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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2019, 12:34:56 AM »

Well deserved  :-)

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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2019, 01:14:10 AM »

I have been working on the stanchions and handrail on the stern of the boat. The stanchions are commercial 2 hole ones but the bases and deck mountings are made from plasticard and tube. The angled stanchions are made from brass rod and have been silver soldered together. This is the first time I have attempted any silver soldering as all the joints on the boat have been soft soldered using a soldering iron. I am pleased with the results and my silver soldering skills are improving with every joint.




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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2019, 11:37:47 AM »

Beyno,
More good work. I'm glad you've given silver soldering a go. You're right, as you progress it gets easier and neater at the outset, therefore, requiring less tidying up. Most of the time I use cheap 'swiss' files to tidy, saving the proper Vallorbe ones for my plastic work and kits. However, just recently I bought my first set of micro broacher / reamer files 0.4mm to 1.4mm in 0.2mm increments - six in all. These little files have five flat sides and at this size are virtually round. They do take the metal off well and allow one to get into the angle of joints well. I have just tested them out on neatening up further my upper steering position gate insert on my Shannon lifeboat. I will be posting the new gate insert 're-fettled' later next week on my Shannon build 'thread'. Keep up the good work, that silver soldering is looking fine and will give just a little more strength, should the brass work get a small knock.
Kim [C.C.]
PS - the broacher / reamer file set came from Cooksongold at www.CooksonGold.com in Birmingham. I think they are in the jewellery and silver area of that city and cost 16.72 including 2.65 p&p. Not cheap, but superb little tools that are effective.
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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2019, 10:05:48 PM »

Thanks for your comments Kim. I will certainly look at investing in a broacher set looks like they are ideal for getting in all the little nooks and crannies a normal needle file won't.
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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2019, 12:32:25 AM »

Some more of the stanchions and life ring holders made and painted ready for fitting to the stern of the boat.


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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2019, 08:27:17 AM »

Beyno
Your build is looking extremely good i love the detail work your putting in, can you tell me where your sourced the black fender which goes around the hull, ive tried using draft excluder but its not looking as good as your fender.. keep up the great work  :-))
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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2019, 07:56:46 PM »

Thanks Trucker for you kind comments.
I haven't updated the build for a while as unfortunately my mum passed away after a short illness a few weeks ago so not much building has been done. But I am now just starting to do bits and pieces again and will post some pictures soon.
As far as the fenders are concerned I purchesed this from ebay ( it is self adhesive D section) I had to give it alight spray with satin black paint as it was a dark grey not black and with it being self adhesive it was easy to fit.
I will pm you the item number if you want 
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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2019, 07:42:57 AM »

   Sorry to hear about your mum, i would be grateful if you could PM me with details for the fender , what paint do you suggest for it.
im about to lay down the first layer of paint on the hull all be it a primer once im happy with my rubbing down..


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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2019, 01:30:56 PM »

I haven't been able to do anything on the Tyne for a while. But have recently started doing so building again.
I have finished the electronics off, this has included the wiring of the speed controller, fuse boards, motors and battery slitter.
Also all the stanchions have been painted and had their turnbuckles and 'waterproof' covers fitted.
It has also been in the bath for leak testing and everything is ok it just needs a little ballast to bring it level and closer to its waterline.




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