Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

SPARKLE - wooden Steam Boat made in England in 1888 at famous Chatham Dockyard.


This Steamboat was purchased by İstanbul Rahmi Koç Museum in 1998.
The boat and its compound steam engine was restored by professionals during 2006 - 2007 and now being displayed in the museum with her new name ESRA.
In summer season visitors may have the chance for a short trip with this lovely boat on the Golden Horn and Bosphorus..

 Length of the boat is 6,25 meters ant the width is 1,85 meter.
Power : 15 hp compound.







      1/15 Scale Wooden Model  


Built from lime wood, teak, plywood, brass and bronze. All brass and bronze parts are machine turned to fit their exact scale.


Frame from 4 mm plywood. Good quality plywood
 is used to obtain a straight keel and frame.
Planking one by one from each side in
order to avoid from twisting of the keel.
Planking completed and the first putty applied
after reaching to the final shape of the boat with
100 grid sanding paper.

The end parts of all open frames were cut as those areas
 are needed for building the interior parts of the boat.

After several layers of putty, and repeated sanding
 process, the first coat of paint applied.



Bottom paint and waterline completed.
The seats, engine and boiler rooms
are placed before installing the deck plywood
on which the final deck planking will be done.



Some of the accessories.



Deck planking


Planking completed.
The rudder and propeller are installed.
Here is the boiler upper cover box
and the chimney.












Monday, October 15, 2012

Epicyclic Steam Engine. It incorporates a spur gear that revolves inside an internal tooth gear.



Made from scrap brass and bronze. Working steam engine.
Plans from Bill Reichart.




CHRIS CRAFT 1949 RACING RUNABOUT




Scale : 1/8
Length : 72 cm
Beam : 23 cm
Plank over frame with fiberglass application.
Remote control model - Dumas Kits








Monday, April 25, 2011

STUART TWIN Oscillator


This is a double acting steam engine with reverse gear.

Its height is only 6,2 cm.

Monday, August 16, 2010

WEBSTER gas engine

This single cylinder 4 stroke gas engine is made from scrap of aluminium,steel,brass and bronze.
Only the carburator is ready made and the fuel tank is my own design.

Plans are available on the web.
http://home.comcast.net/~webster_engines/

Jo Webster,the designer of the engine says that it is an -easy to build- engine but I do not agree with him as it took a lot of hours for me to finish it.

OCEANIC Cabin Cruiser


Plank on frame construction R/C model boat.

Plank on frame construction R/C model boat by New Maquettes.

Scale : 1:32  Length : 62cm    Beam : 15cm