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About steamschooner

  • Birthday 10/14/1952

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    Western Washington
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    West coast steamschooners, Tugs, local craft, turn of century vessels

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  1. Terry, Have you tried looking on www.hathitrust.org/ {online books) search international marine engineering for the years you are interested in. I have a set that spans 1896-1906 and have seen many naphtha launches some with drawings.
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  3. Eric, I take it that the grasshopper poles are going to be rigged in the ready position? You have some line on the bow pole(term ?) that would make it difficult to stow them (grasshopper poles ) on that cross brace. You would have to poke the end of the grasshopper between the line and the bow pole. Just wondering, your model looks great. Steve
  4. Eric, In Kurt's post 247 shows the Ben Campbell with the grass hoppers in the stowed position. So not all boats left them hanging. I would also think that they would not be derigged when stowed having enough line on the falls to position horizontally as seen on the Ben Campbell. not that I know anything about riverboats Steve
  5. are you sure it's the USS Perry you are building and not the USS Putty?🤪 sorry couldn't help myself. Looks like a good job so far.
  6. Ron, What type of material is the mold made of? rtv, plaster,? Heating it should help and the talcum also. I find that the low temp alloy cools very quickly. you can "cook" the alloy if you try and use to much heat. If you look in scratch build logs pg 11 is my build log of the John Cudahy. On the 7th page of that log you will see my casting efforts for my anchors. post #182 I use Cerro cast a low temp alloy and vulcanizing rubber in a two piece mold. Again depending on the size of the part to be made will be a factor in weather you can just pour the metal in or not. Using high temp metal you still run into the problem of surface tension not allowing the metal to flow in to small areas. Steve
  7. Depending on the size of the anchors the low temp alloy my not flow into the mold. You may have to use some centrifugal force to fill the mold. Has to do with surface tension of the material I believe. Steve
  8. Another great little model, Javier interesting tiller arrangement.
  9. Ken, yes this is part of a scale logging setup. They get together twice a year. There are two donkey engines with a spar tree and heel boom. Also a 7" scale rail line with a steam locomotive. Scale logs are yarded into spar tree than loaded on to rail cars with the heel boom. The logs are than taken around to back back side of logging show and tossed out were they can be reyarded. They even have a whistle for the whistle punk to sound the commands from the choker setters.
  10. Have you done a search on this site for the Flying Fish ? I did a quick search and there seems to be a few builders logs on this model. Steve
  11. Welcome to MSW from another PNWer. Been through Graham many times
  12. Dan, I'll add my best wishes to you and agree with everybody else that you have been a inspiration and teacher. My prayers are with you. Steve aka steamschooner
  13. Thought I would share these pictures of a operational steam donkey model. This is a scratch built by Don Freeman from Oregon. I have been to a couple of yearly meets where this machine was in operation. I was a chaser on the landing( unhooking chokers at the landing ) I don't remember the scale but I know he is working on another machine.
  14. Welcome aboard, could be a porcupine 🙂

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