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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #200 on: May 19, 2012, 12:54:22 PM »

The tester colour I tried for the decking looked a bit insipid. I didn't like it.
Then, I remembered! The kitchen just happens to be painted "Vintage Trawler Decking"  :o  (My eldest is looking over my shoulder and has just asked if "that is actually the colour of the wall?"  %% Is he really mine?  {-))
Anyway, it's much better and really brings out the blue in the grey. No, honestly!  :embarrassed:



I think some satin varnish on the grey will finish it off nicely. (Now he's correcting my bl**dy spelling and being sarcastic at me.) ("Who's he?".......argh!)  <*<
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #201 on: May 19, 2012, 04:39:01 PM »

A bit more filing and finishing is required, but here is the first of the fairleads.  Whittled from oak, you can see the fake sheet on the deck behind and the real one coming up (subtly I hope) from below decks.

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« Reply #202 on: May 19, 2012, 05:39:39 PM »

(subtly I hope)

Very subtle - Touch of the Paul Daniels prestidigitation there .....
I like it, not a lot, but I like it, (funny how I remember ancient catch phrases but not what I intended to do two seconds ago)

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #203 on: May 20, 2012, 11:05:57 AM »

A bit more filing and finishing is required, but here is the first of the fairleads.  Whittled from oak, you can see the fake sheet on the deck behind and the real one coming up (subtly I hope) from below decks.

Very good. I think that works really well.

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #204 on: May 20, 2012, 05:08:59 PM »

Very good. I think that works really well.
Andy

Thanks Andy.  :embarrassed:
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #205 on: May 21, 2012, 01:40:13 PM »

If I thought the fairleads were fiddly, I now know better!



One cleat down, three to go.  %%
Mind you, I shouldn't complain. I always find that it's these little bits of "trim" that really bring a model to life.

Any suggestions on how to simulate the brass screws that should hold all these pieces to the decks? I'm thinking of using thin brass rod as pins through the deck. This would help to hold things in place and I might be able to get some sort of grove into the top end to simulate the screw heads. Hmm.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #206 on: May 21, 2012, 09:13:07 PM »


they look superb...are they oak.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #207 on: May 21, 2012, 09:22:44 PM »

they look superb...are they oak.
neil.
They are indeed Neil.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #208 on: May 25, 2012, 10:49:14 AM »

Today I've made a lead cap for the king-post on the foredeck. I'm rather pleased with it. What's the proper name for somebody who works lead? I'm sure there must be a traditional one.

Anyway, I started by taking a lump of redundant lead ballast and hammering it out 'till it was thin(ish) and flat(ish) on the anvil of my little vice.


Then I cut it to size with a pair of common-or-garden scissors...


Before finally tapping it into shape!  :-))
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #209 on: May 27, 2012, 06:02:30 PM »

More whittling and wire bending today.

I've added the two additional cleats...you can only just see them in this picture. I think they must be for the main sheet. I've also made the two deck sockets, either side of the tiller, which hold the "A" frame for supporting the boom. And, in case that wasn't enough, I've fabricated the traveller rail for the main sheet.  It needs a couple of collars on its horizontal section but is otherwise looking good.  8)
Next to go on here will be a block under the tiller to cover the hole in the deck. She also needs an eye bolt in the deck near the starboard bollard as well as both bollards being drilled for a metal bar.
....and then a million other "small" jobs.
Are you expected to do "small" jobs by your other halves? I know I am. Small is a deceptive word I find  {-)
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #210 on: May 27, 2012, 07:48:05 PM »

Today I've made a lead cap for the king-post on the foredeck. I'm rather pleased with it. What's the proper name for somebody who works lead? I'm sure there must be a traditional one.

Plumber, surely?  ;)

Looking good there. Having visited the grave of Racundra's Master & Owner this weekend, my build-batteries are recharged, and I'll be catching up with you soon!

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #211 on: May 27, 2012, 08:09:37 PM »

Plumber, surely?  ;)

Looking good there. Having visited the grave of Racundra's Master & Owner this weekend, my build-batteries are recharged, and I'll be catching up with you soon!

Andy

I knew about plumber (plumb=lead etc). I suppose back in the days when job titles were being invented that plumber was probably just that.
As to a spur to working faster, I've got the boats 100th birthday in two weekends time and a request for the model's appearance.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #212 on: May 28, 2012, 10:53:38 AM »

I knew about plumber (plumb=lead etc). I suppose back in the days when job titles were being invented that plumber was probably just that.

Hi Rob,

Plumber's are still required to pass rigorous competency tests in leadwork, they are talking about removing it from the syllabus though, which is a shame.

Have you got a calendar of events for Hearts of Oak's 100th, or is there a link to one?

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #213 on: May 28, 2012, 11:16:10 AM »

Have you got a calendar of events for Hearts of Oak's 100th, or is there a link to one?

Hi Greg!
The HOO Trust are woefully disorganised on that front. I'm not sure of the details myself. I know that the anniversary itself is the 8th of June. The 9th, Saturday, will be a sailing day, and there's supposed to be a party on Peel Island on the Sunday. The ferryman has been retained to run people back and forth as well as to the boat for visits.  For the duration of the weekend, she's going to be on a deep water mooring just off Peel, rather than her usual tidal home.
I'll try and get more details since I'd like to know more myself.
Cheers,
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #214 on: May 28, 2012, 02:55:53 PM »

I have just caught up with this thread, what a lovely looking model, reminds me of when I were little and crawling round inside one of my dads old sailing boats. It even looks like it would smell of 'old sailing boat', well done, loving it.
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« Reply #215 on: May 28, 2012, 03:42:23 PM »

I have just caught up with this thread, what a lovely looking model, reminds me of when I were little and crawling round inside one of my dads old sailing boats. It even looks like it would smell of 'old sailing boat', well done, loving it.

Thank you, kind Sir.  :embarrassed: :-))
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« Reply #216 on: May 28, 2012, 04:25:14 PM »

What a shame, the weekend our car has to go to the big garage in the sky and there's something like that going on!! Typical! You will have to get plenty of photos with her and Peel Castle in, plenty of history between the two of them. You won't know what to do with yourself with all the boating you'll be getting in over 9th-12th of June.....!

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« Reply #217 on: May 28, 2012, 09:50:01 PM »

You won't know what to do with yourself with all the boating you'll be getting in over 9th-12th of June.....!

Indeed not. We've just returned from a family taster evening at the Royal Windermere Yacht Club. That was lovely. They took Issy and I out in two Flying Fifteens and the boys went in an Optimist each.  Must to number one's delight, he and the club commodore won the evening's racing.

Anyway, back to the real world of models  %% today's progress:
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #218 on: May 30, 2012, 04:09:43 PM »

Dear Aunty Mayhem,

I'm worried that I might be turning into a rivet counter. Today, for instance, I found myself making false wood screws from 1mm brass rod; each one slotted at the top with a small file. I've been making these for the fairleads on my model boat.

Should I be worried? Will it affect my romantic prospects? Should I get myself measured up for an anorak?

Yours,

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« Reply #219 on: May 30, 2012, 04:50:28 PM »

Dear Rob,

I am really sorry to have to tell you that it is too late to help you with this problem.

You have been displaying anorak and rivet counting tendencies for some time now, we did hope you would grow out of it but, clearly the little boy in you is too dominant.

The only solution is to carry on regardless, in the knowledge that you are not alone in this affliction and that there are therapy establishments around the country where you can exorcise your demons, temporarily, they NEVER go away.

As for romantic prospects......................they don't understand your affliction so I am afraid you also have a problem there.

Yours with deepest sympathy

Auntie Mayhem
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #220 on: May 30, 2012, 04:54:40 PM »

 {-)
Ah well, at least I've already had offspring.

Meanwhile, the cleats (on one side) are now also "screwed" down and this picture shows them off to better effect than that above.



They're probably slightly over large for scale purposes but I wanted to be able to see them....artistic licence 'n' all that  :P
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« Reply #221 on: May 30, 2012, 08:38:54 PM »

Brilliant screws, really make the difference.
Can I place an order for 1000 for my next build?
well done
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #222 on: May 31, 2012, 05:24:43 AM »

Should I get myself measured up for an anorak?

Dear confused

Your question reveals you are not yet ready for the shiny anorak - anoraks must be overly large or severly tight.
Your romantic prospects may improve with a rod better than 1mm in diameter.
Lastly you can only really achieve rivet counter status when posting on someone elses build (try it with Neil's {-))

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« Reply #223 on: May 31, 2012, 08:20:25 AM »

Lastly you can only really achieve rivet counter status when posting on someone elses build (try it with Neil's {-))

Aunty N'

Oiy............. wots all this about then!!!!???? %% %% %%
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« Reply #224 on: May 31, 2012, 12:07:56 PM »

Regarding the 1mm 'screws'. You only truly earn your anorak status if all the slots line up.
Regards,
An OCD Screw Head Slot Aligner %%
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