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Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #165 on: April 08, 2019, 11:13:35 AM »
Wow, Elegant, Spectacular......Beautiful.

Great job Robert and thanks for the new photos.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #166 on: April 08, 2019, 02:49:24 PM »
Just GORGEOUS!!! What an amazing model in every respect Robert!!

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #167 on: April 08, 2019, 05:32:06 PM »
Awesome results Robert its just gorgeous!   :praise2:


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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #168 on: April 08, 2019, 07:55:25 PM »
Awesome results Robert its just gorgeous!   :praise2:


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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #169 on: April 08, 2019, 09:33:15 PM »
Those two side views are really beauty shots  :praise2: + nice hardware too  :cheers:

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #170 on: April 09, 2019, 12:32:07 AM »
That's beautiful Robert!

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #171 on: April 09, 2019, 05:06:45 AM »
Wow!  I agree with everyone else here, I just had to wait till I got home to see the pictures (for some reason, the firewall at work won't let me see them).  But that is gorgeous!
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #172 on: April 09, 2019, 06:55:53 PM »
Wow, nice work Robert!  Now some video of that thing on plane in the pond... :Lol:

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #173 on: April 17, 2019, 06:22:02 AM »
Thank you very much for all, your kind comments,I am still on the "Bling" wagon and decided what I could do with the steering wheel. The prototype boat as is now has a very plan wheel just a simple rim and 3 spokes all in brass. Now this may have been the original Naval wheel and as I am building the model as it is now rather than what it might have been a hundred years ago I suppose I should really just make a simple wheel as per the existing boat. BUT, I just fancy something more elaborate. So onto the CADD and knocked up a picture that I liked.



I started by cutting up some red wood into 12mm x 12mm x 75mm pieces and milled them square. Then I made an angle template at 22.5 deg. to aid setting up the wood in the mill



Eight of the pieces were milled to the same lengths and glued together.





I then turned the ID to the size I need. A brass ring was turned and glued into the wood ring.

I turned up and aluminum arbor to fit the inner ring so I could turn the OD of the wood ring. At this point I reduced the thickness to 5mm. Then to make a brass ring for the OD and glue into place then back on the arbor to turn the finished OD.

Onto the Drill mill for the 8.2mm holes.

The spokes were next making the outside ones first then the inner ones.

I glued them in with 2K Araldite.







The boss was a simple turn and glue job.

Robert
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #174 on: April 17, 2019, 12:45:32 PM »
That will add yet another beautiful touch Robert!!  I like it  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #175 on: September 30, 2019, 09:46:07 AM »
I am drafting up a bit of a screed with information about the prototype boat. What I do have is :-

Admiralty 23 cutter hull, built around 1895. Apparently used by the Royal Navy as a tender / transport for Admirals/Commodores from ship to shore.

I have inquired about her at the maritime Museum in the UK but they have no information at all on it.

I am wondering if she was coal or timber fueled? And where she may have been built?

I am quite close to completing her just some burner issues to sort out to get more heat into the boiler.
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #176 on: September 30, 2019, 11:48:31 AM »
Beautiful boat! Very classic looking.
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #177 on: September 30, 2019, 12:18:51 PM »
She i a beauty Robert  :praise2:

I hope that you are not too far from a steamup video  ;)

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #178 on: September 30, 2019, 07:12:02 PM »
I have to agree she is a very nice looking vessel one might say "ship shape"

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #179 on: September 30, 2019, 09:51:12 PM »
Gorgeous Robert!!! Any museum would be proud to have her on exhibit. The attention to detail is just stunning.

Bill