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#1 fooman2008 Mar 09, 2009 09:08 AM

picture of turbina
 
found a kind of cool picture of HMS Turbina (previously I had asked if anyone had ever modeled her) though it looked kind of cool must have been a hell of a ride!
http://mcs.open.ac.uk/dac3/OurNavy/TurbiniaLge.jpg
Foo

#2 der kapitan Mar 09, 2009 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by fooman2008
found a kind of cool picture of HMS Turbina (previously I had asked if anyone had ever modeled her) though it looked kind of cool must have been a hell of a ride!
http://mcs.open.ac.uk/dac3/OurNavy/TurbiniaLge.jpg
Foo

Foo, Turbinia was never designated "HMS", as she was never part of the Royal Navy, but rather a private yacht. ;)

She was the test bed for the Parsons steam turbine, and yes, I can imagine it would have been one wild ride---. :D

34 knots back in 1896---, yeah---.

#3 tghsmith Mar 09, 2009 09:55 AM

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nine props on three shafts!! better yet the real ship resides in a uk museum..

#4 fooman2008 Mar 09, 2009 10:40 AM

cool! lots more info I thought she was taken into RN service as a test ship that's why I said HMS I had heard her referred to that way. I read that her debut was made by weaving through Queen Victoria's naval parade at something like 35+, would have been interesting to hear what she had to say!
What museum is she preserved in? Do they have an address?
I have heard of the three screws on each shaft in reference to her but how would you attach them? I would think at the kind of torque you would just spin the shafts inside the screws.
What did they use for fuel to make the steam? something that small I can't see more than one or two small boilers? I also can't see some poor bastard shoveling coal into a tiny little boiler trying to keep up the temperature.
Foo

#5 der kapitan Mar 09, 2009 10:44 AM

Somewhere, I have a small drawing of this boat, copied out of an old UK "Model Boats" magazine---. ;)

Interesting subject that I never got around to doing. :o

So many boats, so little time---. :)

#6 arrow5 Mar 09, 2009 11:53 AM

The "Turbina" still exists and is on show in the Discovery Museum in Newcastle on Tyne in the NE of England. Parsons the turbine designer was a local man. It would be interesting to know the fuel consumption, and type, plus range of this revoluntionary craft. Anybody know?

#7 patmat2350 Mar 09, 2009 12:10 PM

See also http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=364710

#8 Umi_Ryuzuki Mar 09, 2009 12:12 PM

TonyO posted pics of the Turbinia...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=364710

Aaah, Pat, you beat me to it.... :o

#9 -kno3- Mar 10, 2009 04:59 AM

Hello, does anyone have plans for the Turbinia?
And did anyone try to build a model with a real steam turbine?

#10 Tony Oliver Mar 30, 2009 10:03 AM

Hi folks!

I've just added a few pics of a model of Turbinia which I saw yesterday. They are on the link provided by Umi and Pat.

#11 norgale Mar 30, 2009 12:02 PM

That's one slick model Tony. She is fantastic and a full operating steam turbine engine too. Incredible modeling. If anyone has plans for a Turbinia that they will sell copys of please let me know. This is one for the list at least. Pete

#12 iDENTITi Mar 30, 2009 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by norgale
That's one slick model Tony. She is fantastic and a full operating steam turbine engine too. Incredible modeling. If anyone has plans for a Turbinia that they will sell copys of please let me know. This is one for the list at least. Pete

Traplet/MMI sell a plan for a 1:24 scale of the turbinia.


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