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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #75 on: January 27, 2014, 07:24:00 PM »

Davits  big problem here as not much to go on in information in the G.A. drawing but had 1 or 2 measurements

1 Worked out some Davit angles to play with.
2 Drew up a plan of what might be a good comparison.
3 Built 2 legs prototypes using drawing of Davit and liferaft. 
4 Top view checking length / shape looks good
5 Side view looks even better
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #76 on: January 28, 2014, 09:26:13 PM »

Continued lifeboats build
1. The piece of wood used to build the boats. It came from the inside of a washing machine to steady the drum during transport. I've use this wood before and it is well matured.
2. Bottom half of the  lifeboats
3. One boat's wooden structure finished
4. Both boats finished.
5 Sprayed up rear view
6. Front view.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #77 on: January 29, 2014, 07:34:40 PM »

Finishing off life rafts fitted them to Davits and offered up to their position on board
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #78 on: February 04, 2014, 07:21:44 PM »

The Life Raft build

1.Firstly picture of the ladders, stanchions and 45% steps. I couldn't get steps that didn't have holes in the side
2. Life rafts started building them in wood with plastic ribbing but found it hard to get the plastic to stick to the wood. Shouldn't have put sand sealer on the wood ( thanks Bluebird). Decided to build using all plastic.
3. Old faithful drill used to shape the ends round
4. The first rib glued all the way round
5. Now the ribs that go across the raft
6. Ribs completed and their bases ready to glue on 
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #79 on: February 05, 2014, 04:43:47 PM »

Great job so far Seaspray.  I love the way the liferafts turned out.  You have inspired me to give it a go with my Meteor build.  I'll start on the CAD work and start building this Summer with any luck.  Keep up the the great work and I look forward to more progress pictures.

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #80 on: February 05, 2014, 07:27:20 PM »

Charles
Many thanks more life rafts tonight  :-))
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #81 on: February 05, 2014, 07:55:10 PM »

Life Rafts

1. Glued on to their bases
2. Offered up to the deck to if the look right.
3. First layout on deck.
4. Note the rafts have their handles glued on and starting to build the stanchions / rail configuration
5  Revamped the design because there should be 3 chains across each opening in rails for rafts. I couldn't do the chains due to the shaky hands. So went back a few years and adopted this design.
6. Rafts glued in position with front railing offered in position
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #82 on: February 05, 2014, 08:01:06 PM »

Brilliant!
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #83 on: February 05, 2014, 08:10:13 PM »

Side view of the rafts completed in position just to glue down.

The railing assembly  was rebuilt due to the  soldering mess caused by tape gunk which got mixed in with the solder
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #84 on: February 06, 2014, 11:22:46 AM »


Very smart thinking.  It looks just right.    :-))


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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #85 on: February 06, 2014, 06:53:16 PM »

It is like that on my plan but I tried to put chains on railings in front of raft..next time maybe

I am getting to the stage I don't want to sail her in case I bump her

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #86 on: February 12, 2014, 01:01:52 PM »

Railings made of 0.5mm piano wire supplied by 4D modelshop and 10 mm high 5 holes stanchions  supplied by Gordon Brooks

1. Designing the layout using a brass strip shape taken directly of the deck not plan
2  Started at the bad place where there is a few bends wire shaped then placed in the stanchions solder one by one
3. Round the other side and more shapes I am glad I used piano wire as the work in getting the shapes right
    took some readjustments. I don't think brass wire would have survived.
4. Job done now a clean up and prep for spraying
5. An easy part for at the end of the deck
6. This part is on top of the little cabin and the crane in it's parting position goes over it.
7. Next set of railings shaped for on top of the port work deck cabins
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #87 on: February 12, 2014, 01:31:22 PM »

Railings made of 0.5mm piano wire supplied by 4D modelshop and 10 mm high 5 holes stanchions  supplied by Gordon Brooks

1. Designing the layout using a brass strip shape taken directly of the deck not plan
2  Started at the bad place where there is a few bends wire shaped then placed in the stanchions solder one by one
3. Round the other side and more shapes I am glad I used piano wire as the work in getting the shapes right
    took some readjustments. I don't think brass wire would have survived.
4. Job done now a clean up and prep for spraying
5. An easy part for at the end of the deck
6. This part is on top of the little cabin and the crane in it's parting position goes over it.
7. Next set of railings shaped for on top of the port work deck cabins

That lot is seriously impressive ........ :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))  If my Ulises finishes 1/2 as well I'll be happy.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #88 on: February 12, 2014, 05:03:29 PM »

Cheers Peter
Your build is looking good to   :-)) :-))
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #89 on: February 12, 2014, 10:58:49 PM »

Railings
1. Some railings and ladders built prep sprayed ready to fit to boat.
2.3.4.5. various picture of railings in positions
6. Foreground is the rail that the crane leans over in its parked position and the orange securing/ rest leg just aft of funnel.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #90 on: February 12, 2014, 11:24:55 PM »

Railings look great.  What did you use for the incline ladders?

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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #91 on: February 13, 2014, 09:59:47 AM »

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1 & 2 pics I used these for the 45% ladders
3 & 4 pics used these funnel ladders for vertical steps  1,2,3,4, etching are from Gordon Brooks
5. I also got ladders from John R Haynes the etchings in pic 5 I haven't use them but will be used on the Scotia next build

The ladder railings were made of 0.5mm piano wire. Looking at them I'll do a more better job shaping them next time
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #92 on: February 15, 2014, 03:52:42 AM »

Thanks.  I'll have to get some incline ladders for my build
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #93 on: February 16, 2014, 07:03:46 PM »

Railings on the bridge roof around the wind deflector

1. Template the front to get the angles for the single rail on top of deflector
2,3. Formed rail I used brass 0.4mm this time as the stations aren't too strong supporting the rail
4. Starting to shape the brass strip that the rails are soldered on to.
5. Building the rails has started and the angles are a bit of a pain on this part of bridge roof.
6. Further rails built a slow job trying to keep things straight and level.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #94 on: February 17, 2014, 06:46:02 PM »

Continuing of the Bridge Deck roof railings
1. A little more rails soldered
2. Starboard side and aft Port side soldered
3.Starting on the Forward Port side being constructed
4. Rails offered into position making sure a good fit
5. Opposite view
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #95 on: February 17, 2014, 10:07:34 PM »

3 views of the completed rails. Cleaned prepted and sprayed.
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #96 on: February 17, 2014, 10:09:07 PM »

nice work. the railing look great
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #97 on: February 17, 2014, 10:11:07 PM »

Cheers mate

Fly bridge tomorrow
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #98 on: February 18, 2014, 10:35:44 AM »

Fly Bridge railings
1. Finally got round to joining support uprights /  legs
2. Sits level and holes filled and resprayed
3. Brass strip being shaped to support stanchions
4 .Looks right shape
5. Fits snugly in its place
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Re: RESEARCH VESSEL METEOR
« Reply #99 on: February 18, 2014, 09:55:08 PM »

Building the Fly Bridge railings

1.Getting the right angle on the front rails
2.Front part completed
3.Check for a snug fit  front view
4.Snug fit rear view.
5. Cleaned, prept and sprayed
6. Opposite view
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