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regiment

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« on: September 11, 2010, 07:03:06 PM »

any body know of a site for paddle boats have just been given a part built one  4 ft long  thanks
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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 07:31:04 PM »

http://www.paddleducks.co.uk/smf/index.php

Not a bad place to start......

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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 08:02:16 PM »

thanks for info mustang mark  looks like i will have to sell hull to buy the paddles
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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 10:44:53 PM »

Nonsense - you can build adequate paddles out of thin ply.
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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 08:17:40 AM »

I made my own paddles from 1.5 mm plasticard.   Pete M
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tony52

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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 08:33:58 AM »

Got my paddleboat wet yesterday. A modified SHG Lady Janet. Paddles from plasticard as suggested by Pete M.  Can't help but like the wash from paddlers.
When you talk about expensive paddles, I guess you are talking about buying feathering ones.
Which part built paddler are you building? post us a picture.



Tony
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regiment

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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 01:38:51 PM »

photos of paddle boat how do you make paddles and how to power them any plans  thanks regiment







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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 01:39:43 PM »

for got to add 4 foot long x 10 inch
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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 07:48:52 PM »


Hi regiment

Like Mark said, have a look at Paddleducks, as I'm also a member there because I needed their help to build my Waverley. There is everything you could wish to know about the subject.

Regarding paddle wheels they can be as easy (or difficult) to construct as you want them to be. Mine were bought in pieces as a kit at a cost of 200 and really look the business.

Ken

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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 08:09:11 PM »

very nice but to much  for my pension  gordon
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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 10:20:20 PM »

If anyone is interested whilst we are on the subject of paddleboats, a facebook group exists - Model Paddle Steamers. This site is Australian and covers the Murray River paddlers.
The one thing which is outstanding is the photography of the models. Well worth a look to anyone who is an FB member.
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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010, 10:49:41 PM »

Here's how I did mine with 1/16 ply. 1 decide diameter, 2 set float size, 3 draw on ply (hint; 9 paddles are set at 40 degrees) 4 cut out (which does take some time) 5 mount meccano wheel on meccano shaft 6 glue all together and paint. Simple, cheap. crude but moderately effective and does not look too gross on the water.
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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 10:40:24 AM »

thanks for all the help i think i will put it up  for sale a bit to comlicated for me what with the motor etc  regiment
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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2010, 10:49:46 AM »

Waverley models do sets of paddle wheel kits: http://www.waverleymodels.co.uk/mainpics/paddlewheels.pdf

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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 02:32:40 PM »

thanks for info colin just looked them up but with the motors gearbox a bit to much for me so will put it on sales thanks regiment
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Re: paddleboats
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2010, 12:52:36 PM »

with a bit of help from tobyker i am going to have a go  PS IF YOU HAVE NEVER MADE A MISTAKE  YOU HAVE NEVER MADE ANYTHING
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