Monday, November 3, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
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.|
|The rudder and propeller are installed.|
|Here is the boiler upper cover box|
and the chimney.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Daimler 1885 Grandfather clock engine - A key step on the way to the four-wheeled automobile. Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach invented this engine in 1885. This model is 1:3 replica of the original , works with gasoline and only 32 cm in height.Casting kit is from Classic Motors - Heinz Kornmüller from Austria. It took 5 months to finish the engine as there are plenty of brass parts to be built. Daimler used this engine on the world's first motorbike they invented (picture attached.)
Monday, October 15, 2012
Made from scrap brass and bronze. Working steam engine.
Plans from Bill Reichart.