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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #75 on: November 09, 2015, 09:28:16 AM »

Sorry about the bad angle but can not get into the drydock at the moment
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #76 on: November 09, 2015, 10:43:01 AM »

Tje aft is the suction and lines up with frame 11 while the fwd is the discharge
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #77 on: November 09, 2015, 04:02:24 PM »

Thanks for the info Jay, given the two holes port and stbrd, I would imagine the Hunts have a thruster pump port and stbrd or a valve system to direct the trust, with the simple model thrusters available I'm not sure I could make a four hole system work, I suppose I could just make the aft holes dummies, but as this is my first attempt at a bow thruster I think I'll keep it simple, while I do like to be fairly close to the real boat I also like to use a good deal of that all important modellers licence.  {-) {-)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #78 on: November 09, 2015, 04:43:13 PM »

They have a complicated valve arrangement but keeping it simple is probably better!
I would love to make a Hunt class, it's on my list (including the rusty bits - they do exsist)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #79 on: November 09, 2015, 06:21:10 PM »

Thanks Jay, I thought it must be something of that nature, as for the rust, after thirty odd years it's not surprising.  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #80 on: November 10, 2015, 03:33:14 PM »

A bit more done today pre fitting the main deck, starting with the bearers and cross members doesn't need many as I'm using 3mm light ply for the main deck which is quite self supporting, it didn't bend over the camber that well so some deep scoring on the underside made it easier, I had noticed the fashion plates at the foc'sle break were not lined up across the beam that well and it became more apparent once the deck was in place with the aft end of the deck square athwartships the top of the stabrd fashion plate was a good 1/8" further aft than the port one, I had to sand a bit off the stabrd one, but had to be careful not to spoil the moulded rim that runs round the edge of the decks, so it was a compromise, a bit off the hull and the end of the deck slightly out of square, I don't think it will notice that much once all the deck gear is in place. %)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #81 on: November 10, 2015, 08:03:06 PM »

I was going to use 1/8th ply for my deck but will go thinner as I have not much room for everything in a slim hull. Taa for the visual tips on deck fitting etc Joe.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #82 on: November 11, 2015, 04:51:21 PM »

Yes space was a problem on my little 1:96 Algerine, I'm tending to favour 1:48 builds now this it my second and there's loads of space plus all the fittings are a lot easier to handle,
did the basic superstructure today went quite well once I had got it in my head, just needs a final fit once the deck is on permanently , I think I might have a go at that funny shaped funnel next. %% %% {-)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #83 on: November 15, 2015, 10:06:34 AM »

I've been making the funnel over the last couple of days, the drawings don't give a lot of detail of this item but with the help of some photos I think I've got a reasonable funnel or at least my interpretation of it, I've installed the two exhaust ducts that protrude though the base into a manifold so it's ready if I decide to fit a smoke gen, The Deltics were known to kick out some exhaust when working hard so I may well fit one, next  up I'll have a go at the mast.  :D
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #84 on: November 15, 2015, 10:32:21 AM »

At this speed Joe you will need another project in the new year  O0
Nice work getting loads of ideas

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #85 on: November 15, 2015, 12:23:50 PM »

Hi Colin, I think I'm good for a few months yet, I don't get the running gear till Christmas, good ol' Santa, so I'm just making various modules to have them ready when needed, the wheelhouse is very complex so that should take some time, and I don't have any of the fittings so will try to make what I can.  %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #86 on: November 15, 2015, 08:11:17 PM »

Mtroniks do a Napier Deltic sound unit if you fancy adding sound.

http://www.mtroniks.net/prod/Sound-Systems-For-Scale-Models/digisound5mNDD.htm#description
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #87 on: November 15, 2015, 10:34:45 PM »

Thanks for the info Roger, that would indeed be a nice finishing touch, there's plenty of room for it. :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #88 on: November 16, 2015, 10:07:52 PM »

It must have been like working in a subs engine room with those huge diesels hammering away down inside!

It is a shame you cannot recreate black smoke without using poorly oxygenated fuel or chemicals.

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #89 on: November 18, 2015, 04:24:05 PM »

A bit more done, made the basic mast and made a start on the forward bridge/wheelhouse, tricky getting the bridge sides round the tight radius but with the careful use of a heat gun I got away with it, was not looking forward to that bit. %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #90 on: November 18, 2015, 10:02:21 PM »

Did the tower take much work to make? It looks simple until you look at the rear!
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #91 on: November 18, 2015, 11:24:32 PM »

Hi Ian, it was made in a similar way to the funnel, the funnel is clad with two layers of .5 styrene but the mast only needed one layer, most likely because there's no flat areas on the curved part it's quite rigid.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #92 on: November 19, 2015, 08:28:43 AM »

Lovely piece of work Joe.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #93 on: November 19, 2015, 08:34:28 AM »

Coming along nicely Joe.  However, I now have some grave suspicions about you.  No normal person scratch builds a large model without apparently creating a speck of sawdust, a sliver of styrene, a shaving of wood.  And not a tool in sight.  AND all on a carpeted floor!   %%

Everything is spookily clean and tidy.  Us normal people operate in a jumble of material scraps, tools, fittings,  plans and two other models being worked on.  Admit it, you are an alien!  O0

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #94 on: November 19, 2015, 09:24:15 AM »

No mess ? 👽!
You should see the state of the real thing!.
Just heard that the next Hunt in for the upgrade refit is the Brock somepoint next year.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #95 on: November 19, 2015, 12:42:48 PM »

OK Greg, you got me, I'm from the planet Nokrap take me to your leader  %% {-) {-)
 
But yes I do like to keep my workshop clean and tidy maybe from my apprentice days when it was drummed into you to clean up after yourself, so my old Dyson is always to hand and is hooked up to my scroll saw when in use and a rubbish sack that hangs on the end of a Worktop, so the photos are taken after I've cleaned up at the end of a session,  %) of course another reason is if I didn't 'er in doors would ave me by the ear  %% <*<
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #96 on: November 19, 2015, 09:33:40 PM »

I hoover up dust, but have a severe case of 'Horizontalitis' where any flat surface is there to put stuff on:O)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #97 on: November 20, 2015, 03:02:13 PM »

Started another bit that I have been concerned about, the wheelhouse, and it's now I'm pleased it's 1:48, my 1:96 Coventry and Zulu wheelhouses were extremely fiddly, but so far this one is going OK, the base panels are done and now for the tricky bits, fingers crossed. 
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #98 on: November 20, 2015, 04:54:13 PM »

Looking good Joe, if you want to do some more clearing up my shed is a bit of a mess.  :embarrassed:
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #99 on: November 21, 2015, 04:12:07 PM »

No that's OK my wife can't see your shed  lol.

Well that's the tricky bit done cutting all the windows out it took most of the day but very satisfying to see the wheelhouse take shape, I'll leave the roof loose till the paintings done and the fit out of the wheelhouse, I've no idea what the inside of a Hunt class wheelhouse looks like so I'll have to use quite a lot of modelers licence.
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