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Sternwheeler "Zulu"


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Kishmul

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Some details of the metalwork from the Model Dockyard plans. The lathe will start turning in April when sawdust will also be created. A build log will follow.

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  • Zulu Engine.JPG
  • Zulu Piston & Crank.JPG
  • Zulu Pump & Condenser.JPG
  • Zulu Tank.JPG
  • Zulu wheels.JPG

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Ooh, another steamboat. I can't wait to see more. What can you tell us about this prototype?


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Current build: US Revenue Cutter "Ranger", Corel, 1:64

 

Previous builds:

Naval: 18th century longboat, Model Shipways, 1:48; Naval gun kits from Model Shipways; Bounty launch, Model Shipways, 1:16

Missouri River craft: Missouri River steamboat Bertrand, scratchbuilt in 1:87;  Lewis & Clark barge, scratchbuilt in 1:48;
Missouri River keelboat, scratchbuilt in 1:87; Missouri River steamboat Far West, scratchbuilt in 1:87


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Kishmul

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Details can be found on this link-  oops, I cannot paste links- search "Zulu sternwheeler". Navigate to the Steamboat Museum of models by Ralph Lossing and scroll down to view.


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Cap'n'Bob

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This is from "Steamboat Museum" website:  "A prototype of iron-hulled boats built on the Clyde by R. Duncan and Company of Port Glasgow and Dennys of Dunbarton in England. After completion of the hull and machinery, they were disassembled, crated up in sections and shipped to their operating areas in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America for re-assembly by bolting together the hull plates and installing the machinery. The cabins and superstructure were then built according to the needs of the operators. Some were located in Burma and India being operated by the Irrawaddi Flotation Company in the early 1900's; at least one was running on the Amazon River in Peru as recently as 1985."

 

I've always thought the ZULU was an interesting boat.  I'll be watching for your build log.

 

Bob


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Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

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It's another riverboat log - I am on board. 

The ZULU was a cover on an old Model Boats - the R/C magazine from GB - and a how to.  I have it in my files and will be digging it out.  If this is the same ZULU, it had two wheels at the stern that could be reversed independently for very responsive steering.  I have a set of R/C sidewheels I intended to use on a model of this boat - but I think I am done with R/C - but as a static model I am very interested in this build.

Kurt


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This is where I am at. Kurt- you are correct, published in "Model Boats" April 1982 - that might save you some time!

Ken

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Back to virtual metalwork with the left/right thingy.

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The left/right thingy, and all your other work, is very well done Kishmul, this will be a very nice model when converted from the virtual to metal and wood.

 

cheers

 

Pat


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Windy thing for the pointy end.

 

Ken

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The hot bit.

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So,  all these bits and bobs will sit on the wood things you walk on, which fit to the tub that keeps it afloat then .... ;) :)  Nice work!

 

cheers

 

Pat


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If at first you do not suceed, try, and then try again!
Current build: HMCSS Victoria (Scratch) - underway

Next builds:    HMAS Vampire (3D printed resin 1:350)

Built:                Battle Station (Scratch)

                         HM Bark Endeavour 1768 (1:64)


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Kishmul

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Pat

 

That is the plan, I am beginning to come to the realisation that it is easier to do this in the virtual world than it will be to do so in the workshop.

This is not good.

 

Ken


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Kishmul

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Four hours just to complete the boiler piework.

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Not necessarily so Ken, for me at least, once I have conceptualised what it is I need to make, I find  it is far easier in the workshed.  Using your virtual creations you can experiment with copies of each piece and break them into manageable parts.  I am in the very early stages of learning 3D just for this very purpose.

 

Nice work on the virtual modelling; look forward to seeing it all come together.

 

cheers

 

pat 


Edited by BANYAN, 17 January 2017 - 04:39 AM.

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If at first you do not suceed, try, and then try again!
Current build: HMCSS Victoria (Scratch) - underway

Next builds:    HMAS Vampire (3D printed resin 1:350)

Built:                Battle Station (Scratch)

                         HM Bark Endeavour 1768 (1:64)


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Nearly finished, but have discovered an error. Either in the plans or I have made a major boo-boo. Need to do thinking!

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BANYAN

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That looks great; and side or front/bow views?  the error is probably evident to you but I cannot see it :)

 

cheers

 

Pat


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Current build: HMCSS Victoria (Scratch) - underway

Next builds:    HMAS Vampire (3D printed resin 1:350)

Built:                Battle Station (Scratch)

                         HM Bark Endeavour 1768 (1:64)


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I dont see major errors, but then, I've only your version which looks pretty good.

Will the model be live-steam?

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Is this th link you meant to include
http://steamboats.co...singmodels.html
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Got another few hours in. Images as requested.

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  • Zulu Stern.JPG
  • Zulu Rails SE.JPG
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Thank for all the likes and comments. Live steam is beyond me, nor do the plans include such information.


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