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Aug 30, 2006, 01:40 PM
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Steam engine for my TUG

The hull is scratch built, about 750mm (3 foot ) long and i would like to propell it with steam. I have an old Mechano steam engine but I would like to build something a little more controlable.
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Aug 30, 2006, 04:34 PM
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Instead of the Sailboat forum you might try RC Groups > Boats > Scale Boats.
Aug 30, 2006, 07:29 PM
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Graupner sells a steam engine that may suit your needs. Also try I think I remember running across a few different engines there as well. You also may want to find out if you will need a boiler certification in your area. I know it is a model but here in VA even model boilers need to be certed once a year even if they are not in service. (learned this after helping to rebuild a one foot guage live steam locomotive).


Moderator could you move this to the "Dock Talk" or "Scale Boats" section please.
Aug 30, 2006, 07:47 PM
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Being heavily involved in steam engines, I can tell you that you will not need a boiler certification for your size boiler in any state. Boilers this small are exempt. Midwest makes a boiler and engine set up. So does PM Research and Cheddar in England too. Begining to wonder if we are in the sailboat forum here
Aug 31, 2006, 05:32 PM
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Boilers and engines of suitable size offen come up on eBay too.
Sep 07, 2006, 11:45 AM
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Thanks for all the info. will move the thread (sorry new at this )
Sep 08, 2006, 11:44 AM
fly-crash and resurect
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if you would like to build something yourself, i'd suggest looking up stirling engines
there are some designs out's no steam, but its something..and they make cool whistling sounds

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