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Corposant

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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2010, 12:25:32 pm »

I missed your post on Tuesday (having a chunk cut out of my ear!). You must be a very quiet worker if the deckhand slept through all you've been doing lately! Hope you enjoyed your stay in Sidmouth.

Mike
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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2010, 06:24:55 pm »

I think the deckhand is a very close relative to the Tar on the Vital Spark
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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2010, 10:24:47 am »

That's a beauty of a build and lovely choice of colours too.

Please keep the pictures coming!
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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2010, 08:35:33 am »

Great work, your attention to detail is paying off.
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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2010, 04:19:50 pm »

Today it was time for the maiden voyage. There are still thing to do but it was such lovely weather so it was time to hit the beach instead and try the puffer in the sea.

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Most thing worked OK but the chain I've bough as the one in the kit wasn't long enough was not up the the job. It snapped all the time
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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2010, 11:37:09 am »

Thanks for the pics. Even the trolley is a work of art!

She looks impressive on the water - you must be a very happy chappie.

Which chain kept breaking?!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike
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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2010, 11:52:30 am »

I bought some chain from the local hobbyshop which I think was for static models. It looked allright though so I used it for the forestays. Not so smart either.

The Trolley belongs to my Girlsfriends son but I was lucky to borrow it as it's a long way down to the beach.
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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2010, 09:15:42 pm »

Sorry - still thinking about your chain problem! When you say "snapped", do you mean that literally or were the links not welded and pulled apart?

The reason for asking is that for the steering gear on my puffer, I looked at several samples of brass chain with brazed links but, because of mishapen links, felt it would not run freely over the sheaves. In the end I bought some silver chain from a jewellers supplier (not as expensive as it sounds!) which works well and, for its size, is pretty strong (having survived an incident when the servo tried to pull it beyond its limit).

Mike
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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2010, 08:09:35 am »

The links where pulled apart. I think the problem was that on a static modell You'll get away with this but in a working modell the forces are much higher

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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2010, 08:37:24 am »

Thanks Lasse - I feel happier now! Keep the pictures coming.

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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2010, 09:15:46 pm »


Tried this evening my interpretation of what is described in The Clyde Puffer by Dan McDonald as "At times the unburned gases formed a 5ft tongue of red flame at the funnel head, and at night the pillar of fire and the eerie glow bathing the deck marked the puffer's progress." Although the flames might not be 5ft I still think it looks good.








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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2010, 09:18:56 pm »

The pictures did look better before I posted them. It might to have something to do with resizing so here is one not resized


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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2010, 12:22:13 pm »

Agreed Lasse, it looks good. Very realistic!

Mike
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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2010, 12:51:04 pm »

A few pictures from the November Darkness organized by Stockholm skalabåtklubb






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Re: The Puffer Wee Dram
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2010, 12:49:43 pm »

Sir, will you post some videos here..?  oh...its a nice one...
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