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Re: Fairmile C 1:24 Scale
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2019, 03:31:09 pm »

And some more pix ... some out of sequence

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Re: Fairmile C 1:24 Scale
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2019, 08:27:26 pm »

That is a mighty complex set of brass Chinese nail retention & extraction tools there OSD,  <*<  ..........your own design?...the diagonal planking is also exceptional  :-))


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Re: Fairmile C 1:24 Scale
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2019, 01:28:30 pm »


HI Derek instresing build an four motors an sharfts that's what im fittin in on my tiger build but back to yours I gather this is meant to get up an go please keep pics comin
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Re: Fairmile C 1:24 Scale
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2019, 08:11:43 pm »

That is a mighty complex set of brass Chinese nail retention & extraction tools there OSD,  <*<  ..........your own design?...the diagonal planking is also exceptional  :-))


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Hi Derek, - brass bar clamps (Japanese!) on the keel with some home-made gizmos on them with M3 stud to give some screw-down pressure on the planks while the glue takes. Fiddly but effective, however v slow as only can do 1 plank at a time.
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Re: Fairmile C 1:24 Scale
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2021, 08:42:02 am »

Hi really great build so far - just wondering if it moved to another thread or sank into the covid mire ?? -cheers Pete
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Re: Fairmile C 1:24 Scale
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2021, 02:52:31 pm »

Hi really great build so far - just wondering if it moved to another thread or sank into the covid mire ?? -cheers Pete
Well Pete, you have shamed me into putting out an update; the work is still in progress thanks for your interest in the build.
 May 2021
 
Both layers of diagonals have now been done, completed earlier this year. The prop shafts were soldered into the fixed sterntubes after the first diagonal layer.  One problem I found with the diagonals was that with the compound curves of the hull the true diagonal (in my case 45 degrees to the waterline on the topsides) tended to drift and every so often it had to be corrected with tapered planks.  On the final layer (6 x 0.5 mm limewood) I decided to do the planks in groups of 4 with every 5th plank spiled to fit.  Fiddly but it kept the true angle.  Another thing working with 0.5 mm strip when the glue was applied the edges tended to curl with the moisture so holding it down flat while the glue dried also proved to be necessary. One plank at a time hence the reason for more than a year to complete!! (The three layers of planking on the hull have consumed approximately 280 linear metres of stripwood).
 
 
 The stem was trimmed back and built up with laminated mahogany strips I was actually quite surprised and pleased at how well it turned out!  In the photo the pencil marks show where the cocktail stick tree nails were positioned as the laminations were built up 10 layers in total at its deepest.
 
 
 Another departure from original plans the deep deadwood of the aft keel has been cropped off by an inch or so (not having a centreline prop-shaft has its compenations); hopefully longitudinal stability wont be affected but it will offer less resistance to turning so perhaps manoeuvreability will be enhanced.  I understand the actual F Cs could be a b***h to handle because of the deep deadwood aft.
 
 
 Cheek plates have been added to each side of the keel, partly to provide a better seal for the diagonal planking along the garboard strake and partly to bring the keel closer to scale thickness.  A mahogany strip rubbing strake has been fitted along the length of the keel bottom.
 
 
 Once all the hull planking was completed I trimmed the topside planks back to the sheer strake in preparation for applying the deck. Decided to skin overall with thin ply and then diagonal-plank (single layer only) as with the original craft (see I can stick to plans!).  I used 1/64 ply pegged in place with trusty cocktail sticks I drew all the deck supporting members onto the ply so I knew where to pin, as well as regular 45 degree diagonals to aid with the planking.  In hindsight I wish that I had (i) spent more time sanding/fairing the various deck beams for the camber and ii) used thicker ply for skinning the 1/64 took the compound curves of the deck sheer and camber easily but tends to flatten out on the camber between supporting beams; I think 1/32 sheet may have kept the curve of the camber better.  Oh well, I'll know for next time.
 
 
 Plinths for the armaments, deckhouse, deck hatches and other penetrations were applied once the deck was skinned, on the theory that I would plank up to them and not continuously through them.
 
 
 And that is more or less where I am at the moment planking the deck with black-card simulated caulking between each diagonal.  I am using 1.5 x 5 mm lime stripwood (and yet another pot of Titebond III) which seems to be working well although a lot of sanding will be required to smooth it all out upon completion.
 
 
 Bearing in mind the whole centre-section of the deck lifts out for access to inside, it means that an individual diagonal of planking on deck can have up to 5 or 6 individual sections, all trying to keep to accurate alignment and to the diagonal.  This has been a time-consuming challenge a single run can take a couple of days to complete given the accuracy needed to butt-up against various plinths (some of which are circular) and glue-drying time for each section (and other aspects of life intruding...)
 
 
 Some decisions just continue to haunt!  Hopefully it will be worth it at the end.
 
 
 I have completed designing the individual components that will go together to make up the deckhouse; these are still only drawings and I have not yet cut wood for them but I may do at some point soon even if it is just to have a break from planking!
 
 
 Just as a general remark/question to any that have bothered to read this far the John Lambert plans on 3 sheets that I am basing this build on shows that the port and starboard sides of the enclosed wheelhouse (not the open bridge) appear to angle in towards the roof panels from roughly half-height of the structure.  All the photos of Fairmile Cs that I have examined show the deckhouse to be vertically-sided along its full length.  Does anybody out there have any thoughts/insider knowledge on where this discrepancy by John Lambert might have originated?  Needless to say as I am a stickler for plans (!) my wheelhouse will have angled sides!
 
 
 And that is the story to date.  Photos follow.  Thanks for any interest in this build.  Stay safe all.
 
 
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Re: Fairmile C 1:24 Scale
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2021, 02:54:01 pm »

More pics.OSD
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Re: Fairmile C 1:24 Scale
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2021, 08:59:45 pm »

Amazing work, love your attention to detail.


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