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Old Mar 09, 2009, 09:08 AM
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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
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 09:39 AM
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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
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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---.

34 knots back in 1896---, yeah---.
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Old 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..
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 10:40 AM
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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.
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 10:44 AM
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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.

So many boats, so little time---.
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 11:53 AM
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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?
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 12:10 PM
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See also http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=364710
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 12:12 PM
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TonyO posted pics of the Turbinia...

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

Aaah, Pat, you beat me to it....
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Old Mar 10, 2009, 04:59 AM
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Hello, does anyone have plans for the Turbinia?
And did anyone try to build a model with a real steam turbine?
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 10:03 AM
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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.
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 12:02 PM
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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
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 01:06 PM
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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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