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Would you participate in a pop pop build event?
Yes
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 56%  [ 22 ]
No thanks- not a boater
43%
 43%  [ 17 ]
Total Votes : 39

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mogogear


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Pop Pop boat Event- WWPPBB- SIGN UP time Reply with quote

In addition to finding out if the forum has enough interested members in staging a World Wide Pop Pop Boat Build event, How about some input of categories to award on / in, and or criteria:

Not to make it overly complicated- but there is a broad range of age, skills , shops, tools, materials available.

*The only thing I would not like to see is any "store bought" hulls being recycled for use..No store- bought pop-pop engines either

*Plastic hulls, metal hulls, wood are all great, paper for that fact too. . Every thing is make your own.

*Use of web plans are fine in my book

* best decoration

* Wildest design etc

*I Can't believe it floats and runs award!!!

*In addition to submitting a picture - videos can be also submitted for a
loudest pop pop engine / quietest

*I do not know how we could pull off a time trial for speed??

* Maybe a Amateur level and a Pro???


We could give everybody a month to build and a sticky to submit them to upon completion? This could be a great way to get members crossing traditional steam lines and attract some of our lurkers to join in the fun --Pop Pops seem to be a "gateway drug" to live steam


Your thoughts?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i voted yes, sounds like a fun idea
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The WWPPBB

World Wide Pop Pop Boat Build...................
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I use one I have already built or do I have to build a new one?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more wouldn't do any harm to the fleet , i must admit they can become addictive.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swift Fox wrote:
One more wouldn't do any harm to the fleet , i must admit they can become addictive.


Not to divert my own thread...but Swift ...are you the cartoonist for Fox Paux's?- If so share more about it on our off topic board!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steamboatmodel wrote:
Can I use one I have already built or do I have to build a new one?
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I don't know Gerald..I am not a big rules person on this type of thing. Just looking to get people involved in the fun of the little fellows.

Unless the group decides it has to be something particular-and " newly built" only during the time frame  -- build another if you want for the fun of it..on a different type..or use what you have..

I will not squash fun
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mogogear wrote:
Swift Fox wrote:
One more wouldn't do any harm to the fleet , i must admit they can become addictive.


Not to divert my own thread...but Swift ...are you the cartoonist for Fox Paux's?- If so share more about it on our off topic board!!


I wish i was!,  sadly no although i must admit i do love their strips and think it is worth advertising them for people to see. I'll start a new thread so we don't go OT on here .
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mogogear wrote:
The WWPPBB

World Wide Pop Pop Boat Build...................


Rolls off the tongue...... yes, why not!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be either one of the pop pop engine designs? I.E. the diaphragm type or the coil pipe type
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SlideValve wrote:
Could it be either one of the pop pop engine designs? I.E. the diaphragm type or the coil pipe type


Great question----

Absolutely-

Choose the engine you like

the boat shape

rudder or no ( lengthen one tube or the other for L or R arc)

decorate or plain

elaborate or simple

candle

olive oil

meths

or PROPANE


I will leave the poll up for about 5 days so we can get all that might miss it.

Anybody have any ideas on the parameters and or categories etc?? I am a blank page
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never built one before! How easy are they?

A yes from me though - nothing ventured etc!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As easy or hard as you want--a googlesearch will supply you some instructions

Here is one example:

http://www.nmia.com/~vrbass/pop-pop/buildpop.htm

and then there are the type that make the "pop" boiler:


http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/boat/index.htm

There is a video guide:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZF0mjruAxM

or


http://www.galepp.com/boat/popboat.htm

That should give you an idea or two
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have made a number of the coil engines, but never had much luck with the Diaphragm ones. I had glanced at the pop can design quickly, but had not really seen one run then,
I watched 26 sections of
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZF0mjruAxM
I feel that I have been at a Chipmunks movie.
I think that you should post a message about this in the steam launch section.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steamboatmodel wrote:

I think that you should post a message about this in the steam launch section.
Regards,
Gerald.


I did Gerald!!!!--and glad to have you in the hunt!

http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/about27650.html
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