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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2011, 08:16:49 PM »

My apologies to all of those members who have built the M.F.H. with the funnel at the jaunty angle, having extensively researched Puffers before building my Skylight I had never come across one with the funnel at an angle , all had been square to the engine room casing and I assumed wrongly that they all should have been square to the  casing.
Having seen the pic of the ACOLITE and now I have found one of TOWARD LASS with the angled funnel I stand corrected.
 
All of the M.F.H. that have been posted are all to a very high standard so well done.

NORSEMAN  can you read the name of the Puffer that you have posted the pic of and Brian has altered it for you.
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2011, 11:05:44 PM »

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2011, 07:08:23 AM »

That was very well done Mike
I have a whole list of things you can 'cheat' on

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2011, 08:23:00 AM »

Nice collection of photographs. I notice that the puffer behind "Logan" in the last photograph has a distinct tilt backwards.
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2011, 08:26:37 AM »

Nice one
I looked through all my info on Puffer's and I could;nt find it :-))
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #55 on: November 17, 2011, 10:04:28 AM »

Looking closely at that picture, looks like the name of the tilted lum one has been obliterated. Wonder why...Para Handy`s  Q ship when it wass on Admiraality service ? 8)
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2011, 03:12:33 PM »

Dear All,

I would like to build my HGHLANDER with an open bridge.
Technical elements will be the same as on the closed one, but there some open questions:
- What will the floor be, I guess wood
- Is the bulwark an outer plus inner wall or just outer and the substructure can be seen from the inside?
- How did these heavy tarpaulin windshield work in detail?
- does anybody has closer pictures of an open bridge?

Any hint is appreciated.

Brgds,

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2011, 04:38:51 PM »

Floor of steering position might be a wooden grating to keep steersman`s feet off wet floor in rain, just a guess. Bulwark single skin, triangular support would be visible. Search on this site for Loch Lomond Mail boat to see canvas windshield, not a puffer but a visual clue.
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2011, 04:58:27 PM »

Posted by marinemole under title  " Mailboat `Marion` on Loch Lomond", lots more pictures on that thread.
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #59 on: November 26, 2011, 09:39:38 PM »

Harald

There are a lot of puffer pictures (mainly models) associated with Martin's build of Jan's "Maid of Scotland", which is accessed from "My builds" on the left hand menu of the MBM start page. (Click on the picture, NOT "Puffer pictures"!)

This picture supports Arrow5's suggestion of a wooden grating on the floor:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Builds/Puffer_Jan/Puffer_pictures/thumbnails/tnDCP_6391.JPG  Sorry, a bit small! - it's the tenth one in.

At least one other person has had the same idea!

A good website for Puffer pictures is:

http://themackenzies.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/puffers/puffer_index.htm

Early puffers are shown with a tiller arm or wheel mounted at the stern. I couldn't find any close-ups but Cretan (1) [and a few others] shows an open bridge.

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #60 on: November 27, 2011, 07:06:04 PM »

Dear Mike,

thanks for the link to the puffer pictures - the VITAL LIGHT is just great and show what I am looking for.

Hopefully to find time to continue the build soon (Good luck Christmas holidays are coming).

Brgds,

Harald
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #61 on: November 27, 2011, 07:20:17 PM »

Harald

The "Vital Light" is a build of Caldercraft's 1:32 scale "Northlight" - which is the puffer I am building. If I could introduce that degree of realism to my model, I would be a happy man!

Looking forward to the next stage in your build.

Mike
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #62 on: December 04, 2011, 04:59:37 PM »

I'm also building one of these "kits" and have been for 3 years  >>:-( .... keep getting pulled away with life.. anyway I have found another picture of a leaning funnel here http://themackenzies.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/puffers/VIC11_Zulu.htm or looks like it's leaning anyway.
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #63 on: December 06, 2011, 09:46:14 PM »

Dear All,

thanks for your hints and examples.

I continued with a quite boring job: thee inner bulwark.

Then started the hatch which is complete own construction as I did not like these knees below the horizontal stiffener.
The hatch is all styrene plates and profiles plus some extra angle bars I got from MFM. The aft end of the hatch shall be left open to nearly the bottom. Just have a look and comment.

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2011, 09:17:36 PM »

Some more work done.

Does anyone has a contact of a company printing individual decal for name, load line mark, draught marks?

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #65 on: December 20, 2011, 09:51:01 PM »

Looking better and better Harald - well done!

Sorry, can't help you with the info. you require.

Mike
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #66 on: December 21, 2011, 01:06:41 AM »


you can get Plastic raised lettering, I think Dean's Marine sell it....
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« Reply #67 on: December 21, 2011, 01:17:14 AM »

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #68 on: December 21, 2011, 07:17:59 AM »

http://www.modellettering.co.uk/

Barry will make up the name on one sheet for easy alignment

'Support your local Sponsors'

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« Reply #69 on: December 21, 2011, 08:08:01 AM »

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #70 on: December 21, 2011, 08:15:26 AM »

OK Richard
We have two sponsors  :-)) :-))
I mentioned Barry as he will make exactly what you need
instead of buying sheets of letters to make up names.

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #71 on: December 21, 2011, 08:36:26 AM »

OK, I've used Barry on many occasions, a very nice man to deal with, very helpful and quick service.
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #72 on: December 23, 2011, 10:37:14 PM »

Dear Dicky, Ned, Martin,

Thanks for the links!

I am still not 100% sure about the name and home port.
As I live in the marsh, my idea is "Maid of the Marsh". "Marshlight" is another idea but sounds quite strange to me.

The village I am living is named ECKLAK which means Oak trees at a lake. So my idea for the home port is "Loch Oak" but I am looking for the Gallic or Scottish name of Oak. Any idea?

Also other suggestions are welcome.

Brgds,

Harald
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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #73 on: December 23, 2011, 10:40:00 PM »

Another detail solved - the working wash ports.

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Re: Mountfleet HIGHLANDER
« Reply #74 on: December 23, 2011, 10:48:32 PM »

In Scottish Gaelic the word for oak is darach 
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