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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #450 on: May 01, 2017, 04:19:11 PM »

MMM plans show the engine hatch much taller than it actually is so I've cut it down to match this image. I can see the upstand is royal blue and the lid is deck colour but the detail is too obscure  :((


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Re: MMM Portgarth build...HELP Portgarth owners!
« Reply #451 on: May 01, 2017, 08:50:10 PM »

I'm building the deckhouse and I want to know what you did where the port and starboard door recesses are.
Did you cut away the sole plate in this gap? My instinct tells me it doesn't belong as it creates a trip hazard.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #452 on: May 01, 2017, 10:09:08 PM »

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #453 on: May 01, 2017, 10:23:26 PM »

Night all
I'll leave you with some build music  :-))


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XCc4rDU-24I
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #454 on: May 02, 2017, 09:52:29 PM »

No tow line turned up today  <:(


Ordered this to butcher and use as a GOG
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271973635211


Enquired as to whether an 810:1 geared motor will hold fast without power rather than 3000:1


Continued with deck house


Off to bed early riser for work
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #455 on: May 03, 2017, 07:21:43 PM »

I ordered the 810:1 motor from Maplins online @ 24.99 free delivery.
My tow line still has not arrived so looks like it will all come together.
I'll save the 3000:1 for the Maltby where I can design & accommodate a larger circumference winding drum :-))
I'm working Friday which is overtime! to pay for the schottels I just bought  8)
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #456 on: May 03, 2017, 08:05:36 PM »

Picture updates
This is really slow going and I'm not going to try go any faster.


Door recesses done

The templates show the front walls in three pieces but I'm preparing to do it in one wrap around rather than having joints that may open in the future.

Probably need to make the corners less severe yet.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #457 on: May 03, 2017, 10:14:22 PM »

There are several methods of covering rounded corners depending on how much fettling you mind doing Andy. tight corners like these can be problematic for some materials especially if they tend to be brittle like some plys and plastics (certainly if old having lost their elastic properties).

It will be interesting to see what you choose to do as it is becoming a nice looking bridge.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #458 on: May 05, 2017, 06:19:50 PM »

Thanks Ian


Friday! Yippee  8)
Postman left it all for today
Motor from Maplins
Wera ball end allen key drivers for deck screws
builders twine
SS shackle cut down to use as Gog





Made a larger diameter drum for the 3000:1 motor to use on next build. Will wind 750/800mm per minute
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #459 on: May 05, 2017, 07:03:48 PM »



Nice fit for half an hour work  8)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build......winch motor stuff
« Reply #460 on: May 05, 2017, 08:34:18 PM »

I appreciate that individual pictures don't capture scale so here is a comparison of the two motors and drums.
For the un initiated they are made from Paxolin (google) three discs of 6mm and two of 3mm joined with CA
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Re: MMM Portgarth build.....Working winch 810:1
« Reply #461 on: May 06, 2017, 02:41:36 PM »

 :-))


I'll now remove it and glue the decks on before refitting


https://www.facebook.com/Techno100/videos/10155189509832593/
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #462 on: May 06, 2017, 04:58:09 PM »

Deck nailed on (30 min resin) winch refitted quite easily and 3.5metres of para cord wound on.
I didn't like the builders stuff as it was only twisted line.
Next the two side decks
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #463 on: May 06, 2017, 05:58:19 PM »

Extra stringers fitted with 5min resin
Better get a move on as she's getting launched at Kirklees tomorrow  8)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #464 on: May 06, 2017, 07:46:04 PM »

I hope your innaugral sail goes well Andy.

It is great when stuff arrives. It is like Christmas :O) I have had two deliveries of haynes fittings which is a joy.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #465 on: May 06, 2017, 08:16:41 PM »

 :-))


Bit more
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Re: MMM Portgarth build............decks fitted.
« Reply #466 on: May 06, 2017, 08:31:14 PM »

Loving this bit  8)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #467 on: May 07, 2017, 07:04:59 AM »

Very nice all coming together hope she goes well.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #468 on: May 07, 2017, 09:08:10 AM »

Looking good  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #469 on: May 07, 2017, 11:45:00 AM »

Thanks went great and I think on completion she won't need any ballast at the bow and perhaps a bit at the stern to level out  :-))



Difficult to film with a phone and drive at same time
https://www.facebook.com/Techno100/videos/10155192006642593/


No water ingress. Spending rest of the day re opening the washports and perhaps remodelling the lower deck ones that are not like the real ship
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Re: MMM Portgarth build.....washport size?
« Reply #470 on: May 07, 2017, 01:59:06 PM »

So these wash ports then. The hull cast markings would have you believe that these are not particularly high. I've cut mine out bigger than suggested but when comparing to the actually vessel they are still no where near big enough.
Looking at photographs I estimate a washport equals 25% of the bulwark height which would equate to 7.5mm on mine.
Here they're at about 6mm but I think they'd look better BIGGER. What do you think?????????
The bulwark benefits from better rigidity because of the styrene so I don't think strength will be compromised.



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #471 on: May 07, 2017, 02:16:04 PM »

So I think I'm going for here bottom of tape
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #472 on: May 07, 2017, 03:05:26 PM »

Subtle change
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #473 on: May 07, 2017, 08:39:49 PM »

If the real ones are 7.5mm and you don't mind grinding the extra depth then go for it Andy.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #474 on: May 07, 2017, 08:40:48 PM »

If the real ones are 7.5mm and you don't mind grinding the extra depth then go for it Andy.
I did  {-)  that's it above  :-)
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