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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2017, 09:03:01 pm »


Yes indeed it's sturdy.  This is to keep the weight low down to keep her upright in the water.

The ship has 4 props so they will be each side of the keel so the strength should be OK.

I did ask on another thread about the planking and if there was a supplier.  Having looked on the web,  Obechi wood strip cost around a pound per yard so I may have to cut some planks myself.   %)   Last time it cost me the damage to my thumb.

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« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2017, 09:04:07 pm »


Just noticed the thread is 3 pages long and the build has only just started.     {-)   {-)

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« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2017, 09:20:07 pm »

Well, the original ship was over 1,000 feet long Ken so still some way to go yet....

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2017, 09:25:32 pm »


It's Swamping my work bench ...................... {-)


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« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2017, 10:18:01 pm »


Still quietly working on the frames.

I have them  'hollowed out' and glued  to the keel but it's 4 degrees C so I'm not in the workshop for long.  My gas heater has run out !!

One question though,  does wood glue still work at this temperature  ?  I'll post some pictures tomorrow.

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« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2017, 10:25:04 pm »

Never had a problem with evostick waterproof wood glue at that temp Ken


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« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2017, 10:25:46 pm »

If it is PVA then it will just be slower as the evaporaton of the solvent (in this case water) is less active in cooler temparatures.

If it is a PU resin glue or similar than again it will be slower as the chemical reaction is retarded. I think you would have probems if it was sub zero temperatures  %%
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« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2017, 10:31:39 pm »

Ain'tcha finished it yet Ken - or have you run out of holes?  ok2

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2017, 10:39:50 pm »

 :-) Should have been able to knock this up in 2-3 days :-)

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« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2017, 10:28:55 am »


Just been out and checked it.. took the clips off and it's holding.   :-))   I won't be forcing it apart to test as it seems Ok at the moment.  The temperature is now up to 6 degrees which is cold for working so I'll have to invest in a replacement gas bottle today.

I am trying the new wood glue from 'Axmister'.  It's a bit expensive so it's probably built for the job.

Colin, I haven't got around to the holes yet but looking forward to that side of it.  (along with the 200 rivets)    :}

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« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2017, 12:00:11 pm »


I have replaced the gas bottle and away we go ................

Here's some shots of the build so far.  The frames are secured and the planking  has been cut on the bandsaw.  The first batch seem secured overnight so now it's a bit warmer, I shall fit a few more planks today.

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2017, 09:38:55 pm »

That's where the worlds supply of clamps went  :} You do get a shufti on once you have started Ken.
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« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2017, 09:49:23 pm »


Never enough B.    {-)

Not much to show for todays work but further planks have been  'tacked' on.  No room for the clamps now we are in the middle section.

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« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2017, 04:39:14 pm »

Today's update.  Fifty quids worth so far.   :}

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2017, 04:45:38 pm »

I have to say, a carpeted workbench is a new one for me.

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« Reply #65 on: January 25, 2017, 07:19:04 pm »


Always used it Jerry.  Softer to work on and protects the item being worked on.

It also protects against  'dropped or bouncing' components or screws.   :}

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #66 on: January 25, 2017, 07:52:22 pm »

Large thick elastic bands can be slipped over and they apply enough clamping pressure. You just need to be aware of possible damage to the top edge of the last plank.

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« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2017, 09:30:59 pm »

 What's the best way to seal the gaps between planking please.

I had thought of another layer of planks but that's a lot of work and it would make it heavier.   %) 

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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2017, 10:32:22 pm »

Glynn Guest mentions using slivers of balsa when filling gaps on his models, so in your case, using hardwoods can you carve slivers of wood and stick these in the gaps?

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« Reply #69 on: January 26, 2017, 10:33:24 am »


Wood   it is then.

Just been out to have a look and it's 3 degrees C,  so the gas fire is on while I come back into the house for a warm up.   :}

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« Reply #70 on: January 26, 2017, 08:33:03 pm »

I filled the minute gaps in my Brittany trawler by covering the outside with tape and forcing filler into the gaps from the inside.
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« Reply #71 on: February 03, 2017, 08:34:23 pm »


The real plans have arrived.  (told you I was keen !!)

It seems I've made a few errors on the  length,  width,  and  height,  but hey,  I've got the wood the right colour.

Tomorrow we start again.     8)

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« Reply #72 on: February 03, 2017, 10:41:42 pm »

Turn your first attempt into an auxilliary cruiser ken.
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Re: Queen Mary
« Reply #73 on: February 04, 2017, 08:21:23 pm »


As I've spent so much money on the timber I decided to salvage as much as I could.  It was over to the  'Power Saws'  for a slicing exercise.  I have cut out the keel and saved the cladding.  New frames are being made and it is hoped to salvage as much of the planking as possible.

Here is the sad sight .........................


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« Reply #74 on: February 04, 2017, 08:36:32 pm »

A stitch in time Ken...

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