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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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    πŸ“ Age of steam
    3 days ago by RonH ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you for your input Martin. the kitchen rudder was patented in 1914 by Admire Kitchen. You can always pull up the original patents if you wish.
    My boat is 36" X 12" and uses a single cylinder Oscillator that was made in the late 40's by a fellow name Antony Bayoboy out of Rahway NJ. The Kitchen rudder works very well as when it is in reverse it is about 30 percent of what it would be going forward., but with the slower speed it is steerable. I will looks for some photos of the rudder dissembled and take some photos on what it looks like in the boat.

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    πŸ“ Age of steam
    3 days ago by RonH ( Leading Seaman)
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    The Kitchen Rudder:
    Not to hard once you understand the basics.
    For mine there are 4 shafts: The rudder stuffing box, the tube that is used to control the right rudder shell, the tube to control the left rudder shell then there is a floating shaft. all are telescoping. There are two servos used, one that is mounted on the floating shaft that pulls or pushed the two shells apart or together then the other servo is used in controlling the right to left motion as used on a typical rudder. It is hard to visualize, but it works very well. Question would the folks on this forum like me to open a kitchen rudder post? I can dig up some drawing, tke some photos and try to post a you-tube video?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Guestbook
    4 days ago by RonH ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you.
    That must of been fun. I m sure you used a acme type thread with a wheel to open and close the rudder. Did you ever close it completely going forward and what affect did it have? I will try to take some photos of it this week end and post them on Monday. There are two servos used, one to open and close the rudder and another to steer. It looks like the reverse is about 30% the speed as going forward and the steering in reverse is unbelievable wit a single screw.
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    πŸ“ South Orange Seaport Sociaty
    5 days ago by RonH ( Leading Seaman)
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    To Learn more google South Orange Seaport Society, we also have a face book page😊
    This is a scale model boat club that has been around for 30 plus years and I m one of the Charter Members!
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    5 days ago by RonH ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello everyone in model boat land. Finally joined today and posted some pictures. I m into steam launches and posted some pictures. Kitchen rudder is my specialty. Glad to be aboard and I m from North New Jersey, USA.
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    πŸ“ Steamboat Willie and Swimmenwagan
    5 days ago by RonH ( Leading Seaman)
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    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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