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ukmike

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Venetian Vaporetto Build
« on: June 14, 2012, 04:54:45 PM »

Hi All.

Well, the Riva is completely done now, so have tentatively started the Vaporetto build.

Having received the Panart kit from a friend in Sicily have started to put together the pieces that form the keel.

The shaft is supplied with the kit and I will use it if possible.

Trial fitted the parts dry (6mm soft ply), and all seems O.K.

The angle of the shaft easily allows for the use of a 40mm prop..

The kit is for a 1969 example but I will update that to the 1980's series.

Just a couple of photo's of the keel parts and shaft.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 05:08:01 PM »


I don't understand, what are the verniers, setsquare and ruler for??!!

    Have you seen one of my builds?...... %)
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 05:14:15 PM »

Excellent another quality build log to make me feel inadequate lol :)

Just kidding looking forward to it... Oh and I'm still looking for that glue!
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 05:42:00 PM »

The kit is for a 1969 example but I will update that to the 1980's series.

Why? 1969 was one of the best years ever!  O0

I'm looking forward to following this build Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 06:26:05 PM »

this is gonna be a good build.  :-))
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 06:48:41 PM »


I don't understand, what are the verniers, setsquare and ruler for??!!

    Have you seen one of my builds?...... %)


Not been fortunate enough to see one of your builds but that is probably my misfortune.

The vernier I used was to measure the motor end of the prop shaft, near enough is not good enough.

The squares are engineers squares ,certified perfectly square, again near enough is not good enough.

The rule is used for measuring distances, may be helpful to you if you don't have one to get one.



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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 06:52:36 PM »

Ahhhhhh!

Do you have a picture of the prototype you aiming to emulate?


(Don't worry, I'll remove all this crap once you get going.)
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 06:55:53 PM »

Not been fortunate enough to see one of your builds but that is probably my misfortune.

The vernier I used was to measure the motor end of the prop shaft, near enough is not good enough.

The squares are engineers squares ,certified perfectly square, again near enough is not good enough.

The rule is used for measuring distances, may be helpful to you if you don't have one to get one.





pfft just picky.  %)
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2012, 07:00:46 PM »

Excellent another quality build log to make me feel inadequate lol :)

Just kidding looking forward to it... Oh and I'm still looking for that glue!
Hi Gary.

Send me a pm with your address and I'll send you a tube, especially for you this  Fathers Day. ;)

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2012, 07:21:53 PM »

Why? 1969 was one of the best years ever!  O0

I'm looking forward to following this build Mike.

I can only find 1 photo of the early 60 Serie examples and whilst it is good it's not quite enough detail to allow me to try and reproduce.

Info on the 80 series is far more ready available, also the boat is an awful lot simpler.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 10:09:15 PM »

Hi - just logging on and tuning in Mike ....
Judging by the last build this is going to be enjoyable.
I can't wait to see how you rough it up a bit.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 06:00:40 AM »

Hi Gary.

Send me a pm with your address and I'll send you a tube, especially for you this  Fathers Day. ;)

Mike.

You found some then?
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 06:19:27 AM »

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 04:00:14 PM »

Hello.

Have started to trial fit the bulkheads and so that I can glue them in perfectly square to the keel have made a few right angle guides from hefty Alloy angle.

Here is how I propose to use them, as this is all relatively new to me I suppose that it is nothing new to most of you.

Had to buy a 2 mt. length of the angle from a local offshore supply company but they only charged me 2 quid as it was an offcut.

Have lots left to make more guides and also because it's so accurately made will even make super straight edges.

Result I think.  :-))

Couple of pictures, with not a vernier in sight. ok2

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 04:16:54 PM »

That aluminium angle's a fantastic find Mike. I'm green with envy!
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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2012, 04:25:16 PM »

That aluminium angle's a fantastic find Mike. I'm green with envy!
P.M. sent.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2012, 05:02:54 PM »

Great idea - and I suppose it can be used for plasticard builds etc too :}

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2012, 05:07:44 PM »

Mike even for the people whove been building years they are allways learning. Aluminium angle? Simple yet genius!
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2012, 05:20:46 PM »

Mike even for the people whove been building years they are allways learning. Aluminium angle? Simple yet genius!

Mike, you are not that mad after all, flattery will get you everwhere.

Do you want me to cut you a few bits, I do have lots of it.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2012, 05:41:04 PM »

Great idea - and I suppose it can be used for plasticard builds etc too :}

Dave

Hi Dave.

Because the alloy is quite hefty, I think it would be excellent for plastcard or similar, particularly as the plastic seems to be quite bendy.

Never used plasticard type stuff but have identified several parts of my boat that it could be very useful for.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2012, 08:45:48 PM »


Perfect for Plasticard.  I use it all the time.

Must admit I never thought of clamping it. Been stood there holding it in place and waiting for it to dry.   :embarrassed:

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2012, 06:07:38 AM »

Perfect for Plasticard.  I use it all the time.

Must admit I never thought of clamping it. Been stood there holding it in place and waiting for it to dry.   :embarrassed:

ken

Hi Ken.

What glue will I use to stick Plasicard to plywood ?

Thinking back now, I did, some years ago stick some thin Styrene sheet to Balsa wood using Evostik but after a few weeks it started to curl up, the Styrene that is.

Is J.Perkins polystyrene sheet the same stuff as  Plasticard

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2012, 10:49:29 AM »

CA  works for me but i use ca for everything
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2012, 12:52:31 PM »


I use thick Superglue for joining Plasticard to Plywood.

Put it on the card first NOT the wood as it soaks into the wood very quickly. You also only get one chance, that's why I hold the joint by hand   (sliding the joint is not an option). 

Your method of card to card being clamped and running a bead of Plasweld with a paint brush is the perfect solution to right angle joins.

Polystyrene is not Plasticard and I never use use it in a model.

regards

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2012, 01:34:10 PM »

Hello

Does anyone know what the tubing type structure if used for ?

I thought that it may be connected to the engine water cooling system, it is fitted both sides of the hull.

Mike.

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