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    πŸ“ African Queen Wanted
    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Billings has the only kit I know of you may have to look at plans to scratch build.
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    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    what did you do to this site
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    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    πŸ˜†hello
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    πŸ“ Planking
    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    To make the hull water tight I use a product called z-poxy it's a 2 part product mixed in hardener and resin of the same amounts and I use a layer of fibber cloth and them the z-poxy smooth as best you can about 30 min. time to use and then let harden over night at least 24 hours and them you can sand and finish with filler if needed or some more coats of z-poxy sanding after each coat.
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    πŸ“ New to Forum
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello
    I myself think soldering is practice doing clean surfaces are the first step flux, type of solder and a good iron .
    Holding the pieces in jigs or clamps will assist in the final out- come.
    At first it seems very hard but practice will prove to help and soldering becomes a little easier.
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    πŸ“ tvr steam engine
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Gary my e-mail is rgroff7@cogeco.ca you can e-mail me and we can figure out .
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    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Gary
    It is snowing here and I'm hold up thinking of what I will need for my steam engine assembly.
    Pipe sizes and fittings and thread sizes and the one thing I forgot to order was the fly wheel so I'm going to order from the site I got the engine from do you know of another spot I might look to get a fly wheel .
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    πŸ“ RC steam lever
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Gary
    I just should have ask you from here what thread size are the ports for the tvr engine are they 1/4 32 or 1/4 40 thread I want to order fittings in advance of the build.
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    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello all and to Gary
    I' m looking for the tread size for the ports of the TVR steam engine are they 1/4 32 or 1/4 40 as I want to order fittings in advance of my building the engine .
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    πŸ“ RC steam lever
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Gary
    I looked at your harbour post pictures your boats look great.
    Yes after I ordered the parts I thought of a lever oiler combo will order that in the future when I can figure out the piping I will need and yes I can silver solder.
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    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Gary
    Yes I watched the videos great work .
    I only have a small boiler but should get about 15 mins. run time and yes I'm hoping the eyes hold up the good thing is I can take my time at it.
    The slide valve timing may be another issue I will have to learn.
    Will keep you up to date when the engine comes in .
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    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Gary
    Thought I would up date you just ordered the TVR steam engine and also the levers for RC operation your help in finding these items has been a great help will keep in contact on the forum.
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    πŸ“ RC steam lever
    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks Gary I look foreword to Christmas.
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    πŸ“ RC steam lever
    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    My Bad Escrich should have said that it's a globe valve and that's why I need a different valve.
    Thanks Gary I will get in touch with Clevedon and it is good to have a place to get great information will keep in touch with you and one of these days I will try and get pictures LOL.
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    πŸ“ RC steam lever
    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello
    I have a steam plant to operate my new build but it has a shut off valve I will not be able to control the steam.
    The company I purchased the plant from doesn't have an RC valve .
    Ideas on shops I can search for the RC valve.
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    πŸ“ AIR FOR STEAM
    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello All
    Thinking out loud when I research steam engines it seams after they are built or after repair they are tested on an air compressor is it possible to set up a model RC boat to run a steam engine with air if so would it be by compressor or a compressed air bottle .
    If by compressor is there a small enough unit to go into a boat and be battery operated any ideas .
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    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Gary
    Good to hear from you the bench work is still on and yes it will run longer on the bench than on the water but for now it's good to see the plant run.
    Your idea on the shut-off is good I'm still researching.
    Regards Rick
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    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello to Gary
    Wanted to up-date you on the puffer build the steam plant came in and is now mounted in the puffer everything seems to work so far needs water testing to see how it will run.
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    πŸ“ Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Merry Christmas to all .
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    πŸ“ My other hobbies
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    I to model rail but mine is n-scale and I belong to a club we have all scales G scale outside N and HO inside and a member who has Z scale and where our club is there is a yard that moves the standard trains around .
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    πŸ“ flue
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks Gary no I don't have access to a lath but will look at aluminium tubing as a fix.
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    πŸ“ flue
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you Hammer I like the bear can didn't even think in that direction great idea.
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    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    With a steam plant what do you use for a stack as it has to take high temp. where do you find and what material used .
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    πŸ“ steam water pump
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Gary yes 1946 Nov. but young at heart.
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    πŸ“ steam water pump
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks Gary will look at it in the morning .
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    πŸ“ servo
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you all for the reply the boat I'm building is a Clyde Puffer with a tiller arm for the rudder so I used the Queen as an example of a boat with a tiller again thank you .
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    πŸ“ servo
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Looking for ideas on how to attach a servo to a tiller arm as in the Africa Queen any help will be appreciated .
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    πŸ“ rudders
    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you both for the replies I will try the junior hacksaw as I found one in my tool box fancy finding something useful in your tool box.
    Rick

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    πŸ“ steam water pump
    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks Gary I will look at the steam engine.
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    πŸ“ steam water pump
    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks Gary for the picture I only hope when I get the steam plant I understand enough to have a plumbers nightmare.
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