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1:48 MV Raasay
« on: October 29, 2021, 11:56:07 pm »

Hi,

I was going to reply on another thread but felt a bit guilty of hipocracy putting un-associated things together on one thread...

I am building a 1:48 Clyde puffer and some have said the 3-D printing is a black art;  just to say I DO build from traditional materials also although I tend to pick a prototype I don't necessarily have to follow a plan so hard for it to look reasonable.  In this case, no plans, I just went freelance measuring from photos.
  • Hull is from balsa and bass wood with an outer skin usual style in lightweight glass cloth and Z-Poxy resin.. Everything else from bass wood and polystyrene sheet, brass bits etc.
  • I DO use or re-purpose commercial fittings.  Actually some of the things on here were made once then pressed into 2-part silicone putty as a mould then I simply used red araldite adhesive to cast the parts
  • Lifeboat on the stern was a major feature.  Made from carved and sanded balsa blocks with tissue and Deluxe polyurethane watever faux Dope.  The tarpaulin on top is from a small square of aluminium HVAC duct tape I pinched from the scrap bits on a job.  I'm actually very proud how it turned out!
  • I fitted single screw and rudder for simplicity
  • 385motor at the moment -I am experimenting with a couple of 4 and 5 blade propellers
  • Drive line is awful!  An example of how not to align with a double universal joint.  It is awful but works as the depth is so low.  I need to find a way to raise the motor up above deck and hide it if I can find any 1:48 / 1:50 vehicles to hide it in!  If I could do it again the propshaft would be at a much shallower angle but ho-hum this some of us like the challenge in freelancing
  • I fitted a ships horn module from Mike at Model Radio Workshop which sounds just the part.  The radar scanner turns also.  I don't do lights any more these days!
  • The fore mast should probably be at least 4" higher according to my scale!  I cut it down as didn't want anything I would almost certainly catch on!!
....Calmac lettering I cut from vinyl myself on my Sillhouette -probably the most nerve wracking part of the whole build was applying them neatly!  The yellow lion on the funnel was extremely tricky.  I've sealed all the hull afterwards with polyurethane varnish after as I hope they never ever try to peel off!!!

I am stuck at the moment finding some 1:48 / 1:50 vehicles.  I have two which are die-cast but they're a bit heavy.  I printed one myself which was not much better and was too modern anyway.  Preferably trying to find something that looks roughly right I don't have to modify too much.

There is / was a GRP hull available for this but I think managed a better job in terms of proportions.  Mine is about 600mm long which I could get from a single obeche sheet at the time, very stable but a little bit tight on available weight inside vs displacement.

Rich

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Re: 1:48 MV Raasay
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2021, 09:24:49 pm »

wow, indeedy a real lovely job you have done there dear fellow.


Strangely enough i used to travel on her as a school kid, spewing my ring up, early monday mornings to Kyle of Lochalsh, and return on Saturdays.... from Plockton Boarding school...


She would roll like heck, stinking of Diesel fuel, us kids loathed it, always preying the sea was too rough to get out to us from the little jetty where we stood on gale swept mornings.


Bring back many memories your lovely model,


Huge thanks
Paul
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Re: 1:48 MV Raasay
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2021, 11:54:15 pm »

Some nice Rich.


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Re: 1:48 MV Raasay
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2021, 10:00:34 pm »

Thanks both of you,

Thanks for the memories Paul.  I never did travel on this though have been on a good few others.  Can you tell me:  Every photo is of the vehicles the same way (pointing out) -I assume but never could find out for sure everyone backed on to these and drove out forwards after?

...I'll post up a few more photos when it's done.  It should have seats up both sides of the car deck but I left them out in favour of some more easier details to throw in.

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Re: 1:48 MV Raasay
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2021, 10:09:15 pm »

Really nice to see your work Rich  :-)  That's quality  :kiss:  you should give us more  O0
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Re: 1:48 MV Raasay
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2021, 10:33:14 pm »

I used to have an image hosting site but no more -I'm selective on most pics ever since as I have not found an amicable replacement yet.  I gave up on detailed build blogs years ago for various reasons but I admire others doing it.
Thanks for the compliments though.
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Re: 1:48 MV Raasay
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2021, 10:36:47 pm »

I have unlimited capacity on my site and I'd gladly create a gallery for you personally if you want to email pics I will place them for you to a gallery that only you have a link to.


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