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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #100 on: January 25, 2009, 08:57:25 PM »

Thanks Neil, a great help.  :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #101 on: January 25, 2009, 09:09:26 PM »

Dicky, after all ya moaning and complaining  :P :P about the plans and lack of info - that to me my friend looks one good model and you have made a brilliant job of it -  :-)) :-)) at least yours have more chance of seeing the watta -  :-)) :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #102 on: January 25, 2009, 09:10:59 PM »

no problems, Richard.
the old sidewinders were incredibly labour intensive.
it was always a game we played in the late50's with my mates to see how many crew men we could spot on an in or outward bound trawler from Fleetwood beach.
they used to stand everywhere waving to their loved ones.
sadly, sometimes, thinking back, that would be the last sight some lads would ever see. {:-{ {:-{
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #103 on: January 26, 2009, 10:26:01 AM »

I am sure Neil is right about the full ship's compliment. I was thinking more about "populating" a model.

If you attempted to show the full crew she would look like a pleasure steamer!

Given that many of the crew will be below decks working or resting I would only put 4/5 visible crew on such a model to prevent her looking cluttered.

Roger in France.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #104 on: January 26, 2009, 11:54:57 AM »

Hi roger, please forgive me if I came over as a "clever " b******R.
I was just giving Richard a choice of where he could "stick em" when he chose which crew members to depict.
However  as lads in our youth,we were once counting every member of an inbound trawler and counted EVERY member of the crew all standing here there and everywhere, and stood pondering HOW the trawler was steering herself down the twisty channel into fleetwood.
It wasn't until we read the local rag later that week and found that there was infact the bosun steering the ship.
The "EXTRA" crewman had been a stowaway lad who'd wanted a few weeks off school!!!
I know which I'd have chose??? {-) %% :}
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #105 on: January 26, 2009, 01:14:58 PM »

Neil,

Never thought you were being a clever b****** for a moment. You were answering correctly, I was not but was answering what I thought was the question!.

In my grandfather's day in the Plymouth fishing fleet, stowaways were treated to the roughest patch of sea that could be found on the fishing grounds. Most were put ashore....green and crying for mum. The ones who were not were offered a job!

Roger in France
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #106 on: January 26, 2009, 01:22:42 PM »

You two carry on amongst yourselves, I'm off to paint some figures  :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2009, 04:45:04 PM »

there were two lads from my secondary ( long before Comprehensives were a twinkle in Maggie thatchers eye) school who  decided to stow away on an Icelandic bound trawler from Fleetwood for a pleasure trip.
They avoided the "night watchman" for the company and got under the sheets of one of the lifeboats ready for an early morning sailing.
they had taken a bag full of butties and pop and thought that if they stayed under cover for 36 hours they wouldn't be put ashore in Oban.a favorite port of call for refueling anf off loading sick or trouble makers.
After 30 hours or so they came from under the covers to find.......................she'd been slipped on Prestons slip in the fish dock at Fleetwood for a new propellor and a repaint, and had moved exactly........................ 50 yards
One of them eventually went on to be fleetwood's youngest skipper and his mate became a co owner with him in a trawler some years later.
So it didn't put them off!!, but still brings a smile to my face> {-) {-) %%
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #108 on: January 27, 2009, 05:32:51 PM »

Right I think I am more or less finished.

Today I completed the rigging, varnished the boat and attached my previously crew members

The electrics are complete except fot the aerial.

The lettering is nearly finished though I have just realized that I need some larger lettering for the numbers on the Hull. This I have just ordered from Barrys Model Lettering

( www.modellettering.com ) so that will be here soon.

Can anyone tell me what size of mesh the nets would have been, and the rough size of the nets ?
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #109 on: January 27, 2009, 05:45:25 PM »

That's looking very nice indeed Richard. Hope she handles as well as she looks.

Colin
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2009, 05:52:48 PM »

Richard,

Sorry I can't answer your question, but she looks great, a real credit to you amigo.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #111 on: January 27, 2009, 10:32:51 PM »

Thanks guys, someone on here must know  {:-{
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #112 on: January 27, 2009, 10:38:49 PM »

Richard, obviously mesh size would depend on the expected catch. This site might possibly help: http://www.fishinggauges.com/regulation.php

Colin
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #113 on: January 28, 2009, 12:04:14 AM »

hi, Richard
on a ship that size the net would be approximately 80 - 100 foot in length from headrope to cod end, giving a scale length of 20 - 25 inches long with a scale mesh of about 1/16th inch diamond shape pattern.
hope the sketches enclosed are of some use to you.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #114 on: January 28, 2009, 10:46:18 AM »

Thanks Neil just what I needed  :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #115 on: January 28, 2009, 12:40:51 PM »

So you're out to dredge Setley pond now, are you Richard? :} Should be fun!

She's looking great, a real credit to you.

Danny (the older one!)
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #116 on: January 28, 2009, 03:01:17 PM »


Hi Richard

You've made a lovely craft there. Now that's something for us all to aim for. Beautiful workmanship. Thanks for showing us.  :-))

Have you tried the netting from the fruit shop? They have various sizes and colours to contain their produce.  ;)

Cheers

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2009, 04:44:00 PM »

Danny thought I might try and find my PT boats superstructure though strictly speaking its a war grave as some of the crew went down with it.

Ken thanks for the comments and the tip, I will have to get the wife to try and find a greengrocer. :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #118 on: January 28, 2009, 05:07:44 PM »

So whats next?

Bob
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #119 on: January 28, 2009, 08:00:26 PM »

Richard, perhaps you should scatter some scale flowers over the site, in that case?

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #120 on: January 28, 2009, 08:03:49 PM »

So whats next?

Bob
Thought I might use that spare hull that I have and maybe scratch build an old tramp steamer Bob.  :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #121 on: January 28, 2009, 08:05:23 PM »

Richard, perhaps you should scatter some scale flowers over the site, in that case?

Danny
Was going to scatter my son over the site when he lost it Danny <*<
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #122 on: January 28, 2009, 10:07:42 PM »

Hi Dicky
I like that very much, all it needs now is the grey paint and a 4" stuck on the fo'csle...
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #123 on: February 20, 2009, 10:01:03 PM »

Hi Richard,

Is there a chance that you could take a photo of the R/C gear installed in the finished model?
Also, where did you put the ariel ?

Many thanks

Dale.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #124 on: February 21, 2009, 09:46:59 AM »

Rx and Esc on either side of the hull just in front of the front hatch.

The antenna I ran up the front mast.

If the photo is not clear enough let me know and I will take another one.
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