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Trucker

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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #75 on: December 14, 2020, 03:55:36 am »

thanks for the advice Nemesis,  %) , i certainly will give it some primer, the roof beams have been shaped and a roof glued on, ive put in extra strengthening pieces along each beam to help with the hold.

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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #76 on: January 12, 2021, 09:07:14 pm »

hope all are well, and keeping safe, i have been doing some more rebuilding, im having another attempt at the grating for my tyne class, heres a few pics of progress, ive used 4mm x 4mm profile for this, after making a paper template, double checking the fit i thought about how i can construct the frame, at first just gluing didnt seem to be strong enough so ive put small scraps of plasticard under each joint, hoping to sand them down later so there not so obvious to the eye, i used some leggo bricks to get my right angles, so far its gone ok.



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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #77 on: January 13, 2021, 09:21:23 pm »

A great idea with the lego......now how to borrow some from my granddaughter  O0 O0
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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #78 on: January 16, 2021, 04:58:08 pm »

hi, all
a couple of pics of my progress of the grating so far, tedious job cutting and putting into place all the grating, attached a couple of the feet, these will need trimming to match the deck camber. unable to start the left side until i can sort out a fire hydrant for it.

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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #79 on: January 17, 2021, 03:26:28 pm »

hi all,
Heres my first serious attempt at bending and silver soldering, brass tube, this will be the helmsman back rest.




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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #80 on: January 21, 2021, 04:59:33 pm »

i have been busy again constructing the grating, apart from painting this looks pretty good, what do you guys think, ;)

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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #81 on: January 21, 2021, 06:01:42 pm »

Nice bit of modelling Trucker very neat its looking good so far.
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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #82 on: January 21, 2021, 07:43:25 pm »

thanks for looking Howard, im trying to do a nice job, believe it or not this is my first scratch build, so lots of learning


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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #83 on: January 21, 2021, 11:46:13 pm »

Trucker,
I've said it before, this is some really good scratch building, especially as a first for you! You have made my day to see that you have had a go at silver soldering....and from what I can see [before it has been cleaned up] that looks very neat. There are times to use this and others when it's not required....it's down to when strength is required.....normally as a bit of 'Risk Management' for the future. But you have succeeded and will now have this 'extra technique' in your skills set to use as and when.
The other matter you have to consider is that this is [in my personal view] possibly the hardest area of any model lifeboat build to make and get right [the Mersey stern upper steering position], and you are clearly making a very good job of it.
Your patience in the grating build has paid off and must be very rewarding for you when you 'stand back' and look at what you have achieved. Well done so far. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing this with us.
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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #84 on: Yesterday at 04:12:27 pm »

hi all,
ive been tackling the coxswains back rest again, using my new found skill, silver soldering, i have put together the entrance bar today, this will be able to rotate 360 degrees and hinge up, i under estimated the work involved for this but its been very satisfying, creating collars and blanking the ends off.


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Re: Tyne Class Life Boat
« Reply #85 on: Yesterday at 04:17:46 pm »

Sorry Trucker,
I got my lines crossed with another modeller that is building the Mersey in my previous comments!! That said, all my comments apply regarding your work here!
Cheers,
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