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Tinplate Titanic.

Postby VW1956 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:11 pm

Hello. Sharon bought me a tinplate Titanic yesterday at a bootsale. It is about 15" long ( 40cm for our younger viewers ). It has a holder with a small candle on the end. It seems you light the candle slip it into the hull and smoke comes out the funnels. Ken.
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Re: Tinplate Titanic.

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:18 pm

VW1956 wrote:Hello. Sharon bought me a tinplate Titanic yesterday at a bootsale. It is about 15" long ( 40cm for our younger viewers ). It has a holder with a small candle on the end. It seems you light the candle slip it into the hull and smoke comes out the funnels. Ken.


Ken, I used to sell those on the site many years ago, the type of boat is known as a pop-pop boat because of the noise they make when running.

Try it somewhere!
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Re: Tinplate Titanic.

Postby VW1956 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:24 pm

Hello Andrew. The person that sold the model to Sharon told her about smoke coming from the funnels. So they make a "pop pop" sound as well. Have not been able to try it yet as it's a christmas present so I cant have it till then. :(
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Re: Tinplate Titanic.

Postby shipbuilder » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:18 pm

May be talking about two different things here! The pop pop models actually sail along. The candle heats the steam coil and produces "flash steam." They don't have propellers, but just two small tubes sticking out under water and as they sail along, they make a pop pop sound.
Maybe the one described just has a candle to produce smoke and no propulsion.
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Re: Tinplate Titanic.

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:38 pm

shipbuilder wrote:May be talking about two different things here! The pop pop models actually sail along. The candle heats the steam coil and produces "flash steam." They don't have propellers, but just two small tubes sticking out under water and as they sail along, they make a pop pop sound.
Maybe the one described just has a candle to produce smoke and no propulsion.
Bob


Perhaps, Ken can tell us at Christmas, providing his pond doesn't freeze!
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Re: Tinplate Titanic.

Postby Eric K. Longo » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:57 am

Hi Ken, Hi Andrew, Hi Bob,

This is a vintage toy? Candle, flame, pine tree resin...You ONLY want a "pop pop" not a detonation!! Careful :)
I will refrain from asking about French roll-over variants. :D

Best wishes,
Eric
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Re: Tinplate Titanic.

Postby shipbuilder » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:45 am

I found this on U-Tube if you want to make a Pop Pop boat! 8-)
http://youtu.be/p-M9KUbxxfk
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