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Member postings for Fred Nightingale 1

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Thread: Steam Launch Miranda
02/06/2015 16:21:37

Hi Roy

I have all the pages on my computer if you let me have your e-mail address I will send them to you.

Fred

20/02/2014 16:57:58

Hi All

Don't come into model boats much these days as I am trying to build a traction engine but if anyone wants information or pictures of Miranda please let me know.

Fred

Thread: Steam Launch Miranda Plans
06/04/2011 13:27:35
Hi Bill

Have you got the written word by Basil Harley, if not let me have your e-mail address by PM and I will send it across. It may help

Fred

Edited By Colin Bishop, Website Editor on 06/04/2011 17:09:56

Thread: "Miranda"steam launch
24/01/2011 19:36:15
Hi Adrian
 
Forgot to add some Pics



24/01/2011 17:39:03
Hi Adrian
 
I take it you have the Basil Harley Plans for Miranda. There is also a written article in Model Boats Magazine around Oct.1983 which does help a bit when constructing the boat and it also has a few pictures
With so few bulk heads you need to put on a skim of 0.4mm ply wood this helps when planking.
If you don't have, and can't find this article let me have your address I will send you a copy.
 
Good Luck Fred
 
 
 
09/12/2010 21:14:53
Hi Alan
 
Like yourself I have just completed the Steam Launch Miranda. Building Engine and boat from scratch.
First dip was in the bath to get the water line. I then took it to a friends swimming pool, he did not want me to run the engine (OIL) so I got in and swam round with it making the water a little choppy  Everything seemed ok although it sits quite low in the water and appears a bit unstable.
When I got it home and checked it out there was a little water in the bottom of the boat. I have since put it back in the bath and there no leaks. The only thing I can imagine is I made the water to choppy and it went over the side.
Have you had any problems with yours being unstable
Regards Fred
 
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