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    A return to the hobby!
    I sourced all the wood from SLEC in Norfolk, who I can highly recommend; although I did buy some
    Mahogany
    , and Obeche stripwood from Hobbies, who were also very helpful. Build was straightforward, the key (as I remembered from my youth!) is to keep everything symmetrical, and watch for any twisting of the keel. Post some pics as you progress. How far along are you?
    4 months ago by J Barry
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    Completing the Superstructure
    The superstructure was sprayed with white primer and a top coat of appliance white. Port holes fitted. Windows glazed. The funnel was made from a toothpaste tube. It has a nice tapered flange. The funnel guys are copper wire and the turn buckles each made from 2mm brass tube and two ring pins. These were soft soldered together. The deck was planked using 0.5x5mm
    Mahogany
    strips. The handrail stanchions and brass handrail wire were purchased from Modelboat bits. The engine telegraph units manufactured from wood doweling and brass items. The forward doors made out of
    Mahogany
    strips. Additional Info Port holes - Alwayshobbies.com Ringpins -These were found in a craft shop in the jewellery section. Brass tube - B&Q Spray paint - Halfords
    Mahogany
    strips - left over from another project but can be found online.
    4 months ago by Hillro


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