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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2013, 07:53:24 PM »


Time to start on the bridge deck.  I have gone for reversing it to match the real Talacre and believe me, this took a few days to get it right.

We have not painted anything yet, nor stained the wood, but this will give you an idea of the layout.


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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2013, 07:56:17 PM »


The foredeck has not been secured down yet but here is a close up of the fitting.

I still have all the metallic fittings in their little bags, so can't wait to get started on the fitting out.  next stop is the paint shop.   %)


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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2013, 08:23:46 PM »

Nicely taking shape Kenny.
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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2013, 09:10:38 PM »


Thanks Mike.  It is a pleasant build even though the instructions are a challenge.  Some of the structures have been 'beefed up' a bit as they appeared a little too weak. I've applied extra bracing here and there.   :}

Cheers

Ken

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« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2013, 12:29:32 PM »

Looking good Ken.
Looking forward to another YouTube build video ... with keyboards  :-))

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2013, 09:28:00 PM »


Cheers Dave  me ol mate.  Haven't got that far yet but it is going well.


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« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2013, 09:18:07 PM »


The Wheelhouse has not yet been fixed down so I was able to complete it on the bench.

I have wood stained it with a diluted mix to make it look old and worn out.  I think I might have over succeeded.   %)

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« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2013, 09:21:17 PM »


Whilst this was drying I got on with the front deck and it's roof.

It's a plastic lunch box inverted with metal edges provided to go around the top. this is then overlaid with pre-drawn hatches which I have left uncut.


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« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2013, 09:26:14 PM »


I then moved fore'd and fitted the upper piece to the bows section.

The model required a raised bow glued to the tops of the bulwarks. I thought this a bit flimsy, especially with my driving, so I've made a complete section from a solid wood piece. I'll picture it tomorrow.

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2013, 09:27:49 PM »


The staining dried out so I got on with fitting out the bridge deck.



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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2013, 09:32:41 PM »


As per usual kit models, they supply the pre moulded tops and expect you to furnish the base poles and glue it together.

As these were a bit flimsy, I've run a wooden dowel up through the tubes so as to attach the tops and the base rings securely. This took the rest of the day to get right and now I'm presented with a warped oval shape to which I have to fit a tube !!

Here's the part I have to work with. I might try the vice tomorrow and see if I can make it rounder.


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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2013, 11:39:07 PM »

 >>:-( no Ken....not the vice.........this marvellous metal has little compressive strength  {:-{ virtually ZERO ductility  <*< & the addition of gentle heat does nothing until it melts before your eyes <:(
One solution would be to thin out the ellipse at the joint lines, then use epoxy metal to strengthen the bore in the same plain, then very gently machine [hand scrap] the bore to a nominal roundness & then install stepped or spigoted tubes
Again the pipes can be further blended with epoxy metal at the transition joint......the last option could be to go to your hobby store & search the racks for a similar set of Graupner brand components that appear to be of roundish moulding  O0 ......Derek
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« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2013, 12:18:31 AM »

 
Alternatively, simply put the entire 'top' into a 'round' pipe/tube and fair the tube/pipe join to the 'top' with filler. :} :}
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« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2013, 06:50:55 AM »

Hi Kenny you must be in a hurry to leave port at the rate you are building this one. Nice work though, keep the pictures coming, we don't want Dave to be upset if he fails to get his daily dose of pictures. Thanks for sharing, Mick B.
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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2013, 10:27:11 AM »


Thanks for all the advice guys. It's no vice then. I shall offer up a dowel and try extra filler and if that looks shabby, I'll but new ones.

Just checked the epoxied bow.  My goodness, it's sturdy stuff, isn't it.  Now for the decks and 50 elastic bands as it requires quite a pull on the sides.

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« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2013, 10:05:18 PM »

It's no vice then.
In that case I'm not coming to the party  %)

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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2013, 08:01:00 AM »


Alternatively, simply put the entire 'top' into a 'round' pipe/tube and fair the tube/pipe join to the 'top' with filler. :} :}


This is exactly what I did on my Talacre nearly 30 years ago and it worked beautifully.
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« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2013, 10:40:38 PM »


Today I tried straighten out the curve  (is that right ???) in the Vice and it worked a treat because it was solid.

Once I had a round end i could turn some dowel to fit.  These were glued in with super glue and tomorrow I shall apply a little filler to smooth it all around.
 
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« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2013, 10:43:18 PM »


The fixing with the epoxy has now dried and become very firm.

Here it is before the wraps came off.  Also shown is the wooden raised bow that was attached.

 

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« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2013, 10:48:12 PM »


Off with the Postman's rubber bands and the excess epoxy sanded smooth.

All items just placed into position. These will be removed for the spraying process.




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« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2013, 10:50:40 PM »


The gert big lump on the aft deck is the supplied Balsa wood fitting.  A bit on  "ugh"  side so this will have to be re-done in marine ply as there is an awful lot of components to be fitted on it.


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Re: TALACRE my build
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2013, 11:12:09 PM »

Make sure you get the funnel angle right Ken - it's all too easy to give it a forward slant by mistake as the aft structure tips slightly forward due to the sheer of the hull.
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« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2013, 09:51:20 AM »


Thanks Colin. It does indeed slope for'd

I notice there is not much room for the tiller arm now the rear deck is clamped down. I may enlarge the hole and fit a box affair above it.

 

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« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2013, 08:00:26 PM »


Full day in the shipyard today.

Set about making a new rear deck cover from plywood and starting the  'little'  parts.


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« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2013, 08:06:26 PM »


The anchor winch was a little challenge but came out OK in the end.





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