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Author Topic: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.  (Read 111437 times)

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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #275 on: April 03, 2014, 07:26:51 PM »

then it was down to cutting the bulkhead and small offset cabin out of 3mm ply and gluing in place with 2 part epoxy glue.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #276 on: April 10, 2014, 02:20:26 AM »

Grand effort here, I am following closely from afar ~
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #277 on: April 10, 2014, 09:19:13 AM »

Cheers tim.work stopped now for ten days at least.off to ballycotton in county cork eire  for a week with my kids on saturday to see my beloved RNLB Mary Stanford which has just been rescued for  restoration.aand a few other sites.includind a visit to ballycotton lifeboat and station.sp enjpy yerselves on here without me getting up to my bolshey old grumpy self lol.  Neil
 
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #278 on: April 25, 2014, 04:28:41 PM »

finally got round to doing a bit of work on it....made the two engine room housings that the funnels sit on, glued them in place with 2 part epoxy and then cut out the main car deck ramp doors.

the blocks of wood inside the two housings are to locate brass tubes into which will allow eventually the removable quad mast to slide into when on the lake, but able to be dismasted for carrying in the car.

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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #279 on: April 25, 2014, 04:34:12 PM »

cutting the sections out for the ramps was easy using a drill for the horizontal cut close to the deck and my trusty piercing saw for the verticals .
the last bit of cutting will be the rhomboidal cut outs of the bulwarks and upper casing..yet to be cut in template form first.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #280 on: April 25, 2014, 05:55:38 PM »

beginning  to take shape nicely now Neil.Good to get you back on a build.
Hope you had no trouble with the Leprachauns while you were in Irish waters!    %% %% %%
Mick F
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #281 on: April 25, 2014, 06:03:30 PM »

Hope you had no trouble with the Leprachauns while you were in Irish waters!    %% %% %%
Mick F

cheers Mick.........on the contrary I have never meta a more wonderful group of friendly people in my life........we had a wonderful time. neil.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #282 on: April 30, 2014, 12:30:00 AM »

Fantastic build have enjoyed following it ...
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #283 on: April 30, 2014, 04:21:42 PM »

thank you Cj.....always encouraging  to know.

done a little more today.........

first cut as template for the side openings to the bulwarks and shelter decks where the passenger gates are for the gangways for foot sloggers..........

then it was a case of methodically and carefully marking these out as any mistakes would be a glaring mess.

also contrary to the plans, the two forward openings are the same size, same length and height where as the aft one is same length but of a lesser height than the other two.

the gates are all same width.

the rear ramp was also marked and all were cut out in my usual way of pilot holes and then reaming out using the side shank of the bit

I also marked up for the hull belting onto the hull, and cut the first layer from 1.5mm ply........this will be glued on tomorrow using 2 part epoxy.

all goes well, and hopefully once the first layer of belting is attached and set, a square stringer of obeche will be glued and pinned with brass pins to the wooden layer and then sanded to shape.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #284 on: April 30, 2014, 11:34:46 PM »

Nice chuck key you have there Neil...... {-) .....Derek
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #285 on: April 30, 2014, 11:41:07 PM »

geeezzz  matey.....you got eyes like a dunni rat, lol............it's the only one I know exactly where it is, lol
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #286 on: May 01, 2014, 12:27:55 AM »

geeezzz  matey.....you got eyes like a dunni rat, lol............it's the only one I know exactly where it is, lol

Neil,
 Well done looks like you are learning from experience. %) %) %)
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #287 on: May 01, 2014, 08:24:54 AM »


Neil,
 Well done looks like you are learning from experience. %) %) %)

experience...............................ummmm...........taken a long time coming, lol
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #288 on: June 18, 2014, 05:20:33 PM »

I can't believe it's been 7 weeks since I did anything on my daughter's Jupiter..................and looking back at the last post didn't do much then either........'bout time I got cracking........

anyway today I have been putting the first layer of the hull protection belting onto the ship.........it was marked out weeks ago, so only had to drill between the marks to give the glue some key holes to adhere into and then glue on the pre cut strips with two part epoxy..the stern curve was facilitated by steaming the strip in a kettle and then bending whilst still moist and holding in place till it dried......then glued and held with masking tape.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #289 on: July 15, 2014, 07:10:38 PM »

and another 4 weeks on and only managed to get some  protective belting onto the hull...........as Michael Gove says............I MUST DO BETTER,LOL
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #290 on: July 18, 2014, 05:30:34 PM »

This one's really coming along !
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #291 on: July 18, 2014, 07:44:25 PM »

ever so slowly though Tim.........might get a quicker build once autumn winter comes.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #292 on: July 18, 2014, 09:31:39 PM »

Come on Neil ready for the show in Blackpool
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #293 on: July 18, 2014, 09:36:26 PM »

Come on Neil ready for the show in Blackpool

yuuuup.............probably the 2020 show, if it's still running, {-) {-) {-)
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #294 on: July 18, 2014, 09:54:14 PM »

something to look forward too

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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #295 on: July 19, 2014, 07:57:02 AM »

Hi Neil

See if you can beat my record of 12 years to build a model l.o.l
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #296 on: July 19, 2014, 08:25:26 AM »

I know a lad thats been 27 years and the model is not finished yet--think he has lost interest

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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #297 on: July 20, 2014, 03:13:29 PM »

"A sudden thought came too my head"..........so the old poem says ( of origin I cannot remember)

what to do with the aft motor for the aft Voith Schnieder Pu.............and then whilst walking around Fleetwood's Transport sunday I met upon a man who had a stall.......

Now you see it, Now you don't!!!

the rest is explained in photos.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #298 on: July 20, 2014, 03:15:20 PM »

after all, the old ferry is taking some vehicles to a classic car rally  {-) {-) {-)
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #299 on: July 20, 2014, 03:30:12 PM »

That looks good --what scale is the ferry

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