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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’ฌ Re: African Queen
    3 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like a fun project, enjoy๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    6 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st 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

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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    7 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st 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
    7 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st 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
    7 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mabel river launch
    7 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st 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
    7 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st 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
    8 months ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sounds like a great idea and a lots of fun๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ PM research M8
    1 year ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You are correct, The O ring would make it cleaner to replace and to disassemble the engine to get to the packing section looks like no bog deal as it seems to have a overhang crank.
    parking mare island string on the piston rod of the engine and packing material for a ring in the piston cylinder. The confiscation issue may be a bit more than other engines but this could be handled during the steam up process/ bringing the engine up to temp.
    I have a Anthony Bohaboy 5/8X5/8 oscillator that uses packing material for the piston gland and for a piston ring. This engine was made in the late 40โ€™s. The boat also uses a kitchen rudder.
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    ๐Ÿ“ PM research M8
    1 year ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I do not have one but looked up the engine on the PM Research site. I do like the packing gland on the n
    Bottom of the cylinder where the piston rod goes in. Do not known if it is a packing material or O ring. To repack this with packing material is no big deal but to replace a O ring could be a problem as the engine would need to be torn down. Not sure about where the exhaust is. Looks like a enclosed crank. Engine looks like a good deal. I like it, should be fun and it is about $100 USD cheaper than the Grahm engine.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Steam launch advice
    1 year ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You can use a kitchen rudder with a single cylinder engine. You cab also get a Grahm twin engine and it is a complete machined kit starting at $245.00 USD. Google them up and look what they have๐Ÿ˜Š I have one that I will be running with a Wanda boiler.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Japanese Yamoto class Battleship
    2 years ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I sold a un built kit about a year ago for $250.00 (USD).
    It was all there with motor/drive for the props and motor and drive for the Turrets. This kit is list on various auction sites for a lot more money but no one buys them. I also believe that there are a lot of brass upgrades for this model
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    ๐Ÿ“ 10 inch boat kit purchased on eBay.
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Steamboat races
    2 years 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 weโ€™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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Life Raft Container.
    2 years ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks great!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Servo drive motor for a very small boat.
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Servo drive motor for a very small boat.
    2 years 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 Iโ€™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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing the Hull.
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fitting the deck skins and building the superstructure.
    2 years ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You really do nice work, looking good.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Repulse
    2 years ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice, should look great in the water
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The "Orca" from Jaws 1975 scale 1:14
    2 years ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking boat. I still could hear them say โ€œwe are going to need a bigger boatโ€ when they say the sharkโ€. 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Keel Doublers & Bottom Skins
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam engine
    2 years 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 enjoy๐Ÿ™‚
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    ๐Ÿ“ Steam engine
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Steam engine
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Victorious
    2 years ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice looking, any photos of it in the water?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Bluebell.
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Coronavirus Towboat
    2 years 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Alwyn Vintcent Build
    2 years ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice model, you do great work.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sun XXI Tug
    2 years ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking tug.
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