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Anyone had experience of this model ?
« on: November 03, 2019, 09:20:57 pm »

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Re: Anyone had experience of this model ?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 11:52:43 am »

Anyone had experience of these people or models ?
Thanks in anticipation
https://miniaturesteammodels.com/collections/msm-model-boat-kits/products/wattle-open-steam-launch-self-assembly-kit
Yes I work there. High quality, well priced and strong in support of newbies. The Wattle is an excellent kit for making a boat and then fitting it out with an excellent steam plant. Well worth further study. Also their Library is worth reviewing. Lots of questions answered!
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Re: Anyone had experience of this model ?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 12:32:48 pm »

In case you are concerned about me being biased - yes I am! But I would not risk my reputation on this forum by pushing a dud!
MSM Products are first class quality!
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Re: Anyone had experience of this model ?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 07:20:37 pm »

 
Wattle Open Steam Launch Self-assembly Kit

Based on P/N 1231 - 885mm Clinker Design GRP Boat Hull
Self assembly kit with all parts supplied complete with comprehensive assembly instructions. The kit includes wooden strips for deck finishing with the alternating light and dark wood as illustrated. It is your choice to use this presentation or source alternative covering material.

Choice of Vertical or Horizontal 3" Boiler/Clyde oscillator engine steam plants purchased separately.  Assembly components are provided for both choices. Discard the one you donít want.

Your own selection of RC control equipment. Fortunately the RC industry has standardized the dimensions of the RC components needed for this model so that we are able to make support fittings and cutouts and leave the choice of supplier to you.

 






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Re: Anyone had experience of this model ?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 09:39:00 pm »


Thanks guy's,
I was wondering.... always best to consider opinions
I went to an event last week where an exhibitor had two of the stationary engines, the horizontal and single vertical both with reverse gear, they ran well and did looked very good
I was interested in those engines and then saw the boat kits and got myself thinking....?
Is there any future plans to increase the range of engines ?
Thanks again, I'm very tempted
cheers
Mark 
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 11:57:02 pm »

Hi Mark
We have three oscillators, two with full RC control of speed and direction, a fourth is under development.There are three operational slide valve engines all with manual reversing options and one with RC reversing option. These are matched with 2", 3" and 4" boilers. The Wattle is one of two boat kits with a third "on the slips" and another on the drawing board. Al these are matched with appropriately sized refillable gas tanks and exhaust steam oil traps. In addition to supplying integrated steam plants using these components we have custom steam plants for the Caldercraft North Light, Joffre and Imara twin screw boats.
Worth spending a bit of time to see these in greater detail on our website.
Stuart
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Re: Anyone had experience of this model ?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 08:53:23 pm »

Great reply,
Thanks for taking the time to contact and your advice.
I'm going to indulge, but I'm going to wait for the new model to be launched
That way I get the best of everything and the option of looking at the new boat first
Cheers all
Mark
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Re: Anyone had experience of this model ?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 07:00:51 pm »


Any pictures of the new model ?
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 06:50:48 am »

I'd love to show you a picture but I can't get it past your security!
Would the moderator please help me.
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Re: Anyone had experience of this model ?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2020, 08:58:12 pm »

SeaCommander-- I think the Wattle model sold by MSM is actually made for them by Shane Tragear ("shally45") who had the "clinker style" FRP hull advertised on eBay. He posted a very detailed blog of the build sequence of his model, it is in a different forum at


https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/modelsteam/building-a-live-steam-launch-t51237.html


I bought one and built it using general arrangement plans from Floataboat.com for the launch called SL Wear, which is very similar. I called the boat Rival and we steamed it recently


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EglzcUZKxzU


Rival is powered by Graham TVR1A steamed from a MSM 3" vertical boiler. It's a nice combination. [size=78%]I posted my own build log of Rival on a separate forum at[/size]


https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/modelsteam/build-log-for-rival-a-steam-launch-with-clinker-de-t108364.html


Well you got the rightly-biased answer from Stuart177 at MSM, but I am less biased and will tell anyone that what he says is true: MSM  is very accommodating to newbies in steam, and they have a tremendous range of products to support boats of any size up to 7 feet length, and anything in between.

-Carl





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Re: Anyone had experience of this model ?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2020, 12:49:35 am »

Full build of SL Wear from floataboat plans on here. http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=33737.90
Jerry.

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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2020, 02:51:16 am »

And I can recommend 'Float a Boat' Both Rhonda and Adrian are very knowledgeable and Adrian produces his own plans after a lot of research  O0

https://www.floataboat.com.au/index.htm
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2020, 06:28:27 am »

My daughter in Canberra lives next door to one of the family, an uncle I think.
Jerry.
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