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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2021, 07:45:37 pm »

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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2021, 02:52:09 pm »

Would anybody have some basic dimensions of the USE steam plant?  Bore/stroke of engine, length/diameter of boiler?

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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2021, 03:46:59 pm »

Complete unit is 7.5 x 3.5 x 4.25 inches. Can be found easily enough on Tony Green Steam website
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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2021, 09:10:53 pm »

Not much done today, prop shaft and rudder.  This time I bent the prop blades around some round bar instead of leaving them flat, I think they look much better that way.
The other rudder is for the Fantail, I'll make the prop and prop shaft for that too while I'm at it.
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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2021, 09:14:33 pm »

5/16 by 3/4
Boiler 50mm dia 100mm long 

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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2021, 07:21:49 pm »

Gotta start thinking 'bout sharpening ma plane blade....
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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2021, 04:52:04 pm »

So, currently sloshing dope around the inside, maybe should have done it a little sooner....

Wuz looking at the rudder/prop and it looks funny to me, perhaps one of the experts can figure out what's wrong?


PS I do use Singer sowing machine oil to glue my models together.
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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2021, 02:17:06 pm »

The answer is I can't tell the difference between diameter and radius...
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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2021, 03:30:51 pm »

I sanded the hull and it was always kinda my intention to glass it.  The sides get kinda thin when approaching the correct radius, it is something that I have never done before and I really wanted a good result and to not scrap the hull.

I used 163g, twill weave cloth, this is what was recommended to me but in hindsight I should have used 100g.  It was a single piece and then worked over the hull and I couldn't be more pleased given that it was a first attempt.  The hull was 171g before glassing and is now at 222g with the excess trimmed off and the high spots knocked off.  With a little more sanding and probably some filler I will finish around 230g and it will be super strong.

I am considering planking the deck and I might not add the bulwarks (?).  This little boat is just so cute that I have redrawn it as an open launch and will probably start that version this weekend.  The deck cut-out is rounded front and back and it will have a tiller.  Need to start thinking about a steam plant for it.

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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2021, 08:55:09 pm »

With a 2" x2" Midwest kinda boiler and an engine about the correct size.

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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2021, 09:18:53 pm »

The second 'open deck' hull is being assembled, at the 'sheeting the sides' stage.  The first hull has been glassed, sanded, filled and sanded, couldn't be more pleased with the results considering it is my first attempt.

I'm going to post all the drawings and laser files here a little later if anybody wants to make their own stunning little boat.


I have made a start on the boilers, 2" dia. and 4" long, haven't worked out the details yet but every boiler starts with the flanges.  This is not my favourite task and the first six I made I really made a hash of them!!   Maybe when I am in the mood I will recover them by swaging them down to the correct diameter, they are about 1/32" oversize....

The second lot is shown in the photos, I whacked them with a hammer until they were almost size and then I thought about pressing them through a sizing ring. The beauty of this is that they are very close to size and stay stuck to the mandrel.  The mandrel is then grabbed in the soft jaws, a slight skim over the OD, and file to knock the hammer marks off and then some emery to smooth the ends.  Then a parting blade knocks them off at the correct length.  A screwdriver with a hammer knocks them off the mandrel and wallah!

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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2021, 08:51:10 pm »

Comparison of the original and the 'open' launch.

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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2021, 08:49:51 pm »

A little progress, I am busy with boiler housings.

The boiler is 2" x 4", there will be a brass wrapper over the top which will capture the boiler, in between is a sheet of insulating material about 1/16" thick.  The three bushes will protrude from the top, one for safety valve, one for 'steam dome' and a spare for something else (?).  The something else might be a blank bush that the false chimney can be screwed to.  I will probably add a bush on the side for checking the level on filling.

All comments welcome.
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Re: Beadle by Glynn Guest
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2021, 08:47:33 pm »

There is absolutely no progress...    <:(

Here's the CAD renderings of Glynn's drawings.  I've also attached the the .dxf for those that might find laser cutting useful.

Dog tax.



PS Y'all gotta rename it to .dxf
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