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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #175 on: October 18, 2011, 08:02:10 AM »

Thank you for the parts, Steve.
I had some fun today making the mountings for the Sat. domes.  O0
The distance between the roof and the underside of the domes is 10 mm.
The Sat-tel dome support is not quite right, I am sure, but I could not get any clear photos of the full size one.  <:(
They still need finishing off.
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #176 on: October 18, 2011, 09:28:11 AM »

Hi Brian
The stbd side dome looks ok, here is a pic showing the port side that has a cone sort of thing underneath. Hope it helps.




Glen
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #177 on: October 19, 2011, 01:07:42 AM »

Hi Glen
In hindsight I should have made the bottom shape in epoxy filler and then cut it to fit the supporting fins.
Now I have to fill in between the fins which will be more difficult and not as neat.  {:-{
My original reasoning was that the 'filling' does not go all round the dome and appears to finish at the curved fins.  It is not visible on the rear view.
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Trooper63

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #178 on: October 26, 2011, 08:16:11 AM »

Looks like I'm getting a ride on board Bundie this Sat.  Any photos needed?
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #179 on: October 26, 2011, 08:54:47 AM »

Thousands.   O0 :embarrassed:
Lucky lad.
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #180 on: October 26, 2011, 11:16:45 AM »

Is it just a rumour, or are the Armidales, due to be replaced by multi purpose vessel under construction? <:(
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Trooper63

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #181 on: October 26, 2011, 09:53:18 PM »

The Australian Customs Service is having built a modified Armidale Class by Austal over in Perth.  This may be the source of the 'multi-purpose' vessel.  The ACS boats will be Bay Class vessels.

It seems to be a management process where the aluminum boats are replaced at around the 7yr mark.  Not sure how old the first ACPB.
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #182 on: October 26, 2011, 10:27:07 PM »

It seems to be a management process where the aluminum boats are replaced at around the 7yr mark.  Not sure how old the first ACPB.

The first of the class, HMAS Armidale (ACPB 83), was commissioned on 24th June 2005, and the last, HMAS Glenelg (ACPB 96) on 22nd February 2008.

More info here http://www.navy.gov.au/Armidale_Class

Peter.
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #183 on: October 26, 2011, 10:45:21 PM »

Sorry Trooper  {:-{
The new Customs boats will be the 'Cape' class, The 'Bays' are the existing ones.
8 to be built starting in 2012.   Slightly bigger than the Armidales and no big gun at the moment.
Only renderings on the Austral website;-
http://www.austal.com/en/media/media-releases/11-08-12/Austal-Awarded-Cape-Class-Patrol-Boat-Contract.aspx
There has been no discussion on a replacement for the Armidales, as far as I know, and the Navy would surely require more than 7 years service from them.  :embarrassed:
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #184 on: October 27, 2011, 04:13:01 AM »

Thanks guys, it looks like the media got it "right" ? once again.

Obviously mixed up Customs with RAN >>:-( >>:-(
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #185 on: October 27, 2011, 06:48:28 AM »

Mmmm! Made a spare mast.   I wonder if it would fit?  <*<
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Trooper63

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #186 on: October 27, 2011, 07:58:49 AM »

Oops, yep Cape Class.  Been on a few of the xxxxx Bay Class Boats, and begood to see a larger and hopefully more stable boat.
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #187 on: November 11, 2011, 08:44:12 AM »

Latest pic of some work on the port bridge wing. :-)




Glen
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #188 on: November 11, 2011, 09:14:52 AM »

Coming on nicely Glen.
I suppose I should add my latest bit.
I bought a 21 mm. ball bearing to fit inside the gun base for $5.50 which I thought was quite reasonable.
The gun will now turn with the slightest effort.  ;D
However work has come to a halt as we had 75 mm. of rain two nights ago which resulted in my workshop and my wifes studio being flooded by 17 cm. of dirty water.  <:(
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #189 on: November 11, 2011, 09:24:36 AM »

Mind you, our latest family arrivals were well above the water line.  %%
Proud father showing off 4 of his 5 offspring.  %%
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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #190 on: December 12, 2011, 06:57:09 PM »

Have you done any more Glen ?
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #191 on: December 14, 2011, 09:35:21 AM »

Hi Dicky
 havent done too much to the boat latley, been out chasing gold before the wet season gets here. Once the rains start then i will get back into the model.

 Glen
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #192 on: January 10, 2012, 08:40:13 AM »

Hi Brian
Whats the chance of you whipping up a brass barrel for me when you have a spare minute??? Looks great :-)
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #193 on: January 10, 2012, 10:25:39 PM »

Hi Glen
How far back do you need to go?
I made mine in several pieces.   Thin part of the barrel, thicker part, Sight? all in brass.  All turned on my big Makita drill held in the vice.   I used files to get the profiles.
Not the best way to use a drill!!!
The rest was made in perspex and the sight support in car body filler.
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #194 on: January 11, 2012, 03:04:10 AM »

Is this ok?
Where it fits into the rest of the barrel is 2 mm. dia. I can reduce it a bit.
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #195 on: January 12, 2012, 08:57:34 PM »

Hi Brian

 The barrel is all I am chasing.

Cheers Glen
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #196 on: January 12, 2012, 10:19:26 PM »

Is this ok?
Where it fits into the rest of the barrel is 2 mm. dia. I can reduce it a bit.

Brian,

Looks like I have found another use for my Makita

 :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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brianB6

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #197 on: January 13, 2012, 12:42:00 AM »

Take the cuts very lightly or you may damage the bearings, they are not meant for much side load.  <:(
You may find it easier to run the drill backwards.   I can reverse the direction without removing the drill from the vice.
I have some favourate fine files from Bunnings (B & Q for those up the other way) and 1/2 round needle files.   They need to be cleaned of swarf every now and then with a miniature wire brush.
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #198 on: January 13, 2012, 10:40:57 AM »

Brian,

Thanks for the advice, my Makita is a heavy duty two speed hammer drill.

Nonetheless good advice.

 :-)) :-))
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Glenedge

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Re: Glen's build of an Armidale
« Reply #199 on: January 17, 2012, 01:59:49 AM »

brians barrel on Steves gunmount.  :-))


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