Author Topic: John H Amos  (Read 5509 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

philbutton

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
John H Amos
« on: January 05, 2010, 06:17:21 »
I have built a model of the John H Amos, based on the Graupner 'Glasgow' hull and paddlewheels. The tug has scratch built superstructure of liteply and is powered by a live steam plant, comprising a twin cylinder oscillating engine with a gas fired vertical boiler - all of my own design.

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: John H Amos
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 06:24:15 »
Welcome to the forum philbutton  ;) Should you need any help this is the place to be  :D Thats a lovely model you have there and a live steam plant  :o This is the tug that featured in one of the questions for the latest competition on the forum (of which I won  :-[ :-[)

http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=2248.msg26219#msg26219

Hopefully you can show us some closer photos and especially the steam plant  :)

http://www.medwaymaritimetrust.org.uk/johnhamos/index.html

Kind Regards, Dan.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 06:33:03 by sea.mariner »
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

philbutton

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: John H Amos
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 06:50:06 »
Dan - thanks for the welcome. The tug has been operational now for about 18 months and the power plant has 'suffered' a number of modifications in the light of experience! The only decent picture I have at present of the complete steam plant is the one attached hereto - taken during final assembly and with some parts unfinished. Since this picture was taken I have changed the plant baseplate to aluminium and removed the boiler feed pump (to save weight).

The second picture shows the power plant installed in the hull.

I do have video of her 'at sea' - if I can figure out how to download it I will post later

sea.mariner

  • Site Supporter
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 4660
  • I Know a fair bit about tugs but am always learning !
Re: John H Amos
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 06:57:13 »
Thanks for the photos  :) To post a video, to me the best way is to do it via you-tube, copy and paste  ;)

Maybe you could be the member that could help my friend Neil out with his problem ;

http://modeltugforum.com/index.php?topic=2307.msg26483#msg26483

Regards, Dan.
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

tugnut

  • Admiral Poster
  • ******
  • Posts: 2065
Re: John H Amos
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 11:18:39 »
Hi philbutton and welcome, I work near the dockyard where she was.
That is one nice model well built.
Regards John
john b

Footski

  • Moderator
  • Admiral Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 3284
  • Just me and my good lady
Re: John H Amos
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 11:32:21 »
Welcome aboard the mad house Phil. We love to see photos and it is great to see a beautiful steam driven vessel. Feel free to ask anything you like and just enjoy the site.

Barry
Barry

philbutton

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re: John H Amos
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2010, 02:52:23 »
If this works(!) here is a short video clip of the tug in steam at my local boating lake.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0VnnmbXJTI

TERRY

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 755
Re: John H Amos
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2010, 04:40:58 »
Hi Phil, A superb model, looks great on the water. I hope the full size tug will soon be up and running again in the not to distant future. I watched her rotting away at Chatam dockyard for years, in a very sad state.
Terry.
Measure twice cut once