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Re: A Greek BIREME
« Reply #200 on: September 06, 2017, 10:26:58 AM »

This has got to be one of the most fascinating threads ever.  The challenges you have set yourself seem daunting.  However I have no doubt you will succeed.

May I suggest, that the two lower tiers of rowers, which are largely hidden by the overhanging top tier, could have legs omitted and merely pivot from the waist.  Their legs did go through to underneath anyway.
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Re: A Greek BIREME
« Reply #201 on: September 06, 2017, 10:28:07 AM »

The real life oars were beasts so they fitted hand rails to them which were more ergonomic. This might help you anyway on providing a natural pivot point between 'Oarville' and his mate's hands and the oars.

Sorry, that last pun was a load of Rollocks  %)

The big metal staple was also useful for chaining the slaves to.
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« Reply #202 on: September 06, 2017, 10:32:20 AM »

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The big metal staple was also useful for chaining the slaves to.

Perfect.       8)

Thank you for the idea.

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« Reply #203 on: September 12, 2017, 10:19:01 AM »


I'm still here, quietly working away.  The ideas are coming thick and fast.   %%

I have typed in a long description below and hit the ESCAPE key whilst typing and the whole letter disappeared.

I'm sorry but does anyone know what button to press to get it back.  (if indeed it can ever be done )   >:-o


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Re: A Greek BIREME
« Reply #204 on: September 12, 2017, 10:29:52 AM »

Almost certainly lost forever Ken, it's happened to all of us. If you have a long post to make then compose it in a word processor and then copy and paste it into the Mayhem posting box.

If you don't want to bother with that for medium long posts then at intervals highlight all your text in the posting box and press the CTRL and C keys together. This will temporarily save it to the computer. (each time you do it the previous save is overwritten) If you need to get it back (such as when the upload fails for some reason) then just position the cursor in the posting box as if you were going to start typing and press CTRL and V and your saved text will reappear.

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« Reply #205 on: September 12, 2017, 04:31:31 PM »


Thanks Colin.  Will remember next time.   :-))

Today I've sanded down the filler and started with the Red oxide.  8)   Meanwhile I've started on the dreaded mechanism  (hold on to your seats !!)

A new idea is being tried and I'll show you when the 'parts' arrive.

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« Reply #206 on: September 12, 2017, 07:39:26 PM »

It may not work having pressed the ESCAPE key, but you can retrieve text etc by typing Ctrl z     .

Looking forward to more images Ken  O0
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« Reply #207 on: September 13, 2017, 08:34:43 PM »


Here is the updated hull.  She is sprayed with Oxide and looking quite smooth.  I have added the side pillars which differ from the first way it was done.

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« Reply #208 on: September 13, 2017, 09:26:45 PM »

Looking good Ken.
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« Reply #209 on: September 16, 2017, 10:30:44 AM »


Thanks Ian.   Not much to show today.  I'm  (not so ) quietly working on the rowing mechanism and now on version three ?  I had a feeling it might not be so easy.. %)  and I do so want to get it right.  It's all great fun drilling over three hundred holes so far  (don't ask !)

Hope to have some piccies tonight.

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« Reply #210 on: September 17, 2017, 05:56:02 PM »

Good oh. I will look out for them.
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« Reply #211 on: September 19, 2017, 10:33:10 AM »

I have re-sprayed the hull with the new side panels fitted and it's looking a bit better.

I have also made the brass battering ram to go on the front.    :D


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« Reply #212 on: September 19, 2017, 10:41:03 AM »

Now it was onwards to the dreaded oar mechanism.  This is the 4th version ??  yes, I know, it does seem to go on and on but I have settled on this final version.

The drive bars are rigid and contain the moving pivots for the individual oars. They are secured with Nyloc nuts to allow them to pivot without loosening the threads.  I have opted for the centre of the bar to drive the middle row of oars. Making all the holes line up was a mammoth job as I wish I had made the mechanism first and then drilled the holes in the hull after. ?  They are not exactly spaced equidistant but look close enough, viewed from afar.   %)

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« Reply #213 on: September 19, 2017, 08:30:33 PM »

Holy goat, you will be building automata and pianolas soon with all this expertise you are gaining.

It looks all neat and mechanical Ken  :-))
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« Reply #214 on: September 20, 2017, 08:56:58 AM »

This should be child's play compared with servicing a Hammond Organ
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« Reply #215 on: September 20, 2017, 10:08:03 AM »

What a memory.   %)  There's a blast from the past. You haven't lived until you take them one of them apart.    {-)

Cheers Ian.  You can see why my thread has slowed down now.    tehe.

Yesterday was spent deep in thought about fitting these mechanisms to the wooden sides ??  Quite a problem so I diverted to a bit of fun.

I had some canvas so tried to make the sail by painting my design on it.  How did I know the runny paint would live up to it's name.   %%

It's a great illusion, but me thinks another version will have to be made because it came out all wrong.  There's no one alive that has seen the original sails so , it's all guesswork.  Any revision ideas folks. ?


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« Reply #216 on: September 20, 2017, 12:40:48 PM »

You used to able to get special stuff for putting pictures on Tee shirts.  You could print it from the computer and iron it onto the sail fabric!
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