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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #550 on: November 21, 2016, 08:52:46 PM »

Excelllent!
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #551 on: December 03, 2016, 03:47:04 PM »


Been pottering about making more bits for Brock, I've slowed down on Brock as she will defo be my last large warship, I look on her as a compilation of all I've learned from building my other five warships so I'll probably carry on and finish her eventually and maybe wait and see if we have enough room for her if and when we do move to a smaller place,  I need to make a few more bits to make up a batch to paint other wise spraying is a bit wasteful.  :-))


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #552 on: December 03, 2016, 05:52:36 PM »

I feel sure you will find room for this master build.  I agree that this is your best work as I have followed all your builds.  When completed I would like to know what you intend to do with the plans, as I have this model in mind but a different ship.  One I knew in Malta like my Solebay. :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #553 on: December 03, 2016, 06:09:11 PM »

Thanks Paul, as for the plans you can have first dibs on them but you'll have to ignore the scribbling's on them I tend to do little doodles of the item I'm making.  :o  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #554 on: December 03, 2016, 08:34:15 PM »

That will probably add value to the plans Joe, as you will have provided some ideas (obviously sensible given the finished products being built or cast) for the new owner.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #555 on: December 04, 2016, 12:01:23 AM »

Thanks Joe, will gladly take them if your happy to pass them on when I complete that build. :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #556 on: December 04, 2016, 05:55:04 PM »

Absolutely stunning - love these paravanes/ submersibles.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #557 on: February 20, 2017, 03:09:58 PM »


Hi All,  I've had another break from building Brocklesby, I hadn't realised it's been over two months, as they say time sure dose fly, anyway I've sauced some rail stanchions, it took a while to find naval pattern ones, I've gone for the brass etched ones and it was a lot to do with cost, there are over 100 on Brock so the turned brass one's were very expensive I think at one supplier they were almost a pound each, I got 198 etched ones for 20 it just took a while to snip them all from the frets, I've mounted half of them ready for spray painting the odd ones that have a brace soldered to them will be painted in situ.
So I've made a start with the Jack Staff this will also be painted in situ, the stanchions are going to be a fiddly job so will take some time, but then I'm in no rush to finish her.  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #558 on: February 20, 2017, 07:37:29 PM »

Joe,
Nice build.
The paravane , is that mould in one peace or in two peaces and put it together ?
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #559 on: February 20, 2017, 08:11:19 PM »


Thanks Tom,  It's a one piece mould, the opening to fill and extract the moulding is on the under side so the flash can be sanded off, the mould silicon is very stretchy so the opening can be quite small.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #560 on: February 20, 2017, 09:05:06 PM »

It's great to see you back Joe. She's a looker. Have you tried the Laing stanchions?
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #561 on: February 21, 2017, 10:32:38 AM »

Thanks Ian,  I'm not familiar with those stanchions, the ones I've got are very reasonably priced and the expensive turned ones tend to snap if the get knocked while these etched ones will bend you can usually bend them back in position, so it wasn't just the price I had in mind.  :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #562 on: February 21, 2017, 04:41:10 PM »

Hi Joe

It's James Lane stanchions and what they are - are basically a split pin - they are made from 1/32 half round wire.   He does various scales this gentleman of stanchions.    He also does a small selection of etched fittings.  Sadly, he doesn't have a website though - he is from the 'old school' :-) and he works by catalogue.

I double checked this morning by ringing him up to see if he is still in business - as he is a retired professional model maker.  He used to do models for people such as Swan Hunter Shipbuilders & etc.   That is how he moved over into making fittings.

Hopefully, I can put a picture on of his address/leaflet - also - a page from the catalogue/leaflet :-)

One thing to mention all the stanchions now are 17 pence each - and also the wire for the handrails - has gone up to 2 for a 20 foot coil.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #563 on: February 21, 2017, 04:44:50 PM »

Hi Joe, its me again - I forgot to say, I have used James Lane stanchions for many of my models - I find they are a bit tougher than the brass etched ones and as you say - if the railings are attacked and become a peculiar shape - they can be straightened up once more with pliers and it does take some force to snap them - especially if you put a tab of solder in between the rails and stanchions on every other one.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #564 on: February 21, 2017, 05:04:35 PM »


Thanks for that John, I've made a note of the phone number etc. for future reference, I seem to remember some one in the SWA used split stanchions.  :-))


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #565 on: February 21, 2017, 09:02:53 PM »

I used brass ones on my original Novgorod but made the mistake of using thread instead of wire for the rails, so each stanchion was basically left to fend for itsself without mutual support, so can now see why they are stronger with wire rails.

FYI, I have started a topic on the pros and cons of doing the railings folded down or up. (This is to keep Joe's topic on his build)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #566 on: February 24, 2017, 04:33:50 PM »


Finally got the Parvanes painted and installed, Started fitting the etched stanchions after painting them and thought better of it they are so flimsy I think the wind would bend them, so I'm getting the James Lane one's when I can reach him that is tried phoning today but just got answer bot. I'll keep trying. :-)


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #567 on: February 24, 2017, 05:31:17 PM »

Hi Joe

If you cannot contact James Lane by the phone - drop either Capt Podge or Nemesis an email on this forum - as they belong to Tynemouth Model Boat Club and so does James Lane - he may be there on Sunday.  You could try a bit later on, as he does work from home. 

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #568 on: February 24, 2017, 05:59:47 PM »

Lovely work Joe, if you didn't know you'd be fooled into thinking its the real boat. :-))
I'm really going have to start using resin moulding to make some of the future fittings.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #569 on: February 24, 2017, 06:26:38 PM »


Thanks John I'll keep trying, I don't expect he's sitting at home waiting for my call.   :o


Cheers Nick good of you to say so.  :-))


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #570 on: February 27, 2017, 04:26:38 PM »


Contacted James Lane this morning and had a chat about the stanchions etc, and sent off the order the old school way, it's so long since I've ordered anything that way it took some time to find my Cheque book, glad I decided not to use the brass etched ones, there probably not so bad for 1:96 or a cased display model but very vulnerable on a working model,


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #571 on: February 27, 2017, 05:51:40 PM »

Great to see you back building Joe.  I thought Brocklesby was an impressive model on her maiden trip but I bet she will be a real gem when you have finished working your magic.  :-)) :-))


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #572 on: February 27, 2017, 06:06:27 PM »


Thanks Greg, good to hear from you I hope you and the guys are all well.   :-))


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #573 on: March 13, 2017, 03:28:28 PM »


While waiting for the stanchions etc. I thought I would finish the installation of the smoke generator, the tray it sits in is removable to aid removal of the main battery, there are two leads for the generator one is wired in with the ESC and one wired direct to the battery via a Tx operated switch, running with the throttle is ok but tends to need a lot of speed to get a decent amount of smoke at scale speed it's not so good,  I prefer it switched from the Tx, it gives plenty of  "Exhaust" that judging from the Hunt Class I seen leaving the harbour is fairly realistic, well the  Deltec's were getting old, it also looks more realistic when on the lake with a bit of wind.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #574 on: March 13, 2017, 09:14:28 PM »

It is fun working out the layout of a model's innards. As ever Joe, it looks tidy and practical.
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