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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2011, 08:17:38 PM »

Harald

Very neat and well organised!

I'm retired, so life should be one long holiday for me! - but it doesn't seem to work like that!!

Mike
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2011, 11:20:00 PM »

Nicely done, i like a clear layout.
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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2011, 10:18:52 PM »

Hey out there,

I found some time working on the winch.
As I could not understand, that always all warping heads and the drum were working simultaneously, I added some clutches on the drum axes and tried to simulate sliding gears on the steam engine axle.
It's just my phantasies, but unfortunately I could never got hold of a picture or drawing of these winches.
What is your opinion - just rubbish or not too unrealistic?

Brgds,

Harald
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2011, 03:44:03 PM »

Harald

Not rubbish or unrealistic! Here is part of a letter received from Nick Walker in response to my questions. (Nick is skipper of the VIC32 - see www.savethepuffer.co.uk)



Here is a distant picture of the winch (although, as Nick says, not used in quite the same way as originally).



If I had known, when we were on board, that I was going to make a model, I would have got more details!

Regards,
            Mike
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2011, 04:54:14 PM »

Hello Harald , I have one or two pictures of VIC32 for info. The funnel should be vertical  as has been pointed out.  I also  have a couple of short videos of the water pulsing out of the hull on the aft portside. I can put them on Youtube if you want. Sorry I dont have winch pictures but your version is very typical I believe :-))   The multi-whistle musical what-sit on VIC32`s funnel isnt typical, but sweet :} There used to be a vdeo of it`s steam powered gramophone, worth a search.  Watching with interest as your build progresses.
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2011, 04:59:45 PM »

...and from the stern plus a glimpse inside at the boiler and top of engine.
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2011, 05:52:27 PM »

Hi Duncan

I see you managed to get your springer in half the pictures  %) - You could get where water couldn't mate  {-)

Seriously though I think it's great how very much modellers want to get details correct wherever possible
and also the help that so quickly comes their way  :-))

Here's an old picture I am thinking of using as a desktop .........but I'd like to photoshop out the second vessel passing.


Regards Dave
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2011, 07:08:56 PM »

Now here's a coincidence!



Mine taken c. 1996 - nice to see they're still keeping her clean!

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2011, 08:40:05 PM »

Hi Duncan

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Here's an old picture I am thinking of using as a desktop .........but I'd like to photoshop out the second vessel passing.


Regards Dave

Hi Dave

How about this one.  Did it in 15 mins for you

regards

Ken

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2011, 11:07:36 PM »

Thanks Ken - thats brilliant - gotta go now - off to work
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2011, 11:26:48 PM »

Unfortunately you now have a Puffer with no wheel house.
George.
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« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2011, 11:54:17 PM »

How about this....
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2011, 08:03:24 AM »

Pulsing water outlet videos now on MacSpringer`s channel on Youtube. There was a discussion on how to achieve this before. Any links ?
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2011, 10:45:23 AM »

Brian,
Gonnie no dae that,  it's MAGIC.

R.O.
You are quite correct in that the funnel on Puffers should be square to the engine room casing.
Don't know where Mountfleet get the sloping funnel from, in Kirkintilloch we have a very good reference library on the building of these boats on the canal and with all of the research that I did when building my steam driven SKYLIGHT I never came across a Puffer with a sloping funnel.
George.

P.S.   I like the Springer puffer.

How many Springers do you have ?
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2011, 11:41:06 AM »

Unfortunately you now have a Puffer with no wheel house.
George.


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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2011, 12:16:25 PM »

 Is that RO as in flat-top or Red Russian ? How many...lemmysee,  thers Eeni, Meeny n` Mo. .. Hmmm just did a count and I think I might have fixation complex or similar. Total Might be seven but gets complicated when you consider the ones with alternate deck and superstructure ie; MacSpringer and Spruffy  two tops sharing one hull. Same for HMS Sprub and the new Orca, sorry Porker.   I dont count the unfinished stretched (doubled length) one and the King sized kit in the garage (a X4 sized manned version, yes I can squeeze intae it). So you see I`m not really a boat modeller more of a Springerite. The list is 1. Maid`o Irn,  2. MacSpringer/Spruffy, 3,Fireboat "Sprinkler", 4,Swedish stealth patrol boat "Stringer", 5, H M Coastguard vessel "Springberry",  6,Workboat/log wrangler "Wildcat" , 7.Sprub/Porker. Stretched is pending, it was going to be an aircraft carrier and big yin def a springtime project. Then there is the wandering adopted kid , the real RO , now wintering in Helsinki.        Back to lums on Puffers, looking through The MacKenzies photos there seems to be a few with a slight ( 2degree ?) rake on the funnel, might be a photographic aberration of course.
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2011, 09:51:12 PM »

Dear Corposant, Arrow et al,

thanks for the pictures and comments!

Bad luck for me, that I put the funnel already with a serious angle on the deck house - I used good superglu so I am afraid what happens when removing the funnel. I have to think about.

Brgds

Harald
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2011, 10:01:46 PM »

I searched again the pics of Clyde Marien and found the attached of 'Acolite'.
So every now and then quite angled funnels existed.

By the way, I plan to build an open bridge like on the 'Acolite'. Does anyone has more detailed pictures/sketches of such a bridge?

Thanks,

Harald
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2011, 10:02:21 PM »

Hi Harald

Over ballast forward and your funnel becomes pependicular - - - sorry I just couldn't resist the joke.

I'll be serious now; I think that if you don't put the funnel right, you will see the mistake every time you look at the puffer,

............... and there will always be someone asking about it's angle.

Regards Dave
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2011, 10:22:04 PM »

Well I think you should base your model on Acolite and keep a copy of the photograph to stick it under the rivet counters noses !  :-))
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2011, 10:31:25 PM »

Hi Harald,

I used good superglue on mine (ZAP Flex).... and it snapped clean off with just a one sharp knock!   :o


Dear Corposant, Arrow et al,

thanks for the pictures and comments!

Bad luck for me, that I put the funnel already with a serious angle on the deck house - I used good superglu so I am afraid what happens when removing the funnel. I have to think about.

Brgds

Harald
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2011, 10:32:22 PM »

Hy Guy's
The book Norseman refered to ie,,, The light in the Glens, is an excellent and informative read, but if you can get hold of
The Clyde Puffer by Dan McDonald that is a gem of information, and has plentyt of pic's. You can get it from Amazon, but they do vary in price.
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2011, 10:47:55 PM »

There are also some Puffer documents on Scribd - I think they can be downloaded

http://www.scribd.com/search?query=clyde+puffer

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