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HMT Empire Raymond build.
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:25:21 PM »

I finally got round to building the Empire Raymond from the Cervia plans.        I was inspired by the build of the Empire Wold.     There wasn't much info to hand for Raymond so I used a bit of builders license.    So here goes, most of it will be in pictures.        I used these pics for research and some details.        I,m grateful to the model maker who built the Felix.      More pictures to come when I,ve reduced them in size.
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 09:39:03 PM »

Some pics of the build.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 09:43:40 PM »

Some interesting building techniques being used here Geoff O0
 
Looking and learning - keep 'em coming.
 
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 10:50:57 AM »

Thanks Captain P,      The LOA is 36in.  the bulkheads are 4mm ply planked over with 6mm x 2mm pine.     The Bow and Stern are built up with offcuts and filed to shape.    After filling all gaps with car body filler and sanded smooth the hull was given two coats of grp resin, don't waste your brushes, just pour resin along the keel outside and smooth it all over the hull using rubber or plastic gloves.   The inside was coated using a stiff brush from Always Hobbies, Norfolk, who also stock GRP resin in two sizes.        Stermat also stock tins of resin and hardener.     I had a 4x2 sheet of 3mm ply from Stermat so used it to build the superstructure ( see pics ).     The funnel was made by rolling many sheets of A4 printing paper round a suitable former  ( Salt container ) of the right diameter, gluing between all the sheets as you roll them up,  remember to cut the sheets to the height of the funnel before starting to roll them.      I cut a disc of ply to fit inside the funnel base for gluing down.      The model is not ready for launching yet so I'll post some pics as I go.    Here's a few more pics,  Regards.



   




















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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 10:58:34 AM »

My apologies, the pics aren't in the right order.
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2014, 09:51:52 AM »

I forgot to put in the Empire Ace pic.
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2014, 09:51:36 AM »

A few more pics as I progress.
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2014, 08:32:34 PM »

More pics.
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 09:48:16 PM »

She's looking good so far Geoff. A sturdy and busy looking vessel O0
 
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 09:55:45 AM »

A Few more pics for today.
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2014, 11:12:45 AM »

All looking good GC........  :-))

Just re-check the diameter of the hawser cable rope in the image 9280024.jpg........ :o & also 230046.jpg

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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2014, 01:38:52 PM »


How did you persuade Kellogs Corn Flakes to sponsor your Build?!   :o
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2014, 04:22:46 PM »

As you know, during the War everything was made out of Cornflakes packets,  yes even Tug boats.    Good old days some say.
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2014, 04:56:03 PM »

Derek,    I read somewhere on this site that the towing spring was a large soft multiplait rope just long enough to reach over the stern rail which would stretch when weight was put on by the towing wire to prevent snatching on long tows.  Best regards.  Geoff.
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Re: HMT Empire Raymond build.
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2014, 04:17:37 PM »

This is the motor I fitted in the tug,  an Mtroniks M500 from Model Boat Bits, 6.50.
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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2014, 04:36:24 PM »

What Voltage battery and prop size are you using Geoff?

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« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2014, 04:45:21 PM »

Hi Ned,    I've got a 6volt 4amp SLA battery and a 60mm 3 blade plastic prop. on a 4mm shaft.    Regards Geoff.
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« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2014, 05:58:44 PM »

60mm R/H prop M4, 32mm pitch from Cornwall Models. 4.27.
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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2014, 07:38:12 PM »

The R/C switch is in the port coal bunker.   I got that idea from the Empire Wold build, I hope you don't mind.
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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2014, 07:46:38 PM »

the towing spring.
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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2014, 03:52:06 PM »

I finally finished the lifeboats and fixed them on.     Plenty more bits to do yet.    Here's a couple more pics to date.
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2014, 10:15:05 PM »

A few more pics up to date.
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2015, 02:21:27 PM »

Hi Guys,      I,ve rewound the motor with 80 turns of 30swg varnished wire from Maplins, it was too fast before, now it has less revs and more guts. I also put another 6v 4.5amp SLA battery in to make 6v 9amps for extra duration.       In the test tank (bath) it took 9lbs of lead weights including 2x 6v 4.5amp batteries to get down to its LWL.        It still needs a few pieces fitting to finish it off but at least its sailable now, so the next decent day, we're off to the pond.           Here's the last pics at home, I'll take some on the water.
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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2015, 07:24:06 PM »

Hello Geoff c.   Thought you may like a couple of pictures of my Sun XVII,  Ex Empire Margaret sister boat to the Raymond / Cervia  she is plank on frame also.   George B
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2015, 08:54:27 PM »

Hi Tugmad,     That's a terrific model you've made there and I love the pic. of her on the water.     Thanks for showing.      Geoff C.
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