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Member postings for Barry Minter

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Thread: MTB
30/04/2008 22:29:00

'evening Mick,

Thanks for that.

I have  twin rudders fitted from the transom so I take it the single prop was a bad idea!!! I shall have to fit twin props in that case. What are the advantages and disadvantages of 6 compared to 12 volts?

28/04/2008 21:53:00

I have built the Vic Smeed designed Thornycroft MTB, the plans from MAP. The boat is designed for a Taplin Twin diesel but I wish to use electric power. Being new to the game of electrics in a wooden hull some 3 foot long I would appreciate some advice/help in using one motor or two and the type of motor it /they should be. Power will also come into the equation and also the facility for reversing.

Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated as nobody here in Potugal seem remotely interested in the hobby.


Thread: Making Simple Model Steam Engines
28/04/2008 21:40:00

Hello Gerald,

I have just joined the site so am quite a bit out with the reply but as your mail is still on site I take it you still require some comment.

I too have that book and another by Stan Bray, Model Marine Steam. Both books have glaring errors in dimentions and with the latter book I contacted, in the first instance, the publishers who as usual ignored the comments I made. I contacted Malcolm Beak through the www and he mailed me the supposed correct dimentions for the 2cyl. in line which he designed and was used by Stan in his book.

Needless to say I shall keep clear of any books with that author.

Tubal Cain has a book, Simple Model Steam Engines, all of which have been made and go like trains, or so the grandchildren tell me.



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