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SteamboatPhil

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Springer Barge
« on: November 22, 2008, 07:15:06 PM »

Having built several springers I thought it was about time I had something to push / pull (should be ok for the tug when I've built it as well)
So while I was exhibiting at the Midlands ME, I was opposite Mobile Marine Models, and after several agonising seconds, there new vac formed barge hull was purchased (amongst other things) Ok first problem, I have never worked with this material before only ever building in wood, but what better place to have a master class than the ME exhibition. So after a quick chat with Bryan from MMM, off to SHG for glue, spare sheet and another lesson, back to my stand and a chat with Ron from the Daventry club and I was armed with enough info and potential to really get myself in a mess / stuck to plastic / melt the whole thing into a blob of ABS gue.
So to the workshop, hummm take knife in hand and attack !!! Ok now I have several (big) bits of plastic----hummmm. So a quick call to Stavros who points me in the direction of what to next and I'm off again. All is going well, and its almost all together when I discover (the hard way) that cyno really will not work at 9pm at night in a cold workshop, the only thing it would stick was of course me to me.
So finally this morning (in a warm workshop )I managed to put on the wooden "bump" rail around the hull. Not sure if barges have them, but a least I got some wood into the build. I chose not to use the "cargo forms" that you get with the kit at the moment and decided to go for a sand barge. So cut out template, sandwich the styrene sheet, warm with a heat gun, make like sand piles, leave to cool, trim cover with glue (uhu) then sprinkle silver sand (which had been dried in the oven--Mrs Steamboat was out )over the top. I turned up the 6 bollards, which are bolted through the deck which has an additional bit of 3mm styrene under each bollard for strength. So here are a few pics of the build and the finished hull. I just need to ballast it with some lead sheet, but no one is having a bath at the moment.
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Re: Springer Barge
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 07:18:16 PM »

View showing one of the sand "piles"before trimming, and the finished hull, not sure if I should weather it.  :-)
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Re: Springer Barge
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 09:21:57 PM »

What? No Flash steam setup?!?!?  ok2
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Re: Springer Barge
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 09:29:42 PM »

.... and after several agonising seconds, there new vac formed barge hull was purchased

I turned up the 6 bollards, which are bolted through the deck which has an additional bit of 3mm styrene under each bollard for strength.


Oh dear... oh dear... oh dear...  <:(

A STYRENE barge...  :o for a Springer...  {-)

Take me lord, I've seen it ALL now...  O0
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Re: Springer Barge
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 09:34:45 PM »

My (small, Mk I) Springer barge..  :-))

Note the ballast / cargo..  ;)

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Re: Springer Barge
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008, 10:06:43 PM »

Sadly Martin the flash steam barge is at present a molten blob----too much solvent maybe   :embarrassed:
Ok Toes tell where your sailing and I'll be over with a couple of lead crystal glasses, only the best for your ballast  :-))
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Re: Springer Barge
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 09:25:45 AM »

Hope you have an armed escort for that cargo Toes. :-))
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Re: Springer Barge
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 06:17:46 PM »

Has there ever been any reported incidents of piracy on a model boat lake before?
if there hasn't I might be tempted to be the first, especially if thats the cargo,
forget hijacking crude oil tankers, Single malt is much more desirable, and Talisker - been
around the distillery many times, and rate it as one of the best.
 

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Re: Springer Barge
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 06:35:21 PM »

My current build here: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=9014.0

with piracy in mind. <*<
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Re: Springer Barge
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2008, 09:19:46 PM »

Hope you have an armed escort for that cargo Toes. :-))

Has there ever been any reported incidents of piracy on a model boat lake before?
if there hasn't I might be tempted to be the first, especially if thats the cargo

If you guy's want to go up against Scoot or Mustang Sally... then be my guest..  ;D
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Re: Springer Barge
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008, 06:54:44 PM »

Toesup

To heck with Mustang Sally or Scoot, Ill bring my Winchester O0 ;D or my <*< <*<

Andre
across the river in Portland Oregon

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Oh to heck with the Winchester I will find out where you live and come bother you there, that way we can enjoy it in peace! By the way it can't be that far from me maybe 15 or 20 miles at most :D :} ;D
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