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Sep 29, 2010, 03:05 PM
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Sep 29, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Welcome to the forum .
What size are you looking at , and what sort of engine / boiler are you using ?
The size rather dictates what plans to use .
Lots of plans out there , and quite cheap , or you could just buy a hull and make up the rest yourself .
That is what I do .
Sep 29, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Using a PM research twin and their vertical boiler. What ever size that vertical boiler dictates, probably around 36" Looked at Taubman, was not impressed with the selection or the cost. would use either a bought hull, or complete planked wooden. First model steam boat, have mainly built sail and and electric scale.
Sep 29, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Where in the world are you located?
There are quite allot of plans and hulls here in the UK , some on fleabay .
Are you looking for open or with a saloon?
Sep 29, 2010, 04:54 PM
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I live in North Carolina, and have seen that the UK is more into steam than the US, however shipping makes it impossible to buy from there either open or with a saloon prefer with a salon
Sep 29, 2010, 05:50 PM
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There are some plans here;
This place has a nice hull
If you go to
there are plans there.
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Dec 19, 2010, 02:50 PM
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There are lines drawings of a 21' launch available in the Historic American Engineering Record at This launch was built by the Truscott Boat Company in St. Joseph, Michigan and is in the collection of the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven. The launch in the museum has a gasoline engine, but the company built the same model with steam engines. I intend to buy and build a Graham TRV1A, with a small Macsteam boiler, and install them in a model of the Truscott launch.
Dec 19, 2010, 04:35 PM
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The Truscott Boat has a really nice shape, thanks for the link to the plan.
Dec 19, 2010, 07:47 PM
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now we got a narth cacalac steamer snooping around! if we keep this trend up, we might have to set up a east coast steam up!
welcome to the Forums dlysell!
I hope you show off whatever you decide to up here!
Jun 21, 2014, 10:56 PM
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