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LarryB
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PostSubject: Stuffing Box Sources   Stuffing Box Sources EmptyWed Feb 07, 2024 8:33 pm

Hello all,

New member here.

I am new to RC modeling (I'm nearly 70 years old).  I have been designing a model of the 1925 version of the LA City No 2 fireboat using Freecad and printed on an Ender 3 Pro.  The model is about complete and I'm now looking at what it will take to add RC gear to drive this around a pond or pool.

I have many, many questions but I will start with one.

I am looking for a source of stuffing boxes.  Especially a stuffing box whose outer diameter is no more than 5mm or so.  I see from Google searches most are showing 10 to 12 mm diameters.  That is way to large for my model.

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During the design of this model I decided I will need two hull styles.  The one shown above I am calling the 'display' hull (that has 3D printed propellers, shafts and the correct sized rudder).  I will modify this hull for a second version that will have openings to accommodate the propeller stuffing boxes and a larger rudder.

My first question is can someone point me in a direction of where to get small diameter stuffing boxes?

I have watched a couple YouTube videos where the host makes custom stuffing boxes and it may come down to that.  My hope is I can buy them rather them make them.

There will be more questions to come as I progress in this project.

Thanks

Larry
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PostSubject: Re: Stuffing Box Sources   Stuffing Box Sources EmptyWed Feb 07, 2024 8:48 pm

as an FYI I did a scratch build of the LA City No 2 several years ago...
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