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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #100 on: August 29, 2007, 10:26:50 PM »

I can do better than that Ian i've already scanned in drawings that i'm using for an article on another website
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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #101 on: August 29, 2007, 10:30:30 PM »

The nets were very dark brown almost black but not quite. The big floats were white the corks usually unpainted. I forgot that the flat corks were only on the ends of the nets with a circular cork float ( threaded onto the headline ) on the rest of the headline.

The heavy ropes would be a slightly lighter brown/black than the net ( both were "tarred" or "barked" with cutch to preserve them as the nets were heavy cotton with hemp ropes ).

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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #102 on: August 29, 2007, 11:18:39 PM »

Thats great Davie, once again, thanks for your help.

I think I will prob make up a few sections of net to look something like and drape them over the hatch.

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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #103 on: September 03, 2007, 04:05:16 PM »

Looked brilliant out of the water, looks even better on it. Well done Ian.  O0
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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #104 on: September 03, 2007, 11:26:27 PM »

I've been watching this build closely, and it looks grand.  Well done!!!
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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #105 on: September 18, 2007, 07:25:45 PM »

Looking really great Ian, bit clean though, or not. O0
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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #106 on: September 18, 2007, 07:30:40 PM »

It will weather naturally as I play with it!

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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #107 on: September 18, 2007, 07:33:27 PM »

Good for you, mine weathered, nice to know its going to be used and not just admired.
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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #108 on: September 18, 2007, 07:37:30 PM »

Oh yes, she will get used - I need to increase the voltage though, on first sea trials she struggled to turn into the wind, so I will go from 12 to 24v before next outing.

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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #109 on: March 13, 2008, 11:43:19 PM »

Can anyone suggest materials to use to represent steel on a superstructure? Would plasticard look ok? And what is the best way to prep and finish?

Ian

***I have used Aluminum printers plate about .012" thick on some of my models, Simply cut it to shape and glue it on with contact cement. If you like riveted detail you can roll the rivet indentations from the opposite side with a modified gear, attached with a handle. Looks very realistic when painted.

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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2008, 01:40:43 AM »

Can anyone suggest materials to use to represent steel on a superstructure? Would plasticard look ok? And what is the best way to prep and finish?

Ian

***I have used Aluminum printers plate about .012" thick on some of my models,

I have used drinks cans in the past. Very thin alloy and almost free.
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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #111 on: March 14, 2008, 01:43:40 AM »

Boatmadman.

Jeanie looks great on the water.
You must be well happy.

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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #112 on: March 14, 2008, 10:35:44 AM »

Thanks TT, yes I am very pleased with it.

The link below will take you to an interesting website with lots of pics and history.

http://glennmci.brinkster.net/mcibb/mcibb.html

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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #113 on: June 09, 2008, 06:38:49 PM »


  This is the Q & A topic for BoatMadman's 1915 Steam Drifter Masterclass build.

                            (  Link to the Driffter Build ) 
 


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Re: Q & A - 1915 steam drifter build
« Reply #114 on: February 03, 2016, 04:00:30 PM »

Just spoke to my father about the run of the steering chains and the NE of Scotland boats were all basically similar. The Yoke on the rudder was at deck level right in the stern covered in by a box. The chains ran inside pipes on the deck beside the accomodation right up to the front of the wheelhouse. They went into the wheelhouse base and went vertical via a pully for a few feet before running in towards the steering support under the wheelhouse floors again via a pully wheel , then vertically up to the wheel inside the wheel support column.

You can simulate this with pipes running along the deck in parallel with the casing and have your real steering below deck hidden from sight.

First 3-4 boats my father went to sea on were either converted Zulu's or early pattern motor drifters working the seine net. I was 4 months aboard the Silver Wave BF372 which was built in 1952 as a drifter complete with chain steering ( still rigged for herring in the hold , still had the chain steering and the belt driven winch and had had a steel wheelhouse fitted in 1970 when I was aboard her in 1989 !!! )

DavieTait,

Thank you for the great information!

I'd like to get ahold of an old (scrap value?) wheelhouse, but with the original wheel, and ideally, instruments, of ANY commercial, maritime vessel, just so I could, as I say, the WHEEL HOUSE, etc...possibly for mounting on a (short) "tower."  Something that would otherwise be scrapped.

How feasible is my dream, in your opinion?

Thanks much,

Peter
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