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« on: October 09, 2012, 01:38:16 PM »

I have recently joined Model Boat Mayhem and would like to introduce myself.
I am in my 70,s ands live in Horsham West Sussex, an engineer by training I have for the past 30 years been an active R/C scale aeromodeller. recently I have gained an interest in steam models and have visited the local club Southwater dabblers what a great band of guys they are. I have just started Miranda and building the steam plant that powers it so the challenge has started and I can make alot of use of my lathe and milling machine. At the moment I am trying to locate the articles written by Basil Harley on the Miranda and have been successful in getting the July 1983 edition of Model Boats ,still trying to get copies of August , Sept, and October.
If anyone  can help it would be very much appreciated
By the way the first name is Peter.
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 02:54:36 PM »


Hi Peter and welcome to Mayhem. 

It might be a good idea to put your location in your Profile so that local members may get in touch.

Cheers

Ken


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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 02:57:08 PM »


Hi Peter,

Welcome to the Mayhem!

 ... new members have to get the first round in at the pub tonight!  ok2


Any more details of your Miranda?

  Martin
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 02:59:04 PM »


I checked the Web and came up with an MTB from the War.  probably not this one ??   :}


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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 05:12:19 PM »

Martin,
The Miranda has just been started it is at the cutting out stage but hopefully I will be in the shed tomorrow and do the frames of the engine plus the crankshaft. As I progress I will give you an update and pics as appropriate.
From the plans it looks as though it will be a challenge but interesting!!!!
Some comments from Dabbler members was to watch the freeboard as some considered it low for anything but calm water. Being a novice on boats I had to look up the terminology. It is quite stimulating to do a different model. I am sure I will need all the help I can get from forum members
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 05:17:19 PM »

welcome aboard  :-))
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 09:33:02 AM »

hi, ocillator

i have sent you a pm hope it helps

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 09:34:11 AM »

hi, ocillator

i have sent you a pm hope it helps

davidjt
by the way welcome to %% land
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 12:33:39 PM »

Hi David,
I have sent you a pm very many thanks for your scans they came out really well. Hope I can return the favour sometime. I will keep you posted as to the progress on the build.
Also thanks to the folks who have welcomed me to the forum.Nice people
Peter
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