Author Topic: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale  (Read 31673 times)

Online crueby

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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!

Offline Michael S.

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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.

Greetings Michael

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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.

MJM460

The more I learn, the more I find that I still have to learn!