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  • Hey that's looking good and coming together nicely Jeff-

    and I appreciate you documenting your steps in detail! :up:
    Carl

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    • Great Scott ma'man, you're done it! :up:
      Frank

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      • That's great. You captured the look very well.

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        • Very impressive work on what looks like a difficult assembly!

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          • Thanks for showing letting us look over your shoulder.

            This is going to be a rea-l-l-l hum-dinger!

            Greg R.

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            • Jeff,I would have chimed in sooner,but I've been over at my sister's house.

              That paddle cover looks fantastic!

              You must be very pleased indeed with your work on it.

              Greg Shinnie

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              • quote:


                Originally posted by Frederic Testard


                Very impressive work on what looks like a difficult assembly!


                Frederic is absolutely right. Well done indeed!

                Pete

                in Michigan

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                • Wow, that's beautiful work!

                  I'm having a little trouble visualizing the size. What's the diameter of the wheel?

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                  • Thanks, Carl, Frank, Glen, Frederic, Greg R., Greg Shinnie, Pete, and Ray.

                    Carl and Greg R., one of the reasons I am documenting this is for my own reference later. I find that I often forget how I did something and it's good to have something to look at. I also value the input of forum members who often see or know something that I don't.

                    Frank, Glen, Greg Shinnie, so far so good. There's much more to do with this before the paddle wheel assembly is complete.

                    Frederic and Pete, I tried to break it down to the basic elements and build from there.

                    Ray, the diameter of the wheel is 2 5/8". I'll try to post a picture depicting that later for you.

                    Jeff

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                    • Jeff,

                      Looking real good. :up: :up:

                      Your work is right on and the red you have chosen is outstanding.

                      Be careful that the paddles do not dip into the water too far, that caused more drag than it was worth.

                      Bob
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                      http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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                      • Thank you, Bob.

                        Your comments and advice are appreciated. It is a waterline model and I have now cut the bottoms of the wheels off. It looks as if the paddles will dip into the water enough that the water surface is at the top of the paddle and not much more. I hadn't had a chance to research it yet but that seems about right to me. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I should have some photos soon.

                        Jeff

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                        • The time has come to tie the wheels together with the paddles. Before doing that though I cut the bottoms off the wheels as this is a waterline model. I set up the boat so the wheels could be marked for the water line.



                          With this measurement it is only about 12" that is cut off from the bottom of the wheels. Here is the result:



                          I included a ruler to show the size as per Ray's request earlier today.

                          The wheels were glued to the axle before attaching the paddles. One of the workers climbed up for a closer look:



                          Even a couple of the captains came over to check it out:



                          It's now time to attach the paddles.

                          TTFN

                          Jeff

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                          • Jeff, Excellent !!!!!

                            Now, I am still confused. Did she actually ride with her stern out of the water or is that an

                            optical illusion?? [:-pirate]

                            Bob
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                            • Thanks Bob,

                              I see what you are asking when I look at the pictures I posted. The stern does sit in the water although she did have a shallow hull so there wasn't much in the water.

                              I have a question for anyone who can answer: are the arms to the paddle wheel from the engine in phase, i.e. at the same position as the wheel turns or are they at 180 degrees like the pedals of a bicycle?

                              Thanks for your help with this.

                              Jeff

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                              • I'm just guessing here but I think they might have been 'quartered' like on a locomotive.

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