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Author Topic: Imara - Hunting down more details  (Read 18456 times)

nhp651

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Re: Imara - Hunting down more details
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2009, 11:55:13 PM »

and the next few :-))
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nhp651

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« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2009, 12:00:05 AM »

And that's yerrrr lot, O0 O0 O0 {-) %%
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Brian Roberts

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« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2009, 11:31:55 AM »

Got to the stage with my Imara build where I'm trying to make some realistic looking "grab ropes" (don't know the nautical term) for the lifeboats but I'm having no success.
Any help would be appreciated!
Brian
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nhp651

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« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2009, 03:21:06 PM »

I have always used on this scale, Brian, 1/32" split flat brass wire( supplied by James Lane stanchions in a roll) and made little eye rings.

Glue these into the thwarts and then string them and tie each loop with a thin cotton.

String and cotton has a twist to the shank, ie. if it is strung the wrong way it will twist out of shape no matter what you do. Most twists go clockwise, and so start stringing yout boat from aft port side, working round to the bow.

On the starboard side, start from the bow and work towards aft.
in that way your rope safety lines won't twist out of shape.

Once strung, a blob of superglue worked into the "rope to give a nice long loop in it will finish it off.
you can just about see the little ring lets on the two boats shown in the pic.

Please excuse the dust, though.lol {-) %% <:( <:(
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Brian Roberts

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« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2009, 09:20:28 PM »

Hi NHP651
Many thanks for the "rope" on lifeboats' instructions, looks good so I'll give it a go.
Brian
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Bungie 247

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Re: Imara - Hunting down more details
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2009, 11:12:52 PM »

WoW so many replies and so many photos :}    I am sorry that I haven't been here for a while but it turns out that my "notify" was off and so this is all such a pleasent suprise. Special thanks to rmasmaster for the Perseverance photo, it is so cool to actually get to see the real vessel for the first time. I personally think that the addition of the aft mast makes her look even better, it seems to add overall balance. Does anyone else have any photos of the real deal?

Martin.  %%
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Duke

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« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2009, 03:23:37 PM »

There is a picture of my converted Imara to the Navy version Perseverance
As Bungie 247 pointed out it looks better with the rear mast, note also the extra
stove Chimneys and closed bridge because it was sailing in the uk a lot colder that it was original
built for

Duke
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Brian Roberts

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Re: Imara - Hunting down more details
« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2009, 11:38:55 AM »

Good morning Duke
I've recently finished my Imara build and am looking for a new challenge! What I have in mind is another Imara (did I hear someone say he must be losing his marbles?) which I would like to convert to the Perseverance.
If you, or any other Mayhemmers could provide me with any information or pics relating to the Perseverance I would be most grateful.
I already have the only photograph (?) available of the original boat, that's the one showing her full length starboard side.
Thanks in anticipation
Brian
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tugnut

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Re: Imara - Hunting down more details
« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2009, 08:20:29 PM »

Hi duke ialso put a mast on mine .your model looks great with modified bridge O0 O0

HI brian that is one nice model.

 regards John B
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Kaskazi

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Re: Imara - Hunting down more details
« Reply #59 on: September 30, 2009, 10:21:43 PM »

That's a nice model Brian! There is another (B&W) photo of Imara in her guise as Perseverence and taken from the port bow quarter. PM me with your email addy and I'll show you! Incidentally, it clearly shows the anchor very close to the water line. In this photo, she still has an open bridge.

I would have posted a link, but it seems not to work any more.

The further info I have is:

Registered:
425 GRT, displ.12000t,  L38,50m  (116'9"x28'6"x13') - salv.
2 scr, 2x T3cyl, coal fired, 515ihp each (1100ihp total), sp 12kn, bp 10,5t

IMARA
1930: Built by "Fleming & Ferguson Ltd" at Paisley (GBR)
1930 -20/08: completed for the Crown Colonies at Dar-es-Salam at Tanganyika (price 29,400)
1931 -15/04: delivered to "Tanganyika Railway Co", stationed at Dar-es-Salam at Tanganyika (arrived 11/05/1931)
1932: purchased by the UK Royal Navy, based at Chatham (GBR) under the Captain of Dockyard, renamed PERSEVERANCE
1934: based at Devonport (GBR)
1944: returned to Chatham (GBR)
1958: for breaking up to "British Iron and Steel Corp" (GBR)
1960: broken up

And have you seen George McAuley's pics on this site:
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Modellers2/george_mc_aulay/index.htm
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Brian Roberts

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« Reply #60 on: October 04, 2009, 08:02:14 PM »

Help needed!
I'm looking for four Carley Floats for my Perseverance, each about 100mm long. Don't mind if they're resin or vac formed.
Many thanks
Brian
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Re: Imara - Hunting down more details
« Reply #61 on: October 04, 2009, 08:16:19 PM »

What scale is your Perseverance ?
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Re: Imara - Hunting down more details
« Reply #62 on: October 04, 2009, 08:19:51 PM »

Dicky,
The Caldercraft Imara is 1/32 Scale.

Bob
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« Reply #63 on: October 04, 2009, 08:52:00 PM »

Sorry could only find 1:24 scale.

You could make them with Balsa wood.
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Brian Roberts

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« Reply #64 on: October 04, 2009, 09:09:11 PM »

Thanks Bob and Dicky, yes it's the Caldercraft version at 1/32nd scale.
Brian
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Re: Imara - Hunting down more details
« Reply #65 on: October 04, 2009, 10:08:52 PM »

Look in Mobile Marine Models, Fellini Fittings
http://www.mobilemarinemodels.com/acatalog/Life_Rafts.html

Carly Float HardyCast
This float can seen on many of the older boats... doubles-up as a deck bench/seat.
L.o.a. 2 1/16"/ 52mm
width. 15/16"/ 24mm
ht. 1/2"/ 12.5mm
Priced at 1.65 sterling
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« Reply #66 on: January 18, 2010, 04:58:56 AM »

Hi, this is not so much a reply as a question. I have spent the last hour looking at all the help I can find, but I still can't find the button to press to start a new topic.

(Thanks for any ) Help! :((

Steam Head
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« Reply #67 on: January 18, 2010, 06:17:05 AM »

come on Ozzie [steamhead] .....

just back space [ARROW LEFT <-----]
scroll down to your chosen Subject folder from the forum listing
open that & to the top right you see {New Subject}

 {-) %%....Derek  :-))
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Re: Imara - Hunting down more details
« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2010, 08:50:29 PM »


Hi Bungie.
Try this site, it has some very good photo's of Chatham Royal Dockyard based tugs and thier histories.



http://www.riverman.gotdns.com/gallery/index.php
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