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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #250 on: June 13, 2012, 08:25:28 AM »

Have you tried bending plastic tube? Run something inside - like bending springs, warm up gently and bend away.

You could pack brass tube with sand, make sure its well packed in, then you should be able to get a bend without kinks.

Alternatively, you could mitre two bits of tube at 45deg and join. Not quite what you are looking for, but it does look ok.

Ian
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #251 on: June 13, 2012, 02:46:37 PM »

For now, I'm busy cobbling together the "iron" work for the bows.

This is the hoop for the bowsprit...


...and here it is wrapped in string and shown in approximate position:
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #252 on: June 15, 2012, 01:58:12 PM »

This morning, I bought myself a new toy necessary tool  :D



Courtesy of which I have just brazed together what I shall call the stem-iron for the nobby. It's busy pickling in a nice warm bath of citric acid as I type.



WARNING!

The springs in crocodile clips do not react well to the heat of a brazing torch and "let go" just when you think you've been really clever cleaning and fluxing and fiddling the whole thing together.  <*< <:( >>:-(
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #253 on: June 15, 2012, 05:13:26 PM »

just when you think you've been really clever   <*< <:( >>:-(
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #254 on: June 15, 2012, 08:21:19 PM »

What are you making your spars from?

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #255 on: June 15, 2012, 08:34:05 PM »

What are you making your spars from?

Dave

I haven't decided yet......but I will be making them from square stock so as to get authentic hounds.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #256 on: June 16, 2012, 03:49:50 PM »

I am, again, supposed to be formulating a job application  >:-o

So, on Ian's advice  %) I have been printing some water slide transfers.  {-)



Principally, these are the lettering for the nobby, carefully prepared on cheaper paper. I've tried to fill the gaps with things that might come in handy.

I'm impressed with the quality of the printed images. Nice and crisp. I need to varnish them now before trying them out on the model....fingers crossed.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #257 on: June 16, 2012, 05:02:42 PM »


Just as an aside.

Could you tell me where you obtain Waterslide printable transfers please.  I have printable transfers but they are on glossy paper. They looked Ok but started to curl off the boat within a few days.

Cheers

ken
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #258 on: June 16, 2012, 05:09:26 PM »

Just as an aside.

Could you tell me where you obtain Waterslide printable transfers please.  I have printable transfers but they are on glossy paper. They looked Ok but started to curl off the boat within a few days.

Cheers

ken


Ken, I refer you to Ian's previous post on this thread...shown below... :-))

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

's not cheap though. £1.59 per sheet...hence my efforts to fill all the available space.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #259 on: June 16, 2012, 10:23:28 PM »


I must improve my speed reading. Thank you for showing me, I really like making my own labels.

Cheers

ken
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #260 on: June 22, 2012, 01:29:04 PM »

She's been back in the bath today  :-))



With the Gammon Iron (I knew there was a proper silly name for it) complete and "roped" and some things which nod vaguely at the concept of deck light in place, we've done another flotation test. This time, all the batteries were aboard so she's at full motoring weight....if not sailing weight.

I was concerned that the larger 12v "power" battery would cause a list to starboard but nothing is noticeable. Phew!  O0

However, we are a long way down at the stern  {:-{  This is the bow:



And this the stern:



Apologies for the poor focus....I was more worried not to drop the camera in  :o

Now, the real boats do float low at the back but I'm not sure about this low.  We could be in danger of water ingress through the rudder tube.  I could put lead back into the bows again and bring the whole thing down. I suppose that the rig will supply some weight forward of the CoG.  Right now, I'm minded to just stick it in the boating lake and see what happens  :embarrassed:  I've always left myself the option of taking lead out from the back but I don't want her to become unsailable.

...although I do want to apply a little varnish to things first...I'm getting impatient  :police:
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #261 on: June 22, 2012, 02:06:31 PM »

Now then, Lovely Boy, Shoulders Back ........... in my best Windsor Davies voice (Ain't Half Hot Mum)

Maybe you've just reached the stage where she has to be all kitted up and in something deeper than the bath before you can see what you need to shift a little?

Dave
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #262 on: June 22, 2012, 02:10:12 PM »

Maybe you've just reached the stage where she has to be all kitted up and in something deeper than the bath before you can see what you need to shift a little?

You're just trying to get me into trouble Dave! Put it in something deeper than the bath? ARGH! The terror!
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #263 on: June 22, 2012, 02:28:55 PM »

ARGH! The terror!

Two bottles of Red will sort that - and today we will be looking through the Montepulciano Window {-)

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #264 on: June 22, 2012, 03:56:03 PM »

and today we will be looking through the Montepulciano Window {-)

Ah, those rosť coloured spectacles.  {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #265 on: June 22, 2012, 11:36:59 PM »

Mmm. I've had similar issues with Racundra. She's not "down" by the stern when loaded in her 4/5ths-built state, but she's physically easier to ballast near the stern, bringing that down. So I've left the ability to pile chunks of lead into the forepeak, which might well be necessary at the end of the day - but seeing Hearts of Oak here, she's not got her bowsprit, mainmast or sails on, and is not being "driven", all of which will sink the bow end that little bit more.

I'd wait until nearer sailing time before worrying too much, to be honest. And if - though it's unlikely - she does end up a wee bit stern heavy, that's effectively moving the centre of effort aft, which will make for a little more weather helm = always better than lee helm.

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #266 on: June 23, 2012, 11:10:22 AM »

Thanks Andy :-)) I'm generally minded to do nothing about anything anyway. {-) My Dad says he'd like to start publishing a magazine called "The Complete Apathete", but he can't be bothered.  {-)

Right now, she's having a few coats of satin varnish to seal everything in. The lettering looks great now. Then a final coat of deck paint to flat that and a trip to the pond might be in order.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #267 on: July 08, 2012, 05:38:24 PM »

If you're at all interested in what I got up to today, you might want to...

...CLICK HERE!!!!!

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #268 on: July 08, 2012, 07:30:56 PM »

She looks great, sits on the water nicely.

With luck we will see her at the club waters soon?

Ian
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« Reply #269 on: July 08, 2012, 09:26:40 PM »

Superb, Rob.......lovely.
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« Reply #270 on: July 08, 2012, 09:29:53 PM »

She looks good and turns well.

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« Reply #271 on: July 08, 2012, 10:41:16 PM »

I can't believe I have been watching your build for a year
I would pay you for all the enjoment but my e-wallet is jammed again. :embarrassed:

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #272 on: July 09, 2012, 08:13:16 AM »

 :}
Thanks chaps!

She looks good and turns well.
Bob
I was not displeased yesterday.  She has wonderful weight and presence on the water, sits well and moves in a nice scale manner.  I think the power level's about spot on.
I had expected her to drive to starboard under power as the prop is off centre. Indeed she does but the effect is so marginal as to hardly matter.

What she needs now is at least one crew-being and, as commented on YouTube, a mast and some sails.  She's very low to the water as is and not much of a sight.

I can't believe I have been watching your build for a year
I would pay you for all the enjoment but my e-wallet is jammed again. :embarrassed:
Dave
Cheers Dave! A year's dead fast by my standards so far. My previous build was, on the entertainment front, like one of those American sit-coms that goes on and on forever. It's good for a while and then they've used up all the jokes and you'd eventually pay not to watch it.

With luck we will see her at the club waters soon?
Ian
Well Ian, you never can tell.   :P
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #273 on: July 15, 2012, 03:40:02 PM »

She looks great, sits on the water nicely.
With luck we will see her at the club waters soon?
Ian

Now are you a believer Ian?
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« Reply #274 on: July 15, 2012, 05:07:00 PM »

Have you ever wondered what the dining table looks like?  :embarrassed:


I have finally pulled my finger out of where ever it was and put light and power into the cellar room destined to be the model workshop!  :o O0

Lovely, eh?  It's not exactly damp but things can go a bit dodgy if left down there for a long time. Lack of air circulation if nothing else I suppose. I'm not sure what I should do about that. Should I run a dehumidifier from time to time?  Plumb in some air circulation perhaps?  Industrial buckets of that moisture absorbing gel stuff...the name of which currently escapes me?

The rest of the cellar still needs a bit of work.

The wine rack is dangerously empty!  <*<
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