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    Clyde Puffer
    by Hillro ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Midshipman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Final Assembly
    6 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    sorry forgot to take photos of construction of Derrick and associated mast head lighting.
    Used brass guide wires to power up mast head lights. 6 volt wheat grain bulbs, coloured lense covers with associated brass lanterns.
    These purchased using ebay. What a great tool the internet and google is. Mountains of info available at a click of a button.
    Boat named from the city i live and its associated port.
    Guess where?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final Assembly
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    You have done a cracking job on 'Auld Reekie' Robert,
    she has very similar lines to a boat I'm building at the moment, 'Arran Mail', there is so much detail interest you can put on this kind of vessel.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final Assembly
    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Boat named from the city i live and its associated port.
    Guess where?"
    'Smelly Old Edinburgh' of course!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Leith gave it away but I never knew until now that Edinburgh's nickname was Auld Reekie!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    'Spose any town/city would have 'earned๐Ÿ™„' that nickname way back when๐Ÿ™Š
    Cheers, from a Sassenach๐Ÿ˜
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    Auld Reekie -
    A delicate smoked cheese

    Auld Reekie cheese has been carefully developed to combine the flavours and textures of traditional cheese with a delicate wood and whisky finish. Alex uses traditional smoking methods which are still employed locally in Royal Deeside to delicately smoke game such as venison and salmon.

    To add a whisky twist to the cheese, he uses, exclusively, whisky barrel shavings in his smokehouse. Alex comments that โ€œcarefully smoking Auld Reekie has become a favourite pastime at our creamery because of the aromatic whisky distillery atmosphere it creates in the smokehouse. It reminds me of the ambience and aroma of cobbled streets in Edinburgh hence weโ€™ve named it after the nickname of the ancient capital of Scotlandโ€.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final Assembly
    6 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    Great cheese.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final Assembly
    6 days ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Auld Reekie pet name for Edinburgh due to in the Good old days the Good people of the old town throwing their ablutions ๐Ÿ’ฉout the tenement windows to the shout of "gardeloo",
    Gardeloo was also the name of the ship that took the sewage out into the Firth of Forth and dumped it (no pun intended).
    Should have said at the start really nice build.

    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final Assembly
    5 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Excellent job Hillro, great looking model! Lots of interesting detail. When's the launching?
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final Assembly
    5 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    Hi, I have been on a day trip on that ship.
    Lunch was served during dumping the sludge. I also was told that the sea bed in that area was covered in tomato seeds.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final Assembly
    5 days ago by marky ( Captain)
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    Did some repair work on her holds in the mid 70s,not exactly the most pleasant working conditions can't even begin to describe the smell lunch must have been an experience๐Ÿคข.

    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final Assembly
    5 days ago by Joe727 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hillro,
    A fantastic amount of detail, it looks good! You should be pleased.
    Joe๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pulleys, chimney, etc.
    6 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    items made from brass .
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    ๐Ÿ“ Installing Electrics
    8 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    Decided to use a 6 volt lead acid battery.
    Made up a chassis containing fuses,(Halfords) common busbar ( eletrical wholesalers, earth bar.) other stuff like switches etc from spares box.
    The drive motor was left over from a previous project , wrongly ordered.
    its geared so not sure it is up to the task, we will see.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Installing Electrics
    8 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice and neat.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Installing Electrics
    8 days ago by ianed57 ( Midshipman)
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    I don't know the weight of your boat but those MFA geared motors can be very effective. My police launch called Dunlin (in the boat harbour) uses one, geared 6:1, admittedly on 12v, with a 50mm three blade prop and she has plenty of power. That boat weighs 25lb. I do find them a bit noisy though so now tend to use low noise motors with an 0 ring drive on brass pulleys.

    A friend said he'd quietened an MFA geared motor down by running the gearbox submerged in oil. I haven't tried this.

    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Installing Electrics
    8 days ago by Joe727 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hillro,

    Nice to see the proper switches and fusing, well done.
    Joe ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bucket and associated tools
    9 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    Bucket is the top of a spray can and the tools carved from limewood.
    These items were use to load,unload bulk materials like stone and coal.
    Using the ship's Derrick made it self sufficient.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bucket and associated tools
    9 days ago by Newby7 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I'd like to add them to my bucket list.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bucket and associated tools
    9 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Midshipman)
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    First class workmanship, as is the whole project.
    ๐Ÿ‘Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Companion way and toilet
    9 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    Not much to say except used a thimble as a bucket.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Ships Boat
    10 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    This was carved from a solid block of lime wood.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ships Boat
    10 days ago by Newby7 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Great job nice looking boats. Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ships Boat
    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That is great work and very well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ships Boat
    10 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Lovely bit of carving Robert, lime is an excellent wood for carving, lovely straight grain, no knots.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ships Boat
    10 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Lovely bit of wood work, and the oars are a perfect match๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck Winch.
    10 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    Had to do a bit of research for this. I happened to visit Beamish museum.
    Low and behold there was a steam driven winch just lying on the ground.
    This gave me some idea of what a steam driven winch looked like.
    Made from plasti card, some gear wheels, brass wire, etc. Very happy with the result.
    This is the second attempt the first one was too big, wrong scale.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Winch.
    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work, will look great with a bit of rust splattered about.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Winch.
    10 days ago by Newby7 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Good looking well done.Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck Winch.
    8 days ago by Joe727 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I'm a fan of winches, yours looks great!
    Joe
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hull painting
    13 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    Hull now painted inside and out using car paint from halfords.
    i find painting the most difficult thing to get right. There always seems to be something thats not right.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull painting
    13 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looking very smart!
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull painting
    13 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " find painting the most difficult thing to get right."
    You n me both Robert๐Ÿค”
    Especially on complex scale ships.
    You've made a good job of it though๐Ÿ‘
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull painting
    12 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    Well, if that's the standard you can reach whilst finding it difficult, I don't know what you are worried about. Excellent build. Looking forward to seeing her afloat.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull painting
    11 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    I've just realised that as well as this lovely little puffer, you are still in process of finishing the fifie. Must say I do admire your ability to work so quickly and as well as you do.

    All the best, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull painting
    8 days ago by Joe727 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hillro,
    Paint looks really good, I like your paint scheme!
    Joe
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    ๐Ÿ“ Wheel house
    13 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    Made from plywood to a push fit over the hull. Rivets fitted as per hull.
    Funnel is a tooth paste tube.
    Kitted out the wheel house and fitted nav and cabin lighting.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wheel house
    13 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks great! nice job
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wheel house
    13 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent work Robert๐Ÿ‘
    Quite riveting!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rudder Servo Control
    14 days ago by Hillro ( Midshipman)
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    The clyde puffer used a chain drive for the rudder.
    After a lot of research and head scratching i came up with servo driven slide arrangement with some pulleys and chain which funny enough looks like the real thing. Bench test proved it works ok.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rudder Servo Control
    14 days ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Hillro,

    That's very ingenious!
    Can you make a video of how it works?

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rudder Servo Control
    14 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice i like it.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rudder Servo Control
    14 days ago by Newby7 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Nice solution well done .
    Rick
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