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Norseman

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2012, 10:39:07 PM »

Colour me green Alan ........... very green.
Yes I know Hawarden but have never been sure how to pronounce it.

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2012, 03:20:38 PM »

Although I have the facilities I am sady lacking in modelling skills.
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2012, 11:58:31 AM »

Aty last I have stopped the leaks from the prop shafts and the A frame supports. The rudder has been built and I can now press on and fit the two electric motors. Pictures to follow ver soon I hope.
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Alan McL

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2012, 01:31:59 PM »

Can anybody please advise me as to how the handrail is built at the stern of the model. The radius looks too tight to steam a timber section to that shape. Is is fitted using many much smaller lengths?
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2012, 02:06:15 PM »


Do you mean the wood top to the hull ?

On mine I drew around a sheet of plywood and cut out to the width.

Hope this helps

ken 

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2012, 03:52:32 PM »

I was thinking about the handrail that runs around the entire length of the boat and sits on the very top edge of the hull.
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2012, 04:02:42 PM »

Handrail?
Do you mean the bulwark capping?

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2012, 04:45:32 PM »

Bulwark capping it must be then. It makes sense now. You must forgive me as I have just hung my flying goggles up having been flying aircraft for 40 years and just getting used to nautical terminology rather than aviation terms.
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2012, 12:55:38 PM »


I was referring to this part of my build.

I found the hard part was making those spring hoops.   %)

ken


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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2012, 04:46:28 PM »

Thanks Ken, yes that was the part I was thinking of.
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2012, 08:08:24 PM »

Thanks Ken, yes that was the part I was thinking of.


Alan, just had a look at my Perseverance and the topping on the bulwarks seems similar to Ken's, a piece of preformed ply.
Going from memory I think mine was already pre cut, so I was lucky!

Brian
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Alan McL

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2012, 02:17:13 PM »

Thanks Brian. Cracking photograph. Yes I will try the plywood idea.
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Alan McL

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2012, 02:19:54 PM »

Brian. Your detail looks amazing. I would love to see your model sometime.
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2012, 05:22:03 PM »

I have installed the rudder and given the hull the first coat of primer. Tomorrow I intend to give the hull it's first coat of red paint. I have been working out of sequence by building or assembling to funnel. It looks amazing. I have also started putting the steam winch together from the MMM kit of parts. This is also enjoyable. I will have to put these items in a safe place 'till they are ready to be installed on the model.
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2012, 05:33:48 PM »

Find a safe place  :-)) :-))

All too often I have made a little detail for fitting later
and it has got lost on my very messy workbench and
bent to hull and I have to remake it.
I now have a shelf for all the little bits already made.

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2012, 06:50:43 PM »

Biscuit tins - after Christmas is over I gather them up and put them in the shed.
A little packing and even a drop/knock won't harm the contents.

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2012, 06:14:44 PM »

The tins sound a good idea. I think I have at last cracked the method of resizing photographs so I will try taking some tomorrow.
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2012, 04:40:07 PM »

I have painted the hull having plucked up the courage. I read with interest on the forum how model makers have managed to tackle the waterline marking. I went down the laser route. I marked the waterline position at the front and back of the hill and then adjusted the laser so that the two points matched up. I secured the laser to the top of my photographic tripod which allowed for small adjustments. The attached photo shows the set up. I don't spray the boat in the office by the way.

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2012, 06:40:56 PM »

The motors are now installed (MMM T12) and given a test run in the hull. One of the motors started to run more slowly and eventually stop. Only then did I twig that there should be grease in in prop tubes. An application of aviation grease did the trick. They run smoothly now.



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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2012, 09:11:49 PM »

Hi Alan

Good to see you're making good progress with the Lady Wooes aided by some nice pictures!
Just one point to be wary of, I see that you're using safety couplings complete with brass shear pins. A very good idea and I use this arrangement in my tugs but unless the pins are secured in the coupling they're going to fly off sooner or later (probably sooner). I got around this potential problem by trimming the pins flush with the rubber coupling and winding some insulation tape around the ends.
Simple, neat and peace of mind!

Brian
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Alan McL

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2012, 10:53:44 PM »

Yes the pins have flown off already. It could have caused a nasty  accident. I will try your idea off cutting the pins flush and wrapping tape around them.
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2012, 07:24:15 PM »

I have used some cardboard as a template for the fore,aft, and side decks, and  trimmed them to fit before cutting the plywood. I read about this tip on the forum and it has saved my a lot of bother. I purchased some speed controllers and brass propellers  at the Ellesmere Port Model boat show this weekend. I hope to crack on with the build this week and will post some more pictures.
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2012, 09:54:28 PM »

The rudder servo works a treat, but I can't get any power to the motors. I have connected one of the speed controllers to the receiver but don't seem to get any power output other than to the rudder servo. I am popping over to the local model shop with the bits in my hand to see what I am doing wrong.
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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #48 on: April 24, 2012, 09:05:15 PM »

How's it coming along Alan?

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Re: Building The Lady Wooes
« Reply #49 on: April 25, 2012, 09:06:01 PM »

It's coming along rather slowly but steady. I have been completing the deck house and engine room. I hope  to make and fit the doors tomorrow. I will take some pictures and post them tomorrow, Thursday  26th.
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