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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1100 on: February 05, 2019, 07:00:20 PM »

Andy,

Mike Allsop of Scale Flags and Ensigns can supply them.

There are two Svitzer flags, the older one with the propeller and the later one which just has the company name- he does both.

My tugs have the later one.

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1101 on: February 05, 2019, 07:49:36 PM »

Excellent thank you Micheal
I have used him before for lifeboat flags so should have Known  :embarrassed:
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1102 on: February 06, 2019, 05:38:33 PM »

Here I've used an old decimal half penny to make the platform for a dome shaped navigation device(no idea what it is specifically) I've ordered some dome shaped sticky backed rubber feet and one will be used sprayed white to top it off.





Some more aerials to add yet and two lights on the ladder cage.



Dome is top right here
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1103 on: February 06, 2019, 10:30:19 PM »

Mast aerials fitted and removable.



Best picture available of Portgarth mast


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1104 on: February 07, 2019, 12:29:04 AM »

You must be pleased with that mast! It looks great but what a nightmare to solder.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1105 on: February 07, 2019, 12:34:26 AM »

Thank you yes Iím pleased
Actually gave myself a big break by forgoing any lighting
Despite being an electrician I hate fiddly little wires and I donít think itís worth the effort as she's sweet enough in daylight.
 
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1106 on: February 07, 2019, 10:46:11 AM »

This morning I've considered how to attach the nav lights to the ladder cage.
This is how I've done it




Then soldered and bent so it grips the light base which again will be soldered



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1107 on: February 07, 2019, 11:56:08 AM »

Not much more now before painting. Great to have consecutive days free at it
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1108 on: February 07, 2019, 01:46:50 PM »

The little dome is probably a GPS antenna. Looks the right size and position, although if someone else knows different I will bow to superior knowledge.


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1109 on: February 07, 2019, 01:49:41 PM »

Cheers Greg I figured satellite dome so similar idea
I like GPS  :-))  better
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1110 on: February 07, 2019, 02:02:35 PM »

Seeing the S in GPS is satellite you are both correct.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1111 on: February 07, 2019, 02:10:27 PM »

Kind of you Ned but to be fair I was thinking more the type for finding the porn channel  %%   {-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1112 on: February 07, 2019, 02:15:37 PM »

Seeing the S in GPS is satellite you are both correct.
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Actually, S is for System - as in Global Positioning System - but since it's satellite based, I'll let it count  :}

Awesome detail work on that mast and ladder cage. Blows me away!
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1113 on: February 07, 2019, 02:17:08 PM »

Thank you and the admiration is very much mutual Love yours too  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1114 on: February 07, 2019, 02:19:46 PM »

Fuller image
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1115 on: February 07, 2019, 02:22:24 PM »

This final aerial was a problem but Iíve overcome by drilling two small holes in the stanchion and I think it is a good enough fit not to glue it.
There are other small aerials but I think I done enough with four



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« Reply #1116 on: February 07, 2019, 05:01:34 PM »

Nice tidy job Andy  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1117 on: February 07, 2019, 06:42:56 PM »

Thanks Mark  :-)


Not the right blue but a good base coat.
Assembled for effect. Renault Royal blue on Saturday
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1118 on: February 07, 2019, 07:19:10 PM »

I am amazed by the superb quality of your workmanship, Taranis!


I have been looking for the right size of the towing hawse, myself.
compared to the size of your crew member, yours looks rather thick. Is it based on research?
In my model 1/33, a five mm string equals more than 16 cm real life. I thought that would be about right. What do you think?


Do you have an idea, where in real life they use steel rope and where soft natural or synthetic rope material?


Also, I have thought that I could simulate a steel rope by simply painting an appropriate string. I wonder, if it works. It would only be for display, of course. I think ropes for tieing, towing business must be more practical (I found a very nice hemp string lately).


Hande


Smaller rope fitted with a nice weave  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1119 on: February 07, 2019, 07:56:20 PM »

All those familiar with building a Portgarth will be aware of the plan and templates being wrong leading to a completely inadequate companionway landing. Now the mast is under control I am focusing on this issue and a sympathetic solution.


The problem



My first idea comprising of paxolin and railing.





The general idea. I cant really overcook this or it will cause issues with removing the superstructure.
I can use perhaps a Fire box fitted to the paxolin with long brass pins to plug it straight into the deck riser.
This initial assembly will be fully finished in Rover Arum white to match






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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1120 on: February 07, 2019, 09:50:08 PM »

I think that works for me and additional detail will enhance them. Best of a bad job sorted.



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1121 on: February 08, 2019, 02:02:10 PM »

Iíve now ordered the flags with lines attached
Red ensign and both Svitzer flags
Cheap as chips excellent service
Thank you Mike & Mike  :-))








Thank you for your enquiry,  all these flags are available with lines I use white cord of 20inch length if you need longer please let me know.  The flag sizes are Red ensign 50x25mm . The house flags are both 36x24mm.  Total costs for flags, P&P, and lines is £11.00.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1122 on: February 09, 2019, 03:05:37 PM »

Mast is now painted in renault royal blue despite the weather.
Now I could do with advice here on the colour of the lights. The port side red/white/red are obvious but the forward facing centre 3  / mast head and rear facing pair are not so easy




Meanwhile I was drawn to finishing off with a fifth aerial














Final assembly in progress
The three lights fitted are set in stone but the rest?



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1123 on: February 09, 2019, 03:56:59 PM »

A bigger lens used here for less fish eye. Amazing how clean my glass is  {-)


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« Reply #1124 on: February 09, 2019, 04:20:02 PM »

That really is a lovely build you must be really pleased with your results.  Is it finished now or are there a few little jobs left?
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