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Lady Jan
« on: January 20, 2009, 08:49:34 am »

Steam Windlass....
I have now put together the Steam windlass, which after careful consideration of scratch building, decided to buy one from MMM.

I'm due to start on mine soon.
What glueee/adhesive did you use?
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 09:12:30 am »

Lasatalayas,

Welcome to the forum. I used standard super glue on mine. Instant result and no problems. Those windlass's from MMM are very good. They take a bit of cleaning up but well worth the effort. Lets see some photos of your model if possible.

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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 09:33:22 am »

Thanks for that.
Yes, Ill get some photos done but now I'm off down town to buy some paint!
By the way I'm just up the coast from you in Peñíscola.
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 12:21:26 pm »

So you are. It is about 800 kilometers by my reckoning...A cold winter we are having... :-))
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 05:46:14 pm »

Mine is actually the Lady Jan but it's still a Mobile Marine Models boat.
Here's a first picture showing the hull just painted.More to follow if you like.
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 06:01:16 pm »

Yes keep them coming :-)) :-))
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2009, 12:24:29 pm »

Here's a few more. I started this project about a year ago but in May last year became quite poorly with the rest of the year being written off from model making or other pursuits. However after some major surgery in a Spanish hospital, where the treatment was great, I'm back on the road to recovery and looking forward to 2009 being a good year.
The time off is the reason for some of the boat looking a bit dusty and mucky - Could be called ageing!
In the background to the photos is the plan which I had laminated and then mounted on a sheet of hardwood. This keeps it clean and available for reference all the time. The other plan sheets I photocopied for working use and laminated the originals to retain as safe copies.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 12:53:57 pm »

Glad you are feeling better. The Spanish health system really is good. I know as I had an operation some years ago and it was fast and very efficient. The boat is looking good and makes me feel like starting another...

Barry
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009, 01:50:37 pm »

I think that I'm getting to the stage where I need to go and buy some lead acid batteries and try connecting the motor & prop shaft.
I've got a 12V windscreen wiper type motor which is quite chunky.
I'm also going to have to invest in some RC gear to get and test a speed controller. My old aircarft RC is long gone.
I'm contemplating one of the new 2.4Ghz systems - probably Futaba rather than Spektrum as it seems to be a more complete system in the box.

I was in out of the local hospital in Vinaros quite a lot and then had four weeks in the regional hospital at Castellon. I had a room on my own, three meals a day and wonderful service form the doctors, nurses and ancillary staff. Really good.
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009, 02:58:28 pm »

For 2.4ghz radio, have a look at this..

http://r2hobbies.com/proddetail.php?prod=rcps61206_61411&utm_source=streamsend&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1813771&utm_campaign=no%20interference%20quality%202.4g%20radio%20system%20available

It is very cheap and from people who have them, very good. All you have to do is add the cost of however many servo's you want and away you go..

I run lady T on one 12volt 7.5ah battery with no problems.
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009, 03:09:25 pm »

Gosh that looks good especially the price.
Think I'll get me one.
Nine or twelve months ago I was able to find a number of makers/suppliers of electronic speed controllers, switches etc etc. Now there only seems to be Action.
What are you using and/or recommend.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2009, 04:10:35 pm »

With absolutely no doubt.....ACTion. Dave is an amazing chap and his products do exactly what they are supposed to. As Lady T is a twin screw I have one of his P94's , which is a mixer and twin esc combined in one little box. It really is brilliant. As Lady Jan is only single screw he will fix you up with one of his very good esc's at reasonable prices. Dave is FLJ on this site so you could send him a PM, or just go to his website. I think he offers a little discount for forum members, so a pm to him first may prove fruitful.

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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2009, 12:03:07 pm »

Motor installation - this is a 12/24V windscreen wiper type motor.
Low rev high power.
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2009, 12:04:28 pm »

Lifeboat davit components just sprayed with primer before assembly.
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2009, 12:06:35 pm »

and some other components
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2009, 12:07:50 pm »

Making progress - portholes and cabin doors added.
Unpainted twoing hook in situ.
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2009, 12:23:32 pm »

.....and I must say she is looking good. That motor should give you plenty of power when you need it.

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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2009, 05:15:37 pm »

Some of the crew come on board....
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2009, 05:18:07 pm »

Davits and lifeboats fitted. Railings, cowls, bollards and other fittings added. Rear mast with towing lights installed.
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2009, 07:52:26 pm »

Coming along nicely..-.
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2009, 03:50:46 pm »

I'm going to start looking at the electrics next.
Power distribution, speed controller, steam engine sound and foghorn as well as the nav & towing lights.
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2009, 04:54:19 pm »

Electrics now installed. Thabnks to Dave at action for the supply of modules.
Electronic Speed Controller, Power Distriibution Board, Steam Engine Sound, Foghorn, electronic switches and a 6W amplifier.
The sounds are very satisfying.
Just waiting for the rudder servo to arrive and it'll be time to get my feet wet.
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2009, 05:43:11 pm »

Very tidy in there...
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Re: Lady Jan
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2009, 12:06:44 pm »

First sea trials!
A couple of questions - the first one may be the proverbial how long is a piece of string.
She's obvioulsy riding high and needs ballast adding, probably needs to be at least lower in the water by an inch or so especially at the stern.
Any questions to what weight of ballast I need to add?

Secondly how much rudder throw should I have (max) - the turn is not tight enough at the moment although it may be better once all the rudder is in the water?

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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2009, 12:45:48 pm »

Looks good on that pool. I reckon you will probably need a couple of kilos of ballast. Try to use lead sheet or similar. As for its turning circle, it will certainly improve with the rudder under the water, but maybe not enough.

I reckon your build deserves it's own thread so you get more comments than just mine, there are a lot of real experts out there. I will drop Martin a message asking him if he can split it for you.

All the best

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