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>> Home > Tags > waverley

PS Waverley by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Justifiably perhaps. I'll keep my head down. Just trying to "look on the bright side." Dumb suggestion deleted. Ciao, Doug

PS Waverley by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Doug, I think if I passed on your suggestion he'd seek you out and attack you! Martin

PS Waverley by petercbrown Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
I hope you get properly compensated. What a nightmare😱!!

PS Waverley by Wingcoax Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
The local water company were responsible for my cellar flooding and "drowning" my "Sea Queen", they said to claim off my home insurance. Along with loss of all my dark room equipment and my radio control gear and sundry other kit it came to over a thousand pound. It took over three months to sort out.

PS Waverley by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Ooops! 😲 "NOW HEAR THIS: Damage Control Party to Basement flat, Man the pumps, Off-duty watch form bucket chains. THIS IS NOT A DRILL". Trust he'll get suitable compensation from the water company!?

PS Waverley by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Thanks, Richard, sorry missed this post. I will let my chum know. Currently the basement where he does his models is flooded thanks to the water company's broken main! Martin

PS Waverley by Richard7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
Hello Martin, I haven't got any plans but we did take a day trip on the Waverley this September from Tower Pier to Whitstable, "Fantastic"....I have some photos if you need them, just let me know...… Kind Regards Richard

PS Waverley by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
What happened there? You get the gist. Martin

PS Waverley by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
real gentleman who started selling timbers for modelmakers, but had to stop that as he got a sensitivity to the dust of woods, but he also had a range of amazingly good stuff for amazingly low prices, including various stanchions. I bought all the remaining portholes from him because I hate glazing portholes! I have tiny working compasses, rigging scissors, tiny woodscrews, rigging cord, bottle screws, all sorts from him and all cost me very little. Alas, health issues have caused him to cease trading and he has been flogging of his stock on ebay. A great loss. Martin

PS Waverley by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Martin, My stanchions were pre-drilled, from Graupner ca 30 Years ago. Never 'eard of Modelling Timbers. Timber stanchions!!!😲 I "only" had to drill the holes in the decks (thought that was what you meant), there were enough of them. Much worse though was fitting all the two part portholes 😡 Since fibre glassing the the hull I have to do that all over again😭 Frankly I think anyone who gets so many stanchions made as castings without pre-drilled rail holes need his bumps feeling. I thoroughly agree ref mini drills, too easy to snap fine drill bits. 👍 For precision / repetitive drilling I use my Proxxon mini milling machine as a drill press. If I need more than one of something I knock up a simple jig (usually from hardwood taken from demolished old furniture) to hold the work piece in the machine vice attached to the milling machine cross bed. I took the irritating collet fixing off the mill and fitted a real 3 jaw chuck 😉 Happy 'Vincenting', All the best, Doug 😎

PS Waverley by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Doug I will PM David. Been busy all day dealing with casting problems on the wheels of the Vincent and making dozens of dummy nuts'n'bolts. I would have thought you'd have used Modelling Timbers for pre-drilled stanchions. His prices were so low, but now, alas, he's gone. I would probably make a little jig to drill the cast stanchions. I think boredom would set in before I broke a drill, but you're bang on about hand held minidrills. They go too fast and cannot be held really firmly. I use mine for cutting and grinding, shaping and polishing. I have a very small pillar drill with a buggy motor adapted to hold a small Jacobs chuck and run off a variable transformer. Today I drilled 40 1mm holes in the pattern for the Vincent rear wheel to assist the mould maker. All went very well. Cheers, Martin

PS Waverley by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Don't have to imagine it Martin, I know it, from all the stanchions on my H class destroyer 😉 Couldn't get the ship under a pillar drill. Free-handing a Dremel type drill is more likely to bend the bit. Did my destroyer in batches and amused meself with summat else in between . Each to his own, Happy pillaring (never tried drilling a pillar meself 😁) Have you tried PMing david greatbatch to see what he's got plan-wise? Cheers, Doug 😎

PS Waverley by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks for the offer, Marky, but it's specifically the Waverley we need drawings for, or rather the superstructure. Sarik have a set, but hardly exhaustive. I suppose general dimensions and all the hundreds of photos will have to do, unless any of you guys know differently. I was going to ask on Paddleducks but they are talking closing down for lack of use and age of the membership, so no point asking there. Doug, can you imagine the repetitive stress problems of twiddling a pin chuck that many times? I have a lovely old fine feed pillar drill, but it's in bits being cleaned and repainted. Cheers, Martin

PS Waverley by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Marky, Radio Therapy huh! Eight hours a day of old Terry Wogan shows eh!?😡 Guess that'd drive out anything! 😁 Hang in there shipmate 👍 All the best, Doug 😎

PS Waverley by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug , Radio therapy for the next 40 days at least i get the weekends off ,not much time for anything else ,up get ready -go to hospital -treatment - home again its pretty tiring but needs must 👍 at least the eyebrows have grown back 😁