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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #360 on: March 19, 2022, 04:20:24 PM »
The two-halves method is how the one on the Sabino works - two halves for each collar section and bearing to fit in.

Here is a view of it together:


Here is an exploded view:

The red center piece clamps tight on the crankshaft and turns with it. Either side of it are bronze bearing halves with sections of tube shapes that go into the gray halves, which are held by the horizontal rods either side. Those rods have big adjusting nuts to adjust the pressure on the red piece. All can come apart without removing the crankshaft, and no fixed disc on the shaft needed.
Hope that helps!

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #361 on: March 19, 2022, 09:45:52 PM »
very well explained
thanks for showing.

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #362 on: March 20, 2022, 11:00:52 AM »
Hi Tghs, glad to see that you are going to make the thrust bearing functional.  It would be a pity to omit that after all the other wonderful work you are putting into the project.  Even tragic.

And think of poor Slim.  Hasnít he lost enough, with out being put through the indignity of seeing the crankshaft pushed through the front of the engine by the propellor for lack of a functioning thrust bearing?

Still following quietly along.  Itís beautiful work, skilfully executed.

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #363 on: November 29, 2022, 12:14:59 AM »
started fitting up some of the main brass parts to the wood hull parts,, I've have collected  all needed woods for the hull, plans are to build this winter..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #364 on: November 29, 2022, 01:33:26 AM »
Beautiful shapes!!   :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #365 on: November 29, 2022, 11:09:52 AM »
Reminds me off Classic Huls out of the water seen around the Harbours in my youth  :ThumbsUp:

I hope that you will post some of the progress here  :cheers:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #366 on: December 01, 2022, 01:38:45 PM »
building with the period correct woods can be a challenge, the white oak is tough stuff!!! to get the shaft bore done had to break-out some metal tools, made a centering fixture and drilled 1/4 pilot holes from each end, auger drilled to open up the hole, big reamers and rasp to get it up to size.. finished size 9/16ths to fit a 1/2" shaft tube,, still deciding on shaft size 1/4 vs 5/16ths will have to see what bearings are available, the prop end of the shaft tube will have a enlarged end to fit the rudder shoe fitting , this will allow for fitting a bigger bearing and seal..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #367 on: December 02, 2022, 06:47:19 PM »
added some brass to the shoe tip so it could be drilled for the rudder pin,, a little percussive engineering to get the correct fit,, needed to bed the fitting to the keel section without filling the shaft bore with epoxy.. turned a balsa shaft to keep the bore clear..bungie cord can make great clamps for odd shapes..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #368 on: December 02, 2022, 07:48:03 PM »
... a little percussive engineering to get the correct fit...
Love that term!    :killcomputer:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #369 on: December 02, 2022, 08:32:00 PM »
the horn on my bench anvil and a small brass hammer worked nicely,
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #370 on: December 08, 2022, 01:54:53 AM »
with the heavy stern keel work done, started the heavy work on the bow sections and fitting the brass cut-water,, not much fun working the oak here also, thinking I should have made a 1/6th scale adze ::) ::)
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #371 on: December 08, 2022, 02:54:19 AM »
My first reaction to those last two pictures was 'hey, he stole my sailboat stem!'    :Lol:

One thing that was done on some traditional boats was to build up inside where the planking goes by adding filler pieces, like the two shown behind the stem here:

here they are installed and faired in:

then the shallow notch is cut in to take the ends of the planks. This method gives a winder landing for the plank ends and screws without having to cut such a steep notch in the original stem


You are doing a great job - this summer you need to start on the full size launch hull!

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #372 on: December 08, 2022, 03:23:33 AM »
I'm fortunate that there is a facebook page for the restored 40ft USS New Jersey steam launch, it has photos of the entire restoration.. I'm also in contact with the master that did most of the engineering work on the boat,, he blessed me today with a period drawing that shows the prop to shaft mounting used, tapered shaft with keyway, conical nut matching prop hub curves..
« Last Edit: December 08, 2022, 11:11:28 AM by tghs »
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #373 on: December 08, 2022, 03:28:00 AM »
Awesome. Can't beat direct info on the real thing!

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #374 on: December 08, 2022, 09:10:36 AM »
Impressive draughtsmanship / tracing, especially the curves of the projected impeller blades, where you can hardly see any joins.

 

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