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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #750 on: October 11, 2017, 04:53:31 PM »

Meeting ensues
Itís gonna be a bit tight here captn  %%
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #751 on: October 11, 2017, 07:58:01 PM »

 {-) {-) Andy you make me laugh with your little "scenes" you keep doing it's like we all waiting for the next episode lmao!!
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #752 on: October 11, 2017, 07:59:04 PM »

{-) {-) Andy you make me laugh with your little "scenes" you keep doing it's like we all waiting for the next episode lmao!!
Believe me I'm chuckling too  {-)
Fortunately I got 3 from Leeds model shop @ £4.99 each  :-))  Extortionate on eBay
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #753 on: October 11, 2017, 10:18:24 PM »

Your not wrong they are expensive on there!! are they the Preiser one's? they are nice though
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #754 on: October 11, 2017, 10:21:48 PM »

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #755 on: October 11, 2017, 10:42:07 PM »

Ah that explains the price then, but top quality and worth paying for  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #756 on: October 12, 2017, 09:04:27 PM »

Thereís always a feckin hair in the paint  >>:-( {-)  itíll do
Starting the roof colour tomorrow
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #757 on: October 12, 2017, 09:06:47 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 #758 on: October 14, 2017, 09:12:01 PM »

I will have a similar pondering ahead of me. I have hesitated with lighting so far...
But looking at your portside light it simply looks so good! I'm certain to install lights, now.
I don't remember, what gow stands for, but if it is so bright in light, isn't it going to be very bright in dark? It may be a thing with the camera/photo that makes it seem brighter than in reality?


Otherwise - can you dim a gow with a resistor?


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #759 on: October 14, 2017, 09:29:49 PM »

I will have a similar pondering ahead of me. I have hesitated with lighting so far...
But looking at your portside light it simply looks so good! I'm certain to install lights, now.
I don't remember, what gow stands for, but if it is so bright in light, isn't it going to be very bright in dark? It may be a thing with the camera/photo that makes it seem brighter than in reality?


Otherwise - can you dim a gow with a resistor?


Hande


GOW= grain of wheat  :-))
Mine are 6 volt. The brightness can be reduced by reducing the voltage.
I have a component shop voltage regulator for such a purpose. It maintains the selected output voltage regardless of the variance in the supply voltage. So I can run them off my 12 volt batteries that may start out at 14 volts and drop to 10 to less but maintain the output chosen
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #760 on: October 14, 2017, 09:33:47 PM »

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #761 on: October 18, 2017, 06:02:25 PM »

As I recently converted my build stand into a transporter I spent this afternoon making a display/storage stand from a £19 piece of Oak board from B&Q






This will now fit on a IKEA Lack shelf. and gives me more worktop space


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #762 on: October 19, 2017, 04:35:21 PM »

Not a day for paint spraying  :((  so after a big bout of tidying up I started making the mast ladder.
Two strips of 1/64 X 1/8 flat bar and 0.8mm rod
Tools
Slow drill
0.8mm bit
Centre punch
Scriber or knife
Wood for spacer
Pincers
To get to this stage has taken an hour
Ready for soldering
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Re: MMM Portgarth build.........brass ladder construction
« Reply #763 on: October 19, 2017, 05:20:54 PM »

So now Iíve soldered all the bottom row and turned the ladder over inserting all the rungs into the same drillingís in the worktop saver.
Then inserted my wooden spacer and tapped all the rungs down so I have parallel sides
Here ready for next row of solders
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #764 on: October 19, 2017, 06:03:10 PM »

Not a day for paint spraying  :((  so after a big bout of tidying up I started making the mast ladder.
Two strips of 1/64 X 1/8 flat bar and 0.8mm rod
Tools
Slow drill
0.8mm bit
Centre punch
Scriber or knife
Wood for spacer
Pincers
To get to this stage has taken an hour
Ready for soldering


A _graphic_ report of a work stage  :} :-))
It seems your build advances like a dance!


The transporter makes me think of the task of transporting from several new view angles.


And the stand is a number in its own right. I haven't seen one with provisions for the shafts, if I got it right.  supporting the hull further aft than others that I've seen. Won't work for the Neddie ( the keel goes beyond kort funnels ) or I would need three U slits.


I'm enjoying your build a hundred  :}



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #765 on: October 19, 2017, 06:20:28 PM »

Thank you :-))
I think at times it helps to chop and change ones focus or direction and just do whatever keeps you motivated
No matter how we do it it all adds to the sum total of the work to do
I have some special oil for the Oak on order that will retain the natural finish
http://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/product/osmo-polyx-oil-raw-3044


Also some self adhesive felt from Germany for the contact surfaces


Edit
Had I been aware of schottel drives at the outset I would not need any slots  {-)


However I am very pleased with the MMM oversized super smooth shafts  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #766 on: October 19, 2017, 08:31:49 PM »

Heís happy



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #767 on: October 20, 2017, 09:40:50 AM »

Ground to a halt due to completely exhausting my stock of brass  {:-{
Lucky I'm going to Blackpool  %% I hope someone has some .




A funny tale. I posted pics on Facebook and my cheeky daughter tagged the figure with my name and said what lovely overalls I have  {-)  Being a little bloke it seemed quite appropriate  %%
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #768 on: October 20, 2017, 10:47:38 AM »

Very neat! I envy your minutely work.  O0
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Re: MMM Portgarth build......Bulwark ribs
« Reply #769 on: October 20, 2017, 05:32:23 PM »

Thank you Tafel  :-))
So on to another job.
I thought time to give the ribs a go.
On my PROXXON circular saw table  {-)  I cut some mahogany spacers to ensure the ribs are vertical etc.
Each rib carefully shaped for maximum possible contact area for glue.
Starting from the centre rear and alternating side to side.
No where near as difficult as I perceived  :-)












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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #770 on: October 20, 2017, 05:56:07 PM »

In anticipation of the paint job,
Do you brush or airbrush?


I have a terrible fear of brush-painting. I don't seem to get a smooth finish - no matter what  :((
I invested a lot in my airbrush skills (and equipment) - being inadequate to say the least - because of the promise of a smooth finish.


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #771 on: October 20, 2017, 06:06:42 PM »

Rattle cans
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #772 on: October 20, 2017, 06:49:49 PM »

Oh yes - those...
I made my hobby shop keeper rich by painting the hull of my Neddie with Tamiya ones.
Lovely finish, I must say.

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #773 on: October 21, 2017, 09:14:42 AM »


Andy,
Seeing as you are using a lot of brass at the moment I just come across this website and there prices seem pretty reasonable http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/34.html might come in useful to you  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #774 on: October 21, 2017, 11:33:49 AM »

Useful yes thanks Paul . Seems they do brass strip in 200mm lengths. What a stupid length that is and very restrictive.
I think I should start a list for tomorrow at Blackpool  8)
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