Thanks for the good suggestions. I guess keeping plans is not a big
priority for me as I avoid doing the same thing twice, the finished
project is usually quite a bit different than the original
sketch/plan and I have the finished boat/engine to take measurements
from if I do want to do it again along with a materials list. I am
happy to do that for any one who wanted details on any particular
A barrel design for your boat could be a good choice. I have found
them easy to build and generally reliable particularly with 4 tubes.
Duel engines are worth considering if you have the room but you do
have to plan ahead a bit more. I'm assuming Clermont refers to a
scale model of a specific boat.
One of my more unusual boats is in the photos now.
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, "Pete B." <georgeyyy@...>
> I don't have any particular questions at this time. I have a Pop-Pop
> CLERMONT steamboat on the back burner right now. Briefly,
> * it will be approximately 16" long * it will be all light
> and/or brass sheet * thinking small barrel type boiler (yours
> interesting) * trying to integrate the engine inlet & outlet in a
> rectangular brass tube keel * should it not live up to
> it will become a static display
> Fulton Steam Engine Project has priority at present. It's mentioned
> elsewhere in POP-POP-STEAMBOATS. More on this one as it progresses.
> member in Maryland has most of the prototype gear train and linkage
> machines. See animation in "FILES". It digitally verifies diameters
> RE: Your designs; keep those pencil sketches! Nice designs for use
> other members, especially those who go from the basics to the more
> advanced. If you can scan images they could be posted. I could
> CAD and make PDF files to post. Just a thought!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "darylcanada73"
> <darylcanada73@> wrote:
> > In reply to your comments and questions:-
> > Pete.............I draw the plans in pencil on my work bench.
> > usually gone before I finish the boat. Have lots of testing notes
> > even I can barely read. If you are interested in the "how to" I
> > answer any questions you have. Nothing is a secret. I'll try to
> > remember to take photos as I build the next boat. Pretty simple
> > Just one piece of aluminum flashing and some nuts and bolts or
> > if you think you got it right the first time. I use bolts and
> > more pieces of aluminum if you want to fancy up the bow and
> > I'll post another photo now and some more later.
> > Thanks guys.