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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #75 on: January 16, 2009, 11:09:05 AM »

Hi   Dicky         
nice build, but has the rudder been put on upside down   %) {-) {-)


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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #76 on: January 16, 2009, 01:33:12 PM »

Cheeky bu**er John, cause not.

Whats that canoe you are building doing in the house ? {:-{
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #77 on: January 22, 2009, 06:28:28 PM »

Well my mast fittings have turned up, but first a few photos of what I have built while I have been waiting.

Wife has got fed up with her tug so wanted something faster. Seeing as I rely on her for my pocket money I didnt argue.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #78 on: January 22, 2009, 06:32:17 PM »

Anyway as I said, my mast fittings have turned up so I have fitted them to the masts and derrick and I have started fitting the first mast.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #79 on: January 22, 2009, 06:42:22 PM »

Richard,

She is really looking good. Please keep the photos coming.

It is amazing how the rubbing strakes make the water line look curved!

Roger in France.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #80 on: January 22, 2009, 08:51:14 PM »

Looking great Richard, will look forward to seeing her on Setley Pond later this year.
Roger, I think it's a 'h'optical illusion, or in your case in La Belle France, a grape-tical one! %)

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #81 on: January 22, 2009, 09:54:44 PM »

Yes, it must be an illusion - i noticed that his trouser belt did the same thing  {-) {-) {-)

Oh, alright - It's a very nice model Richard  :-))

(but this doesn't mean I'm going to make a habit of being NICE to you)   :-X

Danny (the real one!)
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #82 on: January 22, 2009, 10:08:18 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys and Danny.

The waterline is actually straight. I know this because as John will tell you, I thought it looked odd myself so I floated it and its OK. :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #83 on: January 22, 2009, 10:24:13 PM »

Oh well Dicky,
Whatever floats your boat    :-))

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #84 on: January 22, 2009, 11:12:58 PM »

Hi Richard
Just been looking at your Milford Star, what a beauty, just shows what can be achieved if you are determined enough even with poor health.
I noticed on one of your photos a number of crewmen in various poses and since I'm building a 1/32nd Imara I'm keen to get some similar figures.
If you, or any of the tug boat boys could give me some info. regarding suppliers I'd be most grateful.
Look after yourself
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #85 on: January 22, 2009, 11:36:23 PM »

Hi Richard,

I'm a recent addition to this Forum.

I bought a Milford Star kit recently. Got it from a model railway enthusiast who bought it new, took one look in the box and stowed it in his cupboard. One of his mates told me he was looking to sell it. I popped over to his place and he refused to accept any more than 70.00 !

The kit is still in it's box, sitting atop my wardrobe, waiting in the queue.

I'm glad I didn't rush into it now - I'm gonna follow your build to completion and take onboard the pitfalls of this kit and how you overcame them.

Judging by comments of others, this kit aint for the feint-hearted !

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #86 on: January 23, 2009, 04:15:18 PM »

Got stuck into the masts and rigging today.

Although it appears that the rigging is shown on the drawing, only part of it is.

Carried on regardless and hoped I've got it right.

I am short on a number of fittings but as you cant really tell what you need untill you need it I am making them myself out of scrap brass and white metal.

I do appear to be running out of parts so I must be nearing completion O0
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #87 on: January 23, 2009, 05:03:49 PM »

Hi DickyD,

congratulations, your model looks really great.
Best
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #88 on: January 23, 2009, 05:08:28 PM »

Thankyou Wilhelm. :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #89 on: January 23, 2009, 05:19:04 PM »

Richard, she's looking great :-)) let's hope she sails as well as she looks, roll on the decent weather!!!

Danny (the seventy-year-old one, so presumably I was first? ;D)
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #90 on: January 23, 2009, 06:21:34 PM »

Hi DickyD,
forgot to ask what kind of prop you are using? I mounted a black 50mm 3 bladed plastic prop. It works fine but it doesn't look so good. I might switch to a brass one.

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #91 on: January 23, 2009, 09:03:15 PM »

Hi Wilhelm
At the moment I have a 45mm 3 bladed brass prop so will have to see how it behaves.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #92 on: January 23, 2009, 09:05:29 PM »

Richard, she's looking great :-)) let's hope she sails as well as she looks, roll on the decent weather!!!

Danny (the seventy-year-old one, so presumably I was first? ;D)
Definitely not the daftest Danny.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #93 on: January 23, 2009, 11:14:58 PM »

He   :kiss:  me really - he's just too butch to show it   :P :P

(a mere sprog at only 61 - does this mean I can only have one 'N'   <:( <:( <:( )

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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #94 on: January 23, 2009, 11:26:14 PM »

hope you don't mind me saying Richard but she really should have a lovely four blade prop on as steam trawlers would have done in reality. looks much more pukka too. :-))
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #95 on: January 25, 2009, 06:01:01 PM »

Today I carried on with the rigging and sail.
I hate white metal fittings where they are used structurally as they break to easily. Its only a matter of time before the jib and sail part company with the superstructure roof as the only thing holding it on is a white metal fitting which has a 1.5mm pin in the roof and the same into the end of the jib.
I am also having to make block and tackle as they were not in the kit and I cant be bothered waiting for them to be delivered.
Still, having moaned about this kit all the way through, now it is nearing completion it really is quite impressive.
Not a lot more to do.
Needs a coat of varnish, needs the wiring to the batteries to be completed, needs paint touching up and it needs a crew.
Can someone tell me how many crew she would have had please.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #96 on: January 25, 2009, 06:08:21 PM »

Looks great, Richard.

I would guess no more than 4/5 crew.

Roger in France
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #97 on: January 25, 2009, 06:39:00 PM »

Richard,

She looks nearly finished to me.......What's next apart from the Lifeboat?
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #98 on: January 25, 2009, 06:52:18 PM »

Barry the lifeboat is finished apart from the crew which are coming from George Turner.

I have a hull that I might use to scratch build a tramp steamer.
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Re: Milford Star
« Reply #99 on: January 25, 2009, 08:32:53 PM »

1 skipper
1 bosun
1 mate
1 cook
1 wireless operater,
1 chief engineer,
1 second engineer
1 or 2 firemen(coal shovellers
2-3 deckies
1 deckie learner
1 brassie
That was on the smaller trawlers like Milford Star was. the larger trawlers such as St Nectan that mountfleet does would have had between 18 and 22 crewmen.
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