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WWPPBB3 Kick off!!! Lets GO Boat builders..HINTS
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: WWPPBB3 Kick off!!! Lets GO Boat builders..HINTS Reply with quote

WWPPBB3
2012 World Wide Pop Pop Boat Build


The Spring Event and blatant attempt to have fun in the water and celebrate the return of the boating season!! Also a not-so-secret way to lure any of you into the fun and challenging world of steam boating!!!

Pop-Pop boats being the gateway steam engines that lead me to the world of steam engines and this site in the first place are cheered once again- This is a celebration of these little sometime noisy fellows!!  They are inexpensive, loads of fun and may help you enjoy the various skills involved in the world of building a boat, putting a fire in it and casting it on to the waters!! So simple a kid can build one or even an old duffer!


The Ide’s of March Kick-it-all-Off  for this years WWPPBB on- 3-15-2012……..The official start of the ticker and initiation of building starts March 15, so beware of a late start. This will give a little more than 6 weeks to build your entry.
Then the Boat Show begins…….The entries will be unveiled by your posting starting 12:01 AM April 27- concluding Midnight April 29. (So 4-27,28,29-2012 is the show).


Start now – life gets busy when you least expect it.

Newly built boats only please-
All entries must be built for this year’s event. No re-runs please. They must be made by your own hand.  No purchased engines!!!!

2 Categories to choose from-
Entrants can compete in two categories: Classic and Open

• CLASSIC- This will include one “engine”, heated by conventional flame ( oil or candle type) in a boat of any size. Engines may be either coil or diaphragm style. Any length and any hull material may be used.
• OPEN- multiple engines and or tubes,  r/c steering, propane burners , drive mechanisms, submarines, multiple hulls, lights, advanced electronics, the size is up to you….So go crazy or just clever!!

Posting your entry-
To qualify for consideration of prizes all entrants must post a “WWPPBB table” between 12:01 am (your time) on April27- through 11:59 pm (your time)April 29.
1. You must show a minimum of 1 photo (but please be creative and do you best!) but we love more!!
2. Most importantly, all entrants must post a video of you boat actually making way under steam power.
3. Yes “team-builds” are allowed (collaboration is Ok and encouraged if that helps you participate)- you will have to share any prizes you may win, sorry.

DISCLAIMER -NOTE- If you cannot or are not able to provide a video due to lack of a video camera, or ability to post a video- several of us are available to help (we cannot lend you a camera obviously) I am happy to have you build, enter, post and I will heap lavish praise on you for doing so etc…Your boat will NOT be eligible to be named the WINNER if there is no video proof of you boat moving under its own power.

There will be awards for:
• Best Classic Category boat-
• Best Open Category Boat (minimum of 2 boats must be entered in this category for a winner to be declared- sorry) So talk amongst yourselves to see who else is in this area- challenge someone!!.
• The entries will be judges on design, decoration, performance, originality, presentation and enthusiasm!!!  P.S.  I may have and award other prizes as I see fit.

If anyone wants to pitch something in on prizes- PM me and we can discuss

HOW do you BUILD a POP POP Boat you ask??
If you have never made a Pop Pop boat- you may need resources of information:

Here they are:
http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/about38644.html
Daryl and Jean’s great site-
http://putputthinktank.blogspot.com/
and a link to a post from prior years listing other various sites and video’s that will speed you o your way!
http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/about38644.html

GET GOING!!!
6 weeks goes fast my friends


Prize thread in a day or so...you are going to like the prizes....one is a fully built MH & B Der Seeka..........
NOPE- I just woke up, sorry I was dreaming

   
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to it, i hope you don't mind me putting the link to last years event here Greg for newer members to see:

http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/about40356.html

I think i'm going to do what Roly did for the 2011 event and make a simple boat from a tin can, i was way too ambitious with the tealight boat last year, although i was really pleased it worked.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely looking forward to this event, last years boats were awesome.  

(I think I won't start near the deadline as I did last year, ending with only a broken engine. The embarrassment!   )
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

     

now there are two reasons to finish fitting my new bath tub  

(perhaps I had better not tell herself that)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many people think they are in to building a entry this year!'?????

Trying to get a "nose" count"


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in again this year, i just finished coiling my boiler tube, just on the lookout for a hull now.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got a couple of hulls sat in the workshop waiting some engines...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in this year, I'm only not sure yet if I will try something experimental or just a classic type engine. It probably will be something experimental.  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like experimental!! Goody!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in! Show me the river.

I'll be in the same class as the Dutchman, I'll be doing something experimental.

Mo, once you get a nose count, let's do some teasing, kinda goes with the flow of things.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZOZ wrote:
I'm in! Show me the river.

I'll be in the same class as the Dutchman, I'll be doing something experimental.

Mo, once you get a nose count, let's do some teasing, kinda goes with the flow of things.

Cheers,
Gary


Gad to hear that Gary and Paul will be returning builders this year!! Gary tease away-- I do not micro manage this event- it belongs to all of us.

I may or may not be able to build this year- But no final say yet..That is why I have been working so hard on the Paddle tug as shop time will be scarce as I enter a trade show time of the year for work--lots of standing and not enough productive working on work or play!

You builders will have some great things to strive for this year - Last year the top prize was a power plant ..this year .....we enter the world of numbers so here is to  #9 or was it #16?


That should start you running for your thinking caps    


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YaY-- sticky status handled by the Mod Team- Thanks fellows!!
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today I lay the plans for a mighty ship
one that takes a mighty leap                  
one that crosses new seas
one that crosses ancient ones of the deep

the thoughts of the skipper churn mad
like a sea winter gale storm    
his mind is never at ease
the wrath of the Steam Gods start to take form

so bring forth thou plastic dreams
ye CAD drawing fantasies
prove your worth to the Goddess of Steam
steam your SS Pegasus to Port Olympus

join all ye Captains, Pirates and Land Lubbers      
for this is the adventure to be
Neptunus lays this challenge before thou
and Davey scribe's your blood oath to PPBB3


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

       Dancing banana

Now we are talking--Well done Gary!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I built  ( Knocked together )  my tinplate hull 3 weeks ago , then i saw the Rules !  
But i havent started on the propulsion plant yet .  

Does that mean i`m disqualitied ?  
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