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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2016, 03:27:18 pm »

We have planked the lower keel and sanded it smooth  (ish).  It needed a dab or two of P38 filler and was smoothed out.

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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2016, 03:28:53 pm »


It was then sprayed with  'red oxide'  primer and now looks like this. 
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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2016, 03:35:02 pm »

I will have to wait until a top coat has been applied before I can  'float test'  her,  as red oxide is porous.  I can then find out the total weight needed to bring her down to her marks.  I expect it to be capable of quite a heavy load.    :}

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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2016, 04:13:22 pm »

What can I say? its coming on well Ken, but time for a name change? drop the TUG kenny and replace it with......


Up the creek without a paddlewheel Kenny  {-) {-) {-)

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« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2016, 08:21:42 pm »

'Paddlewheel Kenny' Quite catchy  :}

Excellent progress and good finish.
 
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« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2016, 08:30:52 pm »


Thank you Chaps.   ok2

It's a good job I'm not building a dredger.   %)

Nothing to show for today's work as it came out wrong and I have to do the new parts again.  Happens to us all I suppose.  Oh, the fun of building.

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« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2016, 08:11:12 pm »


Today I cut the plywood for the cabins and laid it all in place.  I have over 50 windows to cut out before I can join them together.

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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2016, 09:08:54 pm »

I have cut out the panels where the windows will be, as this area will be covered with plasticard.  That way, I can cut out the windows individually and keep them nice and tidy looking.

The other decks are now on hold until I fit the rudders and paddle systems.

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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2016, 09:14:15 pm »

Today I started on the rear paddle system.  It consists of 6 wheels, like a bicycle spoke system which will be joined across the top with boards.

It took all day to make the master wheel that I can use as a guide for all the others.  I am making them from 2mm plastic card and they are surprisingly sturdy.

Here's a picture of it alongside the others drawn out ready for cutting and fettling.




 
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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2016, 09:31:05 pm »

Looking great Kenny!!!
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« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2016, 09:33:52 pm »


Thank you.   They are not going to be perfect, but at least they will be under water.   %)

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2016, 12:39:53 am »

Maybe you could have had the wheel centres computer milled and then they'd all be the same, and a lot less work!


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« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2016, 07:31:08 am »

What does "computer milled" mean......It sounds very 21st century  {:-{
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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2016, 10:03:10 am »


You made I smile .... ooh  ar !!

The fun is in the fettling and personal shaping. I use four files, electric mini drill with various attachments for sanding and shaping,  not forgetting the ol faithful Stanley knife.

Thanks for your interest Guys.

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« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2016, 04:01:03 pm »


Here is the result.  I couldn't resist setting them up on a bar to see the effect.

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« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2016, 04:03:04 pm »


I shall be sliding them up together and try and get all the pieces the same size.    :}   (or send them to Ian    :-)  )

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« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2016, 06:06:53 pm »

They look pretty good Kenny - I've not had much success with paddle wheels. I tried a side wheel and a stern wheel, but neither worked very well.


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« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2016, 08:08:14 pm »


Thanks Barrie.  I tend to agree with you on their  'power in a model'. Hopefully mine will used on the very calmest of days so should propel gracefully across the water.  Time will tell.

The rudders are in a triple formation and curve under the hull and back up under the wheels.  The tops of the tubes will be at water line so I'm a little concerned about leakage into the hull. We'll see how the land lies later.

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« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2016, 09:18:24 pm »

You made I smile .... ooh  ar !!

The fun is in the fettling and personal shaping. I use four files, electric mini drill with various attachments for sanding and shaping,  not forgetting the ol faithful Stanley knife.

Thanks for your interest Guys.

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« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2016, 08:52:11 pm »


I have bought a right angle direct drive gearbox and connected up the motor.

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« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2016, 08:55:44 pm »


I then moved on to the rudders.  There are three of them which have to be specially cut to shape to the sloping hull and the curved paddle wheels.

Did a nice piece of bow torch work on the blades and failed to see my finger under the flame.  ooh er,  not again.  Should mend quite soon !!

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« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2016, 07:42:14 pm »


The paddle wheel has been glued together and sprayed with Red Oxide primer.  The first three wheels are offset to the second three as per the real ship.  They will be fitted with their propulsion boards when they have had their top coats.

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« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2016, 07:47:15 pm »


I have started covering the wood frame with 1.5mm plastic card.  I've found the best glue for this to be 'Evostick'

Widows have been cut out of some sections, to line up with the cut-outs I've done in the wooden sides.

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« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2016, 08:20:08 pm »

well hello there Ken

Of all the good builds you have done - I really also like this one - what is intriguing me is the use of right angled gear box drive to the paddle wheel - I have been googling looking for images and references to this drive and I cannot find any at the current time.   Is this your idea?  or, did the original vessel have this system of drive?  Because the ones I have come across on google are the old chain drive or the crank drive.   I am really intrigued with it.  Keep up with the good build.
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« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2016, 08:34:01 pm »

Hi John,  Nice to hear from you, especially with your encouraging remarks.   :}  I am enjoying this build as it's a pretty ship and plenty of detail.

Here is the bevel gearbox on R-S Components site. It was only 13 quid all in.   (update)  I think the is done on the original ship.

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/gearboxes/

It is listed as

Huco L Gearbox, 1:1 Gear Ratio, 0.11 Nm Maximum Torque, 1000rpm Maximum Speed

I've just noticed it's out of stock at the moment. I must have had the last one in stock.   I expect they will restock soon.  I've been with them for the last 32 years.  !!!!

keep in touch

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