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 on: Today at 10:10:55 am 
Started by scimitarjohn - Last Post by scimitarjohn
  I have steam launch built some years ago and having recently joined Maidstone Cygnets club thought I might be fun to get it running again. Trouble is it needs a boiler, everything else is there, and I want to build it myself.  Now I've worked in engineering in all my working life as an instrument tech and have built a boiler in the past, tested it and used it in private, but of course this one is to be used in public.  So my problem is finding someone who is able to advise, test and certify, my club has no one. I live in Kent but am willing to travel if required, does any one out there know of someone?  Oh, and the boiler is to be below 3bar/litre, in fact more like 1bar/litre and feeding a twin cylinder oscillator.

 on: Today at 09:13:54 am 
Started by dmh12345 - Last Post by SteamboatPhil
As far as I can tell 1/4 UNF seems to be the female coupling size, and usually the ball was 2 BA

 on: Today at 09:12:20 am 
Started by The long Build - Last Post by Martin [Admin]
                                           Not again!

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 on: Today at 08:57:36 am 
Started by dmh12345 - Last Post by chas
I notice that no one has been able to advise you, it's been nearly 50 years since I ran an ED Racer, so I can't remember thread sizes etc, but I do remember that the ball and socket coupling just unscrewed from the crankshaft. Once that's off you'll probably have to get a modern coupling and re thread one end to go on the engine. I always found Prestwich models very helpful, try contacting them, they specialize in ic models.

 on: Today at 08:42:10 am 
Started by mudway - Last Post by Andyn
He semi retired five years ago, as to whether he's still going I don't know. See below, he's always been impossible to contact

 on: Today at 03:51:54 am 
Started by B.B - Last Post by B.B
Hi there,  First photo of the life buoy holders for both models, trawl boards & prawn cookers for both models, at this stage in the early 1980's the boats had moved from towing 1 net (2 boards) to 3 nets (4 boards each), with the prawn cookers the "Northern-Light"s on the left was a diesel cooker and the "Beninda"s on the right was a LPG ( gas ) cooker...Now the tedious job of painting begins.The life buoys having the reflector tape and vinyl lettering attached , after I sprayed them with clear lacquer something didn't look right forgot the twine ( or rope ?) did this later...cheers  :-)) ...   

 on: Today at 03:17:29 am 
Started by jpdenver - Last Post by jpdenver
The "Lifeboat", "dory?", rowboat? 

What to call it? 

Anyway, the kit included a set of ribs, planks, and seat, but they were so thinthat the ribs disintegrated when I tried to get them out of the laser-cut sheets.

So, I rummaged around in my "left overs" and found a hull that was just about right.She is not as fat as the plans call for, and maybe a touch longer, but I think she will do.
I fitted her out with seats and added a few "blocks" for the suspension ring attachment points. 

Then I worked on the davits.  Again the junk-box came thru and I found a pair that would do just fine.
Attached the base plate, then use some "JBWeld Epoxy" to secure the davit to the base.Let that sit over night and then this morning added the brace pieces and followed upwith a coat of paint.

So far so good.
Thanks for reading,

 on: Today at 02:33:45 am 
Started by B.B - Last Post by chum444
Thanks Mark T , yes that's the problem finding an area for them to live ,and the photo attached Chum444 is what she looks like ( well similar) didn't have sharp shots of her and not enough, cheers.

Tx  for the photo. I appreciate boats that are purposed to catch fish! Lines & proportions are pleasing to the eye.

 on: Today at 01:58:56 am 
Started by mudway - Last Post by mudway
Is George still in business? I have tried to contact him but no reply.

 on: Yesterday at 11:02:48 pm 
Started by zooma - Last Post by madwelshman
Very smart Bob.
I hope she performs as well as she looks  :-))

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