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northen light vessel fingal
« on: December 14, 2012, 02:58:31 PM »

Hi guys, I am researching NLV FINGAL, Got me lines plan& GA plan.Has anyone got or no of any photo's
of deck/crane/ fitting, I could copy, Hope to cut the keel in jan     O0
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 07:02:34 PM »

Found in Trawler photos:

NLV_Fingal

and here:
NLV Fingal | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 03:19:19 PM »

Found some more - perhaps a bit far away for your needs, though

Some background details you may well have:

 NLV Fingal
Steel Twin Screw Motorship, Built by Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow, Yard No. 140 Registration: Port of Leith
238.9 x 40.3 x 18.5 feet
 1342 Gross Tons
 Oil Engines (2) 2SCSA each 6-Cyl British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
 1964: Built by Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow, (the last ship to be built by Yard on 8 August 1963) and based at Oban
 1994: Transferred to Stromness
 2000: Sold to Tamahine Investments Ltd of Hong Kong, registered London and renamed WINDSOR CASTLE, still in service, later laid up in River Fal

April 2012: Still on the River Fal April 2012 with Bulgarian crew. Well maintained by current owner Sir Anthony Bamford.[/color][/size]
[/color]3 July 2012: Well maintained: still in the River Fal, opposite of Smuglers Cottage.[/size] Owner is Sir Anthony’s brother Mark?
 
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 10:08:10 PM »


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NLV Fingal Steel Twin Screw Motorship, Built by Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, 

Glasgow, Yard No. 140 Registration: Port of Leith

238.9 x 40.3 x 18.5 feet   1342 Gross Tons
 Oil Engines (2) 2SCSA each 6-Cyl British Polar Engines Ltd, Glasgow
 1964: Built by Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow,
(the last ship to be built by Yard on 8 August 1963) and based at Oban
1994: Transferred to Stromness
2000: Sold to Tamahine Investments Ltd of Hong Kong, registered London
and renamed WINDSOR CASTLE, still in service, later laid up in River Fal

April 2012: Still on the River Fal April 2012 with Bulgarian crew.

Well maintained by current owner Sir Anthony Bamford.

3 July 2012: Well maintained: still in the River Fal,
opposite of Smuglers Cottage. Owner is Sir Anthony’s brother Mark?

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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 04:28:53 PM »

Thanks for the photo's  and info    :-))
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 04:11:44 PM »

have you tryed the marine superintendant at nlb hq 84 george street edinburgh
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 08:09:52 PM »

No i haven't got in touch with N.L.B yet Thought i would wait until the new year, I didn't think they would keep info for a past ship. but thanks i will get in touch with them      :-))
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 08:59:35 PM »

Iwas looking for info for the pole star and an ex employee suggested contacting him
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 09:01:27 PM »

A big thanks goes to wicker , Have been in touch with the northen lights board, a wonderful sauces of information????
got the info and picture's that i needed, also thanks to nlb for there time. start on the keel in morning    :-))
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2013, 07:30:24 AM »

good luck with the building--- it was a friend of mine that made that suggestion--
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2014, 08:31:49 PM »

Hi all ,I will use this thread as a building log from now on. I started on the hull last summer,
but then wife decided on a extension to the house {:-{ so had to down tools. The extension
now finished, and one new shed after?? on with the build. the hull is almost finished , I managed
to do bits in between jobs on the house, I will post photo's as I go along , next job will be
bilge keels and the bulwark around the stern,      8)
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2014, 08:15:22 PM »

Right, I forgot to tell you the hull is a plank on frame construction, ply wood keel and frames, balsa wood planks
with car body filler to smooth the hull, I also fiberglass the inside of the hull for extra strength, I have now fitted
the rear bulwark rail ,bilge keels and anchor recess , I am just waiting on information As to what type of prop
shaft supports were fitted   8) After that I can think about undercoating the hull.    :-)) 
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2014, 09:16:49 PM »

I have now started on the wheel house and upper deck houses,  :-) I usually make them out of wood, but this time
thought I would use plastic sheet for the structure's . I've used it quite a bit on the model railway . I like the way
you can make the lip a round the windows and it is easy to use and glue,  <*< I have put in quite a few fillets on the
corners to make sure of a firm and stable wheel house. 0.5 sheet used for the deck and 0.3 for the wheel house
the oval shapes on the main deck are for the funnel. another 2 will be needed when construction starts on that   
                                                         8)
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2014, 11:14:19 PM »

Hey blokey..the original vessel has some very attractive traditional [51 year old] lines   :kiss:

I see in  December 2012 you said.... "Got me lines plan & GA plan"......did you create the waterlines/plans yourself?.....

Keep the images coming :-)) ....Derek
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2014, 05:31:07 PM »

HI Derek . it took a while But I found the hull lines plan in the Glasgow university archive's .That's all they had    {:-{The GA plan came out of the sales Brochure when the ship was for sale I was lucky with that one . I have been in touch with the northern lights board who have been so helpful with photo's and information from their archive's and marine engineer,  :-))
but alas the set of plans and the model was sold with the ship  :((  I wish I could say I did them my shelf but I have some
help a long the way , and will need more in the future, As the lines and GA plan is all I have     ok2
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2014, 12:30:25 AM »

blokey.......you & your helper have done a good job with the waterlines  :-))........ Fingle is not all that unlike a 1/2 sized hull of the Royal yacht Britannia [maybe just a little more bellied?

Water lines are not difficult to create if you have sufficient hull profiles... [I was taught by an ex loftsman from the BHP Whyalla ship yards]

Hull profiles are certainly a little more difficult to create from waterlines  <*< ......

You should be OK now ...keep us posted...........Derek
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2014, 05:10:24 PM »

Hi all back off my hols. Thought it was time to take some new photo's of the progress on the build  :-)
as you can see things have moved on a bit , Wheel house is complete except for the roof , the funnel
is nearing completion, the free fall life boat derricks are on the go as is the mainmast and the flight
deck. I also managed to make and fit the nav lights on the wheel house, Next problem Is to find
a small bulbs or led for the main mast, and the fore mast. While I was at the show at Haydock
I found two good life boats ,I still need to find two motor boats to go with them. Thought's are
now turning to under coating the wheel house and fitting the glazing so I can fit it out and fit the roof.
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2014, 07:20:40 PM »

coming along nicely
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2014, 10:47:55 PM »

Enjoying your build. Any chance of seeing a few more pictures of the hull in build?
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2014, 07:20:29 PM »

Hi channel .unfortunately I didn't take any photos.of the hull build on this one {:-{
Had the house extension on the go, camera and computer was put out the reach of the dust
But if you go to my other build THV BEACON. Fingal is built in the same way??on the same
Board as beacon. ok2. I should be posting some more photo.s this weekend .   8)
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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2014, 06:28:00 AM »

Thanks - will look it up. Good luck with the rest of the build.
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2014, 05:56:13 PM »

Hi all. time for an update  :-)) as you can see a bit of colour. at last, not quite sure of the tan colour on the side of
the wheel house??. as you can see the tops on the wheel house and the radar pole is fitted. the drive is fitted
underneath the cabin, the funnel is only placed on at the moment. It will fitted next week. as you can see I have
started the planking as well, both bridge wings are done. The main deck is next and that going to take some time  ;)
The reason this up date is late , is that I have spent a couple of days soldering the main mast together, fitting the running
light and the ladder. I am quite pleased with the results. The wife has taken pity on me and said I can move into the house
to do some modelling on the main deck??? I think she is after something?????       <:(
 
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Re: northen light vessel fingal
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2014, 03:35:41 PM »

Hi guys, a quick up date and photo's. as you can see the boat deck has now been planked, and just needs a coat varnish
Boat davits have been made for both sides , and are in the process of being sprayed. The funnel is now fitted along
with on of the radars, freeing ports have been cut on the main deck.  and I have also made the hatch & cover for the main deck
I am hoping to get a bit more done over Christmas   :-))
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2015, 04:20:19 PM »

time for an update ,I haven't  done quite as much  has I had hoped. Anyway the decks have been sanded down and varnished, the radar is up and running
The life boat davits are finished just need to paint the pulley blocks. I am glad that I put the pulley ropes on the blocks quit pleased with the out come
as you can see from the photo's the wife took pity on me and let me do some modelling on the dinner table   ;) could be a bit before I go back to the shed  {:-{
The main mast is now painted and fitted along with the wiring. I can now start on the free fall davits, towards the Helli deck, the steps are fitted along with the deck
supports, witch need the webbing adding this week ends job.     8)
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