Steamer Tahoe - Model Engineering
Subject: Steamship model
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 02:18:19 EST
Since you are looking for steam stories I will fill you in on a project I am
researching. The steamer Tahoe operated on Lake Tahoe from 1896 to about
1930. All plans for the ship were destroyed "to prevent lawsuits," except
for one sheet of 1/4" scale port side view and two top deck views.
I am researching photographs to develop a 1" scale model of the Tahoe, steam
powered and radio controlled. This "model" will be 14 feet long and 18
inches wide. I am a woodworker, but not a machinist. The only source of the
engine I plan to use is a casting set. I am looking for someone willing to
do the machine work for a rate I can afford, and information from anyone who
might have used steam power in a model boat.
Best regards to your club,
Fred L. Turner