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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2012, 06:27:24 AM »

Have really looked everywhere to buy commercial ones, believe me, but no joy so had to resort to making them.

Mike.

I really think you should take on the mantle of Mad_Mike lol :D

As ever I'll be enjoying watching you build!
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2012, 07:58:34 AM »

Hello Mike,

your destination board is absolutely awesome.

Will you make it really switchable so that you will be able to display different destinations on it when completed?
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2012, 04:01:19 PM »

I really think you should take on the mantle of Mad_Mike lol :D

As ever I'll be enjoying watching you build!
Hi Gary.

The original Mad_Mike is ireplaceable, he resides somewhere in darkest Lincolnshire, a deep dark cave I believe, ( with a pond of course ). :-) :-)

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2012, 04:07:28 PM »

Hello Mike,

your destination board is absolutely awesome.

Will you make it really switchable so that you will be able to display different destinations on it when completed?


Thanks Deadwood.

May have one side of the boat "1 Ple Roma" and the other side "2 Lido", after all no one can see both sides at the same time. ok2 ok2

My skills unfortunately won't allow me to switch the destinations over remotely, wish that I could tho'.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #54 on: June 26, 2012, 04:17:36 PM »

Hi.

Fed up already of drilling hundreds of little holes so have started to make up the little kits to produce the seats.

The photos show the wire work cut to length using a couple of jigs, over a hundred pieces in all.

Also, the basic parts of a double seat and how it will look once glued up, held together with sticky tape for the photo.

22 of these doubles, 2 trebles for the bow seating and 12 singles for the bow area and the stern seating.

Will most likely give up on this tomorrow and return to the hull as I have grain filled the stanchions now using home made sanding sealer.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #55 on: June 30, 2012, 03:37:27 PM »

Hi All.

Aquarama probs solved so back to the Vappi.

Not a particularly interesting post this one but brings the progress up to date.

Have tried many,many different ways to make the illuminated Destination Board and have settled for this one, it's a fixed route No.1,   LIDO - P LE ROMA.

Have drilled the two boards ready to accept the optical fibres, only had 45mm max to work with so had to compress the characters a little, scraped in at 43mm.

Have installed the wiring for the Bow searchlight and a feed to the stern in case I need any power there.

The stopping that you see on the deck is filling for the nail holes that I used to hold everything in place before gluing.

Have modified the bow stanchion to allow me to rake the Bulwark back a little more as per the 80 series.

Some pictures.

Mike.












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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2012, 11:40:10 PM »


 Yes it is a pity but Mayhem always welcomes back it's friends... ask those that know. 
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2012, 04:19:19 PM »

Hello All.

Venetian Vaporetto build is still alive and progressing.

Have started the hull planking but have stopped short of the bow as the Panart kit on which this build is based is of a 1962 example for which there is almost no information available.
The "80", series examples had a much more flared bow which I hope to replicate by the use of block Balsa in place of the planking.

I am having trouble being able to purchase supplies of Calcium Carbide to fuel the black smoke generator, which works very well.
Ebay advertise it for sale but apparently a licence is needed here in the U.K. to hold it, probably best I suppose.
Have used what little that I had on the prototype, it may be a while before I can go forward with it.
It would be a shame really because my generator does produce very black smoke and an amount of soot also.
No good for model trains tho' as it takes up quite a lot of space.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of the progress so far, interesting ? possibly not.

Have managed to break 4 of the stanchions already but they will be able to be re glued into place later

Here they.



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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2012, 04:52:02 PM »


Welcome back Mike.     :-))

     Topic tidied  up.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2012, 05:06:45 PM »


Welcome back Mike.     :-))

     Topic tidied  up.



Thank you.

Much appriciated. :-))
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2012, 06:37:29 PM »

Lovely work Mike, I wish I could do woodwork to your standard, it is good to have you back we need the skill & insight that you bring to the forum, thank you. Mick B.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2012, 07:37:37 PM »

Put the kettle on - Mike's back
Anyone for Tiffin :-))

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2012, 08:28:52 PM »

Welcome back indeed.  Any chance of showing us your black smoke ?
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2012, 08:33:49 PM »

Put the kettle on - Mike's back
Anyone for Tiffin :-))

Dave

Tiffin ?

Wasn't that a Fry's or Rowntrees choc bar from the ancient past?

You're giving our ages away Dave, thought everyone had us down for youngsters, you anyway!!  ok2 ok2

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2012, 08:50:13 PM »

Tiffin is older than the chocolate bar, I think it was afternoon tea during the British Raj in India.   I`m not old enough to verify that but I remember some old soldiers using the term. :embarrassed:
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #65 on: July 12, 2012, 08:56:35 PM »

Yes Duncan - Spot on there - see also 2:05 - 12ish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvp_GJ_4dow   :embarrassed:
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #66 on: July 12, 2012, 08:57:57 PM »

Tiffin is older than the chocolate bar, I think it was afternoon tea during the British Raj in India.   I`m not old enough to verify that but I remember some old soldiers using the term. :embarrassed:


Didn't Sid James enjoy a bit of Tiffin whilst engaging the Khazi, lucky s*d !!

Far better than a little chocholate bar that I had to console myself with.  <:( <:(
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #67 on: July 12, 2012, 09:05:56 PM »

That was the clip I looked for Mike :-))
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #68 on: July 12, 2012, 09:39:17 PM »

Welcome Back great to see u on here and getting on with it


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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #69 on: July 17, 2012, 04:09:30 PM »

Hello.

A little more done on the hull planking, all planking completed now and I am happy with the block Balsa bow section, managed to get the flair of the full size.

Unfortunately have managed to break even more of the stanchions off, I blame it on a design flaw, but maybe it's just because I'm particularly clumsy, the latter I think !!

Using my pencil technique for the planking sanding, when the pencil marks are gone then the sanding is done, a little filler here and there may be required of course.

Lots of wires needed for the lighting which I have remembered to pre fit.

This build will get a lot more interesting as I get past the boring stages, I'm sure.

A few photos.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2012, 04:50:55 PM »

stanchions will repair easily. For extra reinforcment in necessary drill and insert and metal rod between the to broke parts. Not sure about the grafiti though %)
did you try that ca and bicarb we were talking about?

Im emailing you right now mike
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #71 on: July 19, 2012, 01:45:20 PM »

stanchions will repair easily. For extra reinforcment in necessary drill and insert and metal rod between the to broke parts. Not sure about the grafiti though %)
did you try that ca and bicarb we were talking about?

Im emailing you right now mike

I did the same thing with my mayflower... works a treat.  I glued the broken parts together and then drilled a fine hole through the top and then glued in a length of plastic rod (what I had to hand at the time)
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #72 on: July 19, 2012, 04:38:14 PM »

I did the same thing with my mayflower... works a treat.  I glued the broken parts together and then drilled a fine hole through the top and then glued in a length of plastic rod (what I had to hand at the time)
Hi Gary.

Unfortunately the problem is that the week points are where the Laser cut holes, kit, or drilled holes, scratch are for the sliding barriers.

Can't drill a hole down the stanchions with a peg because it would block the holes where the tubes go through.

Will get over the problem no doubt.

Mike.
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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #73 on: July 21, 2012, 03:29:04 PM »

Hello.

Have abandoned the hull sanding/filling for the time being as I have a couple of weeks leave comming up soon so will complete it then.

Decided to complete the electronic destination boards so to that end I have posted some pictures of the almost finished item.

I had to give up on the,  1  PLE. ROMA  route as I couldn't faithfully reproduce it at a scale of 1/28.

Have decided on an allthogether easier route, i.e.  Linea 1 LIDO and I have to admit to being quite pleased with the result so far.

The photo of the almost finished example was taken in full daylight so no need for dusk conditions to show it.

Mike.

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Re: Venetian Vaporetto Build
« Reply #74 on: July 21, 2012, 05:29:04 PM »

The lighting looks excellent Mike

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