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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #300 on: February 24, 2016, 08:51:32 AM »

Hi Greg  thanks, I've not been to the lake much the last couple of months I'm afraid I'm a bit of a fine weather sailor, when it's cold and damp I prefer to be in the warm building them. %% {-)

Thanks Dave got the photo, between that and the one I found I've got a reasonable image in mind, they make more sense of the drawings. :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #301 on: February 24, 2016, 05:03:04 PM »

In the photo Dave (T888) sent me the large cable reel was there also and I could see a bit of detail that was difficult to see in the drawings mainly the disc brake on the strbrd side, so I redid that end to include the brake, or my version of it that is.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #302 on: February 24, 2016, 06:48:03 PM »

Sorry for that, I thought I was helping Junior!
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #303 on: February 24, 2016, 07:04:27 PM »

You did help, Granddad, I thought it was worth adding the missing brake, well of sorts. %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #304 on: February 24, 2016, 10:18:51 PM »

Wow, those are gorgeous winches chaps. I like the subtle diferences in look you both have.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #305 on: February 26, 2016, 04:37:59 PM »

I got a bit side tracked from the three reel winch when I found a little plastic ball when out with the dog yesterday, I thought how close it looked to the size of the radar dome, I had been wondering what to use for that, when I compared it to the drawing it was within .5mm dia. it looks bigger in the photo,  so close enough, I couldn't resist seeing what I could do with it today, I think once it's painted it will do for me.

Now back to the winch, just making up the reels, and I turned the "master" windlass wheel out of laminated balsa, now curing in a mould.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #306 on: February 26, 2016, 04:53:26 PM »

That ball was a good find Joe - is it squashed into place or trimmed ? (just curious).

I found one of those once (super bouncy type) and turned it into a pear-shaped fender for one of my fishing boats. This was then attached to a good length of "rope" and attached below deck, and will float free should the model ever go down thereby letting me see where it is.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #307 on: February 26, 2016, 05:00:37 PM »

Please mister can I have my ball back please ?????
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #308 on: February 26, 2016, 05:10:22 PM »

Ray it's actually solid hard plastic, no idea what it comes from/off, dam good idea about the float. :-))

Dave, No you can't.  %% %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #309 on: February 26, 2016, 07:09:32 PM »

With the float idea in mind, its a pity its fixed now, otherwise it could have been fitted with a cord and just sat on the cone, the cord passing through the tube to the deck with a suitably long piece of cord stored below deck, if she went down this would float free and indicate where the vessel lies.  %)

What do you mean if she ever goes down - I don't build boats that sink.  ;D
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #310 on: February 26, 2016, 07:41:42 PM »

Not sure if the ball I found would float being solid and with the P38 filler "skirt" I doubt it
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #311 on: February 26, 2016, 09:31:13 PM »

That is fortuitous! Someone must be looking after you Joe:O)

Regarding your Windlass, did you prime it before moulding? I ask because unsealed wood and balsa can be a "xxxxx" to remove as the silicone, despite being gloopey when poured, can squoze into the smallest hole or gap.

Fingers crossed for you.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #312 on: February 26, 2016, 09:58:31 PM »

Ray it's actually solid hard plastic


Ah, now I see how it goes together - thanks for that Joe. :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #313 on: February 26, 2016, 10:39:31 PM »

Hi Ian, yes the balsa has a couple of coats of sealer, I expect the castings will be a bit rough using balsa but it is easy to shape, and they can be tidied up before fitting. ;)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #314 on: February 27, 2016, 08:55:25 PM »

I thought you would :}
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #315 on: February 28, 2016, 05:33:17 PM »

The windlass drum casting was ok but was better after a bit of fettling, so a bit more done to the mechanical sweep winch, now apart from my winch having the three reels the rest is a work of pure fiction, mainly working from a single view thumbnail pic, but at least it is tucked away under the mezzanine deck with a lot of stuff around it, still got some bits to add to it this is it so far.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #316 on: February 28, 2016, 07:23:59 PM »

Another work of art Joe. You are also trailblazing a method of making the beasties for us to follow.

Excellent castings :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #317 on: March 02, 2016, 04:13:20 PM »

Some more done to the winch today, added the top roller assembly, I'm assuming this roller is for the cable from the large drum winch forward of this one to run over the top, never having served in the navy I don't pretend to know the function of every item on the vessel some items are obvious some not so, building for me is very much monkey see monkey do but there's no doubt knowing what something dose helps in the making of it, ordered some various size brass etch hand wheels yesterday for this winch and throughout the ship.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #318 on: March 02, 2016, 05:21:09 PM »

Nice!
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #319 on: March 02, 2016, 06:02:05 PM »

Thanks Granddad  %)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #320 on: March 02, 2016, 08:06:33 PM »

Loving this :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #321 on: March 02, 2016, 10:00:38 PM »

It is a shame that all this lovely detail will be partially Hidden under the mezzanine. It is like Brian 60's winch he built last year, all hidded away despite all the agonising over colour and the like.

Awesome work though.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #322 on: March 02, 2016, 10:23:32 PM »

 Thanks Ian, Agreed, but the way I look at is I know it's there and I enjoy pushing my limits. %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #323 on: March 02, 2016, 10:25:34 PM »

Ra! You will be 'Extreme model making' in lycra soon. %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #324 on: March 02, 2016, 10:31:15 PM »

Errr just imagined me in Lycra I'll have nightmares now. %% %% {-)  {-)
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