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Steam Launch
« on: April 15, 2007, 08:13:55 pm »

I know its make believe steam, but hear are a couple of pictures of sea trials  of my Metcalf Mouldings Solent launch. the layout is my own design, thought up from various launches on the net.Still loads to do. The JJC Smokey will be lagged to look like a boiler.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 11:45:06 pm »

Looks good, Andy. Are you going to install a dummy working engine?

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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007, 07:48:19 am »

Lovely hull Andy, nice bit of woodwork and she looks the part on the water.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2007, 07:45:46 pm »

It needs a crew now, 1/8th scale, maybe barbie and Ken in victorian clothing. Any body any ideas, 1/12th scale dolls house people too small!!!
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007, 08:24:33 pm »

Barbie and Ken are, I beleive, 1/6th Scale.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 04:02:53 pm »

There are actually launches like this which operate on the River Thames
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 05:07:31 pm »

nice work andy, i too have a make believe steam launch on the bench.... ( its been on the bench for 3 yrs now) but  you have spurred me on to do some more on it !)

i also plan to used the JJC old smokey in it, the boiler is built and the old smoked unit designed to go under it

 andy, how big is the boat ? what sort of  electric motor are you using, it all looks good !
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007, 05:32:18 pm »

Hi Andy,
Here is a website to have figures made, they aren't cheap but the detail is great, and no two are the same.

http://www.nickycc.com/

My friend has had three commisions done here in 1/10th scale for his Victoria, if you go to the gentlemen page they are shown there.

John
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2007, 11:49:53 pm »

interesting website bogstandard I've been looking for some decent figures for my Borkum
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008, 01:05:13 am »

Got fed up of the make believe steam, now looking for a decent steam plant, it will really show the boat off, I have made a big effort to complete the boat the last couple of weeks, so now looking seriously for a nice steam plant, or an the components to assemble, ie engine , boiler, oiler etc. Making brass fittings for the deck. Finally will probably fit a colourful canopy.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2009, 09:21:20 pm »

14 months since my last post in this section, and I have the boiler, the engine is on order.


have the gas tank, need to obtain a oily water separator/condenser.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2009, 11:08:02 pm »

Much much better looks fab
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2009, 07:32:16 am »

hi..........great launch.........what size is it,,,,,,,,,,,do you have the drawings to it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i use this kind of figures in my  boats

Regards Bernhard   http://cgi.ebay.com/NAUTICAL-CAPTAIN-FIGURE-SMOKING-PIPE-SHELF-SITTER-NEW_W0QQitemZ390111253759QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad47154ff
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2009, 08:01:07 am »

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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2009, 10:13:13 am »

hi..........great launch.........what size is it,,,,,,,,,,,do you have the drawings to it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i use this kind of figures in my  boats

Hi Bernard, its 42inches x 11, I bought the grp hull less the deck from Metcalf Mouldings, then decked it my self, its almost identical to the Hemmens Lady Jayne for aa fraction of the cost, I spent about 70.00 on the hull I think and the timber was 45 from Modelling Timbers, though I have timber left for another model.

Regards Bernhard   http://cgi.ebay.com/NAUTICAL-CAPTAIN-FIGURE-SMOKING-PIPE-SHELF-SITTER-NEW_W0QQitemZ390111253759QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad47154ff

I'll size this up thanks. I am going to a dolls house and miniatures fair next week at Chipping Sodbury so will have a look around for "crew".
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2009, 10:22:06 am »

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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2009, 11:21:00 am »

hi..........great launch.........what size is it,,,,,,,,,,,do you have the drawings to it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i use this kind of figures in my  boats

Regards Bernhard   http://cgi.ebay.com/NAUTICAL-CAPTAIN-FIGURE-SMOKING-PIPE-SHELF-SITTER-NEW_W0QQitemZ390111253759QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5ad47154ff

Thanks Bernard, the figure is a good price, but the shipping is more than the cost of the figure.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2009, 09:46:18 pm »

Another update photo, Boiler clad and varnished two more bands to fit, funnel painted. Running out of things to do now, need the engine, roll on christmas.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2009, 07:35:11 am »

I like very much your launch and steam plant, it couldn't be otherwise.
But, as a personal taste, I like very much steam launches WITHOUT any dolls.
All the steam-related atmosphere should be left to the imagination of those who enjoy watching the launch, static in display or performing in a pond.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2009, 02:59:05 pm »

I like very much your launch and steam plant, it couldn't be otherwise.
But, as a personal taste, I like very much steam launches WITHOUT any dolls.
All the steam-related atmosphere should be left to the imagination of those who enjoy watching the launch, static in display or performing in a pond.

I agree, it is a nice model, but sorry Giovanni, I don't agree about people. It is a most unnatural thing to see a vessel with no crew. We spend so much time getting scale detail right, to leave off the crew just makes the boat look incomplete.

Still, each to their own.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2009, 02:46:24 am »

I have to agree with Underpressure, a boat without a crew particularly when it is running doesn't look natural.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2009, 08:38:15 am »

hi...........i like it to .with some crew on the boat...or it look like a ghost launch..........

Regards Bernhard
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2009, 09:21:54 am »

Its all in the wording CREW NOT DOLLS I agree a scale figure makes all the difference.
I made a figure of my Dad to go onto my sailing boat.
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2009, 09:37:40 am »

i have always made mine the motto of the famous architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe:
" LESS  IS  MORE  "
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Re: Steam Launch
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2009, 09:55:15 am »

Each to their own, I prefer to see myself as the crew- I fired the boiler up and I tell it where to go- I don't need a doll to sit dead still in the boat and do nothing to make people see the realism of it- if anything I personally think it detracts- however saying that Bernhard's models always seem to have the 'right' character at the helm so perhaps I could be convinced...

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