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Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« on: March 21, 2024, 12:42:15 pm »
Bonjour,
I think that you have not often seen such steam plants :

https://youtu.be/27cnw8inwDA

https://youtu.be/dyJ2zYkS1Cc

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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2024, 01:22:15 pm »
Those are nothing short of AWESOME!!!
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2024, 02:06:54 pm »
Awesome!  :)

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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2024, 03:01:21 pm »
Oh Raphael, you are so mean making those poor hamsters run for your enjoyment.
When they run in those wheels it's because they want to and they can quit when
they want to. Not to take you around the pond.

Nice set up, are you building a paddle wheel river boat to mount them in?
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2024, 03:35:13 pm »
Bonjour Tommy,
Hopefully, my hamsters are made of steam, we have to remain politically correct ;D
My concerns with these plants are their weight and their size.
The first machine alone weighs about 7 kilos and the second couple alone about 6 and all need big boilers
Currently, I have no plan of any hull able to receive them.
I don't know what the future holds for them, it's true that above all I like functional steam plants on the water or even on land.
And a litlle bit out of this topic, another original machine fot paddle wheels : https://youtu.be/KZm-Q16LaHw
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2024, 06:40:29 pm »
That looks like a lot lighter engine than the other one,(still not as light as the hamsters) but lighter.
What a way to pass steam from one cylinder to another,and another. Very tight tolerances there. It will
run better when it breaks in and shifting will become smoother. Maybe a block with an adjustable stop in
front of the lever to dial it in. Beautiful job Raphael.
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2024, 08:59:11 am »
Bonjour Tommy,
This single-acting machine has an original distribution by three micro grooves dug in the crankshaft for both directions of rotation and reverse.
Very simple and effective in principle, it unfortunately does not work with steam at this scale (at scale 1, this machine really existed) because the grooves are too small and the steam inlet condenses before doing its job of thrust, which explains why I did not film the steam test which turned out to be completely unsuccessful  :(
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2024, 10:13:53 am »
Bonjour Raphael. Wonderful paddle wheel steam plants you have there..!!!

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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2024, 05:45:10 pm »
Bonjour,
For the pleasure of sharing again, my friend Patrick even used titanium (!) to build his boat, machine included, he is a real great mechanic !
https://youtu.be/1897biNUN5s
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2024, 07:06:39 pm »
What a relaxing way to enjoy a summer's day. So peaceful, I see why you enjoy boats so much.
Thank you for the video Raphael, I truly enjoyed it.
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2024, 08:51:16 pm »
I can not speak French, but I understood "magnifique" and they sure are ! Those paddle wheels turn so true, even at high speeds. Wonderful machines.
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2024, 09:10:03 pm »
                               




                                    SUPERB!!!
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2024, 04:35:08 am »
Bonjour,
I sincerely thank you for your messages and so allow me to share videos of other of my paddlewheel boats.

Cherokee (35 cm3 Bernard RETIF's plan machine with three crankshaft bearings)
https://youtu.be/ODSRoFnxtd4
https://youtu.be/DMeWhbVLZEk

Teuf-Teuf (17 cm3 Bernard RETIF's plan machine 1/2 scale) :
https://youtu.be/GhpJoPB0eAY
https://youtu.be/0mahFv7ITyc

Gulnare (35 cm3 Bernard RETIF's plan machine with two crankshaft bearings) :
https://youtu.be/133sYTE7i9U
https://youtu.be/HAS-lBPp87c

King of River (Other Bernard RETIF's plan machine) :
https://youtu.be/gp8OnrCIgRY
https://youtu.be/MMX61Wuh5bE

If you like videos of model RC (steam) boats, machines and Hit & Miss engines don't hesitate to subscribe to my channel  ;)
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2024, 07:29:29 am »
Bonjour Raphael, watching all your videos were a treat.
They make me wish one thing, that I spoke French.
Au revoir
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Re: Original articulated side wheels steam plants
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2024, 08:37:11 am »
Though I can only understand the occasional word you speak, while the rest of what you say is unintelligible to me, I will simply say that your obvious enthusiasm comes through loud and clear, needing absolutely no translation!

The joy of beholding your beautiful watercraft needs no translation either!!

Thank You for sharing these wonders of the waves with us all here!!!
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Wisdom is the domain of the Wis (which is extinct). Beauty is a French phonetic corruption of a short cloth neck ornament currently in resurgence..."
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