MSM Places great value in offering "turnkey" solutions to installing a steam plant in a model boat. Fundamentally they are aimed to be a "set & forget" installation. We can offer many variants and have developed the following groupings to assist clients determine which variant to select for their chosen boat, or to find a boat that can accommodate a chosen plant..
The basic issue is to select a plant that will power a particular length boat and to make sure the boat has adequate space to fit the plant.
The groupings are:
Boats up to 800mm long and room to comfortably accommodate the specified footprint of the plants recommended.
Boats from 600mm to 1.2m and room to comfortably accommodate the specified footprint of the plants recommended.
Boats over 1.2m long and room to comfortably accommodate the specified footprint of the plants recommended.
Definition: "footprint" is the area the plant needs in the boat for installation and sensible operation of the plant - generally the size of the mounting tray.
In ALL cases the crankshaft goes beyond the tray boundary to allow for connection of universals in the propeller drive train. In some cases the burner jet holder and shroud may also exceed the tray boundary.
It is also used to define the area on a steam plant tray that is available for fitting a client supplied engine.