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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #475 on: June 28, 2016, 08:52:14 PM »

It is good to hear that loads of people saw your and fellow modellers work. If it inspired even just one person to take the hobby up then your effort was worth it.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #476 on: June 28, 2016, 09:07:38 PM »

Looking really good Joe  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #477 on: July 06, 2016, 04:38:47 PM »

Had a few days break from the build and now starting to make the rest of the deck fittings/gear, the first item is on the sweep deck I have been reliably informed is a hatch, though to me it seems oddly complicated and over engineered to be just a hatch, but like I've already said some of the bits I make are( monkey see monkey do ) and as long as it resembles the drawing I'm happy with that, still a lot of items to make so should keep me busy for some time yet.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #478 on: July 06, 2016, 09:52:21 PM »

It looks like an equipment hatch perhaps for access to electrical gubbins? Anyhow, it looks fiendlishly complicated and am impressed with the result  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #479 on: July 07, 2016, 06:56:02 PM »

just looking at the item and picture, I think your wrong, sorry - mistaken, the bottom piece is a spacer with the square plate at the bottom on the floor with the holes for bolting to the floor as you have it, but then there is another square plate on top of this with the fillets to support, then the casting on top of that has a matching plate with the same hole pattern with the cut outs in the casting for the bolts - so I think there are two plates missing at the top of the bottom straight piece.

Just my opinion, as I look at it the bottom is a upstand spacer, with the tapered casing bolted onto this. I could be wrong.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #480 on: July 07, 2016, 06:58:35 PM »

Also the drawing is wrong, the side elevation and front elevation for the tapered casting should be the same as the hidden lines are for the inner fillets, should have shown a section through to make it clear on the drawing.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #481 on: July 07, 2016, 07:52:14 PM »

As Captain Manwaring would say "I wondered if anyone would spot that"  LOL.  yes your right, I noticed my mistake this morning and corrected it, the annoying thing was I'd already cut out the other plate,  like I say if it resembles the drawing I'm happy.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #482 on: July 08, 2016, 07:04:59 PM »

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #483 on: July 08, 2016, 10:29:32 PM »

Warspite is correct Joe...... the images of the plan, elevation and end elevation on Drawing 219.jpg have been drawn incorrectly

Suffice to say you now have an updated MK27B thing ame bob, where as the Drawing obviously show the earlier version as the MK27A  O0

Probably Top Secret in their day...so must not talk too much about it <*<.........Derek
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #484 on: July 08, 2016, 11:14:01 PM »

Well at least I've ended up with a "thing ame bob" Derek %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #485 on: July 09, 2016, 08:40:57 PM »

Well at least I've ended up with a "thing ame bob" Derek %%

Did Gracie Fields have anything to do with it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xrfbKTG_xE
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #486 on: July 10, 2016, 01:01:53 AM »

I new that Lizzie [QE II] worked as a motor mechanic during WWII,  O0

....but didn't know that Gracie worked in a Munitions Factory making 'thing ame bobs'  {-)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #487 on: July 10, 2016, 09:58:08 AM »

Well Derek, she never made the Thing ummy bob it's self ,she was the girl that makes the thing
that drills the hole that holds the ring
that drives the rod that turns the knob
that works the thing-ummy bob
That apparently won the war,,,    {-) {-) {-) %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #488 on: July 13, 2016, 03:40:53 PM »

Been making a few of the various vents using whatever worked, I moulded these upsidedown to make extraction of the casting easy, all I have to do is sand the excess off the top and add a couple of pieces, I always make sure I don't over fill the mould too much so there's less to sand off.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #489 on: July 13, 2016, 10:38:43 PM »

Wise decision Joe. Resin can be cut and filed quite easy, but more sprue equals more waste especially as resin isn't a cheap material.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #490 on: July 21, 2016, 03:36:36 PM »

just had this come into the workshop. Upper deck speaker
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #491 on: July 21, 2016, 09:52:11 PM »

1:1 scale? Can I get one from Cornwall Model Boats  ok2
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #492 on: July 22, 2016, 09:09:35 AM »

Well the one on the aft bulkhead is similar, LOL
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #493 on: July 22, 2016, 09:38:39 AM »

I've not done much to Brock for a while, my workshop is a double dormer with a large flat roof and gets quite hot up there in the weather we've had lately even with a fan blowing full blast, but I did manage to get to the lake this week for her first trials only to find the annual weed problem had struck, wide spread and just beneath the surface, but still managed to get the results I wanted, even though she wasn't trimmed that well and was about 10mm high in the water she was quite stable and responsive, the bow thruster worked great, but the inevitable happened and her props got well and truly fowled up after 5 minutes or so, enough to lose steerage but with the small amount of thrust left I got her to the side with the aid of the bow thruster, so glad I decided to fit one, lifted her out to clear the props and had one more go with the same results, but I learned enough, the 10mm high is fine as there is a lot of scope for the rest of deck items which need to be made and fitted, and she has no ballast except the running gear and battery at the moment, so to spite the weed I'm happy with the results
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #494 on: July 22, 2016, 12:59:32 PM »

I am happy to report to the assembled multitude that HMS Brocklesby is as fine a model as she appears in the photos.  Despite the weed ( >>:-( >>:-( <*< <*<) she looked the part steaming around and the bow thruster spins her on her axis.  Lots of intriguing little spaces to peer into and all the details are beautifully done.   Lovely job Joe!   :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #495 on: July 22, 2016, 01:29:18 PM »

HMS Brocklesby steaming:o....the only steam would have been the MEO trying to understand how those opposed cylinders in the Napier Deltic engines were ever approved for marine use  {-)

She does look superb on the water Joe........ Derek
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #496 on: July 22, 2016, 05:24:43 PM »

I think Greg meant "steaming" as  figure of speech  %% %%.  But thanks to you both for your kind comments.

See you at the lake Greg, don't forget to dust off the swamp dawg we won't be beaten by the weed >>:-( <*<
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #497 on: July 22, 2016, 09:01:46 PM »

She looks cracking Joe very nicely done  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #498 on: July 22, 2016, 10:33:28 PM »

Gorgeous both at a distance and closeup as attested to by the in progress images.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #499 on: July 22, 2016, 11:43:06 PM »

Grateful to you for those on the water photo's Joe. She certainly looks quite stable O0

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