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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #75 on: November 09, 2009, 01:45:00 AM »

I am pretty sure the six outside lamps are the Red/White/Red limited
manueverablity lamps... then the three white at the center top, under the radar, and low...

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #76 on: November 11, 2009, 02:48:08 PM »

About your casts Umi, where abouts in the monitor have you put the led when you cast it? and how do you support whilst pouring?
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #77 on: December 17, 2009, 04:25:10 PM »

At last, I have got back to the Orca, but, alas, it will be shortlived - xmas and all that!

Anyway, I have been installing control desk lighting using fibre optics - i think its worked out ok.

The pics are just a little blurred, and 2 a little dark, but I hope you get the idea.

The last pic shows the workings -  3 led's each with a foil tube, fibres stuck in the end and all stuck with cyno - as suggested by another mayhemmer, sorry cant remember who.

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #78 on: December 17, 2009, 04:36:56 PM »

Excellent, we now have an expert on fibre optics.

Can see how you fix them at the power source Ian, how do you fix them at the other end. Do the fibres protrude slightly on the instrument board ?

Where do you obtain the fibre optics, is it the Component Shop ?
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #79 on: December 17, 2009, 04:47:26 PM »

Very nice Ian, and just in time for Christmas, you will not have to buy a tree now  :-))

Pleased that the fibre optic expert is in our club  :-))

Alan
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #80 on: December 17, 2009, 05:16:20 PM »

Expert? me? I think not!

Cant remember offhand where they came from, they are a sample kit, I will find out and let you all know.

At the desk end, simply drill a hole to suit the fibre, thread through and a touch of superglue about 2 - 3 mm from the fibre end, pull through until the end is flush with the desk and allow to set - simples!

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #81 on: December 17, 2009, 06:13:41 PM »

Here is the website I got the fibre optics from:

http://www.lite-tec.co.uk/index.htm

it was a sample pack, but I cant seem to see it on the site now.

An alternative would be to buy a cheap fibre optic lamp or xmas tree and cut off the fibres to use - scissors do the job ok.

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #82 on: December 18, 2009, 05:32:24 AM »

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #83 on: January 18, 2010, 12:36:59 PM »

Well, its been some time since the last update, not a great deal done, but what has been done was fiddly.

Here we have pictures of the structure above the bridge, along with the mast. All 7 lamps on the mast work - LED's. I used alarm cable for the wiring and just managed to run it all inside some plastic square.

Next job will be railings around the bridge top, radar domes and ariels.

Ian
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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« Reply #84 on: January 18, 2010, 06:33:04 PM »

Looks great, It maybe slow progress, but it's nice to see
 an update to your progress.  :-))

Sure you don't need some tiny radars?  %)
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« Reply #85 on: January 20, 2010, 03:07:40 PM »

Hi

there's only slow progress here in south germany
( some new chain rollers and starting with the anchor winch )

But there is a big footstep for the community of BOW builders  ;)

One of the leading german ship model magazines publishes an article about a BOW in its actual peridiodical:

http://www.vth.de/zeitschriften/modellwerft.html
(Sorry, this link only works next 4 weeks, it directs only to the actual magazine)

Think you know this NOSE   %)

Greets
Pete
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #86 on: January 20, 2010, 10:17:31 PM »

This thread is a real eye -opener. very impressive  :-))
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yorkiej

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #87 on: January 21, 2010, 01:45:47 AM »

Here is another supplier of Fibre Optics.
Its aimed at model rail modellers but applies just as well to marine use.
www.branor.co.uk/products.htm
This chap also has a Youtube video showing how to do the lighting. Even how to make model strip lights.
Find it here:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VM3dmutMWw
Looks very interesting.
Cheers
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #88 on: January 21, 2010, 08:54:11 AM »

Anyone got any suggestions for how to make the radar domes as shown in this pic?

Ian

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #89 on: January 21, 2010, 08:55:53 AM »

What picture Ian ?  {:-{
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« Reply #90 on: January 21, 2010, 09:02:54 AM »

Dicky, you posted as I was modifying to include the pic, sorry %%
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #91 on: January 21, 2010, 09:09:15 AM »

Would it be possible to do something like John bluebird did on his whaleback's turrets.  {:-{

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=9758.msg99138#msg99138
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #92 on: January 21, 2010, 04:46:11 PM »

What about deodorant aerosol/roll-on tops/lids?
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #93 on: January 21, 2010, 05:00:11 PM »

Been scanning around for those, swmbo must be hiding them >>:-(

Moulding as in Bluebirds thread is an option if all else fails.

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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #94 on: January 21, 2010, 05:03:50 PM »

Give the kids some of those children eggs with chocolate in the shape of an egg.
The surprise inside it is hidden in a plastic bin, and that plastic bin is perfectly suiteable for this radome's.
I hope they also are available in England, but here in Holland they sure are for sale.

Greetings Josse
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #95 on: January 21, 2010, 05:53:39 PM »

Give the kids chocolate - no way, I'll eat it myself :-))

Thats worth looking into, thanks.

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #96 on: January 21, 2010, 05:54:39 PM »

Anyone got any suggestions for how to make the radar domes as shown in this pic?

Ian



  How about the plastic tubes cigars sometimes come in. They have a rounded top like the domes.

John
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #97 on: January 21, 2010, 06:20:05 PM »

Maybe you can find here something:

http://www.modulor.de/shop/oxid.php/sid/b0c39cf39cc04b2f57de7e7c1c352ff0/cl/alist/cnid/SKD

or wodden?
http://www.modulor.de/shop/oxid.php/sid/b0c39cf39cc04b2f57de7e7c1c352ff0/cl/details/cnid/IAG/anid/IAGO

Surch for architect model builders (and suppliers) in UK !
Modulor and this one:
http://www.dekomaier.info/kugeln-halbkugeln-c-33_188-1.html?shop_ID=1&sessID=69e1kgcur0cc0c91dr0q4i5tl0
are such kind of architect shops

For this one

I used some tube end caps, but sorry, in meantime distributor is down.

For small ones, you can can also use the caps of menthol-sticks (to inhale and stick into nose)

Pete
 


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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #98 on: January 21, 2010, 07:06:24 PM »

Thanks for the ideas fella's.

Found these:

http://www.modelshop.co.uk/search,i.html?q=dome

Ian
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Re: Bourbon Orca
« Reply #99 on: January 21, 2010, 07:10:46 PM »

What size are we talking.......????
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