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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #175 on: December 16, 2010, 09:14:40 PM »

Seems it's time to purchase things for the family.  %)

Happy Christmas

Ken

No need to rush, Ken, there's still 7 shopping days left {-)

A Happy Christmas to you, too.

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #176 on: January 12, 2011, 04:38:17 PM »


Nearly a month gone and No work done due to the weather.  I have finally got the doors open and the gas fire going so it's back to the 'ol' workshop.   O0

I have made the davits and sprayed them white. As I'm using a shop bought lifeboat, I have sanded it down and sprayed it. Unfortunately I didn't sand it enough and I had a chemical clash  (see picture)

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #177 on: January 12, 2011, 04:43:03 PM »


Not to be deterred, I re sanded the little boat and after several coats it's finally done.

Next it was time to put the ladder steps into the rear mast. For this, I drilled tiny holes and succeeded in drilling through the mast wiring, so a new mast has been built.  This has been painted and fitted to the boat. I then got on with fitting the internal lighting and connecting it all up.

 
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #178 on: January 14, 2011, 11:51:01 AM »


Mistake  # 104

Just noticed the length of the rear mast. When I made it, it was 3 inches or so longer to allow for holding whilst sanding the taper. I was then distracted from cutting it to length before glueing it in place.  ooh er.  Going to be a trial removing it.     {:-{

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #179 on: January 14, 2011, 11:58:05 AM »

Glad to see I am not the only one who does this sort of thing Ken.

Looking good though Ken.  :-))
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #180 on: January 14, 2011, 12:09:07 PM »

Hiya Dicky,

That's why I'm sitting here ----  ruminating.  Queer ol hobby this.  I step forward  2 steps backwards.    :D   That mast is super glued in with wires coming out the base so no hammer and chisel  methinks.   I'll let you know how I get on.   :embarrassed:

How are you ?  I hope you're keeping warm and cosy and planning your next model. We might come down this summer as we've missed a year  (where did the time go?)

Cheers

ken

 ps   sorry about the hairs on the railings.  Not good at close ups.

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #181 on: January 14, 2011, 12:21:19 PM »

Hi Ken, still stuck in this chair on oxygen 24/7, cant do a thing at the moment, completely breathless.

Have all the makings of my Armidale in my work room but have been told it could be weeks before I am anywhere near where I was before the pneumonia.

Will have to be right if you are going to come down this summer, will find you a bigger boat this time [if you promise not to sink it] {-)
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #182 on: January 14, 2011, 04:01:03 PM »

nice model ken , so whats next ?..  larry. :-))
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« Reply #183 on: January 14, 2011, 07:37:36 PM »


Thanks Larry. Not quite finished yet as these errors start creeping in.  :}

The next model will be a scratch version of the Titanic.  Have to show Dicky something that really sinks.  I have the plastic version for guidance and my book collection now totals 9 on this subject  (so far).  Don't know where I'm going to get the spare time as 18 keyboards have arrived from Yamaha for repair. (need the money to keep afloat  8) )

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #184 on: January 14, 2011, 07:59:46 PM »

hi Kenny, don't forget capt smith famous saying , was "  where did all this f********g ice come from" {-) %% Larry
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #185 on: January 17, 2011, 08:51:01 PM »

 
                    :} :}   Very good Captain. Was that 'Port' or 'starboard' you said ??



Well the mast came out easy today. I drilled up through the base to weaken the structure and it twisted out.  New shortened mast fitted and the funnel was secured in at last.

I've bought a new R/X and now find I need crystals. Will the expense never end.   :((  I'm over 400 so far and her indoors is not pleased.

Ken

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #186 on: January 18, 2011, 10:07:16 AM »

hi KEN, i no where you are up against , my other  half gives me grief i am working on budget of 20 amonth so i have to scrim and scrounge what i can ,
pension don't go far  :((    but a bunch of flowers smooth things over till the next time  O0...... LARRY..
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #187 on: January 18, 2011, 04:10:52 PM »

On with the topping out.   :}    The portholes have arrived.

New shortened mast fitted and now needs a coat of touch up paint.  We then got on with some rigging and fitting the lifeboat and touching up more paint to cover scratches around the cabins.

Nice early finish as we have to wait for paint to dry.    ;)

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #188 on: April 13, 2013, 09:16:59 PM »


She has been sitting quietly on the shelf for two years now.

I think it's time to dust her off,  fit some electrics and try her on the water.    %)

The plan is to now sell her as room is getting tight in the workshop and there are other craft awaiting in their boxes.

Watch this space


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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #189 on: September 11, 2013, 08:18:42 PM »


More work has been done and I thought I'd bring you all up to date.

I have wired up the electrics and now have more lamps than you can shake a stick at.  We have navigation lights along with cabin lights.



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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #190 on: September 11, 2013, 08:25:49 PM »


It was then onto the hydrants. i have fitted a water pump and connected up the four pumps.

As you can see there is plenty of water being delivered. Unfortunately the pumps have large holes in the ends and the water does not shoot out far enough. I am in the process of making finer tips to the guns which should improve things a bit.

 
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« Reply #191 on: September 11, 2013, 08:28:47 PM »


I had to get the pool out and blown up and filled before I could test the water system.

This also gave me a chance to test the integrity of the hull and the balance of the boat at sea.



 
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« Reply #192 on: September 11, 2013, 08:54:27 PM »

She looks good Ken  :-)) lots of lights  O0
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #193 on: September 12, 2013, 09:51:38 AM »


Thanks Geo,

I'm just pleased she floats. !!!!  te he.

Just one question please.  Did the Hibernia have the lifeboat on the port side whilst I copied the Avenger drawings and put it on the starboard.  if so, then the stb. side had a dingy with a small crane to launch it.  i don't know if it's worth all the effort now she's painted. ?

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« Reply #194 on: September 12, 2013, 11:50:25 AM »

a mighty fine looking model there ken...........looks to sit in the water well.
 
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« Reply #195 on: September 12, 2013, 01:41:17 PM »

Thanks Neil,

I am present looking for the pulley rigging blocks. Cornwall models have run out. Anyone know where a supplier might be please.

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« Reply #196 on: September 12, 2013, 04:47:35 PM »

Try RB models in Poland, they make some of the best ones I have seen. Very nice model Ken, enjoy her maiden voyage, Mick B.
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« Reply #197 on: September 12, 2013, 10:42:10 PM »

Ken....for whatever reason  <*< >>:-( I cannot get the copy & paste to work.....however the following...........Derek
 
 
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« Reply #198 on: September 13, 2013, 05:59:09 AM »

Those parts you are showing Derek are all made in Poland by RB Models. They are sold by several well known companies in the U/K including but not exclusively, Cornwall, Deans, & Westbourne to name just three.Mick B.
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #199 on: September 13, 2013, 10:11:39 AM »


I was looking at these on the sites.  A bit pricey, as all I want is a wheel and a hook to run the ropes around.   :}

Cheers

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