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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2009, 09:40:59 PM »

Hi Richard,

Looks like you will have this finished way before my Milford Star!!

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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2009, 09:43:56 PM »


P.S.

Sorry, I forgot to say how good she looks!! :-)) :-))
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2009, 06:34:00 PM »

Done a bit more  .
Fitted the deck planking to fore deck
Fitted anchor hawes, anchor winch and anchors.
Fitted remaining portholes that arrived yesterday.
Fitted tarpaulin ( old t shirt ) to hold cover.
Fitted cargo winch
Fitted handrail around fore deck.
Painted another coat of paint to funnel.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2009, 06:49:50 PM »

Today I made and fitted the companionway handrails and painted all the handrails.

I then made a start on the masts and rigging.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2009, 07:54:06 PM »

hi there Dicky

quick scribble of one method of securing a tarpauline down onto a hatch;  as you requested  :-)) :-))

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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2009, 06:39:59 PM »

Completed the rigging.

Completed the tarpaulin on the hold ( thanks John )

Better slow down as I shall soon be finished and I dont want another bo**ocking from the wife because I'm gaining on her wages.









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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2009, 06:42:12 PM »

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Better slow down as I shall soon be finished and I dont want another bo**ocking from the wife because I'm gaining on her wages.

Try scratchbuilding Richard, then she can pay by instalments..... %)

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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2009, 06:45:46 PM »

This one isn't a kit Colin, that's why I've been phoning John every day. >>:-(
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2009, 06:52:30 PM »

Blimey Richard, you polished of that stern rigging in record time!! :-))
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« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2009, 07:59:41 PM »

Hey there Dicky, we gotta slow you doon - that build is looking really good my mate.

Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Further to our conversation earlier  :-)) :-)) have you ever thought about building a model of an offshore diving vessel - I was thinking along the lines of 'The Seaforth Clansman' plan number is MM1308 - I do know you can purchase a styrene hull for this model and that would overcome one of the drawbacks which we discussed.

The reason I was thinking of the Seaforth Clansman for you - is - it has plenty of scope in it - i.e. you could have the crane working; the diving bell operating as well - she has a moon pool - plus the fact she also has bow/stern thrusters along with Kort nozzles - these you could have operating independently - she also has fire monitors - if you wanted to build her with them operating.

Lot of variety/working features here - which could be built into this model....plus the good side IT WILL SLOW YOU DOWN  %%

A lot of this model could be scratch built too.

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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2009, 08:07:13 PM »

Don't know John, I could be dead before I finished that lot.  {:-{
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2009, 06:51:54 PM »

Well its finished.
Just got to stop the wife arranging for us to go to weddings and christenings, then she can take me to the lake for the maiden voyage.
Still got to give my Milford Star its maiden voyage.











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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2009, 07:12:10 PM »

Very nice, a lot of character in this boat. I bet she will look great on the water, good luck on her maiden voyage!
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« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2009, 07:24:56 PM »

Congratulations Richard on a superb model, beautifully built and finished. Let us know when she finally hits the water...

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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2009, 08:27:30 PM »

oooo lad, one model rudder upside doon, this one ya lazy ya aint painted the anchor - get the crew busy painting that anchor either black or broon - make a canny scratch builder oot of yee one day...

Aye, you have made a cracking job of this model mate, well done.

wots next  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2009, 10:29:31 AM »


A lovely job there, Dicky. I'll bet your pleased with that, it really is a super job. Now you get off to those engagements and enjoy yourself.  ok2

What's next in line ? Anything waiting in the wings ?   

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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2009, 11:13:30 AM »

Thanks chaps.
Don't know what I might do next as I have got to let the wifes wages catch up with my spending Ken.
I think she thinks 10 boats in two years is enough for anyone.
We will see. ;)
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer Maiden Voyage
« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2009, 03:25:15 PM »

Took her for her maiden voyage today, excellent.







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« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2009, 03:29:37 PM »

that looks smashing on the water there my mate 10/10 for that model  :-)) :-))

I would have been putting pics of the Spashett on - gave her - her maiden voyage today - forgot the owld Brownie Box camera  %% %% next time pics will be on here as well.   Been good sailing day today.  Nippy now again!!!!

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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2009, 03:45:03 PM »

Congratulations Richard, she looks great on the water!!!!!

Best
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2009, 03:48:23 PM »

For some reason she had a slight list to port when floated, so she spent the morning with a screwdriver wedged under the prop shaft.
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« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2009, 03:49:05 PM »

give No Mustang Mark a call for one of his fogger units!

apart from no smoke, looks a pearl :) hopefully she will have many happy wet miles ahead of her
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2009, 03:51:34 PM »

No more room inside, it is full of battery to ballast her down [and lead]
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« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2009, 03:55:16 PM »

No more room inside, it is full of battery to ballast her down [and lead]

I know that feeling, I have had to order a battery from component shop that is stacked like a pyramid of barrels so I can get weight OUT of Nord Icelandia.  I need to get the CG changed, replace the battery in Nord Icelandia with a 5cell ni-cad type and maybe 3 small lead plates the same area of the face of the gel cell, loose around 100g, (weight of a 4cell AA pack, and the lead plates on the floor will get the weight lower down.
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Re: Coastal Tramp Steamer
« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2009, 06:38:45 PM »

She really looks the business Richard. Brilliant... :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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