Wow, your a lucky guy Ian, I wish I had seen the original! Have you benn on her since she was rebuilt?
Thanks, she is a very special boat and close to my heart, I would love to know if anyone is modelling her atm- I know of only one model, built in the late 70's/early 80's I think, and was documented in the Model Boat magazine of the time?
I am using a Cheddar Puffin steam plant- however I have built onboard water tanks and fitted a check valve to the boiler to top it up with a manual feed pump, also I've swapped the awful o-ring safety valve for a proper british rail pattern one, also added a proper wheelhead globevalve instead of the steam takeoff coming straight from the boiler to the lubricator/engine without any isolation. This is also a point of safety as I'm building the launch into a windermere style and as such I've built a hinged engine casing, which while it looks just right, does impinge access to the lubricator shut-off. I have also added a false engine bed to the engine to make it mor stable and also to make it look like it's cast.
I have lots more pics to add, however I may have to add them all on individual replies- if I post more than one it says "error" and deletes the post!!!
Has anyone else modified a Victoria on here? If so, in what ways? Is it standard practice to replace the plastic prop supplied with thw kit, with a brass one? I have- and under tests it certainly shifts! Mind you I have used a 75mm Steam Prop! Most reccomended lol!!!