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    Mtg Washington
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    15 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Framed the cabin roof with rafters.
    Installed Mahogany Facias instead of PVC.
    Cutting out the fan pattern on the wheel housings, extremely tedious!
    Trev
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    15 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Rick,
    The Mt Washington is a good winter, or two winters project for me.
    Hope it doesn't snow which would take time from my obsession ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    15 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Progressing nicely. Way to go Trev ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    23 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Started installing the raised panels/ windows.
    Had to forgo outlining the muntin bars as I was unable to make them as precise as necessary.โ˜น๏ธ
    Pilot's house
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    22 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for your input!
    I need all the help I can get๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    22 days ago by Bogiemail ( Recruit)
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    I found the best source for styrene supplies and brass is HobbyLobby. I also bought my paint pens there.
    Instead of painting the wood below the paddle wheel boxes, I used styrene sheets and on other areas wood areas instead.
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    22 days ago by Bogiemail ( Recruit)
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    It has been a long time ago but I first made all the white crosses on the clear sheets. Then I cut it out each pane individually, gluing each pane to the back of the plastic facade with E6000 glue.
    The painted frames look real good. ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    28 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Finished Planking the Deck.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    28 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Re "I would love to see her finished๐Ÿ˜"
    So would I Trev, so would I ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    One small light at the end of the tunnel, I've finally figured out how to get the drive from my restored vintage Taycol Target motor right down low in the hull to match the shaft.
    Thanks to inspiration from one of our 'steam nuts'๐Ÿ˜‰
    So far I've restored the hull. See blog
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/43305?sort=ASC
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    blogs/43305?sort=ASC
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    28 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks PeeJay,
    I am actually going to finish the deck with Tung oil.
    To give it a matt finish. Wish me luck, there is no going back from that, if it doesn't go well๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Trev
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    28 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Rick,
    Dumas said it took 2 hours. It took me 4 times that๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Trev
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    28 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Doug,
    I would love to go across the pond and help you with your decking.
    But unfortunately I am stuck in Bedford.
    She looks like she has great Promise ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
    Actually I think bass wood strips and black caulking strips are easier to apply than etching.
    I would love to see her finished๐Ÿ˜
    Best,
    Trev
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    28 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very very nice job Trev๐Ÿ‘
    Can you come and do my fish cutter deck please, pretty please ๐Ÿ˜
    She's an ancient Billing Boat kit very badly built which I inherited.
    The deck was so dry and brittle it fell apart as I removed it from the hull prior to a full restoration and conversion from static to RC.
    Can't compete with your planking so I guess I'll have to revert to etched / engraved ply๐Ÿค”
    Keep it up Trev, looking forward to further instalments and the sea trials.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    28 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Well done with the work on the decking
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    28 days ago by Peejay ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very clean work! Looks nice!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Assembled the Boat Deck.
    Started planking the Main Deck. Used the Bass Wood with .020 Black caulking joints.
    After looking at many, many pics of the Mt Washington, I came to the conclusion that mahogany would not be appropriate.
    The width of the planking is not to scale they should be 1/8th not 1/4, but I went with the program.
    I guess I am slipping๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Yes, I do take over the whole house with my builds. Good thing I am not Married๐Ÿค“
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Paddle Boxes: that is an area that I have not addressed.
    In real life I think they were cut out to reduce the vacuum caused by the rotation of the Wheel
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    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi PeeJay,
    Many Thanks for the photos. I can never get enough.
    I am going to go with green trim throughout. a satin white for the hull, topsides.
    I ordered paint pens thru Amazon for the green detail (a first for me, paint pens? hard to teach an old dog new tricks๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚)
    Trev
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    1 month ago by Peejay ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    There arenโ€™t many photos that really show the main deck color. I have a number of postcards and the book, โ€œFarewell to Mount Washington,โ€ written by the developer of the kit plan, and there just arenโ€™t any good deck views.

    One other area raising questions is the upper side of the paddle boxes, which are in a darker color in some shots. Here are some of my pictures of MT Washington and some models of her.
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    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    So I am masking off each and every window๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Yes, and they are coming to take me away Ha Ha They are coming to take me away Ha Haโ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks,
    I too was thinking to cut out the material behind the windows, and I will outline the muntin bars as you suggested. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    1 month ago by Bogiemail ( Recruit)
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    Once you stain the existing deck, it looks good.
    I used a white, thin line paint pen to make the window panes before installing them. Also cut out the wood behind the windows, to give them depth.
    I wish I had time to finish mine.
    You are making good progress, look great.
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    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Good progress Trev. The planking looks good. Keep it up.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Did some sanding.
    reminds me of why i hated working on fiberglass boats. if God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have made fiberglass trees.
    I am seriously considering installing a mahogany deck. The plans call for 1/4 inch wide deck planks. That is out of scale.
    I will install 1/8 inch planks with a .020 black seam between.
    That just added another year to the project.๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    1 month ago by ChrisG ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    In the defence of ferro cement boats, I actually owned a 30`cruiser until recently and it had a layer of cement over a very old clinker hull. This was applied in the 70`s to prolong the boats life, an inexpensive repair which can be completed by a plasterer rather than an expensive and hard to find boatbuilder.
    Until very recently Andree 1v could be seen looking quite splendid in rivers and canals around Nottingham and Lincolnshire, I owned her and used her extensively for over 30 years.๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I heartily agree Trev ๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hey Doug,
    When I was running a marina in Cos Cob Ct. I had a client that built a ferro cement boat. It actually sailed but for me how unrewarding is building a boat out of ferro cement.
    I have poured many foundations and floors out of concrete, That, in my mind is what concrete is for.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes, painting the Mahog would be a sacrilege๐Ÿค“
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    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Not to mention steel, aluminium (aluminum for you๐Ÿ˜‰), carbon fibre composite or even concrete trees Trev!
    Mahog planked deck sounds great, fiddly but should look good. Go for it๐Ÿ‘
    BUT, if you dare to paint it๐Ÿ˜ฎ to match the original ๐Ÿ™ˆ-
    I'll never squeak to you again!๐Ÿ™Š
    Good luck,
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fabricated and installed the Deck.
    Way too much Plastic for me. Hopefully it looks better when finished.
    Starting to look like Mickey Mouse and Rinkey Dink!!
    The original Mt. Washington was a Wooden Side Wheeler.
    It was a Magnificent Vessel. That is why I wanted to build her.
    I much prefer to work with wood.
    I am considering Mahogany Decks. The Plans call for Bass Wood.
    I would insert black .020 strips between planks. not called for in the plans.
    Please give me any thoughts anyone has on this.
    Thanks,
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mt Washington
    23 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Your Walnut Decking is Spot On!
    Walnut is beautiful! The frame around my Typhoon plan, that is hanging on the wall behind the model, is Walnut.
    Trev
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    1 month ago by mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Walnut is a nice wood with close grain and nice to work with have a look at my Police boat boat the deck is done in walnut with black card caulking.
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/78377#85474
    blogs/78377#85474
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    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thankyou Rick๐Ÿ˜Š
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    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    The strips sound a good idea.
    Rick
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    1 month ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fleet Admiral.
    I believe it had a painted deck.
    Thanks for your input.
    Yes I can machine 1/8 Mahog. which would be closer to scale.
    Thanks.
    Trev
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    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Go wood young man๐Ÿ‘
    Mahog would be good if you can find some nice close grained pieces.
    Otherwise it can look kinda over-scale.
    What did the original have?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mtg Washington
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Mt Washington by Dumas
    Cut out the hull.
    The directions say one thing the plans show another ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Installed some ledgers to support the deck as per the plans.
    I don't do Social Media or Blogs this is my first, so don't expect too much๐Ÿค“
    Love that CA, but of course I never have enough ventilation, surprised I have any brain cells left
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