Steam launch in 1/6 scale

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Steam launch after plans bought from Swedish Sjöhistoriska Museet. My friend donated me an old Stuart one cylinder steam engine with a wish that it will be used to power some nice boat. So this is why I had to build the launch for this engine.
The boat is built in 1/6 scale. Hull is made of aspen strips in a common way. Internal planking and decks are of mahogany. The engine is powered with an electric motor hidden under fake boiler. A smoke generator made by the company Seuthe has been installed into funnel. RC electronics are located inside the boiler, battery is under floor panels.

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Power transmission from electric motor to steam engine and further to propeller shaft is made using stiff springs. This eliminates small location errors and is a silent installation.

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Boat with staff and equipment.

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Steam engine and boiler with fittings.

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A small video of testing her:

 
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