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Offline sbwhart

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Re: First project
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2009, 06:49:13 AM »
Hi

Thats a magic bit of work thanks for showing

Have fun

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Offline PeeWee

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Re: First project
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2009, 02:13:01 PM »
From one model boater to another,  That is one beautifully crafted hull

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Re: First project
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2009, 03:20:28 PM »
MCR, that's a lovely job on both the engine and the boat!  :clap:

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Re: First project
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2009, 07:47:33 PM »
This is the progress on the launch to take my engine

I like your work.  I am, however, curious why two screws were omitted on the engine's brass shield.

Raymond

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Re: First project
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2009, 03:26:24 AM »
That Clinker is just beautiful lovely work -  clever putting the dining table in for scale. :lol:


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Re: First project
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2009, 05:08:15 AM »
Wow,

thatis a very nice engine and boat! Look forward to seeing more of your projects on here. Keep up the good work.

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Re: First project
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2009, 06:49:01 PM »
Out of curiosity, what engine is that? Are there plans available?

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Re: First project
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2009, 11:59:24 AM »
Borderer, Vertical Twin Cylinder Launch Engine

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A Vertical Twin Cylinder Launch Engine with Stephenson Reverse Gear. Designed by J Bertinat and described in Model Engineer Vol. 163-165
Castings are available fro Reeves although I built fro stock material

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Re: First project
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2009, 01:09:39 PM »
Beautiful engine and boat.  I also have r/c boats, mostly electric and one steam.  I like to do the planking and deck laying.  I have a Hasbrouck Nr.7 I am working on.  It is also a Vertical 2 Cylinder Launch engine.
Waco, Texas

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Re: First project
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2009, 01:51:00 PM »
Mark do you have any copies of the plans for that engine?   Would be a great winter project.  Thanks  Ray
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Re: First project
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2009, 02:35:54 PM »
That looks like a lovely engine too Ray.
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Re: First project
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2009, 02:15:35 PM »
I will try to sort out the plans when I get to the bottom of the swamp(work shop) Ray.
I have had a rather unpleasant experience with Ebay, when I had a close look at the boiler I purchased for the boat it turned out to be soft soldered and then sprayed to cover up the fact.
I had little choice but to cut it up and use the copper to make a new boiler.
With lots of help from a fellow club mate this is the result so far.

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Re: First project
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2009, 06:20:41 PM »
Little more progress

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Re: First project
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2009, 09:06:34 PM »
looking good mcr  :thumbup: :thumbup:

sorry to hear about the boiler..............you just can't trust some people.

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Re: First project
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2009, 09:20:22 AM »
I have had a rather unpleasant experience with Ebay, when I had a close look at the boiler I purchased for the boat it turned out to be soft soldered and then sprayed to cover up the fact.

And you wonder why there are people who get upset about the specifications in building one. Can't believe they can get away with selling something that dangerous. I guess I'm getting  :offtopic:

Anyway, nice save and the boiler looks real good. At least it will be a much safer boiler.

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Re: First project
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2009, 12:29:31 PM »
I had hoped not to have to build the boiler however I am pleased with the result so far compared to the horizontal death trap.