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Builds, Repairs, Show Your Machines! => Boats, Pond Yachts => Topic started by: Hero on November 16, 2020, 07:34:00 pm

Title: Midwest Elliott Bay Steam Launch
Post by: Hero on November 16, 2020, 07:34:00 pm
Found this the other day, and thought it might make a good Covid project after I finish the engine I'm working on now (or some day....).

I haven't seen one for sale in years.

The boat kit is complete and not yet started, and comes as it was originally sold, without the engine and boiler, but I was pleasantly surprised to find them in the box!

In the box I also found a snazzy electric motor which also could power the boat. I've never seen one like it before.

Hope you all like it.

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Title: Re: Midwest Elliott Bay Steam Launch
Post by: Steam Technology on November 17, 2020, 03:33:54 pm
Nice find.
The pittman boatmaster is probably a model 9003 and was/is a great motor. Used in slot car building as well as boats.
Title: Re: Midwest Elliott Bay Steam Launch
Post by: Hero on November 17, 2020, 04:47:36 pm
Any idea of what size fuse should be used in the Pittman motor?
Title: Re: Midwest Elliott Bay Steam Launch
Post by: james1787 on March 13, 2021, 09:16:10 pm
Hi, I have one I bought some time ago and never quite completed (which now that I have a little more time I plan on completing.. mostly just some cosmetic finishing touches). The kit goes together nicely. Have fun and enjoy! You can install R/C electronics so you can steer the rudder. I did on mine (although I probably need to update the electronics which are very old at this point). My interest in steam has been rekindled due to inheriting some steam engines from a friend who passed away so my boat will certainly be finished up!
Title: Re: Midwest Elliott Bay Steam Launch
Post by: james1787 on March 13, 2021, 09:25:23 pm
Here is a pic of mine so far.. just needs the canopy finished and some of the brass cosmetic details added.
Title: Re: Midwest Elliott Bay Steam Launch
Post by: Hero on March 14, 2021, 08:23:38 am
Nice!