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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1225 on: June 24, 2019, 08:42:50 PM »

MaggieM is very nice. I fancy that too  :-))


Same thing yes? Our lass or similar
EDIT no they are different scales. 1:24 Our Lass 1:32 MaggieM


http://www.modelslipway.com


EDIT again I've just sent email enquiry for Maggie. Wifey likes it


EDIT useful  :-))  https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=38892.75

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1226 on: June 24, 2019, 10:49:25 PM »

Well, Andy, judging by the image, it's certainly worth the effort.
Note: it took about half a minute for me to realise the background is a banner - I wandered what was holding up the "Sunderland" initially  :embarrassed: {-)


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Re: MMM Portgarth build. Maintenance
« Reply #1227 on: July 01, 2019, 09:13:03 AM »

I'm now feeling the need to make amends for failing to waterproof the underside of my decks.
As a new builder I didn't see any need to do this and no advice in this respect was given.
My decks are not getting physically wet from direct contact but in close proximity to water when sailing the wood is absorbing water content from the air.
This causes small ridges under the deck paintwork due to expansion contraction as the moisture content of the wood changes.


I realised this situation after the first few sailings but the problem has been how do I rectify this.


The only way forward is to remove all the electrics for a start so I have photographed every connection as I've begun dismantling



The issue tends to only affect the area where the deck is closest to water which as the aft section.
So now I'm cleared out here including all debris and spilt lubrication.





I plan to invert the hull and bit by bit spray a couple of cans of lacquer in there until I feel the wood has been covered. I'll wait until the hot weather comes back for the wood to be at its driest.


If I was to start over I would have done the entire deck in Paxolin

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1228 on: July 01, 2019, 09:28:57 AM »

Good decision Andy.  Just take photos as you go! Helps a lot when re-assembling.  Waiting for warmer weather - presumably the wood also absorbs better when drier and warmer. What is Paxolin?


By the way I am still batting to get enough 1/32 x 3/32 brass strip.  K&S say they have discontinued that size of strip. No reason given! They say modelers are ordering 1/4 inch wide and then cutting to size!  I want to meet the modelers who are able to do that! I'm going to investigate having stanchions 3D printed.
We battle on!
Cheers for now.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1229 on: July 01, 2019, 09:31:00 AM »

Paxolin is all the brown sheet pictured throughout the build Brian  :-))
As pictured in the photo above with the motors

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1230 on: July 01, 2019, 04:53:24 PM »

So Paxolin is synthetic. There is a lot to be said for using synthetic where the grain doesn't get in the way.  I must go back and see how you did the lining up of the drive train before fixing the motor bases.  Cheers for now. Brian
 
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1231 on: July 02, 2019, 01:56:03 PM »

It's a laminated resin bonded paper.


I've just set up for spraying inside and I'm thinking possibly an external repaint before winter too as she's getting quite weathered  {-)





I've used half a large tin of workshop lacquer  which has an extra fine spray.

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1232 on: July 02, 2019, 03:38:20 PM »

double post  :embarrassed:

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1233 on: July 03, 2019, 07:24:01 AM »

It would take a lot of courage for me to respray my Portgarth.  Andy do you use Humbrol?  I find it quite costly when spraying large areas like that with Humbrol. 
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1234 on: July 03, 2019, 09:09:53 AM »

Halfords is the most used brand for this job and its an automobile paint

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1235 on: July 15, 2019, 08:23:21 AM »

A couple of people mentioned to me yesterday that Portgarth is in the current edition of model boat magazine  %%  I will have to find a copy  O0

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1236 on: July 15, 2019, 08:42:58 AM »

Hi


Have a look at page 53 bottom right hand corner,
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1237 on: July 15, 2019, 08:44:30 AM »

Hi


Have a look at page 53 bottom right hand corner,
Thanks I will when I find a copy  :-))

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1238 on: July 16, 2019, 11:06:44 AM »

Found but not bought as it gives credit to another Mayhem member

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1239 on: September 13, 2019, 08:45:20 PM »

Having seen her live this week I think she may be my next Tug


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1240 on: September 13, 2019, 09:30:58 PM »

She made it onto MarineTraffic dot Com  8)  Must be a first as I've never seen a model accepted before and that isn't when she's completed either





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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1241 on: September 15, 2019, 11:52:24 AM »

Hi Andy, maybe you fooled them :-)) !  I wouldn't be surprised as she looks so good.  Well done.


I'm sure you will make a good a good job of Kittiwake.  Go for it but be sure to keep us posted on the build please!


I'm busy getting the mast lights done on Portgarth and the wiring to them.  Looks like a birds nest at the moment!  By the way I did order the voltage reducers from the link given by a member on this forum (thank you).  I ordered 6 and by the time they arrived here in SA (via a friend of mine)  they were 12! Good deal I say!


Cheers for now and happy sailing.  Brian
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1242 on: March 04, 2020, 12:18:09 PM »

Hi Andy,


Sorry for resurrecting this post, but out of interest, what thickness of ply did you use for the wall of the accommodation block on page 22?


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1244 on: March 04, 2020, 02:43:50 PM »

Sorry Andy, digit control malfunction, it should have been page 21. It's especially the skin that raps around the front curve.

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1245 on: March 04, 2020, 03:02:47 PM »

I think the whole frame and back wall are 1/8 supplied with the MMM wood pack.  The thin ply I think is 1.5mm

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1246 on: March 04, 2020, 04:21:40 PM »

If I remember correctly the thin ply around the front of the Deckhouse was 1mm.  I heated it to bend it around the 90 deg curve. Brian

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1247 on: March 04, 2020, 06:11:32 PM »

Yes I agree 1mm sounds more the mark  :-))

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1248 on: March 05, 2020, 08:52:20 AM »

Thanks guys for the info  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #1249 on: May 01, 2020, 10:05:26 AM »

I am building a Mobile Marine Afon Alaw. I have read your very detailed description of the build of your tug which has proved very helpful since  this is the first boat I have built. During this difficult time the option of going to Halfords to select a paint colour have gone. I particularly like the blue finish of the hull and deck fittings and also the off white of the superstructure and wondered if you could let me know details of the paint used. Your advice would be greatly appeciated.
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