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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #325 on: August 26, 2014, 01:36:43 AM »

 
Derek,
Aska da question, whilst both cars, ala Italiana are the same scale, are they the same scale as all the others??????????
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #326 on: August 26, 2014, 08:04:52 AM »

a great model , and ty for the master class in making hull moulds
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #327 on: August 26, 2014, 09:35:46 AM »

Derek

Derek of the immigrants we have it enough!
All Brittany and Atlantic coast is full of English in ........ and the rest of France ......................

I am going to emigrate into England, I would give lessons of kitchen

For the Australians it is too late ................ to eat frogs in phosphorescent gelatin it is necessary to be Australian

Neil : I would have parked the lorry ROBART in the middle of the ferry

The ferry is going to tilt
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #328 on: August 26, 2014, 11:35:29 AM »

the original fiat 500's indeed did have a little 500cc two cylinder engine, and then they released the retro 500's about 4 years ago but with modern 3 and 4 cylinder engines......the 500L is a pumped up people carrier with similar quaint retro lines to the baby fiat....mine has a 1300 diesel engine....and so much space inside...........

the anomaly is...

the Fiat 500L was released onto the market in the UK in December 2012........the Jupiter that it sits on sadly was scrapped in October 2011................but who cares other than rivet counters, lol
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #329 on: August 26, 2014, 03:58:30 PM »


Derek,
Aska da question, whilst both cars, ala Italiana are the same scale, are they the same scale as all the others??????????
yes raaarty.........all at 1:43 scale except the stobart truck which is at the slightly smaller scale of 1:50........but this makes it approximately 20 mill too short for the others.........and I ain't quibbling about that. neil.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #330 on: August 26, 2014, 04:00:52 PM »

a great model , and ty for the master class in making hull moulds

thanks carl...........that's what we are all here for, to help others where we can.

cheers, neil.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #331 on: August 26, 2014, 04:14:20 PM »

Derek

Derek of the immigrants we have it enough!
All Brittany and Atlantic coast is full of English in ........ and the rest of France ......................

I am going to emigrate into England, I would give lessons of kitchen

For the Australians it is too late ................ to eat frogs in phosphorescent gelatin it is necessary to be Australian

Neil : I would have parked the lorry ROBART in the middle of the ferry

The ferry is going to tilt
there's another one to go on it yet gazou.......but the weight of the other vehicles compensate for it.............as for coming to England and emigrating...you can come and take over my kitchen any time.........I have two hungry teen daughters and now a Pug puppy that eat anything, lol

aww......isn't she cute, lol
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« Reply #332 on: August 26, 2014, 04:38:07 PM »

Oh Dear,Neil,at first I thought you had dyed your hair and then I read wot u av rote. No wonder they say a dog looks like its owner !
Captain PUGwash lives on! lol O0 O0 O0 :} :} :} ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #333 on: August 26, 2014, 04:56:42 PM »

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No wonder they say a dog looks like its owner

Of what side look you?

To the left or has right with its small snub nose   {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

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« Reply #334 on: August 26, 2014, 06:06:17 PM »

yer both cheeky sods {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #335 on: August 26, 2014, 06:10:38 PM »

Must think  'I am a sheep I eat grass  %%

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« Reply #336 on: August 26, 2014, 08:15:45 PM »

Hi Neil,
I'm quite new on Mayhem, just had to say how much I'm enjoying this build thread. I knew the Jupiter, Juno and Saturn well, the upper Clyde still seems strange without them.
Large vehicles were often over on the port side (after embarking via the stern ramp) so they were in a good position to drive off the stbd ramp at Dunoon. If there were several large vehicles a bit of shuffling on the car deck would be required. Latterly there were lanes painted on the stbd side for cars.
I have some photos of the streakers, I will find & post
 looking forward to your next instalment,
regards
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #337 on: August 27, 2014, 12:40:04 PM »

thanks for the info Carl.........thought I was right with positioning as from memory taking some trips on the streakers before they went for scrap, I can remember the jostling of cars vs trucks and coaches from gourock to Dunoon............both I and my daughter thought they were the best looking ships I the fleet, and still do................a couple more to go on yet and then photograph them before starting the build in earnest.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #338 on: September 02, 2014, 07:33:33 PM »

Parcel on it way at last--see you in 7 weeks
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« Reply #339 on: September 02, 2014, 08:59:40 PM »

thanks very much Charlie, and look forward to it. neil................I owe you a beer or two. neil.
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« Reply #340 on: September 05, 2014, 07:28:03 PM »

well, thanks very much for sending me that superb Articulated lorry Charlie.........arrived safely this morning and now positioned on the car deck...........I think I'll have to do a little adjustment to the load so that the vehicles that are to fit over the access hatches to the interior don't impede other areas and that the hatches can be lifted easily.

Once organised they will eventually be fitted permanently to the deck with screws and small blocks...................but the car deck is now full. neil.
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« Reply #341 on: September 05, 2014, 07:54:31 PM »

Looks good there better than lying in my shed gathering dust
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #342 on: September 05, 2014, 08:13:38 PM »

cheers Charlie..yer a star. thanks. neil. :-))
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« Reply #343 on: October 30, 2014, 04:31:23 PM »

Well,after nearly two months I have finally finished my lifeboat plans for Dae Metcalf and my Thames Class lifeboat moulds and mouldings for Mike.......and a few other odd jobs including a little tidying of the workshop.......yes, don't all faint, lol

and so I got back to the Jupiter........First job was to re position the port side fenders at the stern.........they had mis placed them selves when I originally glued them and needed to be re aligned to match the starboard side.

Once done I filled the gaps between the deck and bulwarks with polyester filler.

Finally I marked out the starboard side wash ports aft of the funnel ( port side tonight.)

Had a problem here in that I have no stern shots of this boat and was in debt to Onara for posting some pics of the ships on a thread unrelated to this, and would have given me a good location shot for the wash port as it sweeps around the stern.........Went to look at the shots this afternoon, and sadly they have been removed, so am stumped until I can find others............but again, sadly I have searched the internet for some shots.....to no avail........c'est la vie
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« Reply #344 on: October 31, 2014, 10:35:35 AM »

Hi Neil,
Maybe these will help,

Clark
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« Reply #345 on: October 31, 2014, 01:27:06 PM »

cheers Dave......perfect. I have now been able to finish the stern scupper  slots off and also the bow ones including the hawse holes..............I have also taken the chance to file down to the marked lines all the grp on the viewing ports and all slots in the bulwarks..........look better now.

all the half rounded ends to the scupper ports was achieved with an old round file that I used to sharpen the blade of my chain saw with...........but it can also be easily achieved with a piece of sanding paper rolled into a tight tube. neil.
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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #346 on: November 02, 2014, 09:39:09 PM »

I am getting down to some detailing before the rest of the hull is ready at the moment, but felt that it was the right time.

I am undecided as to whether to make the three ramps as working features ( never been one for working features on a model as they tend to go wrong in the salt water that I  sail on.............but because I am thinking about them, I have also thought about their construction, and so that my friend Andrew can also save some time, I have decided to make the ramps from plasticard and them mould them in Polyurethane resin for durability, and so tonight started on the Ramp base brackets whish will attach to the hull......these have also been made in plasticard and will be moulded in Poly resin.

the stern ramp is much narrower than the waist port and starboard ramps.

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Re: JUPITER, A Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry....My new project.
« Reply #347 on: November 04, 2014, 09:54:21 AM »

new recruit.......my little pooch has decided to help with the motors for the ramps..............but doesn't quite know what to do with them yet, lol
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« Reply #348 on: November 04, 2014, 10:36:04 AM »

Shes probably trying to work out your wiring Neil! (now where does this red one go?  {-) {-) {-) {-) cant see any use for it so I will eat it) %) %) %) %) %)
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« Reply #349 on: November 04, 2014, 01:15:18 PM »

she stands a better chance of getting it right than I do, Mick, lol {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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