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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #225 on: May 31, 2012, 05:17:25 PM »

 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)You're all as potty as me  :-))

Regarding the 1mm 'screws'. You only truly earn your anorak status if all the slots line up.
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An OCD Screw Head Slot Aligner %%
You may be underestimating my problem. I might have lined all my screwheads up with those on the full size boat!  %%

Your romantic prospects may improve with a rod better than 1mm in diameter.
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more!  :embarrassed:

Brilliant screws, really make the difference.
Can I place an order for 1000 for my next build?
well done
vnkiwi
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Of course you can.....and I can charge 1 each for them. Payment in advance, of course.

Now, wonder at the fake sheeting arangement!  :o I'm quite pleased with the effect.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #226 on: May 31, 2012, 07:22:55 PM »

(Now, wonder at the fake sheeting arangement!  Shocked I'm quite pleased with the effect.)

Just love it, this is looking so coooooollllll. However

The screw on the port fairlead is quarter turn different than the full size boat photo from previous posts, others look about right though.
Exit stage left muttering - 'Now where did that courier pidgeon go'
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #227 on: June 08, 2012, 12:40:04 PM »

So, the counter-top is about complete....apart from running rigging of course.



  • I've glued everything down.
  • There's a single eye bolt (courtesy of RB Models - and I ordered directly).
  • I've cut the top of the rudder shaft to something closer to the scale shape.
  • I've put the metal bars through the two bollards.
  • I've also done the pin stripe down the sides. I've done this with Trimline as I don't think I could have done it justice by hand. The plan is to finish everything off with some matt or satin varnish and that should help the vinyl stay put......I hope.



All in all, I'm pleased with the results.  She looks convincingly like the real boat...if a little fresher.  There are differences caused by the hull's shape not being exactly right. The model's counter is, for example, narrower and longer than the real boat so the A-frame sockets have ended up much closer to the edges that they should be.

I haven't figured out how to do the lettering yet. It's all in different fonts and sizes which'll make it complicated to order and, again, I'm confident I can't do it by hand.

I'm 3/4 disappointed and 1/4 relieved that tomorrow's sailing of the real boat has, almost certainly, been called off. The weather forecast is not good.  Apparently, recent work carried out should make her capable of sailing in the F6 winds expected but nobody has tried the new setup out in lesser weather and it's too risky. I think I agree. Sunday's frivolities should still go ahead, however. The model will be making a guest appearance at the party on Piel Island. You can see the island HERE. The party's about 14:00hrs and the ferry will be running from Roa Island should anybody be passing  {-) If you know the area, you'll know why passing here is funny.

Cheers all!

Robert.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #228 on: June 08, 2012, 04:38:18 PM »

Sail ain't my thing but I really like what you have done with your build Robert, and your event timing has been great too

Ha - Bob .......... now I can't think of that name without hearing Blackadder say it O0 {-)

Re Lettering - it does look like a standard font with some italicisation - with a decent picture I'm sure it could be identified and printed for you.

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #229 on: June 08, 2012, 06:39:52 PM »

Rob,

re the lettering, you could do it yourself using a computer, print onto water slide paper and bob's yer auntie. This way you get exactly what you need.

I've used this method, works well.

http://www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk/.Inkjet-Water-Slide-Decal-Paper_151.htm

Was it tomorrow, or sunday the birthday event?

Ian

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #230 on: June 08, 2012, 07:21:32 PM »

Thanks Ian, I thought there might be something like that around. I have placed my order for a whole 2 sheets! I'll have to think of lots of other water slides I'd like so as not to waste any at that price.

It should have been a day of sailing tomorrow (Sat') ultimately taking the boat to a mooring near Piel.  This is what has been cancelled.  The Sunday events are still on and the timetable (as per email to me from the acting skipper for the day) is as follows:

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1300    Muster early at the boat to dress overall and rig bowsprit and sails.
 
1400    Boat floats, pick up dinghy, motor to Piel, pick up a mooring and go ashore to the party.
 
1530    Return to boat, set sail and do sailing demonstration in Piel Roads.
 
1630    Pick up a Piel mooring, land everyone not taking the boat back to its mooring.
 
1830    Mooring up crew return to boat.
 
1900    Back on mooring.
 
1930    Walk ashore.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #231 on: June 09, 2012, 07:54:24 PM »

Jury rigged and ready to party  :-))



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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #232 on: June 09, 2012, 08:46:19 PM »

That looks the dogs danglies - well done that man!  :-))
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #233 on: June 10, 2012, 10:52:43 AM »

Thanks,
It's not too bad although the temporary spars look horrible. They at least give an impression of shape.
What  can't decide is if I should leave it as seen and attempt the ferry crossing fully rigged, or take it down a bit first. Hmm? How lazy am I feeling?  {-)
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #234 on: June 10, 2012, 06:25:28 PM »

"Hearts of Oak" (white) and "Ruby" (green) in the Walney Channel off Piel Island this afternoon.



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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #235 on: June 10, 2012, 07:41:20 PM »

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

This is true i've spent many an hour lining up slots on a friends Daimler armoured car but as i told him surely if this is a real one the screws/bolts are right %%!!

Cracking build by the way i have another Orion hull coming next week (to add to the coble and small clinker boat) so fingers crossed another build thread of old sail type will begin hope i can do as well as this.

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #236 on: June 10, 2012, 09:52:35 PM »

STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!............she is probably the nicest model I have seen built on these pages, Rob............and a true credit to you...............you must be very proud of her indeed.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #237 on: June 10, 2012, 10:27:58 PM »

Just a side note you mentioned not having full travel sheets to run i've been told not to do a full run in a gaffer because a gybe can prove fatal to such a powerful rig so i would avoid them  :D

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #238 on: June 11, 2012, 08:14:34 AM »

Just a side note you mentioned not having full travel sheets to run i've been told not to do a full run in a gaffer because a gybe can prove fatal to such a powerful rig so i would avoid them  :D

My thinking exactly Dave. It was all planned out in minute detail, don't you know.  :embarrassed: {-)

STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!............she is probably the nicest model I have seen built on these pages, Rob............and a true credit to you...............you must be very proud of her indeed.
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But seriously, thanks. All heaped praise and encouragement gratefully received.  :-)) Especially after seeing the real thing in action yesterday and realising what a task of spar making and rigging is still ahead of me.  :o
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #239 on: June 11, 2012, 04:46:20 PM »

I'll watch your spar making with interest as i'll be undertaking this soon (so don't mess it up :})

Dave
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #240 on: June 11, 2012, 10:40:54 PM »

Warning! Video contains gratuitous scenes of vintage sailing  :police
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #241 on: June 11, 2012, 11:00:18 PM »

Has it been moderated then? I see no video {-)

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #242 on: June 12, 2012, 04:06:02 PM »

Sorry. I realised that it still had my inane gibbering on the soundtrack and deleted the link 'till I'd deleted myself  :o

Try again:

http://youtu.be/mbOOYzuZb_8
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #243 on: June 12, 2012, 05:09:09 PM »


What lovely restful scenes ,   :-)   Nice video Sir.


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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #244 on: June 12, 2012, 06:23:28 PM »

Nice video, looked like a good day. Pleased you had good weather for it.

I would have been down except mrs wanted a trip up the lakes, so we ended up at Coniston and bumped into Gondolier88 at a little steam boat gathering he organised.

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #245 on: June 12, 2012, 06:56:57 PM »

I know all about the Gondolier and his steamy boats. My dad and I went out in his sailing boat on Coniston yesterday and purposefully "bumped" into them.  It was only our inability to sail upwind that stopped us joining their picnic....we'd never have got home again.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #246 on: June 12, 2012, 08:07:31 PM »

Great film perfect weather they look great together but the Hearts of oak does have her main set better :-))

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #247 on: June 12, 2012, 10:14:24 PM »

 :} :-))

Now, advice please?

I need to fashion a chian pipe for the fore-deck:

The pipe itself needs to be about 5mm in diameter and bent through a tight 90 degrees.  I've tried and failed to bend brass tube and I'm not sure I feel like whittling one.
Does anybody have any cunning suggestions as to how I might make one? The bend at least.....the rest I can probably sort.

Cheers!
R.

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #248 on: June 12, 2012, 11:24:54 PM »

If it doesn't need to be functional, then I'd vote for Milliput.  :-))

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #249 on: June 13, 2012, 08:20:01 AM »

If it doesn't need to be functional, then I'd vote for Milliput.  :-))

Andy

Ah, now, Andy. I hadn't even thought down those lines. Lateral thinking 'n' all that.  Now all I need is to get near a Milliput shop  {:-{
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