I'm the "CLERMONT" guy!
Your operation sounds
like it has potential for Creating at least
prototype pop-pop Clermonts.
Along that line I have a couple of
questions for you.
What is your
What is you size restriction for your process and
How stable is the material as far as warpage
How fine a detail can you reproduce?
I think that it would
be a lot of fun trying to coordinate a working
pop-pop boat using your
expertise on the casting. We have others in the
group who could develop the
engine. With Frank and all his ideas we
could definitely pull this off. I
have a 3D model that I can scale up or
down as req'd. It's not quite done
yet, but the hull is doable. It's a
3D shell that can be modified quite
easily. Check the screen captures
--- In pop-pop-steamboats@ yahoogroups. com,
" Barry McClelland"
> I get most of my plans for kits from books and magazines, I
from photos and occasionally freelance my own plans. For the
I fit the plans to an existing model locomotive. I do get lucky
occasionally find a donor locomotive that almost fits a
locomotive within a couple of scale inches. Sometime I am able
actually get the dimensions first hand. There are some card models
some trains available, I really done follow this.
> I have
done casting for other kit manufacturers. At this point I don't
going into selling boats, but I would like to help out. I have
10 years of
casting experience and one of my friends is the list owner
and moderator of
the casting list. He lives very close to us.
> There are a
number of products that can be used for casting and mold
making. It is
mostly a matter of finding the right products. If heat is
involved it is
just a matter of keeping the heat away from the resin
parts. A simple heat
shield and thought into design should help out
type of casting I do is very well suited for small production
that matter it is not a big deal to cast one part or 500. The
very low compared to injection molding. Most of the casts are
labor. If we do this I would prefer to start out with a small
> ----- Original Message -----
From: Frank McNeill
> To: pop-pop-steamboats@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 3:20 PM
> Subject: Re:
[pop-pop-steamboats ] New member
> You have an interesting specialty with narrow gauge
kits. We have
several "loco" members on the group who could answer this
how do go about finding dimensions for rare types of rolling
are just getting around to a notion for using kits for paper boat
for inspiration. I haven't checked, but am assuming there are also
for paper models of locomotives and railway cars. With regard to
ability to produce hulls and non mechanical parts, pop-pop boats are
ultimate in "non mechanical," because classic pop-pop engines don't
moving parts, and can be as elegantly simple as a length of metal
with a few turns of coil at the center center and two ends sticking
somewhere below the waterline for propulsion.
> Justin "Buzz"
McMillian, owner of Buzz's Boatyard at
<http://www.buzzboat s.com/>, has
installed radio controlled rudders in
several of the larger boats
manufactured by Rattandeep Enterprise
company and has done some development
of a custom boat with a vertical
type pop-pop engine in a wooden hull. Buzz
is probably the world's
largest distributor of pop-pop boats. He is also a
member of the
pop-pop-steamboats group, and would probably be glad to help
member get into the pop-pop boat production business.
goes without saying that we are glad to have you as a member , but
"say" it anyway, we are DELIGHTED to have you onboard.
wishes, Frank McNeill
> On 11/29/06, Barry
McClelland barry@... wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am Barry
McClelland I own and run Railway Recollections. I am pretty
much a one man
show. I produce resin kits of mostly HOn30 (HO narrow
gauge model trains)
kits. I have been doing this for about 10 years 3 of
which are full
> I might be able to produce hulls and other non
mechanical parts out of
resin and resin foam. I will also make molds for
others to use. If I can
produce the hulls out of foam there will not be the
retrieval problem of a metal hull.
> My web site
www.railway- recollections. com
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