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mturpin013

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Member No. 4473
Registered 15th Sep 2017
Last Online 15th Feb 2019
City Fearnville View
Country United Kingdom
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Forum Posts 81
Photos Posted 388
Likes Received 577
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Recent Posts
New Website Sneak Peak by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
Looking forward to seeing the new site and thank you for all your hard work its really appreciated.

A QUICK BUILD IN PICTURES OF HMS EXETER by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Pictures are great, but they don't give away any trade secrets that could help others eg what's the second covering on the hull (white stuff) ?

SOUTH SHIELDS MODEL YACHT CLUB by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Congratulations

Building the Cabin. Part 1 by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi rob I have just completed a similar job on a Freeman 22 cabin cruiser, a three sided structure with a couple of additional cross pieces made from bamboo at the deck level and finally glassing the whole structure it finished as a very rigid cabin, however I appreciate you have more window apertures in yours which leaves little area for increasing strength between roof and the sides. having said all that I'm sure you will have produced a superb cabin to match the rest of the boat. all the best Michael

Roof magnets by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Where do you think I got the idea from. (Robbob - posted - Secure the hatches and raise the flags ! - Posted: 9th Jul 2017) Thank you very much Rob👍

Roof magnets by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
I had from the beginning I had intended to hold all the hatches down with Neodymium magnets however as you work on, these things seem to get forgotten, so now it’s time to do some of the not so exiting tasks. I had bought some 10 x 5x 1.5 magnets so I need to machine the slots into the roof cabin quadrants. These needed to be mirrored by a quadrant that can be epoxied into the corners of each cabin area. Using the trusty Lidl disc sander I produced 12 quadrants and then after making a simple jig to hold them in place I machined the corresponding slot in each one taking note of left and right hand variants. The next job is to glue all the magnets into the roof spaces and then when they are set glue the magnets into the quadrants making sure the orientation is correct. To make sure the magnets are set into the cabin sides at the correct depth I made a temporary balsa wood frame around each cabin to rest the quadrants on while they set. Another small job complete

Engine Room Refit Completed! by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Of the smoker + details

Engine Room Refit Completed! by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
How about some pics captain?

Keel by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Where there's a will there's a way Joe, Well done keep up the good work.

Ketch Barge "Pearl of Ipswich" by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
I look forward to seeing the build Joe

Rubbing fenders, more epoxy & hatch coamings. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
You cant beat elbow grease, there aren't any shortcuts to achieving a perfect paint finish. I thought it may be useful to other builders to mention something we discussed at AP and that is the fact that it wasn't good practice to use any filler after glassing as this filling however thin or small will over time shrink at a different rate to that of the paint, making it visible as a "shrink line" albeit small. If you do find yourself in the position of requiring some minor filling you should try to use a material that is the same chemical make up as your paint eg if using cellulose then use cellulose putty for minor filling but do allow it to harden for a couple of weeks before final coat. Also the disc sander from Lidl is brilliant for the price, I did make a small modification by taking out some of the end float by fitting an additional washer/spacer

Cabin detail part 6 panel light by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Cabin detail part 6 panel light The panel light presented a difficult challenge in that I assume the real one has a tubular light fitting in it, difficult in 1/12 scale. However, creating the tube assembly was not difficult using some annealed 1/8” brass tube and making a bending jig, (simply a 1/8 grove milled using a ball ended slot drill into a piece of hardwood I formed the tube into the required shape. I used the back of the jig to hold the piece while I filled the tube half way through along it top inside edge @ 45 degrees this is where the LED tube will fit. The LED tube is from one of the new type LED garden light bulb that use a small solar panel to illuminate it during the during dark hours. Smashing the bulb leaves 4 filaments which can be used independently, these are very delicate and need the wires attaching very carefully finally feeding it into the brass tube and then after all this fiddling, if it still lights, epoxy it in place. The next job is to make some brackets to fix it to the instrument panel. The bracket was made from 1/8” bore tube and some 0.010” brass shim I drilled some holes in the sheet prior to cutting to size, this was done using only a 1/8” dia centre drill and then enlarged with a clock makers reamer until the tube fitted snugly through this was then soft soldered in place. The whole unit was then epoxied in place on the instrument panel. All the wiring for the panel LEDs can now be completed ready for connection to the random flashing circuit board. (this came as a kit for just £3:90) The circuit board is fastened to the panel with a sub-board made from a scrap piece of ply with PCB supporting pillars in the corners, when this is completed I will post a video of it working. The LEDs on the circuit board are only for testing and will be replaced with the panel LEDs.

Fan Surround by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Joe I admire your persistence with this and it seems to have paid off. Each of your attempts has improved well done. I have a question - 1 - Is there a chance that the rubber stopper being so close to the heating element could be damaged or melt the rubber? Have you considered a metal screw top, you can sometimes get a metal can with a screw cap, glue tins come to mind you could cut the end off and use the screw cap and just solder the end up. 2 - have you considered adjustable fan speed /element voltage to vary the amount of smoke according to engine speed. 3 - finally what about a smaller version, can you get smaller fans? just a thought, keep up the good work Michael

The BIG St.Albans Model Show by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Nice one doug

The deck planking. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Rob likewise it was good to meet up, and the boat/s lived up to expectations.

The deck planking. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Once again a piece of precision planking, the end product is always dependant on good planning and preparation, I used black card as my caulking (its available in a variety of thicknesses) and my thought was that it would not require any special pre- treatment other than sanding sealer and lacquer. Does the plasticard need a plastic primer?

Model engineering by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Model engineering & Modelling show www.thedoncastershow.com

LONDON MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
A good show and as the title suggested it was for model engineers rather than model boat builders, however this suited me and I was pleased to see Robbobs Crash Tender and his latest police boat, both of immaculate quality. If anybody wants a more model focussed show then try Doncaster

Holy SMOKE !! Video, Tin Can Madness by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Great result , well done that man, is there any way of putting an electronic safety device to protects against overheating/lack of fluid etc.

Build by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Thanks for the pics Joe and explanation about the tin, I'm going to have a go at this, I have all the bits now except the wick, Ill report back when I've made some progress.

Model Smoker Build by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Keep the pictures coming Joe, I've just ordered the wicks and I have a dead hair dryer. What was the tin for? was it instead of the plastic box?

Motor, mount & prop-shaft. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I agree with Rob, Mike Cummings is such a nice guy he has been so supportive with my build sending me copies of drawings I may need without even asking, he even sent me a Christmas card. Keep up the good work Rob

Park lakes by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Dodgy, I will post any progress on this site, thanks for your interest

Park lakes by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
You may remember I was having a long running discussion with Leeds city council about sailing on the two lakes at Roundhay Park and seemed to be getting knoware. Until a new councilor took up the challenge and it seems all systems could be "GO" I'm meeting him at the lake on Wednesday. Fingers crossed PS I'm not sure if any other members are in the Leeds area who may be interested in sailing at Roundhay Park, please contact me

Fitting the rubbing strakes. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Rob, don't forget to bring the Crash Tender, star of the show me thinks!

Fitting the rubbing strakes. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Train and show tickets booked for Saturday, hope to see you there Michael

Fitting the rubbing strakes. by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Rob, as usual a continued high standard of work, the more I see that keel the more it looks right and the original balsa piece would not have stud up to any harsh treatment.

Ships-Ladder by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Nice to see some custom made fine detail

Cabin detail part 5 speed control & compass by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Boatshed, you have misinterpreted the comment, "stevet" is my brother and he is visiting me this weekend. Sorry, I really wish I was going to see a real one!

LONDON MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Booked ticket to the show and my train ticket Leeds to Alexandra Palace today