scroll down till you find it. Regards Les

copper boiler by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Parts for my new boiler project which is to be coal fired and is a practice tig welding exercise for further work [ Gordons Clyde Puffer ] . Its mostly 1/8 material so will need plenty of amps although i am using Helium which will make it somewhat easier. The boiler will probably be going in a paddle steamer like the Medway Queen but we shall see later. I have so many projects on the go at once that it might be some time !! Les Breame

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
After ive cleaned the soot and oil from my outside bath i can relax in it for a good soak with hot water from my solar heater !!!!{providing the sun has been out for 3 or 4 hours that is ]!!!

U-Boat U47 by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Love the sinking !!!

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
ive just had the thought, Midlife , that perhaps thats why no woman wants to live with me eh ?!!!

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Ah but Dave i live on my own so nobody tells me what to do !!!My lady friend wouldnt last long if she tried to lay down the law !!!

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I use a mixture of hardwood,wood pellets soft coal and anthracite depending on how much heat i need. Clearly the wood will burn away pretty quickly so i will use the anthracite for longer burning. I have a computer fan blowing air under the firebox which is why there is so much flame !!! I have yet to fit a rheostat to control the fan speed as clearly there is too much blow!!

turbine by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
And now for something different !!! My experimental coal fired steam turbine outboard boat on test for first time in the bath outside !! Stand back over there !!!

JOLIE BRISE gaff-rigged cutter by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
lovely boat and goes nicely when the wind picks up !!

SARNIA by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
In contrast to all that amazing power stuff below here is a very tranquil and sedate picture of my A class yacht in light breeze at Ilfracombe pond recently. Les Breame

TANWEN by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Tony Birds TANWEN paddle steamer at Tilford this year. Les Breame

Under-Water Video Boat by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
technically very interesting !! les breame

Miss Geico 29" by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
i know what you mean about speed and i am always trying to get more from my steam boats!!! they are very slow compared with your petrol and brushless jobs but my aim is for more speed .i am working on steam turbines at present which are very inefficient and not that powerful but the intention is eventually for more speed !! you want to try coal fired boiler boats [ i make my own ] . there is much to do pondside what with stoking and water filling and oiling and all and i get loads of fun ..... much more than sailing my old electric crash tender which was fun to build but boring to sail . les breame

Small scale cleats and bollards by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Cornwall model boats have a vast range of boating stuff. they may have your size. !! les breame

African Queen by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Video shows two African Queen boats produced by Modeen of Manchester in the 1980's. Ron Needham took over my boat business and developed his own lovely range of boats and this African Queen was one of them. He supplied kits only so you can expect variations in them. These two i have rebuilt from derelicts .One has the LEE engine and the other is older with the Stuart Turner one. Les Breame

HMS Triumph by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
nice video and the sinister music suits !!! lesbreame

Jane by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
One of my Old Trafford paddle steamers enhanced by my mate Duncan Laurimer and sailing on the put up pond at Tilford Rural Life Centre yesterday. Good fun was had by all !! The boiler is tablet fired [3 halves ] and is half filled with 65ml of water. Engine is single oscillator with 16:1 spur gearbox. Les Breame

Sweet Sue Steam Launch by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
very nice boat and loadsa steam!!! nice pond too, will fly out tomorrow with some of my steamers !! what is the engine and fuel type ? Did you make any of it ? Cheers Les Breame. [Devon ]

Original Aerokits Solent Lifeboat by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
very nice boat and yes it is difficult to video and sail at the same time ! try to get someone else to steer while you video !! using a tripod is best. Les Breame

Clyde Puffer by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hull is about 36" long and from ORION Mouldings[i think !!] Its quite nice and shows all the rivets in good detail. We are at present making a Puffer 54" long and i am going to make the hull from soldered tinplate[ i hope !!! ] Les Breame

outboard steam launch by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
The tablets are the same ones used in all MAMOD toys after they stopped using meths.Get them from DREAM STEAM under name MSS Mamod Solid Fuel Tablets. They are not liked by many as they are quite toxic in confined spaces so dont use them indoors!!! For small boats they are great as they weigh nothing and give good heat. Les Breame

outboard steam launch by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Looking for a new project i decided to try to make an outboard steam launch. The engine and drive took a while to work out but in the end it all came together well. The boat travels at a nice speed fueled by tablets for lightness as the boiler and engine are quite heavy for the boat size which is about 22"long. There is a brief glimpse of my paddle steamer that i also made. Pictures taken at TILFORD rural life museum Farnham. Next show is Easter Saturday Les Breame

Clyde Puffer by lesliebreame Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
They are busy down below stoking the boiler !!! One day i might finish the boat but i have 50 other projects on the go !! Les Breame