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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: awvs on March 07, 2020, 11:12:59 pm

Title: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on March 07, 2020, 11:12:59 pm

Hi guys,
a few weeks ago I started building the Maggie M. Please find attached a few pictures of the progress. So far hardly anything of the superstructure is actually mounted yet. Just waiting for warmer weather to paint outside. She will be equipped with navigation lights, RAM foghorn sound system and a rotating radar. Power will be  supplied by one 12V 4.4 Ah lead battery. The Motor is a 795 3000rpm at 12V and a 40mm brass prop.
 

Regards
Wilhelm


Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Taranis on March 07, 2020, 11:26:28 pm
I am so glad you are leading the way with this  O0  Your work is fantastic and mine is still in the box so your help is very fortuitous  8)
Especially love the stand and the ballast chambers as a bonus to the rest of your quality  :-)


I might add that for anyone in UK this is a real bargain price and more so if you collect in person and experience the tour with Jackie


Is that Squadron red putty pictured?
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on March 07, 2020, 11:43:55 pm

Hi Andy

and thanks for your comment. I thought it was an easy straight forward build, but you have to be very accurate fitting the deck otherwise the boat looks crooked. The model itself is fantastic as well as the service from "modelslipway".


Regular car body filler.



Wilhelm



Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 08, 2020, 03:53:17 am
 
Impressively neat!   :-))
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Fastfaz on March 08, 2020, 08:54:54 pm
Very nice work, I wish I could do brass work to your standard!
   I'm not bad with wood though. Please keep the pics coming.
            Cheers,
                  Pete. :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on March 08, 2020, 09:03:47 pm

Thanks guys,
I will update as soon as there is significant progress.


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Tafelspitz on March 10, 2020, 05:44:24 am
Nice work there Wilhelm! Glad you found another great project after finishing your Imara.
I will follow your build with interest. With your fast progress you will easily run through this build before I even have a chance at test running my Imara  :-)
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on March 10, 2020, 12:45:00 pm

Thanks Dom,
I am pretty sure your excellent Imara will be in the water before my Maggie M.


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on March 20, 2020, 01:05:21 am

I did work on the wheelhouse and it is almost done. Couldn't resist to spray paint some small items in a cardboard box.


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Tafelspitz on March 20, 2020, 07:55:20 am
Amazing! That's very homy, Wilhelm  :-)
Dom
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on March 20, 2020, 03:56:03 pm
Thanks Dom :-)
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Gudmund on March 21, 2020, 07:39:00 pm
Very nicely done.


I especially like the electrical component shelf.


Gudmund
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on March 21, 2020, 09:14:24 pm

Thanks Gudmund  :-))


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on May 03, 2020, 10:57:23 pm

We did have a couple of nice days and I finally could manage some painting. Not done yet, but she is coming along now. 


I hope you enjoy the pictures.


Wilhelm







Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Tafelspitz on May 04, 2020, 06:58:54 am
Very nice indeed, Wilhelm! Lovely build, congrats so far!
How does the (presumably much more modern) kit compare to the "classic" Imara kit?
Dom
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Dreadnought on May 04, 2020, 09:48:20 am

Very nice!  :-)) :-))
Your making me want one lol  {-) {-)
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on May 04, 2020, 01:04:46 pm

Thanks guys. ok2 ok2


@Dom
So far I did build three models made by "Caldercraft and three by "Modelslipway". Overall the instructions by MS are much more detailed than the ones from Caldercraft. .The same is valid for the accuracy of the plans, In the end, every model has its own character and challenges. I don't mind the kits of either company, both create wonderful models.


Wilhelm 
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: pufferfish on May 04, 2020, 04:57:50 pm
Great work.  :-))
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on May 05, 2020, 12:00:56 pm

Thanks Ralf. :}


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on May 07, 2020, 09:18:51 pm

Almost, almost done. :} Still waiting for some rigging material and lettering. :((


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on May 08, 2020, 03:48:52 pm

Hi guys,
I want to fly the correct flag on the Maggie M. Which one of the two, the "Union Jack" or the "Red Ensign"?
Thanks for your time.


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Taranis on May 08, 2020, 05:50:10 pm
Splash out and use both  O0


A really wonderful build, I know how unforgiving cameras can be in detailed shots where the naked eye would not notice anything but yours looks top drawer  :-)


Meanwhile I'm asking a fisherman from Scarborough for you
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Taranis on May 08, 2020, 05:58:06 pm
Ensign
(https://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=1815955)


(https://photos.marinetraffic.com/ais/showphoto.aspx?photoid=1947394)
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on May 08, 2020, 07:01:01 pm

Thanks Andy
for your kind words and the quick response to my question.  :-)) That works out great because I still have a "Red Ensign" in my parts shelf. O0


Kind Regards
Wilhelm


Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on June 05, 2020, 03:26:35 pm

Hi guys,
still waiting for parts from England. In the meantime I decided to add some interior lights to the wheelhouse. I did remove the 4 tiny screws holding the roof the wheelhouse and removed the false ceiling which covered the wiring for the deck lights. I drilled three wholes in the false ceiling and added three LED's (warm white). The current to the high intensity LED's was limited to 1mA with a resistor. The result shows in the pictures.


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on July 31, 2020, 03:00:49 pm

Hi,


I finally finished my new "launch pad" for my boats and send the "Maggie M" on her maiden voyage.  Overall she behaved very well on the water. With the becker rudder she almost turns on a dime. I have to add some more ballast because at higher speed she leans quite a bit in sharper turns. The crew doesn't like it  >>:-(


Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: derekwarner on July 31, 2020, 10:22:12 pm
Congratulations Wilhelm  :-))  .....she looks superb on the water....and her stationary water line appears fine ................ Derek
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Taranis on July 31, 2020, 10:48:05 pm
Enjoyed indeed Wilhelm and quite envious of your launch pad your pond and your MaggieM  8) :kiss:
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: roycv on July 31, 2020, 11:14:16 pm
That is a great model both inside and out.  I see from the name as Maggie M mbe is that Model Boat Enthusiast?
Best regards
Roy
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on August 01, 2020, 12:52:52 am
Thanks guys for your nice comments, very much appreciated.


@Roy
MBE meaning Member of the British Empire.


Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Leaky Bottom on August 01, 2020, 10:59:39 am
Very nice model & very well photographed too :-))
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Akira on August 01, 2020, 11:44:39 am
Very nice! How is the fishing?
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on August 01, 2020, 02:26:19 pm
Thanks guys.


Fishing is very bad, left the trawl at shore  {-)
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Taranis on August 18, 2020, 04:58:57 pm
Hi Wilhelm.
I note in your opening post you said you used a 40mm propeller, was this supplied by Slipway or your own choice? The Slipway webshop lists the prop as 50mm
Thank you
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: awvs on August 18, 2020, 05:14:34 pm
Hi Andy,
you are right, it was a typo. I did use a 50mm 4blade brass prop (as shown in the picture of the kort nozzle). Sorry, my mistake.


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Trawler Maggie M
Post by: Taranis on August 18, 2020, 05:16:22 pm
Thank you  :-)