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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #150 on: November 26, 2018, 05:49:51 PM »


Sorry Warspite,
 I know it should not be used for at least another three weeks  but then we also only have three weeks till we start working our way to summer and only four weeks till we start seeing Easter Eggs in the shops again.


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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #151 on: December 03, 2018, 01:49:15 PM »

Hi Guys,
 I have some 1inch ali  square tube to run just inside the frames  along the floor tops to add strength  to the model as it's over 7ft long going to epoxy them on to the ply hold bottoms with a good bandage I also have lots of compressed card-angles as you can now get in packing  it's very strong   also thought I might try that to or should I use it to make  the boxes in the holds to keep the lead ballast  in place  120lb plus two 12volt, 2 6volt battery's has any one used this card packing before I look forward to your views.
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Much like this Howard?  It is an ideal and lightweight method of adding longitudinal strength.


Re the boxes for lead - our has 5mmx5mm balsa shapes glued to the hold bottoms to take the lead cubes...which can only be placed once the boat is on the water otherwise 1) the boat is too heavy to lift and 2) it will collapse if lifted with that amount of weight in it!!!


I will most likely be taking our SD14 to Wicksteed in 2019 - long time since it has had a sail....

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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #152 on: December 03, 2018, 07:21:38 PM »


Hello Carl,
 Hello friend how are you so pleased you remember me, I still read your dad's writings sorry shipyards on the back burner for a few months owing to jobs around the house with both daughter and us building home's across the road from each other am now the maintenance man and decorator for both  plus lecy for all the Christmas lights, right back to the SD14 like I said I bought some ali square tube  like you did  but saved a lot of the compressed angle card and never seen it used before in model boating and just wondered if any one else had thought of using it like I wondered  or even use it with the ali bonded to it am trying to think out of the box us modellers are often the first to think of doing things another way I know I have pick up lots from others finding new ways to do things,
   look forward to your response, use just the Ali like you and your dad did try the card, or use both I have the compress corners which I intended to use for the ballast holds in the in the ships five holds 20, 4lb weights with eyelets enbeded before the lead cooled.
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #153 on: December 03, 2018, 08:12:56 PM »

Always keep an eye open on how you are getting along Howard - I wouldnt miss it for the world!


As for the compressed card angles, they would probably be ideal for the ballast boxes but I would stick with the ali tubing for the longerons - bonded and clothed just as you say.


Another tip for added strength and rigidity - when you get to main deck level you will notice that there are lengthy square section 'tubes that frame the hatches and run between the cross bulkheads.  Add a close-fitting square section length of timber inside these card tubes and they will be as rigid as steel - they will prevent any twist or buckling of the top deck when the boat is moved or even out on the water.

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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #154 on: December 03, 2018, 08:41:40 PM »


Thanks' Carl will do it the way you have said I have enough Ali to take it all the way though the engine room and into hold 5,
 I hope to restart soon into the new year  hopefully with photo's.
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #155 on: December 03, 2018, 08:46:40 PM »

Keep us posted Howard  :-)) :-)) :-))

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« Reply #156 on: December 04, 2018, 06:25:00 AM »

Wow! That's a LOT of work. Very impressive.
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Re: SD 14 Card Model
« Reply #157 on: Yesterday at 01:16:46 PM »

Hello Gent's,
Wow just pasted 35,000 looks sorry not been much lately  but I cant say why at the moment, I hope to get my mojo back soon and crack on with it I have lots of bits pre-cut  and hopefully get on with it now winter is on its way with all this rain I might get a lake of my own as river in the village is close to breaking its banks but far to fast flowing thanks again for looking.
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