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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2015, 10:35:47 AM »

Not at all mate, I'm just happy your interested enough to tag along.   :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2015, 05:56:56 PM »

Unearthing my OCD on Nylon again %% Nylon expands to a specified amount if made wet, and while the cable is inside the hull, am I over worrying about the possibility that any water ingress might jam the cable?

Off to lie down in a darkend room until Nurse administers the tablets %%

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2015, 06:44:21 PM »

If indeed nylon does expand when exposed to water, given the cable I'll be using have both nylon inner and outer components would they not expand proportionately thus maintaining the working clearances,  {-) %) :o  keep taking the tablets Ian, I think I need a couple myself.  %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2015, 08:13:21 PM »

Joe,
The way I've done Quorns rudders is buy twin brass rods, this seem to work for me. When I've used the Bowden cable method is when I need to have a curve in the push rods.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2015, 08:49:42 PM »

I don't plan on having any access hatches in the aft deck, so I'm using maintenance free water proof shafts and anything that could need replacing like servo's I'm siting under the main hatch so the rudder servo will be about amidships alongside the battery, I could probably use a long push rod but I feel a Bowden cable would do a better job.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2015, 08:58:49 PM »

Thinking about it  :-)) The inner element of the cable would be unlikely to get wet, so ignore my nylon obsession (ooer missus).

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2015, 01:26:22 AM »

Joe,
With Quorn I've put the servo under the dive decompression chamber, as I've got an access hatch which is hided by the dive chamber.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2015, 10:26:08 AM »

Dave isn't the dive compressor half way under the top deck overhang plus the mezzanine deck over it, I take it you're making this removable. ;)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2015, 12:19:22 PM »

Joe, thats correct, the time frame I'm building Quorn is Asher current fit, the dive chamber is the two man size and takes up all the deck area. Also the large opening in the main deck has been reduce by about 70%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2015, 12:35:50 PM »

OK Dave, I'm building mine "as build circa 1988" it will be interesting to see the differences between the two, when I eventually get my head round the Mezzanine deck I will try and make it removable as there is so much gear under it, and under the forward well deck, not an easy build by any standard. %% %%.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #60 on: October 27, 2015, 12:49:07 PM »

Joe,
I've got to that assumption as well. I think I have a solution which will allow the deck to be remove and keep the bulk walks in place but strong enough to to allow the removal & replacement the deck

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #61 on: October 27, 2015, 04:40:37 PM »

It will be interesting to see what you come up with Dave,

done a bit more today, fitted a bulkhead the top of which is the forward end of the well deck, this is the only bulkhead I'll fit as the hull is quite rigid and strong I'll do the rest of the beam with cross members/deck bearers, normally at this stage I'd fit the shafts / motors, but at this time of year the wife is always asking what can she and the family get me for Christmas, so I said I'd make a list of the components needed for Brocklesby and they could pick what ever they want to get that way I get what I really want, the list so far has come to 220 so I don't expect to get it all that would be greedy  %) wouldn't it %)   so for now I'll potter around with deck bearers and pre fitting decks etc. ;)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #62 on: November 04, 2015, 11:04:02 AM »

I'm taking my time with this build, so just been pottering about with it, fitted the aft deck barers and cross members, held in place with cyano and backed up with epoxy, and just started pre fitting the aft deck, I placed an order worth 170 with cornwallmodelboats on Monday 1 o-clock got an e mail from them at 3 o-clock to say it had been despatched, it has just arrived today lunchtime, so well done to them yet again. :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #63 on: November 04, 2015, 01:00:28 PM »

As always Joe, clean and crisp work. Cornwall were quite prompt with my order as well taking the weekend into account.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #64 on: November 04, 2015, 02:40:30 PM »

Thanks Ian, 
aft deck pre fitted, and I fitted a sub deck to the bow to enable the fitting of the anchor hawsers before the main deck, makes it easier to seal around the inside, now waiting delivery of the bow thruster from Modelboatbits, never fitted one of these before so should be fun. %% %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #65 on: November 04, 2015, 10:48:46 PM »

Nice and sturdy looking hull work Joe. :-))
 
Can you tell me what the brown colour stuff is at the inner stern in img_2132.jpg please ?
 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2015, 08:35:18 AM »

Coming along nicely Joe.  Always fun to watch your builds.  :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2015, 10:56:48 AM »

Nice and sturdy looking hull work Joe. :-))
 
Can you tell me what the brown colour stuff is at the inner stern in img_2132.jpg please ?
 
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Thanks guys,

Ray it's just paint, I usually paint the inside of the hull on my large builds, my 1:48 tug was a red lead colour, but this one is nut brown,  just because had a spare pot of it so thought I'd use that, and I paint each section as it's finished, I know there's no need to paint the inside but hey why not  %% {-)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #68 on: November 05, 2015, 11:24:20 AM »

Joe,






I,ve always used gloss white as it looks cleaner and it gives a better light reflection in side.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2015, 01:07:27 PM »

Yes quite right Dave, white would be a better colour, ho am I aloud to say that  %% {-) {-) {-) :-X
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #70 on: November 07, 2015, 04:36:07 PM »

Made up the battery box leaving a space aft of it for the motors, (hurry up Santa) and installed the rudder servo on the port shelf, the Rx will be in front of that keeping it well above the water line, the stabrd. shelf will hold the ESC's one for motors and I've decided to use an ESC for the bow thruster I think it will give greater control and it's what Raboesch recommend, I've now fitted my first bow thruster, and it went quite well, I did have to move it slightly more aft to where the plans shows it in order to get enough width to engage the nozzles on the pump housing, I know the Hunt Class have a different thruster arrangement to this but I'm happy with this setup.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2015, 07:39:57 PM »

very nice work Joe  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2015, 11:43:52 PM »

I have never seen a combo battery box/running gear platform like that before - inspired woodcraft, that is...well done Joe. :-))
 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #73 on: November 08, 2015, 06:49:23 PM »

Ah, but then he's clever like that Captain. It is a good idea though so you have the eclectic bits in one place for easy reference.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #74 on: November 09, 2015, 09:27:18 AM »

Ok
Managed to get a look at the bow thruster arrangement on the Leadbury from the stbd side. Two holes with the fwd one higher than the aft. Fwd edge of the fwd one lines up rounghly with the rear of the 30mm gun deck(ish)
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