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Thread: "Miranda"steam launch
07/09/2008 11:52:00


Just thought you might like to see the steam launch i have just completed.She is an Edwardian Thames launch "Miranda" drawn by Basil Harley.

I have installed an Anton Cristal steam engine and boiler. Only this morning ran it in a test tank on the Patio,ran perfectly straight away.

Alan Nash.

Thread: protecting brass fittings
04/06/2008 18:44:00

Many thanks for your suggestion.I have found a local supplier and shall be purchasing tomorrow.

Will post the results on this thread.


03/06/2008 19:47:00

Hi , I am nearing completion of a 42"model of an Edwardian Thames steam launch and am preparing the brass fittings.

Can anybody recommend the sort of coating i could spray on to preserve the beautiful shiney finish.

I have tried Halfords clear spray laquer but this has tended to spoil the gloss finish.

I would be grateful for any suggestions.


Thread: Help with "Miranda" plans
02/02/2008 19:32:00

Hi Peter,

I have made a few necessary adjustments to the plans as the template drawing did not correspond with the plan and profile.I adjusted the width of "D" and "C".Changed the keel profile from just forward of "B" and added 3 extra temporary frames between "C"and"D" .1 extra frame between "B"and "C" and one extra frame between "D" and the transom,these i felt were necessary to maintain the hull shape while planking.

Progress has been good so far and i hope to have her on the water for the summer.

Hoped to send you a photo of progress so far but haven't worked out how to compress the file size to 250kb.

Good luck with yours,


29/11/2007 21:18:00

I have just seen a radio controlled model of the Winermere steam launch Dolly.I have not been able to find plans for this model so instead purchased plans to build the Edwardian steam launch "Miranda",but am very dissapointed with the accuracy of the drawing.

Has anyone else had any experience with this drawing.

I am a professional boatbuilder but am really unable to decifer what the designer has done between the two drawings.

If all else fails with these drawings,does anyone know where plans for "Dolly"may be available.


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