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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: B.B on December 17, 2015, 08:19:40 PM

Title: Australian trawler "Delta"
Post by: B.B on December 17, 2015, 08:19:40 PM
Hi there, this is the start of the other model I have been building , she is of another trawler from our home port of Brunswick Heads in N.S.W the "Delta" was built in Brunswick Heads around 1972-73 ? her size was 54'  ,so keeping to the same 1:16 scale of 3/4" to 1'  = 40.5"....
1....The middle model is the "Delta" with half her frames erected.
2... Installing the shoulder shelves, this model has a full raise deck.
3...Just checking the fairing of the frames at various areas before planking.
4...Showing her half planked alongside her girlfriend.
5...Adding another plank.
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Post by: southsteyne2 on December 18, 2015, 03:53:09 AM
Hi nice work ,do you have plans for these?
Cheers
John
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Post by: Steve Mahoney on December 18, 2015, 06:38:55 PM
Three on the go at once that's keen.
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Post by: B.B on December 18, 2015, 08:01:18 PM
Hi Southsteyne2 ,no set plans to go by would draw them as close as I could to the photos i have (but still have to do adjustments to frames).
Next section of photos.
1...Ribs in the section between frames ready to be glued in after leaving them to set over night after they were steamed.
2...starting on the Merbau timber shelves.
3...Starting to fit the red oak deck beams  3/8" x5/8".
4...All the deck beams fitted.
5...False deck areas cut out and motor pre fitted to shaft.
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Post by: ballastanksian on December 18, 2015, 09:44:02 PM
You do have some lovely timbers in Australia. Nice work, looking forward to future progress.
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Post by: B.B on December 22, 2015, 04:54:55 AM
Next photos
1...Showing the motor base.
2-3 & 4... making the beds and frame for the Servo, ESC & TX  units.
5... Both finished beds.
6...Above view of her removable ballast box ,motor base and base for the Servo, ESC & TX .
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Post by: missyd on December 22, 2015, 06:12:56 AM
Fantastic work!
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Post by: southsteyne2 on December 22, 2015, 07:31:00 AM
Great work and enjoying the build process especially the curved decks ,will these have self draining decks?
Cheers
John
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Post by: B.B on December 22, 2015, 10:03:25 AM
Yes John, they have scuppers down along the sides and across the stern.
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Post by: ballastanksian on December 22, 2015, 07:38:57 PM
I love the servo mounting, it reminds me like Missy D's work of old wooden ships. That is a splendid piece of carpentry.
Title: Re: Australian trawler "Delta"
Post by: B.B on December 24, 2015, 09:58:51 PM
Morning , Merry Christmas .........
1... Pre fitting the 2mm ply deck.
2...sections of the ply deck sitting beside model , as gave the inside of the hull another coat of resin.
3...Ply deck down and start of the wheel house base.
4...Wheel house frames going up.
5... Bottom of the window frames being fitted.....
Title: Re: Australian trawler "Delta"
Post by: B.B on December 31, 2015, 03:56:29 AM
Hi there well another year nearly over New years Eve down here, so all the best to everyone where ever you may be....
1, 2 & 3......Side frames of the w-house all up.
4... W-house beams all in.
5...Fitting filler sections between beams.
6...Stern quarter view of the w-house beams.
7...I always like to get my money's worth out of the Plasti bond filler.
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Post by: Mark T on December 31, 2015, 10:04:57 AM
Another beautiful build Brian - Happy New Year to you and yours  :-)   Oh and if you ever make a set of plans for a Prawn Trawler I'll have a set  :-))
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Post by: southsteyne2 on December 31, 2015, 10:53:34 PM
Happy new year to you and family plus all you other Mayhemers .
Love your build no kit can match this but maybe a couple hefty bollards on the blunt end ? O0
Cheers
John
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Post by: Norseman on December 31, 2015, 11:45:40 PM
Really nice build and I will enjoy following this in the New Year.


Happy New Year
Dave
Title: Re: Australian trawler "Delta"
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 01, 2016, 12:12:19 AM
Brian,

Just a little query, in photo 0488, which shows the rear roof structure, is there any reason why the hip rafter (corner roof support)  is not over the corned stud (post).
It, the hip rafter, also does not dissect the corner angle equally.
Noticed that all the other rafters (roof supports) radiate from the centre one and get extra strength by joining with vertical supports.

Looking good. :-))
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Post by: bassplayer1 on January 01, 2016, 09:52:23 PM
That is amazing work :-))
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Post by: B.B on January 04, 2016, 02:47:55 AM
Hi Guys back again, the question you asked Raaartygunner, if the hip rafter you asked about is the one at the front quarter of the w-house, yes it doesn't sit on top of the corner upright stud, as it wouldn't have picked up the side and front roofing edge (that photo is a bit misleading) both sides of those beams had to be trimmed, in the next photo to be put up it shows the beam (hip rafter) shaped to take the side and front corner.
1...Installing the window seals.
2...fitting the false deck areas.
3 & 4...Starting to lay the decking strips ,using Lime wood 5mm x 1.5mm.
5... The last deck strip.
6...Sealing the deck with the first coat of Estapol.
7...The bulwark post ( for both models).
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Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 04, 2016, 04:46:05 AM
Brian,

 All  clear now thank you  :-)) :-))
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Post by: B.B on January 11, 2016, 04:00:15 AM
Hi there back again.
1...Installing the bulwark post (Tasmanian oak).
2...Trimming off the top of the post after the planks attached.
3...Pre fitting the shoulder bollards.
4...Cramping the shoulder sponson's (Tasmanian oak)in a jig after being steamed to let set.
5 & 6...The front raise deck bollard , made from red cedar (sitting in the shed well over 50 yrs).
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Post by: Steve Mahoney on January 11, 2016, 07:45:15 PM
It'll be a shame to cover that beautiful woodwork with paint.
I'm enjoying your builds, you set very high standards.
Title: Re: Australian trawler "Delta"
Post by: B.B on January 22, 2016, 10:15:37 AM
Hi back again , thanks for that Steve.
1...shaping the front rope fairleads.
2...hull with it's second coat of undercoat applied.
3...having her under coat prior to her anti fouling.
4 & 5..making the rudder's for both models.
6....Hull's all undercoated.
Title: Re: Australian trawler "Delta"
Post by: B.B on January 29, 2016, 01:31:30 AM
hi back again, next section of photos.
1..Shaping the end of the dowels to fit in the construction of the gantries and swing arms.
2...Fabricating the swing arms.
3...A-frame ladder ready to be fitted.
4 & 5..  Start of the hand railing on the front raise deck area.
6.. Soldering the railing into position.....
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Post by: kees de mol on January 29, 2016, 11:23:25 AM
Very nice work with the wood.
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Post by: B.B on January 31, 2016, 10:06:28 AM
Thanks Kees , next section of photo's.
1...hand railing completed now to clean the excess solder off.
2...Some of the bits n pieces for both models.
3... her Trawl swing arms completed.
4...Showing both the w-house's after their top gear fitted.
5 & 6... W-house on and fitting stays....
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Post by: nivapilot on January 31, 2016, 11:39:54 AM
WOW...Beautiful workmanship. :-))
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Post by: Mark T on January 31, 2016, 04:36:34 PM
Fantastic work Brian which I can only envy  :embarrassed:   You must have quite a fleet at home now - I bet they would look great all on the water at the same time!
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Post by: southsteyne2 on February 01, 2016, 09:35:02 PM
What can you say WOW I want one :-))
Cheers
John
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Post by: B.B on February 03, 2016, 02:20:07 AM
Next set of photo's
1..Bollard post being installed.
2...I was only a few days off finishing the models but run out of time as we left the following day to head south to spend Christmas with Family so tucked my babies away in the spare room.
3...Back into the final stages of installing the gear on her.
4...Giving the 2 models their float test and to see how much ballast required.....
Title: Re: Australian trawler "Delta"
Post by: B.B on February 03, 2016, 02:30:18 AM
With these set of photos she had the ballast installed , the "Delta"s weight (less ballast) 6 kg or 13.2 Lbs needed 4.1 kg  or 9Lbs of ballast, and yes that was her original fishing lic numbers on the side.
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Post by: southsteyne2 on February 09, 2016, 11:03:23 PM
Looks fantastic great work :-))
Cheers
John
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Post by: Peter Fitness on February 10, 2016, 09:24:21 PM
That's a good looking shed you have there Brian, a fitting place to build those good looking trawlers of yours. I notice it's complete with test tank - how good is that? I haven't seen the beer fridge yet though {-)  I imagine the shed would get quite hot in those Cairns summers, I know my shed does, and I'm almost 2000 km south of you.


It was good to catch up with you while you were down our way O0



Keep building :-))


Peter.
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Post by: BFSMP on February 10, 2016, 10:34:50 PM
what beautiful models you have built.

Jim.
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Post by: ballastanksian on February 10, 2016, 11:17:02 PM
We are really blessed to have seen the sheer amount of skill in cabinet making and timber types that went into these floating treasures Brian. I am sure people will see them and could not comprehend this just by looking at the paintwork (itself very well executed and finished).
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Post by: B.B on February 13, 2016, 09:49:14 PM
Hi   back again, next section of photos.
1....her bollard post ready to be installed (piece of Red Cedar).
2....They were only a few days off finishing but ran out of time, so parked them in spare room before heading south to spend time with Family over Christmas..
3,4,5 & 6...float test day the model itself weighed in at 6 Kg or 13.2 Lbs  ,showing in these photos are after the 4.1 Kg or 9 Lbs of ballast installed...
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Post by: B.B on February 15, 2016, 09:20:19 PM
Hi there, sorry for doubling up on the last set of photos ( old age setting in) I could have sworn i had already put them up , I didn't go to the next page , and thank you for your comments glad you are liking the photos.....
The last set of photos are when we tested them out at the local watering hole up here at Ross & Locke ( I lost my skipper to drive the boats while filming Bob 'Old Shrimper' he has gone caravaning down south :( ) so another top prawner up here Gordon Massey  and his Brother Kevin (the shipwright in their family) drove the boats around while I got some footage of them , so we had a good morning ,nice and quiet no crowds,,,
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Post by: ballastanksian on February 15, 2016, 09:26:02 PM
Beautiful BB! They compliment the lovely lake greatly with their clean lines and smart paintwork. I like the framework.
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Post by: Peter Fitness on February 15, 2016, 09:48:13 PM
They do look great on the water Brian, and the low angle of the shots make them even more realistic. Is that water on the Mulgrave River near the Gillies Highway?


Peter.
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Post by: southsteyne2 on February 15, 2016, 09:51:03 PM
They look fantastic ,where are the seagulls? :-))
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Post by: B.B on February 16, 2016, 02:45:45 AM
Hi guys , thanks for the comments, Hi Peter, yes if you turn off at Gordonvale to head up the Gillies Highway its about 8 km on the left , would be perfect if it was sandy bottom for trawling  :).
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Post by: missyd on May 23, 2016, 05:44:23 AM
Beautiful model e superb craftmanship! The model is built just like an original boat. :-))
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Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 23, 2016, 12:45:36 PM
Hi Danielle,

Can't access the facebook page re "trawler".

The first one is fine but not the second.
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Post by: missyd on May 23, 2016, 08:13:05 PM
OK I Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/MpNuovaLoredana/ (https://www.facebook.com/MpNuovaLoredana/)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fishtrawlers/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/fishtrawlers/)
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Post by: RAAArtyGunner on May 24, 2016, 09:34:49 AM

Thank you  :-))  :-))