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ggeorge

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Canadian Corvette K338
« on: December 07, 2010, 01:37:30 AM »

Hi All,
  Glad to be back after a short brake from building and enjoying running my TID tug this summer. Ran great with no problems and now it
on the shelf until next spring. I started a new project a few weeks ago. This is a military subject. The Canadian Corvette K338,
HMCS Lindsay. She was named the town Lindsay which is only a few miles from here. I had a glass fiber hull which would have taken to
much to modify as the Lindsay was built in 1943 and was part of the Increased Endurance Program. This gave her an increased flair and sheer in the bow. Also the stern on the Lindsay is squared off. So I have started by making my own hull and here are a few photos as it stands so far. I will keep you updated as I progress. Winter is here and my shop is the nice way to spend the cold days.

 G. George
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 01:39:06 AM »

K338
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pugwash

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 07:34:40 AM »

Nice to see you back GG you really set the standard with the TID  so Im looking forward the following this build.
Geoff
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 09:24:19 PM »

Looking good !

What scale are you working at ?
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 12:04:12 AM »

I'm looking forward the following this build.
Geoff

Me too, Geoff.

Peter.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 03:19:54 AM »

Me too, Geoff.

Peter.

 The pictures don't do it justice. It looks better in person.

John
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 05:12:57 PM »

Hi Again.
  Here are a few more photos as the hull as I progress. The scale is 1/4in.=1ft. which will make a the model 49in. at the water line and 52. in. overall. I preferr to work in a larger scale but it would make the corvett to large.   
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010, 05:14:22 PM »

K338
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010, 05:14:58 PM »

K338
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 05:43:46 PM »

Always a shame to cover the wood up! The hull's lovely.  :-))

Andy
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2010, 06:59:59 PM »

...looking good Jerry. :-))
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2010, 09:30:49 PM »

Work plods along. I have managed to locate the battery and motor and the rudder servol. I am ready to epoxy the upper deck on.
My TID tug has great access when I lift off the super structure but the corvette will not be as good but I think I will have be able to access ill the equipment, time will tell.
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pugwash

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2010, 11:05:16 PM »

It's starting to look reallly good George - by the way will  you be making as many components in brass this time or will it be more wood/plasticard.
Geoff
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2010, 04:17:02 PM »

Hi All,
  Here are a few more photos as I progress. As far as the question regarding the brass. I do not antisipate as much brass as was used on the TID. but there will be some brass work.
  All the best to everyone over the holidays And a very merry Christmes to all.
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jinks8

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2010, 01:12:43 PM »

looking good nice planking and smooth lines lick corvettes good lake boats
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2010, 06:29:33 PM »

Hello George, another superb build on the way no doubt, must admit I really enjoy looking around your cracking workshop as well, and just love the phone!
            would you mind helping to try and educate a late starter re your motor and set up?  i.e. what type is it, how did you chose what would be right for the model, it's obviously geared and going to be belt driven I assume, why not direct drive? etc. etc. hope you'll excuse my many questions but I'm quite baffled at the array of motors available and technically quite ignorant with electronics - but I do manage to learn a little along the way.

              Looking forward to the rest of the masterpiece, kind regards, Tony.   :-))
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2011, 12:27:33 AM »

Hi Tony,
 Sorry I did not get back to you sooner but the holidays have been very buisy. I did manage to get into the shop for a few hours and here are a few photos as the corvette build continues.Motors for model boats are a major topic in itself.  I use a variety of moters. In the TID I have a power seat moter which is 12v high torque and low RPM. and direct drive. The moter I am using in my corvette is a 6v Hectoperm.This is a moter I have had for a while and it will suit the corvette. I am using a belt drive because the prop shaft is to low to line up with the moter shaft.I have used tooth belt drives in the past and have worked well and are quiet.
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2011, 12:30:55 AM »

k338
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2011, 01:26:21 PM »

Hi All,
 Progress plods along. I have been busy with other things and have not spent much tine in my shop lately. But I have got a little work don on the rear gun platform and light platform. We are having our normal winter lots of snow and cold -22c last night. I am ready for a brake. I will have to wait until April as we are going to Florida for that month. As I get more work don on K338 I Will post them.     
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2011, 01:27:54 PM »

K338
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2011, 01:29:11 PM »

K338
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pugwash

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2011, 01:48:34 PM »

Hi George Its gone very quiet in Canada - how is the build coming along.

Geoff
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2012, 12:16:16 PM »

...it must be that he can't hear you, what with all the rivetting going along that hull, hey Jerry, got your snowblower out mate

Robert
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2012, 09:23:48 PM »

Hi George

Just popping in to say I'll be watching your build and learning as you progress
so thanks for posting it up. I'll be quiet now  O0

Dave
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ggeorge

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2012, 08:20:13 PM »

Hi All,
  It has been a long time but glade to be back. I have been busy running my boats, a Little bit of traveling  down to Florida for a month and up to Labrador and the Trans Labrador Hy way  and enjoying my car I built when the weather is good. I did find some time to build a springer tug. I am back on my k338 corvette and have finished plating it with 10 tho. styrene, which worked quite well. Working on the fittings and will keep posted as I continue.

G.George
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