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    Scratch built Steam launch. The plant was in my first steam build never happy with the final job.
    New Borkum engine
    Chiltern steam engine replaced Graham engine. Rick
    Billings Progress
    Seven years ago this boat was given to me making it my first boat. Turned out to be a good starter boat as the hull was almost finished. Having painted it the way the write up seamed to say. Then ready to run and into the water. The boat being top heavy it tipped and took on water. Back to the work bench and striped and left to sit until this year. The boat is almost finished needs rudder motor and ballast Rick
    Puffer
    The puffer is a scratch built boat I had started 2 years ago.Ready to go for water tests and ballast if needed. Rick
    Scratch built Borkum
    Designed from pictures and video of the Krick model.
    Hellen
    This one is a kit I built .
    USGA Rescue
    This one was built when I got her .The paint job looked like someone had why to much paint and used it all. Striped it down to a clean surface rebuilt all railings and pilot house repainted and added decals.
    Fairplay
    This was a strip down and repair.
    First steam boat
    I was sent the steam plant by one on our members.It is a freelance steam launch as I lengthened the boat to fit the boiler and engine.The steam boiler and engine are the Maxwell Hemmens Canton plant.It has been run on water and held 30 psi for allmost 20 min. Rick
    Steam engine
    These three show the lever in each position from the base top lower and center .Center is full stop,top is full foreword and bottom is full reverse and notches in between for slower speeds Rick
    steam engine
    Graham TV1 STEAM ENGINE as the engine sits left is the prop side and the lever is in the up position the center post has notches in for speed control as the lever moves up and down for direction .I hope this helps Doug. Rick
    Miranda
    These are better. Rick
    Miranda engine
    Not the best as I have trouble taking pictures Rick
    Dumas Kit
    Cobra
    Artkit
    The Cutty Sark
    Dumas kit
    Geo. w. Washburn
    Speed boat
    A fun build and run.
    Billing
    My USCG rescue boat
    Miranda
    the engine in the Miranda
    Maid of the LOCH
    My scratch built likeness of the paddle steamer Made of the Loch
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    πŸ“ Window 2
    19 hours ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The window frames finished painted all with water based enamel paint and primer. Not sure the final color yet
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    Had 1/4 x 1/16 balsa making frame for the windows. In pictures of LNVT show a hatch and I will call them step plates. Had strips with black edging made pieces to go onto the front of the super structure.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull
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    So right Graham. Finley will be surprised by the build. Nicely done.
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    πŸ“ Bits and Pieces
    3 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looking at photos of the Lord Nelson tug the bow is open but the kit has a solid block to help build the boat. The plans made no indication of what to do at the spot. Made doors to glue into the bow to show storage. Added handles to all the doors and companion way. Built two chairs and coffee table to add to the inside. Worked on the stack and painted it.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Conclusion and trial.
    3 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Beginner boat or not Peter the boat looks great well done. Good luck on with your next build.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: into the belly of the beast
    3 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    As has been said sure you will find items small enough to go into the build yet powerful enough to run the build.
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    4 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Wonderful video Martin. Adventure into the black arts and very successful indeed.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Foreroom Fish Hatch.
    5 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Stephen wonderful work .
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    πŸ“ Planking 2
    5 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    When finishing is the next step pays to make sure you don't take to much off an area at one time. When a mistake takes place as builder it can be fixed and was.
    On one side of the opening for the super structure took to much off a plank. Cut the bad piece out replaced with a new plank.
    All turned out well.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Building katie
    6 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    All is not lost. We do learn from our boo boos. Being able to use some of them is is good thing. Every step in this build will have ups and downs. The satisfaction will be that you built her and they are your fixes only you know what they are.
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    πŸ“ Yet another free B
    6 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Great free b Jacko I'm envious
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT LAUNCH DAY
    7 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks good on the water JB
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    πŸ“ Planking
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    Almost finished planking the deck. Sanding and finishing to come.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hatch
    8 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Martin
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    πŸ“ Hatch
    9 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The way to get into the rudder area had a hatch to sit on the deck. The cut out made was 3 1/2"x2". Had started to plank the bow 1/8" x 1/4" mahogany and 1/8 square basswood. Decided to build a cover for the stern using the same wood. Cut out a basswood from 1/8" x4" insert against the grain soaked in water used a thin piece of wood to curve the insert glued the plank stripes on to it set in place
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Servo
    11 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Colin The gear box is 6/1 reduction ratio.
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    Built the bases for the motor and servo epoxied both in place. The servo is mounted in place power and set up tp come. Motor not bolted down yet. Deck put in place to make sure of access to motor and servo.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT FINISHED (I THINK)
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    JB A true masterpiece.
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    πŸ“ Doors #2
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    Built the companion way and doors.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: building Katie
    14 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Progress JonπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ way to go.
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    πŸ“ Doors
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    Added the raised areas to the doors and cut out the portal light. When looking thought the parts boxes found some small single stanchions drilled the door and glued them into the edge of the door. Had brass rod that fit the stanchion hole. Also have a brass tube the rod will fit into.
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    πŸ“ Doors
    14 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Dave The key to your post is good eye sight. I think for most of us the eyes are an issue.
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    πŸ“ Ladder
    15 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Made the ladder as per the drawing instead of styrene used wood stripe turned out well. The stack(1"x1.25"balsa) was rough formed need to fine tune. Found wood to make the doors glued the stripes together and sanded out the shape.
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    πŸ“ Doors
    15 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Bill
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    15 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The Lord Nelson Victory Tug I'm working on the instructions can have the door open or closed wondering if anyone has built a model and had a way of opening and closing the door.
    If so is there a blog on it or some where to find info.
    Thanks
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    πŸ“ Xmas in September???
    15 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nerys that is wonderful gift to receive. As you I was given a
    steam engine along with a boiler by a member GLC. It was the start for me to get into steam . If you have an air compressor may I suggest you run the engine for a while. Enjoy the viewing of the engine so cool to see them running.
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    πŸ“ Wood
    16 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Found a piece of panel basswood that I've used to do the pilot house and flat basswood to do the lounge Built a couch for the lounge. Painted the tray floor leaving the brush strokes too look like wood.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Highlander Clyde Puffer, (Episode 2.)
    17 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    GLC You bring steam alive in finding a way to get power from the engine to the prop. Look foreword to watching this build.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT
    17 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    JB Me thinks his girl friend has lost her head over this boat./ LOL
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pictures
    18 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug some of it may happen.
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