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So what size bore and stroke did you build yours to? I had a look at the Reeves Borderer and that would fit my space but I just don't know how powerful these engines are! This is where my knowledge of marine engines is not at all good and I have to rely on our 'experts' ;) :). If I took the borderer out to the max, would it give the power required?
 

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5/8 by 5/8 It is a good little engine with plenty of power for its size. You may need to double up for youre boat
T Publishing sell a couple of the old Percival Marshall books building model steamers and machinery for model steamers.In these books are some rough and ready formula to calc the size of engine needed for a given hull .They are based on the water line from memory.
I tend to build smaller boats now the big stuff is just to heavy to get in and out of the water
Just finished a small boiler using a radiant burner with no tubes in the flue as an experiment and if my calcs are right she should be good to go
 

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Wow - the boat, the boiler and the engine are just beautiful. I'm an I.C. guy but you've almost convinced me I need to have a go at a steam setup some day.
 

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Hmmm, looks like to be safe I need to plan for either the Borderer x 2 or Paddleducks engine x 2 to be sure of adequate power then! decisions decisions.
Do like your new one 👍😀
 

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Try a post on Model Boat mayhem, there are a couple of guys with a lot more knowledgeable on the larger stuff and they maybe able to answer the conundrum before it becomes expensive .
The new boat is just my lock down project using up bits of scrap that have been lying around for far too long
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fcheslop !

The boat, the boiler are just beautiful ! I LIKE IT
What fuel do you use to burn ?
Do you have video ?
Hi Minh Thanh, its not finished although I did post the engine on here
The burner runs on Butane gas
The engine is a single double acting engine with a self start
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fcheslop !
Thanks

Will you make a small fuel tank for it? by what material?
sorry if i ask too much :)
I've always liked Steam Engines with Boilers ! And especially the engine is run by a boiler.
 

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