PS MOUTAINEER

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PS MOUTAINEER

Postby kiwibob » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:17 pm

Hi everyone here is my latest creation for your enjoment.

P/S MOUNTAINEER

PS Mountaineer was built in 1879 at Dunedin New Zealand and shipped by bullock teams to Lake Wakatipu high up in the south island mountains to be assembled.

Mountaineer is 130 ft long with a beam of 16.8 ft and depth of 7.3 feet , the displacment is 108 tons with a cargo capacity of 39 tons.
The steam engine developed around 66 HP at 90 rpm with a boiler pressure of 70 to 72 PSI, that was later increased to 100 PSI.
Mountaineer was dismantled around 1941 for scrap to the government to help the war effort, after a long career carrying mainly stock (sheep and cattle and supplies for the farming stations. She also carried tourists.

The model scale is 1/100 at just over 15 inches long. This was constructed entirly from photos as no plans exist. The model took about three months to build and is a solid hull the main superstructure is 0.3 mm plywood as are the paddle boxes. The paddle wheels are made from plastic sheet. Pulleys , winch mast goose neck all from various parts brass / plastic etc.

Bob
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Re: PS MOUTAINEER

Postby GaryM » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:04 am

Nice looking model, Bob.
Happy modeling,
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Re: PS MOUTAINEER

Postby Mongrell » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:23 am

Side Weelers all ways look pretty darn cool.
Spiffy Ship.
Having been on ships a little bit I wonder if they had a weird vibration when they were underway?
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Re: PS MOUTAINEER

Postby Donnie » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:36 pm

Very Nice !! I like the smoke stack effect too.

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