Latest topics
» Here we go again?
by The Bullet Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:26 am

» Return to the Clocktower...
by Mercury Wells Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:53 pm

» About to go into battle
by rovingjack Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:13 am

» How was your day thread (continued)
by rovingjack Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:44 am

» Spare goggles Exploration Journal entries
by rovingjack Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:30 am

» Is BG Down Again?
by GCCC Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:33 pm

» Things to do while Brassgoggles is down
by GCCC Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:28 pm

» Van living, fulltime RV
by rovingjack Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:36 am

» Due to High stress on the server, the site is temporarily unavailable."
by mwbaaailey Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:03 pm

» Rogues Gallery Incidental
by mwbaaailey Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:06 am

» Brass-Gogglers -
by J. Wilhelm Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:58 am

» BG down - domain expired
by oldskoolpunk Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:20 am

» Also found the way....
by The Bullet Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:20 pm

» So... anyone got something to talk about in the meantime?
by Mercury Wells Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:00 pm

» Is Brass Goggles down again?
by Argus Fairbrass Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:46 am

» Here we Go Again?
by mwbaaailey Thu May 08, 2014 11:34 pm

» We Have Reached Peak Beard!
by Captain Lyerly Sun May 04, 2014 4:23 am

» Heartbleed?
by Argus Fairbrass Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:20 am

RSS feeds


Yahoo! 
MSN 
AOL 
Netvibes 
Bloglines 


Statistics
We have 626 registered users
The newest registered user is Will Rockwell

Our users have posted a total of 7596 messages in 659 subjects

The Steam Launch

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The Steam Launch

Post  James Harrison on Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:01 pm

Those following my non-SP model thread at the moment will know I've got something pretty special on the go at the moment. 

A scratchbuilt, balsa hulled, 36'' Edwardian-esque steam launch.  6'' Mamod pot boiler, twin cylinder oscillating engine driving a 40mm brass propellor... what can be more steampunk than proper live steam?!?

So far then....



The hull is being built srake by strake from balsa sheet.  I've got four strakes up right now, there are another six to go.  This weekend instead of adding to the hull I've been sanding down the sheets to get the proper hullform.  I'm now looking at where the boiler and engine fit into the space. 



The Mamod tractione engine boiler.  Originally it was a horrible bilious green colour and had an engine mount fitted.  A week in paint stripper followed by a session of sanding took it back to a lovely brass finish.  The mount I was able to tease off.  I'm now trying to get pop rivets to fit into where the firebox used to attach... an exercise in futility and frustration....
avatar
James Harrison
gunner
gunner

Number of posts : 67
Age : 131
Registration date : 2008-09-12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Steam Launch

Post  James Harrison on Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:11 pm

Rivets eventually went on after a bit of a struggle.... have now ordered some more parts:

- safety valve
- whistle
- foot pump valve
- hammerite paint
avatar
James Harrison
gunner
gunner

Number of posts : 67
Age : 131
Registration date : 2008-09-12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Steam Launch

Post  Captain Lyerly on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:45 pm

How is this project going?


Cheers!

Chas.

Captain Lyerly
Comanding Officer

Number of posts : 226
Flag :
Registration date : 2008-09-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Steam Launch

Post  James Harrison on Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:31 pm

The firebox has been hammerite'd, a new water gauge purchased.... and not much else I'm afraid! Oh, I've got hold of some copper tube for the steam pipe. This one is a bit of a slow burner, if you'll excuse the pun. A weekend project for sunny days working outside in the backyard... Hopefully I'll be getting the propshaft and the engine mount fitted this weekend, after which I can fit out the engine space and then carry on building up the hull.
avatar
James Harrison
gunner
gunner

Number of posts : 67
Age : 131
Registration date : 2008-09-12

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Steam Launch

Post  Captain Lyerly on Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:24 am

That's cool. I will want your advice when I begin my live steam project; if you were on the proper side of the pond, I might even ask your assistance directly.

I am still working on acquisition of the proper hull, but it will be a little larger. I expect the prop to be somewhere in the vicinity of 110 mm... no, that's not right - ah, 110 centimeters. Or a bit bigger, not sure yet. Got to match it to the hull, you know.

Finding the proper steel hull has been the problem.



Cheers!

Chas.

Captain Lyerly
Comanding Officer

Number of posts : 226
Flag :
Registration date : 2008-09-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The Steam Launch

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum