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#1 Steam up Nov 18, 2012 04:17 PM

Steam launch accessories
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Inspired by the fantastic atmospheric models of Bernhard I set about making some accessories for my steam launch (where does he find those bits and pieces?).
The following photos and video is showing my first effort a working stirrup pump. I had to look up a GCSE physics exam to find out how they worked.
Once completed it will no doubt never be put to work but at least I will know it works.
Stirrup pump (0 min 11 sec)

#2 Bernhard BB Nov 19, 2012 12:22 AM

Great ide ,, super................ have you a drawing of how you did it,,,
..i find many small item on Ebay 1/6 --1/12 dollhouse .or miniatures..or make them my selvs...

Regards Bernhard

#3 steamboatmodel Nov 19, 2012 09:36 AM

Steam up,
That looks great.

#4 Steam up Nov 19, 2012 10:10 AM

I used this drawing to make the pump.
I did not fit a seal to the piston just making the clearance about .002.
Valves are balls sitting on a reamed hole with lift restricted by a pin.
I did not take photos as I just made it up as I went along sorry.:(

#5 Steam up Nov 19, 2012 10:10 AM

Will try to post picture again

#6 Steam up Apr 13, 2013 11:43 AM

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I have just had the launch down to the club steam test completed I had to try it out .
The chill in the air added to the steam effect gathering a nice crowd.
A very proud moment indeed.:)

#7 SenorNeekers Apr 13, 2013 01:14 PM

Very nice!

#8 Bernhard BB Apr 13, 2013 02:34 PM

Yes nice one,,,a good photo to

#9 MILLERTIME Apr 14, 2013 12:01 AM

Looks great on the water.

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