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Adelaide Build
« on: December 30, 2020, 06:09:27 am »

Hi All have recently resumed work on the Adelaide build started in 2015 then set aside for other projects the paddle wheels
were the hold up i drew them up in AutoCad & had them water jet cut saved a lot of work on the mill at the moment it is electric motor
driven with proportional drive to aide in steering working on the detail items at the moment
I have since decided to have a go at building the original steam engine which is unique to the Adelaide i did not want to put a generic
steam engine   working on the AutoCad drawings at the moment the basis of which i have taken of the Float ABoat drawings which gives
only the basic outline i have to fill in the missing parts working of photos of the original
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Re: Adelaide Build
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 08:43:10 am »

Folks.....I have seen this model, and the photographic images do not do the correctness of scale or quality of build justice  :o


Our PS Adelaide ON-38805 - as a true scale build is absolutely problematic........


At 1:24 scale, the boiler shell [as drawn] would need to be some 310 long x 70 diameter and with the twin cylinder mounted locomotive style on top


These dimensions are I understand beyond the general scope of design for a [single ended] gas fired boiler


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Re: Adelaide Build
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 09:59:50 am »

For the interest of Mayhemers.   The Adelaide is the oldest working wooden paddle steamer in the world built in 1866.   She is based at Echuca on the Murray River in Victoria.
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Re: Adelaide Build
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 11:59:15 am »

Your photo of the wheel with some floats added seems to have the floats in front of the spokes. Would it not be better engineering to have them behind the spokes as this way the forces when in use will push the floats onto the spokes. When fitted your way the floats will be pushed off of the spokes by the forces with all of the stress on their fittings.
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Re: Adelaide Build
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 07:48:18 pm »

G’day Jim the wheel paddles were only just sitting there for the pic still waiting on some 2 mm screws to make the 56 j bolts to mount properly
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Re: Adelaide Build
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2021, 06:00:01 am »

Progress on the Adelaide's  paddle wheels now finished & mounted on the hull still a few J bolts short progressing on upper deck detail
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Re: Adelaide Build
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 08:43:36 am »

G'day All i have been trying to  build a scale version of Adelaide's engine did a trial fit to the hull today , i will have 2 mounting plates 1 for electric drive
the other for the steam engine i have hade to widen the spacing of the cylinders to make room for the slightly larger than scale boiler i am at the moment designing the valve gear as there no drawings available it will be a bit of trial & error to get it right
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Re: Adelaide Build
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 10:21:01 am »

Looks amazing
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