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Author Topic: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat  (Read 26307 times)

AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2012, 08:06:11 PM »

Hi Dave and Carl, I started off using a balsa stripper but unless you take it very carefully the blade tends to follow the grain, so I ended up cutting them on the bandsaw and then cleaning the sides up with a sanding block. If you want the Lime wood to take a stain you have to sand off the coating that they have lacquered them with, I find this easier to do before I cut it into planks.

Dave, can't quite remember but I think the blind with only two slots in is about 4ft. Have a trip to Ikea, they do great meatballs in the cafe  :-))


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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2012, 11:32:56 PM »

Thank you for the explanation Alan - I have never done plank on frame before so I think I may need to have a bit of practice before I let myself loose on the plug........
Any books you recommend???
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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2012, 04:55:27 PM »

Ikea, they do great meatballs in the cafe  :-))

Meal for two, wine and cider was 12 last visit - might never take her out to a restraunt again   :-)) - money saved to be spent on boats  O0

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2012, 05:04:50 PM »

12 ? Our local chippie is charging that without the booze!
Pity its the other end of the M62  <:( <:( <:(

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« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2012, 07:04:26 PM »

Pity its the other end of the M62  <:( <:( <:(

Nah - Warrington is alongside the M62 - The other end of the M62 is the centre of the universe - Liverpool  :}

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2012, 09:41:44 PM »

So the next job is the wheelhouse roof.

Cross members made with a slight curve and notched to fit the bridge sides,these were laid in place on the bridge and then the planking was glued to them, this way ensured a good fit. Planks were then sanded down and given a couple of coats of sealer.

The radar motor was fitted












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« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2012, 10:02:55 PM »

The ceiling for the bridge roof, this is made from plasticard and will be fitted using 6 brass pins so that it can be removed. The lights are made from pill capsules with small 12v bulbs fitted behind, not very pretty wiring but whose going to see it but you lot. 









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AlanP

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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2012, 09:46:00 PM »

Well rather than tackle the 1mm x 1mm beading around the windows of the bridge,I thought I would have a go at making something to hold the mast to the deck and the swivel thingy that allows the boom to, well, swivel, so it must be called a boom swivel thingy
They have all been made out of brass tube and strip, and soft soldered, just need cleaning up and painting.




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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2012, 07:47:09 PM »

The beading's for the windows are now done, they are made out of 1mm x 1mm Lime and mitred into the corners.
The first few I stuck to my fingers with the super glue, :embarrassed: then I used a pair of tweezers and a tooth pick to apply the glue, much better, no more stuck fingers. O0 
The whole lot was sanded and a couple of coats of sealer








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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2012, 07:54:43 PM »

Here is some of the bits I have made for the wheel house, they are all made out of bits of plasticard glued together, shaped and painted, apart from the clock that is the first thing I have made on my new toy, the knobs are brass dress making pins, couldn't manage them on the lathe
There is also a pic of the door made for the wheel house, just needs handles making now.






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« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2012, 08:03:07 PM »

The inside of the wheelhouse is now finished (I think) the inside is made out of plasticard with the gloss side on the inside of the wheelhouse, to save painting it, the rest is made of Teak. The windows are glued in place with canopy glue applied with a tooth pick. The floor is planked and varnished.















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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2012, 08:07:17 PM »


What a brilliant idea.   :-))    Thanks for the tip


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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2012, 07:23:11 PM »

Radar and searchlight fitted to the wheelhouse. The radar is made from bits of plasticard and fitted with one of FLJ's motors. The searchlight is made of brass and is my first project on the lathe (second attempt) fitted with a 12v grain of rice lamp. Will have to do something about the cables coming out of the searchlight.







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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2012, 07:29:32 PM »

So here is pics of the fish hold that I have made for here, I have made the hold out of plasticard shiny side in, to save painting, the surround out of Teak and the covers out of Oak, all the wood has been sanded and treated with Teak oil. The handles are out of aluminum welding rod







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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2012, 07:42:55 PM »

As Kenny says
Thanks for the all the tips
Deck head lights brill!

Swivel Thingy ---- Gooseneck

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« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2012, 07:44:27 PM »

my first project on the lathe

Congrats on your first lathe job Alan - I wish I could do that - going to try it with a drill.

She's looking so good I expect a seagull to land on her at any moment  O0

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AlanP

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« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2012, 07:53:52 PM »

Thanks lads............seagull, now where did I put it?   %%
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« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2012, 07:04:28 PM »

 I have eventually got round to making a start on the working winch.

I have cupboard that is full of old printers/scanners,cassette players and such, from these I found a small motor that would run on 12v with plenty of torque, a worm type cog that would fit on the shaft, a double cog that would take the drive from the worm to a large cog that was drilled out to fit on the main drum,

A base of Aluminium was made to mount it all on, with the motor underneath.

The main piece is plumbers pipe and all the discs are cut out of plasticard. A brass tube runs right through the plumbers pipe, brass tube was used to make two small bushes that are fitted in the end supports.

One of the photo's shows it put together without been glued to see how it looked, there are still some bits to make for it but the main part seems to be OK.

The winch will work with one channel through an ESC





















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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2012, 07:54:30 PM »

This the frame that holds the pulleys and rollers for the winch.

There is still a bit to do on it including making two pulleys that will swivel.

   









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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2012, 12:09:14 PM »

The roller has been made and fitted to the top of the transom. The two end supports are made from the brass pins of a 13amp plug top, the rod is a 4mm brazing rod with a 3mm thread put on each end, the rollers I have made from mild steel in the hope that they will get a little rusty. The whole lot is bolted to the stern with 2.5mm nuts and bolts.








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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2012, 12:52:56 PM »

Looking better all the time Alan
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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2012, 04:20:30 PM »

Thanks Richard, hope you are keeping well.



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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2012, 11:50:28 AM »

I have made the A frames that hold the pulleys for the trawler boards, they are made out of square section brass, soldered together, just a couple of stiffening fillets to go on to make it look like a proper job, then it can be painted and bolted in position.






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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2012, 11:56:34 PM »

Looking good Alan, on the water for Easter?

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2012, 07:20:19 PM »

Hope so Ian

 A little bit more done, this time to the wheelhouse roof, two working lights still to go on at the rear and an aerial or two, if I can find the room






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