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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re: Drive assembly/ motor mounts
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes, the oiler should function very well I believe.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Drive assembly update
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I decided to change the drive arrangement. Instead of the wooden blocks for the motor bed i decided to use aluminum angle plate. I made the bearing plate adjustable to bring the thrust bearing end play to a minimum. Now I need to make a nylon thrust washer for the forward end of the thrust bearing assembly.
    I think it should operate pretty good.

    ๐Ÿ“ Drive assembly/ motor mounts
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Today Iโ€™m working on the motor mounts. I will drill holes in the mounts then epoxy studs in the holes. Then the motor will be secured with nuts. The motor is a 550 aristo craft Manuchi 550.
    It should be ok with the 2.5โ€ prop I think.

    ๐Ÿ“ New bottom paint
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello all, recently I repainted the bottom. Was long overdue as the coat of paint on her was the original paint.

    ๐Ÿ“ Speed control/motors
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thirty years ago this was the speed control that I purchased, from Dumas boats. Itโ€™s a resister type that uses a lot of power and needs a servo to operate. I will not be using it. She has two twelve volt Dumas motors still in great shape . They just need to be cleaned up a little and oil the bronze bushings.

    ๐Ÿ“ HMCS ASSINBOINE REFIT
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beginning the process of refitting. Will be mostly a cleaning/painting project but will make some additional parts add to the ship. Today I cleaned the tail shafts and propellers/ hubs. The props are 2 inch Dumas props. Rather than use the usual drive dogs I machined flats to fit in the rear slot in the props . Looks much better the way this way in my opinion. I manufactured the cone nuts rather than use the out of scale nuts that are supplied with the props when you buy them. I made these shafts and nuts over thirty years ago.she had been in storage for all of that time.

    ๐Ÿ“ TAIL SHAFT THRUST BEARING
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello, a little more progress. Today i made the shaft thrust bearing. Basically made from nylon and brass with two number 6-32 tpi set screws.
    The nylon was bored with a shoulder inside to be a press fit on the stern tube. The brass bearing will press again the nylon face when in reverse. I need now to make forward bearing surface arrangement for the opposite side of the brass bearing. When completed there will be maybe.001โ€ to .002โ€ clearance between the nylon bearing face and the forward bearing face. Together with a little Vaseline this should keep most of the water out when she is running. I used the same arrangement in the Foundation Franklin and only a few drops of water come in when she is running.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey "Maybe" on the water
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beautiful design and model. She runs very nice!๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ HMCS ASSINBOINE (Ex:KEMPENFELT)
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello everyone, today I acquired a model that I build 35 years ago. HMCS ASSINBOINE. At the time I built the model a friend on my wanted to get in to the hobby so I gave him this model. Well, it was in his barn for 35 years untouched until today. She needs cleaning up , I cleaned much of it today. I plan to clean and salvage what I can then repaint her. She is constructed with 1/32โ€ plywood veneer over plywood frames. The hull was then fiberglassed and covered with .010โ€ aluminum plate. The aluminum plating is a little corroded but with a little sanding it should be ok. She is powered by two Dumas 12 volt motors. The drive shafts are 1/4โ€ stainless steel with one inch props. Iโ€™m very happy to have this model again. Itโ€™s banged up a little and a few parts missing but Iโ€™m looking forward to her refit.
    Before and after cleaning pics are attached. itโ€™s a little strange looking at a model you build many years ago. The weathering is not the greatest but it is an attempt.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey "Maybe"
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice model and project. I really love the older models .

    ๐Ÿ“ Foundation Josephine (Ex: HMS SAMSONIA)
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I received some plans today from Peter Green Models in the UK. Nice plans , very happy with them. Plans are for a WW2 salvage tug, Foundation Josephine/HMS SAMSONIA. Also received plans for a WW2 coaster HMS SARD. I plan on building both of them beginning this winter. Both will be built at .385 โ€œ to the foot so they will be large models. The Josephine will be 78 inches and Sard will be around 55 inches. I like to build in the .375 to the food scale.




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    ๐Ÿ“ Foundation Franklin dimensions
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The Foundation Franklin was 155 feet long and 31.5 feet in beam. The model is built to .375 inches to the foot. Model dimensions are 58.125 inches by 11.625 inches in beam. She draws 5.25 inches of water.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Belfast Update No 11 Weathering.
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice weathering job, It really brings the ship to life. In my opinion weathering adds a lot to ship models. Makes them look as they should look.

    ๐Ÿ“ Foundation Franklin Refit
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Im beginning to do a long overdue refit on the Foundation Franklin. I built the ship over 30 years ago and is now time to clean her up and getting her ready to sail once again.
    The first task is to disassemble the reduction gear, clean and re oil it.
    The gear box is powered by a 12 volt dumas motor. The reduction is 5 to one. The top section of the assembly has the Dumas coupler. The bottom coupler is much larger and is needed to turn the 4 inch prop. I manufactured the unit to fit backwards in the model under the salvage hatch. The 5 to one reduction gives very slow speeds and is very quiet.
    At full throttle the ship cruises wit a realistic bow wave.

    ๐Ÿ“ Prop Shaft
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A little info on the prop shaft. Itโ€™s 316 stainless. I recycled the shaft as it was a shift rod in an old mercury outboard. Itโ€™s 5/16โ€ in diameter and 9 inches long. I turned a 10- 32 thread on the prop end and the other end is 3/16โ€ diameter.
    When building the models I try to make the prop shaft diameter to scale with the original ship if possible.The groove you see in the shaft is the location of clip ring in its previous life in the outboard motor.

    ๐Ÿ“ Deck work
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Today I made a wood ring to fit over the opening for the rudder access. It will be epoxied to the deck. The idea is to keep any water out of the hull that would go under the grating.
    Itโ€™s a very simple job really. I turned it out on the lathe.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMCS GLENSIDE
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello Barry, I did manufacture the propeller. I cut the bladeโ€™s from 1/16โ€ brass sheet and used a jig to produce the curve of the blades. I then silver soldered them to the hub while holding them in a jig. I checked the blade mounted in the atlas lathe. It came out pretty good. Itโ€™s a lot cheaper than buying a prop. Iโ€™m looking forward to seeing your next project.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Naval Ship) Graf Spee
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nice model, Top notch craftsmanship.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Heringslogger "Wotan"
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    WOW!... What a find for a few bucks. Very nice model.

    ๐Ÿ“ Bottom Paint, Decking, Grating.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello all, a little more progress today. Finished installing the wood decking, just need to sand and seal it. Got the bottom painted today and did some work on the grating at the stern of the tug. Will be painting the sides of the hull black in a day or so.
    She will not look newly painted for long as I like to weather my ships.
    Tomorrow will be making deck fittings and forward winch and ships wheel.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wood decking/ Cabin Doors
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello, a little more progress. Iโ€™m currently adding wood decking to the upper deck. I found a piece of teak I had for many years so I decided to use it for this project. The Doors are made of teak also. They are .750 inches wide, .033โ€ thick. Soon I will make the door knobs.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: paint
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    She looks great! Your doing a fine job.

    ๐Ÿ“ Capstan and Funnel
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Made a little more progress today, made the capstan with a bronze insert on the top. I will probably paint it black other than the bronze top. Also started on the funnel made from brass sheet.

    ๐Ÿ“ Bustler class admiralty tug plans ww2
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Plans are for HMS SAMSONIA

    ๐Ÿ“ Bustler class admiralty tug plans ww2
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Found the plans at Tony Green Steam models in the UK.

    ๐Ÿ“ Bustler class admiralty tug plans ww2
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Good morning, I have been looking at those plans but they are for a Harbour tug. Iโ€™m looking for the plans for the Bustler class salvage rescue tug. She was 205 feet. There is a fellow on here โ€œMarkyโ€ that was building one a few years ago but Iโ€™m not sure if he is still building it.

    ๐Ÿ“ Bustler class admiralty tug plans ww2
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello all, I have been looking for plans for the Bustler class tug for a while. If anyone has any info on the plans please let me know.

    ๐Ÿ“ HMCS SACKVILLE
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello All, I built this model of HMCS Sackville to the scale of 1/4" to the foot about 20 years ago. I have since donated it to the Maritime Museum of the atlantic. She was completely scratch built and RC. I have to admit i do miss having her so may be time soon to build a 3/8ths to the foot model of her. Before i donated the model to the museum she was on the set of the Canadian tv show Theadore Tugboat. You can see her in the opening scene of the show and in many of the episodes. Was a great opportunity to be part of the show.
    Th Show was filmed in the basement of the cornwallis school in Halifax Nova Scotia.
    Check out the link to the show,,, Very neat stuff.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Commander part VI
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice Cruiser, I have always wanted to build one of these. Excellent work, She is looking great.

    ๐Ÿ“ Towing Bitts/bollard
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Double Rum ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Working on the Towing Bitts and Bollards. Made of brass tube and plate. I made the caps from plastic to save on the brass round stock.



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