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« Reply #325 on: May 29, 2017, 09:52:01 pm »

She hasn't been out in the sun long enough to weather yet.     %)

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« Reply #326 on: May 29, 2017, 09:56:43 pm »

She hasn't been out in the sun long enough to weather yet.     %)

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 {-)  She's beautiful let her grow old herself  :-))
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« Reply #328 on: May 29, 2017, 10:04:55 pm »


They are excellent quality.  Thank you for posting.

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« Reply #329 on: May 29, 2017, 10:08:17 pm »

They are excellent quality.  Thank you for posting.

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I notice there is a great deal of difference between port and starboard decks due to Sun bleaching I guess or renewal for tourists . So there is a great scope of deck shades that are compatible
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #330 on: May 29, 2017, 10:10:50 pm »

Looks like they have patched up the lifeboats then. Several had the bottoms falling out of them when we visited in 2001.

Nice to see the cocktail lounge overlooking the bow - we enjoyed a drink there.

Maybe some of the planking has been renewed. The ship undergoes continuous maintenance although you do wonder how long she will eventually last. Not as long as a wooden preserved ship I would guess.

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« Reply #331 on: May 29, 2017, 10:11:46 pm »

Another nice tribute web site
http://www.ssmaritime.com/queenmary.htm
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« Reply #332 on: May 29, 2017, 10:14:45 pm »

A mooring Telegraph? %).....suppose no two-ways then... & certainly an improvement on flag signals  O0.....Derek
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« Reply #333 on: May 29, 2017, 10:17:40 pm »

No walkie talkies in those days but I believe there would have been phone connections from the bridge to the bow and stern. However a telegraph repeater leaves no room for doubt.

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« Reply #334 on: May 29, 2017, 10:21:07 pm »


Amazing details.  Thank you for the input fellas.

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #335 on: May 30, 2017, 08:55:50 am »

Good morning to you all, I have looked at the photos and some of the riveting shows what look like patches on the hull, but they seem to be placed in a formal pattern along the hull, in a specific diagonal pattern, were they strengthening panels or for a specific purpose?


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« Reply #336 on: May 30, 2017, 10:10:21 am »


I would love to help you mark, but unfortunately, my knowledge doesn't extend this far.

All I know its that the ship has so many rivets that visitors even remark in surprise when seeing them.  I have tried in various places to replicate them on my model, but succeeded in ruining the effect.

Here's a  snapshot of the port side.

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« Reply #337 on: May 30, 2017, 10:14:15 am »

Hi Ken, thats the pattern i was talking about, like a wave down the hull. Wonder why????


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« Reply #338 on: May 30, 2017, 10:17:24 am »


It's probably structural design to stop flexing between bow and stern.

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« Reply #339 on: May 30, 2017, 03:24:37 pm »

Just as likely to be remedial strengthening work where cracks were appearing after years of hard service. Common on warships too.

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #340 on: May 30, 2017, 03:57:58 pm »

Looks like they have patched up the lifeboats then. Several had the bottoms falling out of them when we visited in 2001.Nice to see the cocktail lounge overlooking the bow - we enjoyed a drink there.
Maybe some of the planking has been renewed. The ship undergoes continuous maintenance although you do wonder how long she will eventually last. Not as long as a wooden preserved ship I would guess.Colin

Some recent disturbing surveys and megabuck problems here - let's hope they get her back to her old self.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_MUVqjcfjA&t=57s
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« Reply #341 on: May 30, 2017, 08:11:39 pm »

Just as likely to be remedial strengthening work where cracks were appearing after years of hard service. Common on warships too.

Colin

Royal Sovereign was found to be in a fragile state during a major inspection in dry dock, with hull plates very thin in places that needed replacing.

What did your shop say about the vast quantities of fencing you ordered Ken? She's getting better and better all the time  :-))
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« Reply #342 on: May 30, 2017, 08:27:16 pm »

I am now in possession of the fences with enough to go all around the lifeboat deck.     8)  I'm still not sure there's enough, but we'll see.

Today I fitted the funnel securing wires using a very strong black thread.   They are all pulled tight and glued into position. I do plan to paint the heads showing from the rivets, as they do show up against the funnels.



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« Reply #343 on: May 30, 2017, 08:50:08 pm »

Crikey, that is a forest of stays Ken. They add a finesse to the model.
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« Reply #344 on: May 30, 2017, 08:55:56 pm »


Thanks Ian.  I'm still picking superglue off my fingers.      {-)

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« Reply #345 on: May 31, 2017, 03:09:53 pm »

Hello Ken, I am amazed how far you have come in 5 months!  Great looking model
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« Reply #346 on: May 31, 2017, 08:57:44 pm »

Thanks Roy.

Today I glued in Six and a half feet of half an inch high railings.  I had to sandpaper down my fingers before tea.   {-)  The model is becoming fragile to handle now, so I have to be careful.

The captain is aboard.

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« Reply #347 on: May 31, 2017, 09:03:01 pm »


I have started on the forward crane.  This is attached to the main mast and it has 7 arms which swing out , driven by separate motors. These will be for display only and non working.

The main mast has been tapered in readiness for the crows nest and rigging.

 
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« Reply #348 on: May 31, 2017, 10:30:28 pm »

Have you a close up of the pivots on those cranes Ken? They look scratch built but am interested for future reference:O)
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« Reply #349 on: June 01, 2017, 10:34:33 am »


At the moment they are just bent tubing, but do swing left and right. They will have to be flexible because the bow section is lower down, so they will have to rest at an angle.
 I am thinking about the raising and lowering mechanism and will show it when I get it right.   ok2

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