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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2013, 11:50:04 PM »

Hi Ken the plastic card is glued onto the ply frame, after it was constructed I decided to cut through the top and centre decks so that it would make fitting out the wheelhouse much easier. The whole floor and fittings will be able to be removed from below. I will post photos of this when I get to that part of the build. Here is a photo showing the top of the superstructure before I cut through the deck, the square section was used as a template for the floor size. 

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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2013, 10:58:13 PM »

Started building the davit today here are a few photos, I will try and get a bit more done over the next few days. :-))

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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2013, 11:45:57 PM »

A bit more done on the davit

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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2013, 12:12:29 AM »

Brian,
Could you tell which colours and from where you use for your Tyne based Models please.
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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #54 on: June 13, 2013, 12:16:15 AM »

chipchase.....your construction/building skills in brass & silver solder are also first class  :-)) ....but why does the davit post only have three support gussets? .....
OK....I see it now....[a gusset at 180 degrees to the axis of the davit beam] ...must have been some parallax error  {:-{ in the earlier images....Derek
 
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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2013, 11:14:16 AM »

Brian,
Could you tell which colours and from where you use for your Tyne based Models please.
                            Regards Howard.

Howard the paint is spray cans from the local car accessory shop. I have used red oxide for the hull below the water line and the deck, satin black for the rest of the hull. For the superstructure I normally use Humbrol no 9 (tan) but unfortunately I had run out so I decided to go to Halfords and try to get some spray paint mixed, I took along the Humbrol tin with me for reference. After looking through the colour charts I came up with the nearest match to the Humbrol no9, I ended up buying a spray can and 100ml bottle of the same colour for touching up. The young lad at Halfords was very helpful as he had to add extra black to tone down the mix to get it as near the Humbrol colour as possible. The rest of the superstructure was just the standard white spray gloss of the shelf; the funnel is Ford sunburst red.

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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #56 on: June 13, 2013, 11:17:31 AM »

your construction/building skills in brass & silver solder are also first class  :-))
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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2013, 09:06:38 AM »

Here are a few photos showing the mast construction.

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« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2013, 08:26:18 PM »

Crackin' on there Brian - beautiful  O0
 
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« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2013, 10:52:31 PM »

cheers Ray  :-))

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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #60 on: June 15, 2013, 08:36:05 PM »

Brackets for aerials made and fitted to superstructure.

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« Reply #61 on: June 15, 2013, 09:08:39 PM »

Got a start on the towing hook base today, the H section of brass that I have used was originally from an old curtain rail given to me by a friend. The first thing was to make a template for the rail this I made from 10mm ply, the brass was then heated and bent around the template. Here are a few photos showing how this was made.

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« Reply #62 on: June 15, 2013, 09:23:08 PM »

Next was the hook carriage, this had to be made next before the end caps were fitted to the base. 

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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2013, 10:44:12 PM »

Got a bit work done on the hook today.

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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #64 on: June 17, 2013, 07:38:27 AM »

Now listen chipchase..........I am not a non believer  :o ...but do not understand how you managed to bend the brass I beam without the inner lands buckling >>:-( ...... or the outer lands  <*< tearing......Derek
 
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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2013, 08:07:08 AM »

AMAZING work Brian, i cant wait to see this one done.
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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #66 on: June 17, 2013, 10:32:24 PM »

Now listen chipchase..........I am not a non believer  :o ...but do not understand how you managed to bend the brass I beam without the inner lands buckling >>:-( ...... or the outer lands  <*< tearing......Derek
 


Well Derek you will just have to put it down to good engineering skills LOL.I was expecting it to crimp but was really amazed at the outcome.

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« Reply #67 on: June 17, 2013, 10:35:25 PM »

AMAZING work Brian, i cant wait to see this one done.

Cheers John  :-))

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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #68 on: June 17, 2013, 11:00:15 PM »

A bit more done on the Tow Hook today

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« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2013, 12:16:19 AM »


Well Derek you will just have to put it down to good engineering skills LOL.I was expecting it to crimp but was really amazed at the outcome.


Seriously, for those of us who want to know what to do O0 O0 , how did you go about bending the rail.
 
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« Reply #70 on: June 18, 2013, 02:24:20 AM »

chipchase......
1. From what I see....the two M2 bolt holes on the top of the main securing bracket [back to the structure] will only be [with bolts] but for show?....
2. With the actual load being be taken by that M4 Bolt hidden on axis shown here
3. What do you use as the pickling solution after silver soldering?...........................all looking good  :-)) as usual ......
 
Naturally all sizes are my guesses from being upside down & 22,000 km away...... :o .....Derek
 
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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #71 on: June 18, 2013, 05:49:16 PM »


Seriously, for those of us who want to know what to do O0 O0 , how did you go about bending the rail.
 
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I am afraid there are no special techniques RAAArtyGunner I just applied a lot of heat. To be perfectly honest I was expecting the inner and outer lands to slightly buckle, but fortunately this did not happen. The only thing I can put this down to is the H bar that I used was old and probably made out of good quality material (not like the crap thatís on the market today)

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« Reply #72 on: June 18, 2013, 05:50:39 PM »

chipchase......
1. From what I see....the two M2 bolt holes on the top of the main securing bracket [back to the structure] will only be [with bolts] but for show?....
2. With the actual load being be taken by that M4 Bolt hidden on axis shown here
3. What do you use as the pickling solution after silver soldering?...........................all looking good  :-)) as usual ......
 
Naturally all sizes are my guesses from being upside down & 22,000 km away...... :o .....Derek
 


  Derek I will be putting two 2mm bolts through the superstructure but as you have noticed the main strength will be the 4mm bolt that is silver soldered into the bracket. I donít use any pickling solution; I clean the brass with good old steel wool soap pads after soldering. I should really think about trying some cleaning solution as it might save me quite a bit of work.

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Re: Cragsider Build
« Reply #73 on: June 18, 2013, 08:21:41 PM »

A bit more fabrication done on the tow hook arm today, I also made a new coupling as I was not happy with the first one. After a slight modification to the coupling it was time to get it all painted and assembled.  :-))

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« Reply #74 on: June 19, 2013, 12:17:24 AM »

 :}   :-))
 
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