Steam Launch Borkum by neptune - Krick - 1/12 scale - with steam engine built from Stuart Turner castings

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Re: Steam Launch Borkum by neptune - Krick - 1/12 scale - with steam engine built from Stuart Turner castings

Post by neptune » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:16 am

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These first three pics show the ABS hull, which is trimmed compltely to shape and very cleanly moulded.
 
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The running gear includes the Skeg, prop, shaft and tube along with some sundry
brass items. The Prop will be polished before fitting.
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The sheet of plans which are 1-1 for the model.
 

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Re: Steam Launch Borkum by neptune - Krick - 1/12 scale - with steam engine built from Stuart Turner castings

Post by Maarten » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:42 pm

Hi John,

Great job, missed this one in your signature listing.
I have been sailing with this model, my father is a fanatic model steamer, mainly trains, but builded this some 10-15 years ago with a gas fired boiler and we sailed it with radio control.
Must be lots of fun to build your own running steam engine and mix wood and iron working on the same project.
Enjoy.

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Re: Steam Launch Borkum by neptune - Krick - 1/12 scale - with steam engine built from Stuart Turner castings

Post by neptune » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:40 pm

G'day Maarten, sorry I'm late replying, it must have been fun sailing her on steam, I'm having mine to run on electric but to look like steam, cuts out all the fuss with having to get the boiler checked every year, thanks for dropping in,

Best regards John.

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Re: Steam Launch Borkum by neptune - Krick - 1/12 scale - with steam engine built from Stuart Turner castings

Post by Aginvicta » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:43 pm

Hi john, have read this right, you are building a steam engine, doing some amazing metalworking, but when you fit it to the Launch it will run using an electric motor. I realise you probably need a Boiler and Engine steam pressure test but it would be a pity not to see that engine run under it's own steam (pun intended),

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Post by neptune » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:58 pm

G'day Andy, its not only getting the boiler checked each year but also the cost of buying one, approx $1000, and I cannot justify that expense for the number of times I will sail her on the pond, the main thing I wanted was to build one of these Stuart Turner engines, I've built a fake boiler witch will have a smoke make installed, so when on the pond it will look just like steam, thanks for dropping by,

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Post by zoly99sask » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:47 pm

Interesting project John.

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Post by neptune » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:44 am

zoly99sask wrote:
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Interesting project John.

G'day Zoly, thanks for dropping in,

best regards John.

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Re: Steam Launch Borkum by neptune - Krick - 1/12 scale - with steam engine built from Stuart Turner castings

Post by neptune » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:54 am

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I bought some additional accessories, steam gauge, although I will not have the model running on steam for reasons mentioned earlier on in the log, I wanted to make up a dummy Boiler and wanted it to look the part.


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next are two check valves which I will use for the water gauge on the boiler.
 


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The brass funnel which only cost me $10, not worth making one.


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A box of 1/12 scale tools


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Ships wheel and cordage which came with the kit


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Painting the engine


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The painted wheel

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Post by neptune » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:00 am

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Drilled the holes for the Prop shaft and Rudder tubes
 


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The rudder tube with reinforcing pieces


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Skeg attached


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Stand assembled
 


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Skeg with Rudder post
 


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Rudder post supports attached


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The parts for the rudder


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Shows the notches I put on the rudder post to give the Araldite something to grip on


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Checking the alinghnment of the skeg and rudder post

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Re: Steam Launch Borkum by neptune - Krick - 1/12 scale - with steam engine built from Stuart Turner castings

Post by neptune » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:06 am

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Rear ot stern bulkhead glued and clamped


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Front of the stern bulkhead


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The Bow bulkhead assembled, all of these parts went together with the minimum of sanding.


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The bow bulkhead glued in place on the under side of the deck piece, I added some support pieces for extra security.


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Another view which also shows the Tabs glued in place to support the coaming that goes around the inside.
 


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  With the Camber of the deck I had trouble holding the bulkhead to the deck because of the lack of anything to fasten to so I made a small slit on each side of the bulkhead so I could get a grip with the clamps.


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Close up of the slit with the clamps.

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