Model Boat Mayhem

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7   Go Down

Author Topic: St Nectan build  (Read 42967 times)

dan

  • Guest
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #100 on: November 08, 2009, 05:40:53 PM »

looking good ken, cant wait to see it in the flesh  O0
Logged

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #101 on: November 08, 2009, 07:50:06 PM »

Hi Tug -- Kenny,
congratulations, what a beautiful model. Well done, great job  :-)) I am looking forward seeing the pictures of the maiden voyage.

Kind regards
Wilhelm

Thank you for the compliments, Wilhelm. I'm enjoying the build.

Today I started on the 'Electrics. I have fitted a hidden switch in the fish boxes on the sunken deck (perhaps I shouldn't use THAT word !).  This will enable the power, on & off, to the boat without lifting the rear structure, as this is always a pain at the lake side.

The new R/C is being sited along with the Esc unit under the rear cabin. We should be sailing by next weekend.

I've also started on fitting out the lifeboats. The original plans show them covered in Tarpaulin, but I like them open with the oars and ropes showing.

As it was freezing today, I called it off at 3 o'clock to come in the warm house, and forgot to take some pictures.

Ken

Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #102 on: November 08, 2009, 07:52:16 PM »


looking good ken, cant wait to see it in the flesh  O0

Cheers Dan. You're welcome to call around any time and have a look. I didn't come to the lake on Sunday as it was rather cold out there. Maybe next weekend !

Ken


Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

dan

  • Guest
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #103 on: November 08, 2009, 07:53:54 PM »

thanks ken, i havent been to the lake for a weeks, im not sure if the club sorted everything out with the council yet  {:-{
Logged

Netleyned

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,985
  • Location: Meridian Line, Mouth of the Humber
    • cleethorpes mba
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #104 on: November 09, 2009, 06:40:10 PM »

Ref Rigging Screws
Scoonies do a fair few
Is 35mm Length overall
as Scoonies are measured by
barrel length
They do up to 28mm

Your Aye
Ned
Logged
Smooth seas never made skilful sailors
Up Spirits  Stand fast the Holy Ghost.
http://www.cleethorpesmba.co.uk/

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #105 on: November 09, 2009, 07:21:47 PM »

Ref Rigging Screws
Scoonies do a fair few
Is 35mm Length overall
as Scoonies are measured by
barrel length
They do up to 28mm

Your Aye
Ned

Great information, Ned.   I've downloaded their catalogue. Thank you very much.   :-))

Seems the screws I'm after are called Turnbuckles. Just the thing for keeping the tension on the wires.

Cheers

Ken

 
Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

Netleyned

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,985
  • Location: Meridian Line, Mouth of the Humber
    • cleethorpes mba
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #106 on: November 09, 2009, 07:44:23 PM »

Hi Ken
Glad to be of help
I'm new to all this but I have
nothing but admiration for you
guys who build such fantastic
models
Hopefully when I learn to be patient
and work more slowly I will manage
a reasonable result

Yors aye
Ned
Logged
Smooth seas never made skilful sailors
Up Spirits  Stand fast the Holy Ghost.
http://www.cleethorpesmba.co.uk/

ajb68

  • Guest
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #107 on: November 09, 2009, 09:25:29 PM »

Looks great ken , keep up the good work  O0 :-))
Logged

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #108 on: November 09, 2009, 09:41:56 PM »

Looks great ken , keep up the good work  O0 :-))

Thanks , Andy. I'm plodding along now I'm near the end. Those little lifeboats took all day, and I forgot to film the process again.

I has a sharp reminder of the power of superglue, today. I was squeezing a Rollock holder against the side of the lifeboat with superglue and when I came to let go, I couldn't.

It's funny how panic sets in and you struggle even harder to get free. I succeeded in tearing the skin off the end of my main modelling finger.  Never mind as I used superglue to mend back again. After all, that's what it was designed for , I suppose.   8)

ken

Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

ajb68

  • Guest
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #109 on: November 09, 2009, 09:53:48 PM »

note to self  AVOID GETTING SUPER GLUE ON YOUR ROLLOCKS  O0 ITS GOTTA HURT O0 :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :-))
Logged

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #110 on: November 10, 2009, 02:15:30 PM »


     ;)

I think it's spelt  Rowlocks.  Still hurt though.

ken

Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

Netleyned

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,985
  • Location: Meridian Line, Mouth of the Humber
    • cleethorpes mba
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #111 on: November 10, 2009, 06:39:27 PM »

In RN whalers and cutters
(the rowing kind ) they were called
crutches.
Different spelling again!
Logged
Smooth seas never made skilful sailors
Up Spirits  Stand fast the Holy Ghost.
http://www.cleethorpesmba.co.uk/

ajb68

  • Guest
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #112 on: November 10, 2009, 08:20:20 PM »

I know what i meant and no matter how you spell it its gonna bring tears to your eyes :} :} :} ;) :-))
Logged

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #113 on: November 20, 2009, 11:57:21 AM »


I have been busy with the ropes on the lifeboats for the the last couple of days and here's the end result. Quite a fiddly job I've found. I glued the ropes in as I went along because they were springing all over the place.  ok2

ken

Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #114 on: November 20, 2009, 12:02:10 PM »


Then it was on the motor 'whining' problem. I've finally solved it.

The answer is to wrap the motor in Piano felt and 'Bostic' it down. When dry it was mounted on the floor with elastic bands. I've fitted adjustable wooden beams to each side and adjusted the position when the motor was running.

I now have a 'Run silent' motor, and smooth running as well with the MMB rubber drive shaft.

ken
Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #115 on: November 20, 2009, 12:03:46 PM »

When the cabin was off, I took this picture to give you an idea of how long St Nectan is.

ken

Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #116 on: November 20, 2009, 12:08:53 PM »


Then it was on to the re-spray I had been promising myself. The original paintwork was looking a bit shabby. A few bumps and knocks from turning her around on the bench, so I masked off the upper deck and resprayed her with Black silk aerosole paint.

As the weather was a bit inclement, I brought her into the the workshop and ran the hot air blower over the paint to assist the drying. Tomorrow I shall redo the Red oxide lower section.

ken
 
Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

Bryan Young

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,894
  • Location: Whitley Bay
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #117 on: November 20, 2009, 02:45:18 PM »

I have been busy with the ropes on the lifeboats for the the last couple of days and here's the end result. Quite a fiddly job I've found. I glued the ropes in as I went along because they were springing all over the place.  ok2

ken


Haven't you got the boats back to front? They would (in all cases I've seen) be stowed bows forward. Otherwise lovely. BY.
Logged
Notes from a simple seaman

derekwarner

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,192
  • Location: Wollongong Australia
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #118 on: November 20, 2009, 03:03:42 PM »

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yes Ken......BY is 100% correct here :D ......

Another point I noted a few weeks back........the bilge keels appear to be VERY thick in section & high up on the hull structure....or above the nominal 45 degree location.......but I have not seen the plans.........Derek
Logged
Derek Warner

Honorary Secretary [Retired]
Illawarra Live Steamers Co-op
Australia
www.ils.org.au

DickyD

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9,497
  • www.srcmbc.org.uk
  • Location: Southampton UK
    • SRCMBC
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #119 on: November 20, 2009, 04:37:33 PM »

Looking good Ken, afraid they are right about the lifeboats.

The bilge keel position was already marked on the hull I believe.

An excellent job Ken still think you will beat me to it.
Logged
Richard Solent Radio Controlled Model Boat Club http://www.srcmbc.org.uk

Bryan Young

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,894
  • Location: Whitley Bay
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #120 on: November 21, 2009, 03:34:15 PM »

Ken, sorry if I've made you do the gnashing of teeth bit. But if you had put the model into a competition and only then had the error pointed out I think you'd feel a lot worse than you probably do right now. Assuming that you will be removing and turning the boats around, can I suggest a couple of other things to do while your'e at it? Take the boat rudders off and stow them in the boats. This was SOP, perhaps liners and some others leave the rudders on, but they are easily damaged when lowering...which is why life-boats have a "steering oar". This item is longer than a standard rowing oar, and to differentiate and make recognition in the dark easier, "good practice" has the steering oar housed with the blade pointing aft, and the rowing oars towed with blades pointing forward. I know that fishermen are a law unto themselves, but given the work they do in hazardous conditions I can't believe they would neglect such basic seamanship. Regards. Bryan.
Logged
Notes from a simple seaman

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #121 on: November 21, 2009, 04:54:03 PM »



Thanks for the info' Brian.  It's all in hand, as I want to get it right.   I didn't get an extra long oar with the kit, so I'll make one and fit it like you say.  :-))

Started rigging the rear mast today. I've run out ropes to the arms along the sides of the boat, and it's beginning to look the part now.

As the Bottle screws are rather expensive, I've decided to make my own.

I used alloy tube cut to lengths and inserted 3mm screws into each end. The heads were hammered flat and drilled with 1.5mm holes and then sanded around to a curve shape.

The deck mounting brackets do not have the strength of chewing gum, so I'm designing a better fixing part to attach these to the deck.

ps  You can just see the lifeboat facing for'd.  All ready for the sinking now %)


ken

Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

John W E

  • I see no ships !!
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,508
  • Location: South shields
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #122 on: November 21, 2009, 05:08:44 PM »

hi Ken the build is looking spot on ,I wish the penny had dropped in my head as to what you where after  %% as dead eyes warwicks, & fastenings are pretty simple to make  :-))  I use 1/16 overall diameter (o/d) brass tube and copper wire to make these.   I bend the eyes with round nosed pliers and if I want the eyes to be strong I just put a dab of solder on - I have attached a pic - which I pinched of me Whaleback build  :-)) - shows how I made them for that model.  Hope this helps - I know its a bit late now mate, sorry for that.

aye
john e
bluebird
Logged

Tug-Kenny

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,671
  • Location: Newport. S Wales
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #123 on: November 21, 2009, 05:22:47 PM »



That's the stuff, John. It all revolved around making the 'ring' with a hole in it.  I bashed the screw heads until they expanded wider than the threads. Then ground two flat sides on them.  It took 4 drills to complete the little holes as the metal was a bit tough !!

They supply a U shaped piece of white metal with a prong to insert in the deck, to fix these to and its not strong enough, so this is what I have to make next.

ken

Logged
Despite the high cost of living   .......... It remains popular

ajb68

  • Guest
Re: St Nectan build
« Reply #124 on: November 21, 2009, 06:55:56 PM »

Looking very good Kenny  :-)) keep up the good work its nice to see such a well built model  ;)

Regards Andy
Logged
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7   Go Up