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Xtian29

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #250 on: January 14, 2012, 11:32:12 AM »

Hello

Peter this trolley looks to be the one for your "Petite Abeille" as there is the french AEM racing stripes  :D

Umi  you have just to wait 2 months and then the opportunity to check the hull lines of Bourbon Orca with this one  http://shop.graupner.de/webuerp/servlet/AI?ARTN=2165

About the trolley. I have some heavy models with two boats around 50 kg and one 100 kg, I wil search a picture of it. I have air tyres on it (far better than hard ones) then I add 4 kg with lead block on the trolley to compensate as the wheel try to float. I was thinking to add water in the tyres but that means they are heavy for the rest of the time  %%

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #251 on: January 14, 2012, 02:45:15 PM »

Xtian,

How do you transfer your heavier models from car to trolley and back? Or, do you put the whole lot in the car together and if so, how?

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #252 on: January 14, 2012, 03:31:08 PM »

Hi Xtian

You'r right. Trolley was buildt  for the ABEILLE  ok2

But forget the hull of Gr...
The ORCA is online just ~1 jear, but nothing happens.
Umi is on the right way, to build herself hull

Peter
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #253 on: January 14, 2012, 06:52:32 PM »

I'm sorry I have no pics of my trolley with ship on it. All the time when I'm using it I'm no more available to take pictures  !!!

Tomorrow I will take some pics specialy 

I use my trolley to move the models from car to exibition or to the pound and sometime to launch and recovery when there is a launch ramp.  I have to unload the boat from car to the trolley.

But even my heavy ice breaker is easy movable by only one person when unloaded of course.   Inside the hull just at the gravity centre I fixed a steel handle. If she's 100 kg when loaded - the hull alone is 20kg.   If I want I can move it alone from the car to my trolley - Of course it's not for kids.   The superstructure is removed, also the battery (car battery easy to handle) and ballast (lead block)

It is the same for my old supply and my X-bow (actually laid up as I'm working on other project)  both of them are 50kg when loaded but around 15 kg when empty. With an handle at the gravity center - when the main deck is removed they are easy to move. For both of them even when there is no launch ramp I can launch them alone (I prefer when a second person is available  :D)  Then when afloat I'm loading the battery, the ballast, the after deck and the superstructure

For the fun : At home I've my own pound and an electrical lift able to remove the loaded boats - then there is a rail on celling and I'm able to off load the boat on a "working place trolley"  like a bench with wheel !

My 2 meters long 100kg ice breaker on the launch lift



Then the "old" supply  1,86 meters 50 kg



The picture of the x-bow on Reply #13 of this topic was taken at the same place (outdoor side of the place)

Tomorrow I'will show you my trolley, very simple and efficient.

Xtian



 
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #254 on: January 14, 2012, 06:59:46 PM »

I was just about to post, that Xtian just hangs his ships out his study window... LoL

 8)

I have seen the GR release date come go, and now change. They removed the photo a few months back.
I would prefer to build my own hull any way. Plus the 1:50 hull has the opportunity to serve as an antrieb test bed for
another builder. It is one of the reasons my Xbow has been pushed forward in my build schedule.
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #255 on: February 01, 2012, 04:14:33 PM »

Once again we inch a little closer to completion.

I have fitted all the winch deck fittings except the rescue launch - designed but yet to be made, and wound rope onto the winches.

The main deck has some wood lining on it now, but not yet varnished.

Also done, is an anchor, a couple of buoy anchors, some stud link chain and ordinary chain and fitted the rails for the auxiliary cranes to sit on.

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #256 on: February 02, 2012, 04:28:50 AM »

looking great
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #257 on: February 08, 2012, 02:47:02 PM »

Well folks, thats it, finito, complete etc!!!!!

Its been a long build, at times both frustrating and rewarding. There have been times when it nearly had a premature launch - across the workshop in frustration.

All that I need to do now is work out how the heck I am going to get it in the car :-)

When the weather improves and the ice goes and I figure out transport issues I'll get some 'on the water' pics to post.

Thanks to all of you who offered help and advice - you know who you are - and encouragement along the way.

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #258 on: February 08, 2012, 02:50:22 PM »

Looking good!

Frustrating that the water is frozen isn't it?
I'm having the same problem too at the moment, and that while I live in an area where there mostly isn't anything like frozen water or snow, but since about a week ago the water here froze too, and there is also snow.

Greetings Josse
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #259 on: February 08, 2012, 03:09:42 PM »

Ian

She looks magnificent! Well done. Like you, cannot wait to see her on the water.

Mike
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #260 on: February 08, 2012, 03:13:53 PM »

Excellent Ian, really nice and up to your usual high standard.

The maiden voyage should be interesting, dont forget the photos.

Only one problem now, what are you going to do next.

I think you have always had a build on the go since you joined the forum so you cant stop now, think of your fans
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #261 on: February 08, 2012, 03:38:37 PM »

Looks good Ian, Im ready to give a hand at the launch as soon as the ice goes.  :-))



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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #262 on: February 08, 2012, 04:07:26 PM »

, thats it, finito, complete etc!!!!!   

Humm...?
You may be the first modeller who says: END!   ;)

(For eg. I can see a emtpy davitd on left side...   ; :P  )

But the guys are rigth: She's great!  :-)) :-)) :-))
Long work to go, but result it's worth!

Thumbs up!
And tell us about your secret new projects  ;-)

Peter








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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #263 on: February 08, 2012, 06:22:26 PM »

Great Build Ian.  :-))

Something still seems odd at the stern ramp, I don't know if it is too short, or it's angle, but
I certainly can't quibble about a finished model ready to launch.

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #264 on: February 08, 2012, 06:44:35 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys and Umi.

> Dickyd - I have a plane to finish now, while I work out the details of the next boat.

> Peter - you are right, they never really end. As for the empty davit, I have a design of a fast rescue boat under way which I hope to get vac formed at sometime soon.

As for the secret project, I could tell you, but I would have to kill you, so, I guess its just wait and see.

Dont get your hopes up though, its not in the same league as the Orca, but I think it will be interesting.

> Umi. I struggled quite a bit with the stern ramp, I made the mistake of leaving the design of that until I had built the hull, which limited what I could do with it and still stay within the overall scale dimensions. So, really its a bit of a compromise, but, I think it looks ok and that's really all I am bothered about.

 :P to rivet counters.

Ian
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« Reply #265 on: February 09, 2012, 05:47:44 AM »

Don't kill me !!!
(every modeller should have secret projects ;-)

rivet counters?
LOL !
We call them the same in german!

greets
Peter
 
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #266 on: February 09, 2012, 05:29:30 PM »

Wonderful model and workmanship.
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #267 on: February 09, 2012, 06:00:02 PM »

Very nice indeed Ian.  :-))
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #268 on: February 09, 2012, 08:47:56 PM »

Beautiful Ian...............I remember you coming down to my house for a chat, and telling me you'd had no luck with the builders, obtaining plans for the boat........................

you didn't need them.....it's a fantastic build, and I hope you have as much fun sailing her as you did building.
will you be bringing her to Blackpool in October...she'd be a show stopper.
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #269 on: February 09, 2012, 09:11:53 PM »

Coming down to your place was a pleasure Neil, though I have to admit you managed to scare me off making a mold and fg hulls! I decided to stay with what I know - wood!

As for the Blackpool show, I'll have to wait until nearer the time to see if its possible.

Again, thanks for the comments fella's.

Ian
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« Reply #270 on: February 09, 2012, 09:22:41 PM »

Coming down to your place was a pleasure Neil, though I have to admit you managed to scare me off making a mold and fg hulls! quote]

I'm sorry about that Ian. didn't realise that.
my apologies....she does look beautiful though.
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #271 on: February 10, 2012, 08:30:50 AM »

Neil,

No need to apologise, I know my limitations - I think!

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #272 on: April 01, 2012, 05:31:33 PM »

Orca had her maiden voyage today - at last.

It was a perfect day for it and she behaved brilliantly. The trim needs a little attention, but its not far out.

She is hugely overpowered but thats not a problem - better looking at it than for it! The pics with a bow wave are at a little over half throttle.

The wake pattern is interesting at scale speed, its almost flat as it runs down the hull.

Overall, I am well happy!

(excuse the picture quality - I am no photographer)

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #273 on: April 01, 2012, 05:48:55 PM »

Hello

 :-)) Very nice but ... where is the Champagne bottle to celebrate this first sailing ?

The pictures are good !  What about running backward, not too much water on the deck because of the roller configuration ?  I've seen that on the real ship many time this twin roller system was in up position when the ship is manoeuvring

Xtian

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« Reply #274 on: April 01, 2012, 06:28:54 PM »

That last picture is better than good - it's even got a seagull just as if on cue. :}

Dave
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