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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2008, 09:19:34 PM »

The planking of the hull is well underway and the lines of the hull are showing up well. A few more days will reach the stage where the hull can  be scrapped/sanded to final shape.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2008, 09:29:55 PM »

The planking of the hull is well underway and the lines of the hull are showing up well. A few more days will reach the stage where the hull can  be scrapped/sanded to final shape.

Hope you meant scraped Mike. Its looking to good to scrap. ;)
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2008, 09:49:36 PM »

The planking of the hull is well underway and the lines of the hull are showing up well. A few more days will reach the stage where the hull can  be scrapped/sanded to final shape.

Hope you meant scraped Mike. Its looking to good to scrap. ;)
Finger slipped when typing Dicky !! ;)

It depends what it looks like when I have finished adding the planks!!  8) It wouldn't be the first time I have smashed up a hull because I wasn't happy with it!  :o
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2008, 07:50:18 PM »

Finally finished adding the planks to the hull and now it will be on with the scraping/filling/sanding then the bin irons can be added to the sides of the hull. The rail around the stern has also been cut and fitted ready for the vertical planking to be added. The deck has also been stained to a pitch pine colour and when this is dry all the rest of the gunwale stanchions can be fitted followed by the capping rails.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2008, 08:13:51 PM »

nice work, and a nice bottle of malt in the background.  O0

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2008, 08:55:55 PM »

nice work, and a nice bottle of malt in the background.  O0

Ian

Thanks Ian! The malt was a present from the client when he collected the Whitehills lifeboat last week!! ::)

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2008, 03:20:30 PM »

The stern has now been filled in with vertical planking, the hull scraped/sanded down, filler added where needed, sanded down again!! and a coat of water based acrylic primer brush painted on as the original was brush painted. This has left me covered in dust but the hull looking as it should. :o

Next on the agenda is to cut the freeing ports/hawse holes in the gunwales, add the gunwale supports and fit the bend irons around the outside of the hull. 8)
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2008, 02:48:31 PM »

The hull has now had the binn irons fitted around the hull and given a coat of black paint. I now need the courage to take the minidrill and cut the hawse holes in the bow and the freeing ports along the sides.
The final picture shows all the gunwale timbers now in place and the vertical boarding that formed the stern.

 
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2008, 12:42:26 PM »

The hull now has the capping rail fitted all around and the gunwales no longer flex when I grab the hull ! The minidrill was powered up and the freeing ports cut out, also the hawse holes in the bow. The outer section of the keel has been steamed, bent and glued in place. When the glue had dried then the hull can have its final coats of black and antifouling painted on.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2008, 09:27:12 PM »

The pin rail has been fitted and this means more fiddly paint brush work on the inside of the gunwales. The outside of the hull has now been painted, the waterline added and the anti fouling painted on. Must build a rudder next to keep this build on a straight course !
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2008, 09:27:12 PM »

The pin rail has been fitted and this means more fiddly paint brush work on the inside of the gunwales. The outside of the hull has now been painted, the waterline added and the anti fouling painted on. Must build a rudder next to keep this build on a straight course !
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2008, 12:47:00 AM »

Hi Mike , got your PM on Shipsnostalgia. I have been very busy lately but will look through my books to see if I can send you the photos you need for the deck fittings , etc

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2008, 03:23:36 AM »

Hi Gribeauval

How do you construct your capping rail?
Is it made of several strips?

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2008, 02:07:03 PM »

Hi Gribeauval

How do you construct your capping rail?
Is it made of several strips?

TT

Hi TT, Yes the capping rail is cut in curved sections from wide strips at the bow and stern until I reach the straighter sections where the curve is achievable by simple bending using the correct width strip. In this build the stern capping was made from one section of thin ply to avoid breakage.

       Mike
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2008, 02:08:35 PM »

Hi Mike , got your PM on Shipsnostalgia. I have been very busy lately but will look through my books to see if I can send you the photos you need for the deck fittings , etc

Davie

Thanks a lot Davie, I look forward to seeing what you turn up. ;)

   Mike
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2008, 09:33:12 PM »

The rudder has been built and will be finally fixed in place later to save damage. I have also built the funnel from scrap lying on the workbench ! This included an old smoke unit from the spares box.



The deck openings have had their coamings done ready for the hatch and superstructure. The first of the crew have been recruited ready for conversion to early 1900's style.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2008, 09:37:00 PM »

The forward hatch and the boards for the fish pounds have been added and the superstructure started. The rear section, the galley, will be added later as it has a distinctive curve at the top. The wheel house window frames were then built in situ ( 78 separate parts !) ready for glazing later when the fitting out and painting has been completed. Next on the agenda is the engine room skylights.

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2008, 10:57:31 AM »

The galley section has now been grafted onto the rest of the superstructure and painting started to make it look 'whole' and not sections. The forward mast tabernacle is now in position and the mast spars tapered, The boat is now aquiring the typical look of a difter from the early 1900's. The fittings in the wheel house will be positioned, the glazing done and then the doors and roof can be added along with the portholes etc. The crew figures have also had a more appropriate paint job for the period.

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2008, 11:16:33 AM »

eautiful work, a real pleasure to see. Keep it up.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2008, 01:33:39 PM »

I'll go with Senor Footski on this "eautiful work ".

Really nice job Mike. Exellent  O0
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2008, 03:32:31 PM »

I'll go with Senor Footski on this "eautiful work ".

Really nice job Mike. Exellent  O0

Not my fault...It's these silly Spanglish key boards!!!
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2008, 04:20:15 PM »

Next youll be tellin us yore spill chucker dont werk   ::)
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2008, 03:22:38 PM »

The lighting for the wheelhouse and the working lights on the front have been fitted. The internal light is a 12v bulb running on 6v to give the softer glow.

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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2008, 02:55:11 PM »

Back from holiday and back to the build!  :)

The funnel has finally been fixed in place on the casing (that's paint on the wall behind the boat not smoke! I didn't notice the effect until I had finished taking the picture!). The support for the formast has been made and fitted onto the wheelhouse roof. All the hatches are now in position on the casing and the mizzen mast fixed onto the galley roof ready for the standing rigging to be done.
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Re: Steam Drifter, Craigneen BF 93
« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2008, 08:30:08 PM »

Made and fitted the name scrolls on the bows and the registration numbers. The drifter now has its own identity. ;)
The 'newness' will be toned down with a 'dirty dust coat' later on in the build.
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