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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #50 on: September 10, 2016, 06:49:41 am »

Bluebird,

See this thread for other right angle drive gearboxes.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,55695.0.html

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #51 on: September 10, 2016, 09:40:46 am »

hi there I know about right angled gear boxes and where to get them - its the use of it on the sternwheeler that I was querying.  I would like to find evidence of a right angled drive on a real sternwheeler - not that it doesn't exist :-)
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« Reply #52 on: September 10, 2016, 09:50:40 am »

John.  You could be right in that it doesn't use a right angle drive from inside the craft.  It does look as if it's driven by an electric motor out  on the stern deck.  Please see the pictures of the real boat I have in my collection.

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2016, 09:57:35 am »


I have done an enlargement but it has reduced it's clarity It might give you an idea of the arrangement.

You gonna make one  ???   So far, so good on mine but I have the railings to get through yet.   (dreading it, as I want them to look smart)

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« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2016, 01:19:59 pm »

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #55 on: September 10, 2016, 05:05:08 pm »

John is that your paddler? if so where did you source the gears?? I have a couple of stockists in my list one of which is MFA but I'm not impressed with their prices %% nor with RS components although they are cheaper than MFA for the same gears.

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« Reply #56 on: September 10, 2016, 05:18:27 pm »

Hi Brian
Yes my paddler, which I am in the middle of building - the gears come from MFA, bit expensive, but good.

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2016, 12:26:24 am »

Try Davall gears, huge range of gears, pulleys belts etc., not sure what the prices are like but the range is immense.
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« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2016, 02:50:50 am »

Davall gears are truly expensive with a capital E. I contacted them a few months ago about some bevel gears, they were 10mm diameter, I needed 12. They wanted 30 each plus vat plus shipping  :o :o :o

Of course they never got the order. Davall may have quality but they are out of reach of anyone but a millionaire modeller.

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« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2016, 09:50:03 am »


That looks nice John.  I used a similar idea on my Waverley with the RS  gears and belt.     :-))

Plodding on with mine, I have glued the paddles to the frames.  The structures seems quite sturdy as it's plastic to plastic and now quite rigid.

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« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2016, 09:54:35 am »


I have started the first floor cabin.  The plywood structure is WELL clamped to keep it square.  This will be covered with white Plasticard with the windows pre-cut in readiness.
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« Reply #61 on: September 11, 2016, 10:06:39 am »

Well Ken what can I say? Your clamping looks as clumsy as mine %% but it works :} The paddles are coming on nicely, are they timber on the real boat? If so are you going to add the woodgrain to them when you paint?

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« Reply #62 on: September 11, 2016, 10:19:02 am »


I assume you are correct about the wood as there are 'U' clamps to the frames.  The real boat has them painted in Red so I shall do the same , then we won't know what's really  underneath.   %)

I'm going to get the paint today at Halfords.  The trouble is they know me so well with all the paint I'm buying from them that they want to see the models now.   :}

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« Reply #63 on: September 12, 2016, 08:44:59 pm »


Today it was cut out the windows day.

Here is a sequence of pictures going though the process.

1.. Make window pane from plastic and use it as a marker to position onto the work piece

2  Draw around master and cut down vertical edges with a Stanley knife

3  Cut across under curved tops and bottoms and diagonally from corner to corner
 
4   Drill out centre hole and break away the inside pieces

5   Use rotating sander to smooth around the inside of the curves


Then make another one.      %)


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« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2016, 08:52:27 pm »


Here is the deck wall placed into position awaiting glue to the plywood sides.  It's all getting very interesting now as there's still a lot to do.

The new red paint has been obtained so the paddle wheel has it's final coats of red.  You will notice that I've managed to break the rear strut.  Note to ones self  ... fit a metal runner to protect this from happening again.    %)
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« Reply #65 on: September 18, 2016, 08:32:19 pm »

The second deck is now being fitted out.  The windows are a duplicate of the first deck and will be glued to the plywood backing.



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« Reply #66 on: September 18, 2016, 08:36:36 pm »


Had a bit of fun laying out the front steps up to each floor.  It's not secured yet as they have to be fitted in.

 
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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #67 on: September 18, 2016, 10:19:15 pm »

Looking very nice Kenny. The small compartment by the paddlewheel is very convenient for hiding the gear box:O)

By the way, don't forget to fit a metal runner to support your strut.
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« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2016, 09:18:52 am »


Strut fitted and it's now much firmer.  Cheers mate.

I am beavering away on the fitting out.    :}    I had to work out the rudder system and have come up with a triple rudder system all on linkages driven by the servo.

The paddle wheel motor and linkages have been installed to run off a 240 RPM motor.  I connected a 12 volt battery direct to test it and it looks great. 

 Note to one's self ........... keep fingers out of paddle blades.   %)

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« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2016, 09:20:12 am »


The top deck has been cut and laid in place.

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« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2016, 09:24:10 am »


I have made the access panels to be able to get to the innards from this top deck.  There are two removable panels with enough room to get my hands inside for fitting out electrics and the smoke generator and the steam organ !!!  not forgetting the tables and chairs for the passengers.   %)

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« Reply #71 on: September 26, 2016, 10:46:07 am »


Still building upwards.    %)

The next deck has been made and placed into position.  It's amazing how much timber I'm getting through  (mistakes and all !)

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Re: Creole Queen . Sternwheeler
« Reply #72 on: September 26, 2016, 06:36:51 pm »

I have shared a post of a Sternwheeler on Mayhems FB page for you.

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« Reply #73 on: September 26, 2016, 08:04:33 pm »


That's a big un mmmmh!!!!     The American Queen looks rather grand.

It did remind me that I must think about the illumination.    %)

Thanks for the thought

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« Reply #74 on: September 26, 2016, 11:58:19 pm »

Thats a fine model Ken. You're doing marvlious  :-))
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