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"Sweet Sue" - Posted: 3 months ago by sandkb
mdlbt.com/27425   >> Permalink
Video of the first start-up and test of "Sweet Sue" in dry dock. All went well ! Had two sails on water since.I built this vessel from scratch using a pre made clinker fibreglass hull purchased from Mini Steam Australia. The engine is an oscillating twin cylinder and the boiler is a 3" Centre Flue Gas Fired Vertical Boiler from "Miniature Steam". The gas tank is a 1-1/2" vertical refillable GasTank also from Miniature Steam Pty. Australia. The vessel is radio controlled with the skipper appearing to control the rudder. It has a smoke generator and a rc controlled steam whistle.
Response by Dave M on the 3 months ago
Looking good Kevin. I have a similar oscillator and it runs well on 20psi max and gives about half an hours steaming on a similar sized boiler.
Dave
Response by sandkb on the 3 months ago
This boiler runs at around 60psi ! do you think that is a little high ? I was a little concerned by the amount of steam that is being generated as you may have noticed in the video. I can adjust the intensity of the flame inside the boiler so that a lower head of steam is generated, what do you think ?
Kevin
Response by Dave M on the 3 months ago
Hi Kevin
Yes that's what I do. I am always amazed at the power the oscillator generates and once rotating very little steam is required to maintain speed. Then again it's not for windy or rough conditions. I would try gradually reducing the pressure until the engine show signs of stopping and then increase by a couple of psi to ensure safe running. You do not need to run the boiler at its max rated pressure when the escape valve will be opening just at a level that replaces what the engine uses. Can we have another video with the steam whistle sounding?
Dave

"Sweet Sue" - Posted: 3 months ago by sandkb
mdlbt.com/27424   >> Permalink
Perfect conditions to sail "Sweet Sue" at Kowhai Park, Feilding. New Zealand.

Sweet Sue Steam Launch - Posted: 3 months ago by sandkb
mdlbt.com/27422   >> Permalink
Perfect conditions to sail "Sweet Sue" at Kowhai Park, Feilding. New Zealand.
Response by lesliebreame on the 3 months ago
very nice boat and loadsa steam!!! nice pond too, will fly out tomorrow with some of my steamers !! what is the engine and fuel type ? Did you make any of it ? Cheers Les Breame. [Devon ]
Response by sandkb on the 3 months ago
I built this vessel from scratch using a pre made clinker fibreglass hull purchased from Mini Steam Australia. The engine is an oscillating twin cylinder and the boiler is a 3" Centre Flue Gas Fired Vertical Boiler from "Miniature Steam". The gas tank is a 1-1/2" vertical refillable GasTank also from Miniature Steam Pty. Australia.The vessel is radio controlled with the skipper appearing to control the rudder. It has a smoke generator and a rc controlled steam whistle.
Response by John on the 2 months ago
Very nice, well done!!!

Sunday at Barry Boat Club - Posted: 3 months ago by lesfac
mdlbt.com/27353   >> Permalink
Video of Sunday at Barry Boat Club. Camera mounted on my Perkasa
Response by figtree7nts on the 3 months ago
Great video, Thanks for sharing!👍
Response by Threelegs on the 3 months ago
what a great venue and weather to order!
Response by John on the 2 months ago
Good video!

Original Aerokits Solent Lifeboat - Posted: 3 months ago by Dave M
mdlbt.com/27295   >> Permalink
Decided to sail the Solent so took some video to share. Uses 2 Bhuler 12v brushed motors with 4 bladed 45mm PropShop props and 12v 12AHr SLA. Twin Electronize ESCs. Radio is Futaba 6Ex but I will probably change to the Taranis so I can get better control using some bespoke Tx settings to co-ordinate the props and rudder.
Lifeboat crewe had been on a night out so not quite vertical. Aplogies for the shaky video, it's difficult to sail and video at the same time.
Response by lesliebreame on the 3 months ago
very nice boat and yes it is difficult to video and sail at the same time ! try to get someone else to steer while you video !! using a tripod is best. Les Breame
Response by Dave M on the 3 months ago
Thanks for your feedback.
I was using a monopod so I could pan and follow the model. I agree the tripod works much better. All my fellow sailors were otherwise engaged unfortunately.
Dave

outboard steam launch - Posted: 3 months ago by lesliebreame
mdlbt.com/27226   >> Permalink
Looking for a new project i decided to try to make an outboard steam launch. The engine and drive took a while to work out but in the end it all came together well. The boat travels at a nice speed fueled by tablets for lightness as the boiler and engine are quite heavy for the boat size which is about 22"long. There is a brief glimpse of my paddle steamer that i also made. Pictures taken at TILFORD rural life museum Farnham. Next show is Easter Saturday Les Breame
Response by sandkb on the 3 months ago
Hi. I'm interested to know what the fuel tablets are exactly. Thanks
Response by lesliebreame on the 3 months ago
The tablets are the same ones used in all MAMOD toys after they stopped using meths.Get them from DREAM STEAM under name MSS Mamod Solid Fuel Tablets. They are not liked by many as they are quite toxic in confined spaces so dont use them indoors!!! For small boats they are great as they weigh nothing and give good heat. Les Breame
Response by sandkb on the 3 months ago
Thanks for the info.

Clyde Puffer - Posted: 3 months ago by lesliebreame
mdlbt.com/27182   >> Permalink
Coal fired Clyde Puffer project. GRP hull with vertical boiler and oscillating engine both of which i made from scratch. Goes very nicely . pictures taken at ilfracombe boating pond. Les Breame
Response by RedRider on the 3 months ago
Ha, Ha,! Well, that aside, it's really Kool. I like the steamers.
Response by sandkb on the 3 months ago
Really good. What is her length? Cheers
Response by lesliebreame on the 3 months ago
Hull is about 36" long and from ORION Mouldings[i think !!] Its quite nice and shows all the rivets in good detail. We are at present making a Puffer 54" long and i am going to make the hull from soldered tinplate[ i hope !!! ] Les Breame

turbine - Posted: 3 months ago by lesliebreame
mdlbt.com/27149   >> Permalink
Hull is from boot sale. Turbine is 3" dia and is driven by twin boilers. I made them both. Speed is not blistering but it goes !!! Boiler pressure is 100lb/sq in. Les Breame
Response by RedRider on the 3 months ago
Gotta be real proud Captain!

KD Perkasa - Posted: 3 months ago by cormorant
mdlbt.com/27063   >> Permalink
I acquired this boat part built some months ago through Dave M.
I have not put too much scale in detail but I am quite pleased with the overall finish. It is powered by two brushless 1250KV out runners and in the first sea trials I used 12v lead acid batteries. (That video was posted a few weeks ago - mdlbt.com/26793).
This video shows its second sea trial after I was persuaded to use lipos. The difference in performance is very pleasing.
Thank you Dave M for your help and advice during the build.
Response by sandkb on the 3 months ago
Great video and the soundtrack is a toe tapper too. Well done !
Response by cormorant on the 3 months ago
Thank you for your compliments.
This is in fact my second Perkasa. I built the first one about 40 years ago (see photo), before the introduction of the GRP hull. Losing interest in the hobby some years later, I sold the boat and have lived to regret it. (I was also the proud owner of a 37" Aerokits Crash Tender powered by a Frog 2.49cc diesel. That went the same way!)
The first boat was quite lively powered by a Merco 61 i/c engine.
No pictures of either I'm afraid.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Steve
Response by BOATSHED on the 1 month ago
Great piece of video, she certainly planes well. Great looking boat.

SYLT - Posted: 3 months ago by Inkoust
mdlbt.com/26880   >> Permalink
Sylt model manufactured according to plans and the hull of the original construction.


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