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Re: Our Lass II - Model slipway - A Duckie Build
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2012, 11:48:52 AM »

Thats for that Bob, will try it out and let you know!
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« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2012, 01:49:38 PM »

Hi Duckie
Yes that is the same Stavros and I was talking to him yesterday as we were at Warwick all weekend.
I am sure he will get back to you about that soon.
I did take some photos of his OL2 as I am building one as well.

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« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2012, 03:58:22 PM »

Thanks for that Delboy, as I said I took quite a few pictures at Colwyn Bay, but can't get my head round the  devise in the Clump recess he has, I can build most things in Plasticard, IF I know what it's dimensions are.
Again thanks for your post, have you got your build on the site here?
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« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2012, 04:59:50 PM »

Hello,
             I've just been building the pulley blocks for mine, yes they are a bit fiddly. Have you built the handrails? I don't know whether to build them on the hull and paint them in place, or try to build them and remove them for painting, then install them. I usually paint them off the model, but I think they may be a bit flimsy for that.  What do you think?       
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« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2012, 08:57:08 PM »

Hi Duckie
No its not on here I have been building an large kitchen on the back of the house so no model making for me
at the moment. Well not that her in doors knows about  :D .
I am up to the stage of having all the decks fitted and I am ready to start on the wheel house when
the Kitchen is finished.
I may post photos in the future.


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« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2012, 08:39:36 AM »

Hi Cornishman
I usually build the rails on the deck and then take them off to spray them then attach permanently, but with the rails all being at an angle to the wheelhouse front not sure if than will work this time, will have to see when I get to that part of the build, I think everyone has trouble with rails don't they?. I usually use super glue and have had no trouble with them on past builds.
Delboy,
Thanks for the reply, will look forward to your pictures when your wife has finished with you. I lost my dear lady this time last year and believe me I wish she was giving me jobs to do!.
On the brighter side I'm a very neat person and all my tools and bitz and bobz are all in the right place and I can put my hand on anything as I know were it goes back,when I see some of the builds on here and see the mess and clutter that some people work in I'm not surprised there are mistakes made.
Bye for now. :-))
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Re: Our Lass II - Model slipway - A Duckie Build
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2012, 10:37:43 AM »

hi, see in a previous post you mention the "gadget in the clump recess" its called a clump itself! and yes, used a middle weight when twin rig trawling, they come in many various sizes and styles, google twin-rig clump and you should get pics, i have a pic of my set up here and one of a real clump, if you need any close ups of my 1, let me know
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« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2012, 11:01:52 AM »

Hi All,

Just noticed this thread. As an aside, once a year the other half and I stay in Whitby for a week. About 100 yards from our apartment, is Parkol Marine's yard where OL2 was built.

Twice in the last few years, we have been in Whitby when they launch the latest trawler. I presumed that this would be from some sort of slip (Parkol also have a floating dry dock) but I was wrong. The boats are built flat on the quayside and are lifted into the water with a massive mobile crane which is assembled using another very large mobile crane.

 As you drive towards Whitby centre, all the surrounding laybys and pull ins have these extremely large trailers parked up that have been used to bring the component parts of the main lifting crane into town.

The launches seem to take place on early Saturday afternoons and are pretty much open to all. We have just walked in through the gates along with the others.  The whole thing is a bit surreal seeing a completely finished boat lifted up, across and placed into the River Esk just before it flows into Whitby harbour.

Once the celebrations are over, we can spend the next 2 or 3 days looking from our apartment windows as the lifting crane is taken apart, loaded in a precise order on to the train of trailers that arrive from their parked locations and then disappear.

As a matter of interest, If the trawler under build is large enough, then the build can actually overhang Parkols outside wall slightly and on our evening walk to get some food, we end up walking under the stem !

Currently, a lot of Parkol's business seems to involve cutting current boats in half and making and fitting hull stretches. Fascinating to see happening!.  If anyone is interested, Parkol (who I have no connection with) has an good website with quite a few interesting pics of current and past builds, including a OL2 section which includes the launch as described above!
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« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2012, 11:40:18 AM »

Hi Darren
Thanks for the pictures, I think I can manage to copy that "clump" now with the picture you sent.
Thanks again
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« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2012, 11:45:03 AM »

Hi Spearfish
Nice to hear from you and your details of the building and launching of trawlers at Whitby, been there a few times but wasn't into Boat Modelling then!.
Will take a look into the site you mentioned, as you can see on a previous post here there is already a "Our Lass 3" in the offing so perhaps you may get to the launching of that on your travels.
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« Reply #60 on: November 16, 2012, 05:58:56 PM »

Looks like Parkol may be in for trouble as the bank of the river alongside their yard is unsafe.

http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/local/eskside-wharf-in-danger-1-5138100
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« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2012, 12:16:14 AM »

Council are too busy giving all the money to Scarborough...


Anyone know what that old tug thing is in the pic. Been laid there for years and never touched. I heard it was an old us army tug???


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« Reply #62 on: November 17, 2012, 08:59:44 AM »

Since the last post made a start on the Cod end gantry

Legs made of 5mm section (supplied)

Two sets of legs joined in the middle.

Checking for square.
Then realised that after making the cage over the plan to make sure everything was nice and square, its sat on a sloping deck!!.
So had what my mate would call a Eureka moment, so it was out with the laser.

Checks out the waterline and the vertical.

So after packing up to the red line was abell to find the ammount to come off.

And there it is nice and straight.
Then I had another Eureka moment has the laser was too high on the shelf I'd attached it to.

So it was out with the camera tripod to see if it would fit?

And Eureka! it did!.
so it all worked out a treat, going to add a few more bits on to structure to make it look stronger then its on to something else.
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« Reply #63 on: November 19, 2012, 12:46:16 PM »

I've quite enjoyed reading this build thread - She's coming long really nice, great job so far  :-)  Working nets would be fantastic on the water with one of these I imagine...
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« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2012, 01:52:40 PM »

Hi Adam
Thanks for looking in and commenting,
No trawling in our lake I'm afraid, Afraid of what we might dredge up!.
Done a bit more on the Cod End Gantry the other day, put some feet on the legs.

Makes them more sturdy I think.
Finished off all the deck pulleys as well

The larger one at top left goes on the main crane gantry, that's the Main gantry Gilson Winch.
Just need to paint them now, trouble is the weather now isn't it, might be able to heat the garage and do it in there.
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« Reply #65 on: November 24, 2012, 11:27:04 AM »

Due to the bad weather the past week been doing a bit more on the OL2 in the warmth of my small workstation.

Made up all the pulleys, same as these on the main gantry supports.

Then I made a start on the wheelhouse furniture,
Here the bench seat, the rear control panel and the escape hatch.
Then it was on to the front control panel which was rather tricky with all the angles involved

The underneath of the front control panel, thought I'd better start from a Square base.

All the parts cut out.

Then put together.

Have to admit I had to use some filler on this section to get all the joints and angles right.
Take a picture if you want to see if your section of the build is right, it will soon show up all the faults.

And there's a problem!, the Inspector Mr Pointy and his assistant have spotted the rough workmanship but as I pointed out to him, all these surfaces will all be covered in decorative material, "Still not good enough to hide shoddy workmanship!" he said, so back to the sanding for me.
That's all for now folks.
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« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2012, 01:38:34 PM »

Been doing a bit more on the model, its too cold at the moment to stay out travelling round for long isn't it.

Fitted the front control centre in the wheelhouse had to take the top section off though as it was quite a tight fit

Rear control unit and bench seat made up and placed in.

The central unit was made up ,but the arms looked as though they wouldn't have much support,so made up some arm rests out of brass rod and put a grove underneath the arm rests for them to sit on.

The seats were next with a trial to see what they would look best for buttons in the seating, decided that the bottom right looked best, that was done with a small drill hole and then nick with a knife to make the star pattern, the other were a Phillips screwdriver.

Backs done, bottoms next , will look better when they are painted I'm sure.


Whilst waiting for the seating to harden off, made a start on the gantry crane.

First parts of the power block made up, notice the highlighted section I did on the initial read of the instructions!, saves missing it at a later stage when you get the bit between your teeth on the build.

First arm started, making sure things were square as I go along.

First arm done with holes drilled out.

Second arm sections cut out and ready for making up.
As you can see from the nice clear instructions, even dumb people like me can follow them, just have to make sure you cut outside the lines and adjust later!.

First and second sections made up and fitted together temporally, needs piping added too.
That's all for now folks.
 

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« Reply #67 on: December 15, 2012, 07:55:07 AM »

Hi there, just t bring you up to date with where I am with the OL2.
I've been having worries with my little dog the past week so not done much on the boat.
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Made a cushion for the bench seat in the wheelhouse,

Finished the end arm on the gantry crane

And here is the finished arm fitted to-gether

The hydraulic pipes fitted, will all look better when painted I'm sure, but too cold to paint these days.
Darren (Manx Venture) kindly sent me a picture of a clump, I didn't even know what one was up to then

And there is my effort on the right,

And in place, for size

and here it is with fittings for the chains, will look better with some paint and rust.
For those non fishermen like me, Darren sent a good picture of his boat with the nets out in trawl action in a previous post to me, check it out it looks great, the clump is fitted in between the twin nets and runs on the sea floor.
That's it for now folks hopefully the hound is getting better so will be abell to do a bit more modelling.
Yes I do know how to spell able, the Abell I use is my good friends surname, the Abell of the "Great Eastern" fame in Model Boats Magazine and BBC "Coast" program, what a modeller he is!.
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« Reply #68 on: December 15, 2012, 08:23:09 AM »

Thanks Duckie and easy on "What a modeller he is!" To be honest, I`m only average
You are making a lovely job of the ships fittings
How have you fiddled your model Clump on the same photo of the real thing?
PP?.....I assume?
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« Reply #69 on: December 15, 2012, 08:54:59 AM »

Hi Bob
Average to me is great!.
Printed the picture off to use it whilst I made my clump and then just placed the finished item on the picture and snapped it again, nothing fancy like your photo shop pix's.
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« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2012, 11:58:18 AM »

A bit more on the boat done

The end of the crane arm, the part that the nets go round.

The "L" shaped arm was a bit thin made up of 4 layers of plasticard (4mm) with a hole of 3mm to go though it, so thought it would be better with another 1mm each side, the tube part on the right side was also strengthened with a pin though it.
The rubber bits was Son John's idea and taken from his Plumbers washer box,it looks a bit better than a bit of plastic tube stuck though.
The metal washers are to correct the gap in the middle.

The wheelhouse table was given an edging as we don't want any accidents with the boat in heavy weather do we!.

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« Reply #71 on: December 31, 2012, 12:34:31 PM »

Every little helps, Duckie


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