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Offline steamup

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Model steam launch project
« on: December 09, 2013, 07:49:48 PM »
I enjoy both metal work and working with wood so this little project has allowed me to indulge.

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Offline RossJarvis

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 08:04:23 AM »
That looks absolutely stunning, job well done :headbang:.  Does action man know how lucky he is?
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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 01:13:27 PM »
That does look amazing. Nice job!

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 07:05:35 PM »
This is the Kitchen rudder I am working on at the moment. In the reverse and full ahead position.

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 10:32:26 PM »
I am a neophyte... Can you explain how that rudder works?  :scratch:
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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2013, 02:12:40 AM »
That is a strange setup!  It looks to me like it runs in the open position being steered by the linkage on the left side as two seperate rudders that can be closed like a funnel that could provide some stopping power like a reverse thruster on a jet.  But what the h do I know! :scratch:

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 11:18:03 AM »
The rudder is not finished yet which might be causing some problems trying to work it out.
The cups provide forward and reverse control, if the cups are part opened the boat will in theory stand still in the water.
The whole mechanism rotates for direction control. I still need to add the leaver which operates the scissor levers,which in turn open and close the cups.
Hope this helps
Mark

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013, 06:56:05 PM »
Yes it does thanks.

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2013, 07:02:15 PM »
A short video to show how it will work once the cup lever is added.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmr2P20ny_o

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013, 07:22:22 PM »
Thats what I thought thanks for the video

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2013, 04:25:00 PM »
Just tried the rudder in the launch.
Next job is the A frame but the bottle of Cape Nelson stopped progress.

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2013, 07:36:41 PM »
Looking good!

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 06:45:32 PM »
Thanks to a fellow MadModder I am now in a position to plan the boiler build a big thanks to jb3cx.

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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2014, 03:58:04 PM »
Hi Mark , looks like a lovely job you are making there , glad Peter could help you out, its nice to see someone else that likes wood as well as metal too  :) , I like both but I know some people that don't like the brown stuff :bugeye:
 Keep up the good work
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Re: Model steam launch project
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2014, 04:13:23 PM »
Thanks Mike I have done all kinds of model making but the metal work is new to me so I make lots of swarf and I have a big juke box :Doh:
Mark