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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #350 on: June 02, 2017, 08:45:34 pm »

Have you a close up of the pivots on those cranes Ken? They look scratch built but am interested for future reference:O)


Hi Ian,

Just for you,  here is my method.

The arm of the crane was sanded down to fit a brass tube tightly.  The end of the tube was squeezed flat and a hole drilled into it for the pivot mechanism.

I then cut some brass strips down to size and soldered them together in a block,  leaving the top section to clamp over the flattened end of the arm.



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« Reply #351 on: June 02, 2017, 08:47:38 pm »


This messy solder job was then sanded down  (by machine) to form a round end for insertion into the flange surrounding the main mast.

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« Reply #352 on: June 02, 2017, 08:49:28 pm »


These 'ends' were then fitted to the mast attachment and pivot about 90 degrees, both left and right and up and down.
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« Reply #353 on: June 02, 2017, 08:51:52 pm »

just for a laugh, I enclose a picture where my hand is about to 'cuff' the captain around the ear.

This should give an idea of the what 1 in 200 scale is like to work on.   {-)   O0 
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« Reply #354 on: June 02, 2017, 08:55:05 pm »

Wow really great detail  :-)) :-))
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« Reply #355 on: June 02, 2017, 08:56:43 pm »


Thank you.   Getting the superglue off gives me something to do of an evening.  :}

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« Reply #356 on: June 02, 2017, 09:00:24 pm »

Ta Ken, they look really good close up. That is another tip for the archives.

Does Mrs Kenny tell you to stop picking, or do you do it away from the telly?
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« Reply #357 on: June 02, 2017, 09:04:18 pm »


Cheers matey.   :-))      Glad to help.  Tip........ remove the wood before applying heat to the brass.  (ask me how I know)

I believe there's some sort of talent show running at the moment.  That's why I'm in the other room.    :}

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« Reply #358 on: June 03, 2017, 10:16:43 pm »

Thank you.   Getting the superglue off gives me something to do of an evening.  :}

ken


LOL I find getting the superglue off my fingers keeps me entertained all evening! %%
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« Reply #359 on: June 05, 2017, 09:39:43 am »


I have made some small hand rails for the stairs as the shop ones are over a pound each !!!

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« Reply #360 on: June 05, 2017, 09:41:14 am »


Then it was on to the bollards.

Here's my attempt at these tiny mooring ones.

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« Reply #361 on: June 05, 2017, 09:45:56 am »


....  and now onto the 'Fun part'.   The rigging.       %)

Believe it or not,  this has taken a lot of time,  what with the measuring and  'banging in'  of nails and threading cotton  (several times) and it still doesn't look right.  I have 4 sets to make.

Any suggestions please.   %)

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« Reply #362 on: June 05, 2017, 10:46:52 am »

LOL I find getting the superglue off my fingers keeps me entertained all evening! %%

Ken: My superglue remover is one of these pan scourers, with a dash of  washing-up liquid and warm water. Its all gone in a minute!  :-))
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« Reply #363 on: June 05, 2017, 11:19:44 am »

...Any suggestions please.   %)


Stretched plastic sprue, masking tape and tiny blobs of liquid polystyrene glue?


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« Reply #364 on: June 05, 2017, 12:05:29 pm »

....  and now onto the 'Fun part'.   The rigging.       %)

Believe it or not,  this has taken a lot of time,  what with the measuring and  'banging in'  of nails and threading cotton  (several times) and it still doesn't look right.  I have 4 sets to make.

Any suggestions please.   %)

Airfix used to include a jig for making ratlines in their sailing ship kits  perhaps you know someone who might have one or try making one.
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« Reply #365 on: June 05, 2017, 02:39:40 pm »

Ken


What size are they? Length and width. I have some from a plastic kit which are quite fine. Also how many vertical lines?


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« Reply #366 on: June 05, 2017, 02:42:57 pm »

Photo of a sample - there are other formats.


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« Reply #367 on: June 05, 2017, 08:09:41 pm »


Thanks guys.   :-))

I've been experimenting.  It's quite a tricky job to get it looking right but we're getting there.  Nothing to show yet but I'm encouraged.

Cheers

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« Reply #368 on: June 05, 2017, 10:44:02 pm »

Ken.......perhaps Mrs Churchill knows the steps....you know......knit one, pearl one   %) ......

Good luck.....I can see it now...'Tug Kenny's Knitting Classes'........Derek  {-)
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« Reply #369 on: June 06, 2017, 06:49:19 pm »

The knitting class has started. 

All at the back sit down please.   {-)   {-)

Here is my attempt at knitting the rungs together.  First, I drew out the shape and nailed pins at the ends of the lines. The thread was run out following the guide lines and secured with a dab of superglue.  it was decided not to wrap the thread around but to just lay it flat.

When dry it will be cut loose and trimmed to shape.

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« Reply #370 on: June 06, 2017, 06:55:29 pm »

While it's drying, I got on with the really small items.  I have made some bollards and tiny bits/n/pieces.  The bollards were made in a home made jig using an electric drill clamped in the vice.  (I do like to live on the edge, as you know)

Here they are being glued in situ.  The anchor chains are secured.  ( I wonder if the wife will miss that necklace )

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« Reply #371 on: June 06, 2017, 07:00:00 pm »


great tip on making ratlines.
Far easier than in the old Bassette Lowke book I had once, that showed sawing nicks into wood at even spaces and then nailing pins into the ends of the blocks.
A tedious affair, lol {:-{


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« Reply #372 on: June 06, 2017, 07:07:01 pm »


Glad you like it.  :-))  I've compared it with the drawings and the rat lines only go half way across.  It's no bother to cut the waste bits from one side. Seems weird but that's the way it's shown.

 
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« Reply #373 on: June 08, 2017, 09:24:42 pm »


I have made the 4 riggings for the two masts and show them here, temporarily taped to the masts.

Work has started on the crows nest. It's really no bigger than a 50 pence coin.   %)

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« Reply #374 on: June 09, 2017, 08:22:07 pm »


I have made a winch for the stern and added a few bollards.

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