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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2008, 10:07:42 pm »

Very nice, very nice indeed   ;)
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2008, 08:11:39 am »

Thanks for your comments chaps.  O0
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #52 on: May 19, 2008, 11:50:08 am »

Amazing mate O0. If you put a small cooker in the shed you'd be able to eat out there and stay warm during the winter.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2008, 11:52:45 am »

No room for cooker Robert, barely room for me. ;)
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2008, 01:54:22 pm »

Looks excellent on the water I must say, nice work  O0
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2008, 06:41:38 pm »

Looking great, and it looks like it runs well too!
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2008, 09:43:46 am »

Just a bit of detailing to do TT then it will be ready. Taking my time with this one, though I reckon I might still have it on the water before John floats his tug. ;)

You Call That Taking Your Time :o :o - puts me to shame then  :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

Well done Dicky O0 O0

Martin doon under
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2008, 09:51:28 am »

Thanks Martin from doon under. ;)
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2008, 01:00:56 pm »

Looks excellent on the water I must say, nice work  O0

My sentiments exactly. Very realistic, how did you manage to get te scale of the water correct? O0
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2008, 02:16:14 pm »

Looks excellent on the water I must say, nice work  O0

My sentiments exactly. Very realistic, how did you manage to get te scale of the water correct? O0
Thanks for the comments.

As for the water, well it's not any old water, it's New Forest water, its intelligent water. O0
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #60 on: June 30, 2008, 02:22:28 pm »


Hello Richard!

I just came by from the 'Setley Manouvres' thread as promised.

I have a general adage for modelling which goes thus:

If it looks right, it *is* right.

Richard, it's right :)

I'm certainly not going to wade 10yds out into a lake with a ruler and a plan to check it!

Incidentally the '10yds away on water' is also pretty much the distance I judge 'rightness' at. :)

Job well done Richard!

-Rob
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #61 on: June 30, 2008, 02:47:44 pm »

Thanks Rob. It was a bit of a problem as there is not much info about the PGMs about. Plenty about the river craft though. All I could find was a few iffy photos that all appeared to differ. Still she does go well and my cousin got the best part of an hours running on one 9.6V 4300mAh battery pack yesterday.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #62 on: June 30, 2008, 09:19:01 pm »

Sorry to be annoying, but can I ask a question from an image on page 1?

On the post you made with the two images of the superstructure on Page 1 - where you fitted the bofors guns - I see that the chimney is not circular but an oval shape.

I'm trying to make an oval tube at the moment, but failing utterly.

Any chance you could let us in on how you made it?

Steve
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2008, 09:58:15 pm »

Tis simple Steve. You need two pieces of 18mm pipe cut overlength of funnel.

Stick them together.

Cut them top and bottom to the angle required.

Stick plasticard on bottom for base and top to seal funnel, when dry trim around pipes to form oval.

Then wrap round the two pipes with thin plasticard overlength again and hold it in position with laccy band.

Heat gently over steam and the plasticard will mould to the shape needed.

Run Stanley knife down the length of the funnel on one of the pipes through to pipe and this will give you a clean tight joint when glued.

The rest you can probably figure out for yourself.

On mine the stack was wider at the front than the back so I used two sizes of pipe ,inch and a quarter waste pipe and three quarter inch overflow pipe.
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2008, 01:32:32 pm »

Hey Dicky,

Any chance you can come over to Oz and help me with BB ::) ::)

Only then, I may have it finished by Chrissy - otherwise 2010 BB Odyessey ;) ;) ;)

Martin doon under
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Re: American PGM of the Vietnam era
« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2008, 02:19:22 pm »

Sorry Martin I'm not allowed to fly anymore and unlike you Aussies I cant afford to do it by ship.
Anyway I have a steam trawler,  a steam coaster and a tug queuing up for building apart from having to sail the others.
Hoping I can get them all done while I am still able.
So sorry, stop dreaming about bikes and get on with your boat building. ;)
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