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Mar 03, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Miss America VIII


Here is my latest scratch building project of the 1929 Garwood Miss America VIII.

It is a double planked mahogany hull. Baltic birch frames. Model is 62" long with a 19" beam.

And is powered by two Authentic Scale V-12 90cc engines.

The keel was laid one year ago on March 1 2011 and I have about 600 hours into it so far. I still have a ways to go before it is running.

Stay tuned....
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Mar 03, 2012, 03:13 PM
Sea Dragon-Lover
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Welcome to RCgroups

Gorgeous engines...Please post a video so we can see and hear this run.
Even if it is just sitting on the bench...

How are you going to steer the model?

Mar 03, 2012, 03:29 PM
KC8WPF
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Welcome to the site. Great looking boat.

Umi - some of the MISS AMERICA boats had the rudder forward, about 1/3 aft of the bow. The model pictured has the rudder aft of the bow - under the word MISS, and the servo is shown installed forward of the engines.
Mar 03, 2012, 03:32 PM
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HEY JIM!!! How is it going? I just received your photos of “MISS AMERICA VIII” and I still say you keep coming up with one winner after another. I remember when you started with the “VULGAR BOY” with the Conley V-8, then the “APHRODITE” which I think has to be my favorite. I wish you would post the pictures of the build of the “APHRODITE” here on the forum. I am sure the guys and gals would flip over the detail you put into that model.

I am still working on my Hacker Gold Cup Racer for the Toledo show, and working on the static build of the Rolls Royce V-12 for her. I think I will be contacting you for a bunch of pictures of one of the LIBERTY V-12’S so I can make a mock up of the engine for the “BABY GAR IV”.

I am so glad that you finally decided to get on the forum, so that so many others can share in the master craftsmanship of your models.

Your friend,
Rich Koll (frankg)
Last edited by frankg; Jul 20, 2012 at 04:45 PM.
Mar 03, 2012, 04:41 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Hello Jim,

Thanks for joining and showing us one of your builds. I'm drooling over that twin engine boat. Good Lord, that thing is awesome!

Yes, please have someone video the engines running and making that symphony of sound we all want to hear.

This is going to be a one of a kind in the world model boat.
Mar 03, 2012, 06:51 PM
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The V-12 engines are awesome. Did you build the engines?

Ed
Mar 03, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Hello everyone! Thank you for the welcome and the complements.

-Umi and CG Bob. There is actually a bow rudder like the original boat had. There are rigid heavy duty struts on the back for the props.

-Rich! Thanks so much for the complements. I will be posting some photos of Aprodite and Totally Screw'd (with the Conley V-8)some time soon.

Kmot- When I get the engines running I will be taking video. In the mean time you can go here for a youtube video of it!

OHRNDORF V12 Modellmotor RC engine HD-Version (3 min 0 sec)


Right now I'm working on the step up gearboxes and fly wheels for the engines(with the help of a master machinist friend), the fuel and ignition systems.
Mar 03, 2012, 06:59 PM
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-Ed, No I did not build the engines they came from Authentic Scale in Rockville, MD.

http://www.authenticscale.com/index.html
Mar 03, 2012, 07:14 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Mar 04, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Amazing. The only way I would ever build a gas boat (not allowed in our club or on my neighborhood lake) is if it would sound just like that. The buzzy glow engines don't do anything for me, but the low burble of that exhaust is like music.
Well done and good on ya!

Dave
Mar 04, 2012, 03:38 PM
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That is simply awesome...
Mar 04, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JimsBoats
Hello everyone! Thank you for the welcome and the complements.

-Umi and CG Bob. There is actually a bow rudder like the original boat had. There are rigid heavy duty struts on the back for the props.

-Rich! Thanks so much for the complements. I will be posting some photos of Aprodite and Totally Screw'd (with the Conley V-8)some time soon.

Kmot- When I get the engines running I will be taking video. In the mean time you can go here for a youtube video of it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xORe-dm5Qro

Right now I'm working on the step up gearboxes and fly wheels for the engines(with the help of a master machinist friend), the fuel and ignition systems.
Curious as to why there is no oil splashing all over from the rocker arms. Any engine I've ever worked on would be throwing oil every which way opened up like that.
Mar 04, 2012, 04:27 PM
Grumpa Tom
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That's because the engines you worked on had wet sumps and pressurized oiling systems. Small block Chevy's were really notorious for the splatter.

My guess is that this engine is glow, and so has oil mixed in the glow fuel. Glow fuel engines have sort of a splash lube system, but really it's more of a weeping system as the fuel and vapors carry the oil..
Mar 04, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Kmot
That's because the engines you worked on had wet sumps and pressurized oiling systems. Small block Chevy's were really notorious for the splatter.

My guess is that this engine is glow, and so has oil mixed in the glow fuel. Glow fuel engines have sort of a splash lube system, but really it's more of a weeping system as the fuel and vapors carry the oil..
Could be but the fuel wouldn't be anywhere near the rocker arms to lube them, would it? And the wires look like plug wires, or would each cylinder need a glow igniter?
Mar 05, 2012, 12:22 AM
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