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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: Subculture on June 23, 2018, 07:55:58 PM

Title: N-gauge Garnock
Post by: Subculture on June 23, 2018, 07:55:58 PM
Built to approximately 1/150th scale, around 6 1/4" long, so quite a small model. Hull, bulwarks and  lower superstructure carved from MDF, with the funnel made from a scrap of ply and copper rings. Wheelhouse and bridge pieces made from foamed PVC. These are plugs which will be used to make rubber tools then epoxy glass, but still some detailing to do before then. Fittings to do, will have a go at some DIY photoetching for the majority of those, as things get very itty bitty at this scale.
Title: Re: N-gauge Garnock
Post by: tigertiger on June 24, 2018, 04:00:50 AM
Very interested in seeing the manufacturing processes in this one :-))
Title: Re: N-gauge Garnock
Post by: Brian60 on June 24, 2018, 07:43:08 AM
I look forward to seeing the finished boat and any updates on the photo etching.

Title: Re: N-gauge Garnock
Post by: norry on June 24, 2018, 07:39:48 PM

...Hi Subculture...

I also look forward to seeing the finished article...


I spent a few  very happy years working aboard this wee tug...




...Best Regards...Norry...
Title: Re: N-gauge Garnock
Post by: Subculture on June 24, 2018, 11:33:24 PM
Basic construction is no different to a larger more del, just smaller. Making the fittings presents the greatest challenge, especially the windlass and toe hooks. Always liked the Caldecraft model, but they’re long since out of production and rarely appear for sale secondhand. I prefer scratch building to kits anyway.