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Coastal Tramp Steamer
« on: February 12, 2009, 06:38:10 PM »

Had a hull, wasn't sure what to do with it.

Anyway decided to do something on the lines of the old Ben Line coasters.

Could not obtain the right drawings so I am working off photographs mainly supplied by Footski. Thanks Barrie.

The hull isnt exactly correct but its not far off.

The first thing to do was raise the rear bulwarks to match the height of the bow,  this  was done in plasticard.

I then fiitted the propshaft and motor.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 06:56:49 PM »

The next thing to do was make a rudder using brass rod, brass tube and plasticard.

This I did following bluebirds instructions in his FREDERICK SPASHETT THE DRIFTER TRAWLER BUILD

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=13888.msg133177#msg133177

Thanks John

Once this was done the servo was fitted.

The electrics were then connected temporarily and the motor and rudder were checked out.  :-))

I am using a 540MFA motor and an Mtronics Viper15 plug and play ESC, no setting up.

The decks were then cut to the correct size and rested on a bearer that I had fixed previously to check they fitted.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 06:59:29 PM »

Just one more.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 08:23:08 PM »

Just looking at your build ,very good ,how you get these ideas in your head ,beats me ,i have had a hull ,a coaster ,the Merchantic  ?nice looking ,and i wonder ,i have no plans ,how do i go about it   ?.plus also ,my typing is a load of rubbish ,that and other things put me of asking ,  just can,t get a start these days ,  anyhow i shall be looking at what you do next   ,   many thanks.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 08:39:31 PM »

Its fairly easy Dave.

You take 5 photos, 2 side elevations and a plan view full frame on your camera, then you take a rear and front view and photos of any details.

You measure your hull length on the photo and divide your actual hull by this measurement.

Measure your dimensions on the photo and times them by your previous total to give you the dimensions on your model.

Not exactly accurate but near enough.

Dont give your model the name of an existing ship or your rivet counters will tell you where you've gone wrong.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 11:17:04 PM »

another build eh dicky?

you put the rest of us to shame
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 08:17:35 AM »

another build eh dicky?

you put the rest of us to shame
Stuck at home, nothing else to do Rob.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 09:20:36 AM »

Richard,

I thought you had been quiet for a day or so.....A cracking start my friend. How did you attach the rear bulwarks to the grp hull?
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 09:24:15 AM »

Richard,

I thought you had been quiet for a day or so.....A cracking start my friend. How did you attach the rear bulwarks to the grp hull?

Cyano glue and a cover fillet of plasticard fixed with plastic weld Barry.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 06:00:49 PM »

Right, finished off the electrics, fixed ESC, fixed receiver, fixed fuse.

Fixed the battery tray. Going to need a lot of Ballast in the stern.

Glued in decks, filled round the edges and the ran diluted epoxy resin around the underneath perimeter of the deck.

Fixed the wash port covers.

Started on the bridge part of the superstructure.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 05:14:50 PM »

Fixed the raised piece on the bow

Fixed the braces to the bulwarks.

Fixed the handrail.

Doesn't seem much for a days work. %)
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2009, 05:16:16 PM »

There must be a name for "...the raised piece at the front..." ?

Roger in France
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2009, 05:27:50 PM »

Fixed the raised piece on the bow

Fixed the braces to the bulwarks.

Fixed the handrail.

Doesn't seem much for a days work. %)

Seems like that every day for me. I sometimes wish I could see myself at work to see how the time passes and the boat progresses so slowly.

Good work by the way.

All the best
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009, 06:40:26 PM »

Started on the bridge superstructure.

This is constructed of plasticard sandwiched between two thin sheets of birch ply.

The lighting in the photos is awful and it does look better in real life. Honest.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2009, 07:56:38 PM »

hi ya Dicky,

I know you are waiting for a comment from me about your new build  %)  (as per normal) like you have the rudder on upside down - can I make one comment - if you have a look at the Cervia build you might see how I put a false 'rudder post' and also a support around the propeller.    If you add one of these to your build it would finish your tail end off nicely.

Now, we have seen your modelling with plasticard and wood - I hope your next build will be a complete hull and fittings - because despite what you say to me - I think we all have a lot to learn from your builds  :-)) :-)) :-))

aye and I hope you get your electric put back on soon - cos Im sick of seeing them plugs and sockets on the bench - get em screwed to the wall and give yourself a bit more room  ;D {-) %%

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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2009, 08:27:09 PM »

Hi John thanks for the comments. Re the electric sockets, I have just had a look at your Cervia build, need I say more ?  <*<
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2009, 08:36:32 PM »

 <*< <*< woooo at least mine as in sockets is screwed to the warl and the mess is above me bench sometimes apart from the mess in which I am trying to build  >>:-( if you get me drift  :-)) %) :D :embarrassed: {-) <*< <*< <*<
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2009, 04:41:02 PM »

Cut out for and made and fixed the hawes.

Sprayed the the inside of the bulwarks and the exterior of the hull.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2009, 06:16:19 PM »

Wow....Slow down or ypou will onto the next before long.......Looking great though Richard

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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2009, 07:15:20 PM »

Had to repaint the antifouling on the hull as it was a bit low at the front.

Fitted the coamings round deck openings.

Started on the superstructure.

Put together 2 winches and a capstan.

Painted a load of white metal fittings, though I still have some more to come.

Fixed the bridge and the bridge ladders.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2009, 06:32:11 PM »

Did a bit more today.

Fixed the skylights.

Fixed the water tank

Made and fixed the galley chimney.

Made and fixed the funnel.

Fixed the doors and scuttles.

Gave complete superstructure one coat of paint.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2009, 08:53:03 PM »

Richard,

I have to say she is looking very good. I particularly like the way you have piut the superstructure on the right way round......Unlike some of us!! :-))
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2009, 06:05:40 PM »

Fixed the davits and companionways.

Fixed rear capstan.

Assembled and gave coat of paint to lifeboats.

Fixed bollards to rear deck.

Not a lot for a days work.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2009, 11:12:13 AM »


Sometimes a day's work does not become apparent until later.  She's coming on superbly, Richard. I'm following her with interest. Well done to you.

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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2009, 01:09:27 PM »

Thanks Ken  :-))
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