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Old May 03, 2011, 09:03 AM
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Build Log

Nearly There


Not really a build log, more an engine room fit out.

A while ago I bought a little 34" cabin cruiser as something just a little different. Out came the electric motor, and here are the recent results.

Boiler is a Cheddar Pintail Horizontal.
Engine I believe is a Tony Green made SVS.
Gas tank, Cheddar.
Exhaust catch tank made yesterday.
Just waiting for a burner from Clevedon Steam and we are ready to go.

Oh, and yes, I will be lagging the pipes, after the first shakedown bench run.
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Old May 03, 2011, 10:03 AM
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Cute. But you need a chimney where that hatch is now.
Old May 03, 2011, 10:13 AM
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Cute. But you need a chimney where that hatch is now.
I've thought about that, but I rather like the idea that with the hatch down and possibly a cover over the engine, onlookers are not aware that it is a steam boat. Of course I can't run it like that.

I think I'll run it and see how it performs and then decide if it needs a 'speedy' type chimney, or just a stove pipe.
Old May 04, 2011, 03:16 AM
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I SEE NO SHIPS
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That boat is crying out for a nice streamlined chimney !
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Old May 04, 2011, 11:17 AM
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NAG NAG NAG....

Don't you lot ever go on
Old May 04, 2011, 11:22 AM
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It has a chimney in the hatch already! What's the beef?

When running he just opens the hatch. All the steam coming out will look like he is burning some steaks on the galley grill!
Old May 04, 2011, 02:03 PM
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It has a chimney in the hatch already! What's the beef?

When running he just opens the hatch. All the steam coming out will look like he is burning some steaks on the galley grill!
LOL, Tom!
Old May 04, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Neil, NOT telling you what to do.. . But have you thought of running the exhaust out through the transom? Just a thought-
Old May 04, 2011, 02:42 PM
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Neil, NOT telling you what to do.. . But have you thought of running the exhaust out through the transom? Just a thought-
All suggestions are welcome.

It's a thought, I hadn't considered it as all the RC gear is under a hatch between the cabin and transom. Also, as the engine is an oscillator, it really MUST exhaust into a catch tank before the steam goes anywhere else.

Kmot: Waddaya mean BURNING steaks? You just flash them on the griddle so they are nice and rare Glad you understand the appeal of NOT having a flippin chimney.


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