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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“ 10 inch boat kit purchased on eBay.
    1 month ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Purchase a small boat kit eBay/China ($10.00 USD including shipping offer a different amount).
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wooden-Sailing-Boat-Model-DIY-Kits-...

    This is a laser cut kit and all parts just pop out.
    The planking is also laser cut as you can see in the photos.
    This is just almost 10 inches in long.
    Will cut the bulkheads out to make a floor board for motor and electronics.
    Boat will be powered by 4 AA batteries.
    May make the boat a bit different and put in a smoke stack and a small lying cabin after the large cabin, making all cabins removable to get to the inside.
    I think I may nay one large hatch for the two.
    Will use a servo electronics as a speed control to drive a small motor, ordered very small motors fro eBay/China.
    Had trouble loading pictures as the are in word form so I gave the eBayinfo so you can see the pictures.
    Should be fun.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wooden-Sailing-Boat-Model-DIY-Kits-Ship-Assembly-1-30-Scale-Handmade-Toy-Gift-US/174319740908?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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    πŸ“ Steamboat races
    1 month ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Years ago in South Orange Seaport Society in NJ USA, we use to do a Steamboat Only show. Only Steamboats we’re allowed for this event and we had many. There was judging where only the participants voted (could not vote for there own boat). There was a set course through floats that were set in the pond and was judged by time and hits. Then there was a oval race and a drag race. This was the only type of Steamboat event like this in the country. Had people attend from Canada and visitors from other countries. Best event ever.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Life Raft Container.
    2 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks great!
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    πŸ“ Servo drive motor for a very small boat.
    2 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I will try just to remove the stops and keep the servo shell for mounting. I think the motor will spin enough for a very small prop.
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    πŸ“ Servo drive motor for a very small boat.
    2 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Years ago I saw saw someone use a small servo as a drive motor for a small boat.
    By using this as a motor there will be reverse and fully proportional. This I’d perfect as using a small servo and no speed control has a small foot print.
    I picked up a very small wood boat kit from eBay/China that all the parts are laser cut for $10.00 US with free shipping.
    My question is how to you do this to the server and what stop do you remove?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finishing the Hull.
    4 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a great job, boat looks great and the silver interior looks great!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fitting the deck skins and building the superstructure.
    4 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You really do nice work, looking good.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Repulse
    4 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice, should look great in the water
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The "Orca" from Jaws 1975 scale 1:14
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking boat. I still could hear them say β€œwe are going to need a bigger boat” when they say the shark”. Your boat weathering, figures and the attention to detail is perfect. This would be a gtreat boat at any show and sure to win a award. Nice job!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Keel Doublers & Bottom Skins
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great picture on your build. Looking great, cannot wait to see more.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Steam engine
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The notch bar only needs to be rotated 180% for the smooth side as it is only held in place by the two screws ate each end. I have built the engine and have it here. As stated on my other replies, there is a lot of ways to do this, just have fun when working on it and enjoyπŸ™‚
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    πŸ“ Steam engine
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good idea with the run on compressed air. Also take note when setting up the servo on the timing block that has the 3 screws and the location to the off position. The square of this block should be square vertically and horizontal. Plus you can do a final calibration to center off with the trim tabs on your transmitter.
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    πŸ“ Steam engine
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have the Graham TVR1A. Had it for years and have a paddle wheel launch that I am building. Looked at the engine and what I would do is to remove the lever that goes into the slots and come out the other side (the block with the 3 screws are and that the center one is used for the lever). You can make a right angle bracket that uses the center screw to hold in place (may need a shorter screw). This right angle bracket Would have a twist for a right angle to connect to a servo rod.
    There are many ways to do this, but I would work from this timing block side.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Victorious
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice looking, any photos of it in the water?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Bluebell.
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    30 years old. Looks great and when a boat is done right it will last. Nice work!
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    πŸ“ Coronavirus Towboat
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have the same kit with the running gear as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. I like your super structure, looks great.I live in NJ/USA.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Alwyn Vintcent Build
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice model, you do great work.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sun XXI Tug
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking tug.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Swim Head Stumpy Thames Barge
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Should sail nicely, very nice model.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: SLEC Harbour Pilots Boat by Robbob
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking kit.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Harbour Pilots Boat
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks great, nice job.
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    πŸ“ Gurdy's
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks great, like the weathering.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Tug Boat Alwyn Vintcent
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Boat looks great, very nice job!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Miranda engine
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Rick, looks good. Are you using butane for fuel as it looks like a refillable container. Displacement lubricator and a scum tank between the engine exhaust and stack. Love steam, been doing it for years. Our club used to do a Steamboats Only meet. We ran this for about 12 years. We did get a lot of steamers. Our club is South Orange Seaport Society and we are located in South Orange NJ. USA.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Miranda
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks nice could you post a picture from th top down so that we can see the boiler fittings and engine?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Maid of the LOCH
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice model should look great in the water,
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Starting the build
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This looks great. I like the small size and with the beam, the boat should be very stable.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pride of Suffolk
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Mod well done, looks great. How does it sail?
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    πŸ“ Steam Boats
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is great. How long of a run and what do you use for file, sterno?Alcohol? I have a Midwest steam launch that uses sterno a s what I do is build up steam on the table, put the fire out, add more fuel the put it in the water. Get bout a 30 minute runπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 7 & 10inch Cabin Cruisers
    5 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is going to look great, keep us posted!
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