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    Steamboat Willie and Swimmenwagan
    Steamboat Willie is 36" long beam of 12". Boiler is scratched built and uses a Anthony Bowaboy Oscillating steam engine single cylinder. Since there is no reverse I use a kitchen rudder that I fabricated. Boat is almost done need coamming and interior details to complete. Burner is a optimus modified back pack stove and uses whit gas. The Shwimmenwagan is a modified Ultimate Soldier toy and is scaled as 1/12.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Smoke stack color question?
    3 days ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Why are the English smoke stacks on launches painted white? In the States they may be left brass or painted black. Could it be for some type of illumination at night?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Looking for a Maxwell Hemmens catalog with the Lady Jane hull in it.
    3 days ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank You Very Much GaryLC, I was able to view the catalog and saved the PDF files. I did see the price of the Lady Jane Fiberglas hull and it cost a lot of money then. Ordered a gas fill fitting for the butane and this should arrive today. Cannot wait to fire it up.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Additional items I picked up last Sunday along with the Maxwell Hemmings Lady Jane launch
    4 days ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That is the Maxwell Hemmins launch that I posted on another post. I like it as it is only about 36 inch. Just posted a Diana hull that I am trying to sell. This is %0 inch with a 13 inch beam. If I was younger I would finish it but a smaller boat is better for me.
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    ๐Ÿ“ For Sale: Partially built DIANA Steamboat Hull.
    4 days ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    For Sale: Partially built DIANA Steamboat Hull.
    (50-inch long with a 13-inch beam)
    This hull is a Fiberglass Hull, Fiberglass Deck with a Stuffing Box/Prop.
    The woodwork on the inside of the boat, deck and coaming are done.
    The boiler mounting plate is in (Which can be removed).
    This fiberglass hull, deck and stuffing box is made by Hartman models.
    The Fiberglass parts are sold by Harman Models (you can google them). All Fiberglass parts are sold with a white gel coat.
    The original cost of the hull was $325.00, the deck was $125.00, running gear was $70.00 plus the shipping cost from Harman Models.
    The woodwork on the deck and inside the boat are countless hours and dollars spent.
    I would also include plans to build a wooden version of this model (these cost me around $40.00).

    I will sell all for $425.00 (FIRM, CASH ONLY).

    Great Holiday Present.
    Must be picked up or I will meet halfway up to 100 miles from Northern NJ USA.
    Additional pictures upon request.
    Unable to mail due to size, boxing, costโ˜น
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    ๐Ÿ“ Looking for a Maxwell Hemmens catalog with the Lady Jane hull in it.
    5 days ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hopefully someone could help me.
    I am looking for a Maxwell Hemmens catalog with the Lady Jane hull in it.
    I wanted to know the year that it was offered and the price that it was offered back then.
    I would also like to know if the boat was sold with the steam plant and without the steam plant.
    Looked online and could not find a answer๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Additional items I picked up last Sunday along with the Maxwell Hemmings Lady Jane launch
    6 days ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Additional items I picked up last Sunday along with the Maxwell Hemmings Lady Jane launch.
    Below are some photos on the items I picked up last Sunday along with the Maxwell Hemmings Lady Jane launch with the puffin engine and boiler (Posted a day or so ago).
    Looks like a Wilesco/Krick twin cylinder engine with the flywheel on the end and not the center and a Boiler, no burner but will make a tray burner for it. Would anyone have the part number of the engine and boiler as I could not find it.
    A Saito B2F boiler and burner and a T2DR engine with a scum tank, looks complete and will try to fire it up this weekend, planning to do a hydro test.
    A Saito OB1 Boiler.
    Plus, an assortment of whistles, valves, nipples, union and Teeโ€™s. The lubricator looks like a Saito, not familiar with this type as my other displacement lubricators hang off a steam line. would anyone have the part number for this Lubricator?
    Going to be fun getting all working and hunting for a couple of parts.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Questions on identifying the make of the engine, make of boiler and the make of the fuel tank. And w
    9 days ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I picked up some steam items from a person who father passed several years ago and wanted to sell some of his hobby items. I purchased some and have some questions.
    Questions on identifying the make of the engine, make of boiler and the make of the fuel tank. And where to get parts.
    The boat is a lady Jane Maxwell Hemmings kit fiberglass hull(I believe in the early 90โ€™s).
    Looks like butane fired with a pressure regulator to control the flame once reaching the operating pressure.
    The butane tank is missing the filler plug. Just need the manufacture of the tank or where I can get a replacement.
    The engine is a two-cylinder oscillator with a fed pump running of the side. The feed pump is not connected. I would like to know the manufacture of the engine and if the feed pump was a option for this engine.
    The boiler may have a ceramic burner as I did not take it parts yet.
    Would like to know the manufacture of the boiler.
    Looks like the fuel tank, boiler and engine all use the same type of valve handles which may lead to the same manufacture for all.
    I did find an adapter as it looks like something to fill the fuel tank. Also found something that looks like a funnel that was under the steering wheel.
    Everything looks in good condition as it has some dust from being on a shelf. The radio is a old Nautical Commander and will be replaced.
    So, if someone could help with my questions above that would be great.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Saito Hercules (live steam)
    28 days ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    My Dad had this Saito boat with the same engine and boiler. He never ran it and I have it now. This will be one of my future projects. I have been into steamboats since the early 80's. Once you have one there will be others๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Springer push-boat goes under a footbridge
    1 month ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice video, Lie pusch boats. Building a Zippkit push boat with the Kentucky superstructure
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Power
    1 month ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nice, that is a nice engine and boiler. What boat will you put this in? What will the length and beam be?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Taucher Wulfโ€ฆ.again!!!
    1 month ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great ide๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kyosho Stream Liner
    1 month ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    great find, looks very nice!
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    ๐Ÿ“ An exceptionally nice looking V twin.
    1 month ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    just googled this manufacture and the steam engines look very nice. In the States and I did not see anything on shipping to the States. Wish there was someone i the States that would carry this line. Thank you for the info๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ German Model boat club site
    1 month ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Vaery nice models and your club looks very well organized. Thank you for posting.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC relay switch
    1 month ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes I did, Thank you and I corrected it. Could this problem be due to a momentary module and one that is a dedicated ON/OFF type module?
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC relay switch
    1 month ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The end with the connector fits into one of the receiver ports (your choice on what transmitter control you want to use). On the NO/COM/NC (relay) side this is jut the relay connections. The NO is normally open when the relay is not activated and the NC is Normally closed when the relay is not activated. Look at it like a switch. I would wire it up as a NO normally open and when the transmitter control is activated it will close the connection and activate the lights or smoke unit. If the lights and smoke units use the same voltage then you can wire it up so that both are activated at the same time. If you need to control the lights and smoke unit independently you will need two relay units. I would hook bench test the relay control out of a boat with the receiver and Ohm meter to check the connections and to learn about the relay control. These units do not cost that much on eBay as I just purchased 3 of them and will be using one for lights and another for the horn.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pusher tug
    3 months ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks great, could you add some close up photos and a photo of the inside of the boat?๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Ironclads (U.S. Civil War)
    3 months ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The ion clads would make a wonderful winter project ( for at least one as I am a slow builder).
    Could you post the?
    Thank you
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pusher Tug
    4 months ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What I did is google push tow boat images and you can see a lot of images with the fittings. also google tow boat joes and this site has a lot of information. You will find that all of these boats are different.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer #1 (Zipp kits - Scale: 1/18)
    4 months ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Working on one now. Got this boat for a Christmas present years ago and it came with a brushed motor not the brushless. I ordered the Kentucky super structure and doing a lot of mods with this. Just hope it is not too top heavy. real fun kit. Just a suggestion: when gluing down the bottom ply to the frame I use a heavy rubber bands that I picked up at staples. I also used the water proof wood glue "Tight bond III". I will post some pictures at a later date๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer #2 (Zipp Kits; Scale: ~1/25)
    4 months ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I know and will find out when I sail it. lso have the original superstructure that came with the kit. This is 1/18 scale and if there is a problem all I do is swap it out. The Kentucky superstructure also came with another lid to cover the hole in the deck so interchanging them is no problem just a balas issue.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer #2 (Zipp Kits; Scale: ~1/25)
    4 months ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Working on my first Zip-Kit, using the Kentucky (1/24 scale)superstructure wit a lot of modifications. This is a fun kit๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: African Queen
    9 months ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks like a fun project, enjoy๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    11 months ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you for doing this game, I was on the site several times a day and I m sure others were there. This is agood way to get people more active on this forum. Thank you again and to everyone on the forum, Happy New Year and hope that 2022is a healthy year for all๐Ÿ˜Š

    Ron from NJ USA
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    12 months ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I got it right as it was a good quest. Felucca sounded Italian so I pushed the Mediterranean Sea๐Ÿฅด
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    1 year ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looking for the questions everyday, lots of fun. Merry Christmas to all๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kamome Steam launch
    1 year ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nice๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mabel river launch
    1 year ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great job on your launch, love the deck.
    Here is a picture of my Midwest launch, the original company was Laughing Whale. The motor had a problem and had to make a new one using the kit one as a quite. The person on the boat rotates back and fourth to steal the boat. This model was built in 1985 and I still have it.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fantail Launch
    1 year ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have one that I built in the late 80โ€™s. Great kit. Suggestion if you use sterno for fuel. Fire up till you get steam. Take the boiler off and put out the fire with a leather glove or something, then refill with new fuel. You will get between 25 to 30 minutes run time๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    1 year ago by RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sounds like a great idea and a lots of fun๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
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