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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #725 on: October 08, 2017, 09:23:50 PM »

A bit of fettling to finish but that worked well I think
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #726 on: October 08, 2017, 09:52:09 PM »

I don't know what "fettling" means... It must mean something like "working skillfully"  :}
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #727 on: October 08, 2017, 10:01:25 PM »

Fettling is correcting and tweaking until happy
By unsoldering two pins I could remove the rail for cleaning up and clean the woodwork down too
I should be priming tomorrow  :-))









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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #728 on: October 08, 2017, 10:55:40 PM »

Fettling........the wonder of the English language......lol


Keep fettling away Andy, you are doing a grand job, learning a lot from you........ :-))


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #729 on: October 08, 2017, 10:58:05 PM »

Thanks Stewart
The word is actually derived from MMM in regard to the resin cast fittings
I think itís meant to be a minor operation  :-X
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #730 on: October 08, 2017, 11:02:03 PM »

Clark of works has given it the thumbs up  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #731 on: October 08, 2017, 11:04:34 PM »

I understand you, I have been dissapointed with the quality of parts from them. Some do need far too much fettling for my liking.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #732 on: October 08, 2017, 11:05:58 PM »

Heís not as enthusiastic about getting his 'bottom' down that hatch tho  ;D 
Itís made me realise that perhaps the handrail should have a break in it
{:-{  doh!
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #733 on: October 09, 2017, 11:02:55 AM »

He says Iím not that fat! but heís a happy chapy when I fix the handrail  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build.... wall cradle for lifebelt
« Reply #734 on: October 09, 2017, 06:55:59 PM »

Just a snippet as everything else is like paint drying  {-)


A detail for adjacent the lower deckhouse door.


Not factually correct but believable I think
Fitting after painting will just require 2x0.8mm holes and a drop of CA









Cannot fit the other one as MMM build plan is wrong and at this stage there is not enough space there




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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #735 on: October 10, 2017, 03:26:51 PM »

One coat of Rover Arum white
Iím going to give it another coat after fitting the doors tomorrow
The rear wall has had two and looks very much better for it.
The handrail ends should really return to the wall but it would have been too difficult having already glued them in.
The forward hatch will be glued to the front wall.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #736 on: October 10, 2017, 05:58:39 PM »

Doors fitted but I dropped a couple and have chipped paint  {:-{


Very pleased with the grab rail and overall appearance. Another coat tomorrow and then the roof deck to mask and paint.



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Re: MMM Portgarth build......capstan drum build
« Reply #737 on: October 10, 2017, 06:58:31 PM »

Another snippet.
This is how I formed a new base for the capstan drum I've ordered.
Three Paxolin roundels from a 20mm thin wall hole saw. 6mm thick



Bottom one countersunk for socket screw before CA joining up






Loosely in place awaiting drum. So far all my deck fixtures are easily removable
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #738 on: October 11, 2017, 07:05:33 AM »

Nice, very nice indeed!  :-))
You should weather/darken the bright white rope on your windlass, though. It's way too shiny  :-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #739 on: October 11, 2017, 09:00:42 AM »

Nice, very nice indeed!  :-))
You should weather/darken the bright white rope on your windlass, though. It's way too shiny  :-)
Thank you
Yes I see your point but I think it will get grubby by itself the more it goes to sea  :-))
Already the hull paintwork is showing signs of environmental effects
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #740 on: October 11, 2017, 02:20:12 PM »

    Very nice detailed build but I worry about any damage that will inevitably occur if you decide to tow Featherstone at Balne. That was the reason that I stopped towing with my Foylegarth (I think its still on the website somewhere) bits kept getting knocked off and she was too nice a boat for that. Keep up the good work.
        Cheers, Pete. {:-{







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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #741 on: October 11, 2017, 02:36:59 PM »

Thank you Pete but she tows fine as there is nothing at the back to knock off. The town line it restricted so it cannot go beyond the port starboard bulwarks by a tether off the GOG  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build.... Nav lights
« Reply #742 on: October 11, 2017, 02:52:13 PM »

I decided I did not like the option supplied nor the prospect of close soldering LED's



So I replaced the brass fitting with a pre made fitting by aeronaut that uses 6volt grain of wheat same as my floods  :-))


I've fusion glued into the styrene mount I made instead.



Vent hatch covers made & fitted and grab handles too
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Re: MMM Portgarth build....lower deck stairs
« Reply #743 on: October 11, 2017, 02:58:13 PM »

I puzzled over how I would fit these post painting as I don't want to use glue.
I came up with this idea last night. I know the problems of soldering brass to white metal and wanted strength so I tried 1mm brass rod with 5 min epoxy .
This morning they were solid



So all that is required after painting is 2 1mm holes to slide into.
Here a template for drilling.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #744 on: October 11, 2017, 03:00:29 PM »

Happy  :-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #745 on: October 11, 2017, 03:09:08 PM »

Been following without getting involved.
Lovely build and some magic Ideas.
But! Gow lamps need replacing at some time.
Leds are for life if you don't fry em.


Balne Moor is on my Bucket list O0


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #746 on: October 11, 2017, 03:13:18 PM »

Thank you Ned
Iím pretty confident that the GOW will be quite easy to replace if required. The wires slide through very easily.
To fit I just bob the light into the fitting and pull the slack of the wires through then hand paint whatís left showing (very little) The idea of the led stalks sticking down and having to solder them just didnít appeal
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #747 on: October 11, 2017, 03:23:14 PM »

Thank you Pete but she tows fine as there is nothing at the back to knock off. The town line it restricted so it cannot go beyond the port starboard bulwarks by a tether off the GOG  :-))


Another bonus it that Iíve made all deck fittings easy to remove so no problem if anything ever looks to be at risk
Thanks again  :-)

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Re: MMM Portgarth build....lower deck stairs
« Reply #748 on: October 11, 2017, 04:21:17 PM »

I puzzled over how I would fit these post painting as I don't want to use glue.
I came up with this idea last night. I know the problems of soldering brass to white metal and wanted strength so I tried 1mm brass rod with 5 min epoxy .
This morning they were solid



So all that is required after painting is 2 1mm holes to slide into.
Here a template for drilling.






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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #749 on: October 11, 2017, 04:47:04 PM »

Better get some handrails in their son!
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