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shavings

Member Stats
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Member No. 2581
Registered 6th Oct 2013
Last Online 27th Oct 2017
City Faversham
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 79
Photos Posted 17
Likes Received 18
Likes Given 6
140 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Heron Model Boat Club
Since: 8th Dec 2013
Harbour
Edna May 2
Type: Other
Barge Edna May
Type: Working Vessel
Commander
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
155 points away from Captain!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 20
Forum Post 2 158
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 21
Video Post 15 30
Video Response 3 3
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 147
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 6
Received Likes 2 36
445 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Hull stand by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
I mould a piece of thick solder wire around the shape I want then place it on the ply and draw round it with a pencil. Works every time and is re useable Roger Kent

Rigging wanted by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi the fitting that connects the boom to the mast is a gooseneck. Hope this helps I can be as simple as a Y on the and of the boom with the top opening around the mast and twine tied across the arms to hold it in place roger

Scratchbuilt Swim Front Thames Lighter/Barge by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
I remember when they used to race them! They had two men stood at the sharp end with huge sweeps to row them along near Tower Bridge. River men used to be a different breed. Roger

RAF Crash/Fire tender by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Mickky, painted mine R.A.F. blue looks proper! good luck, roger

Edna May ll by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Thank you red rider, didnt turn out bad for back of fag packet designing, still having trouble making a good poker type burner but will get there in the end.....Roger

Gorila resin glue by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
For what its worth I am in the process of making model wheels and decided to try glueing them rather than solder. Used J B Weld for the first time and am very impressed. Roger

DAPA DUCK by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Pa ul, you are a man after my own heart! Always wanted to do a duck that barked at bystanders! roger

Can anyone help identify by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Dont know what it is but it looks like it needs a lake to itself!!!! roger

Coble by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Now that is a work of art, congratulations a beautiful vessel Roger

Edna May ll by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
First run in test tank

Sailing a straight line by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Trillium, appreciate that you dont want to move the rudders but they do look small. How about gluing larger plasti card ones onto the existing with hot glue to see if it cures it? Roger

Sailing a straight line by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Just a silly thought but would it improve things if the rudders were on the same centre line as the prop shafts? Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
As I live in Kent I think I am at a safe distance Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Edward, you do realise that you will cause a world shoftage of lead,Great Britain will have to leave the E.U. because of the increase of World lead prices and gas shortages caused by the melt! By the way I have posted a short video of the engine and boiler running if you are interesred, sadly runs on gas and not Welsh Steam Coal Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Finished my first boiler with home made engine and reversing valve small leak on main steam valve still to cure but other than that all is well. Am I a happy bunny! just got to fit it in boat and its off to the pond Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi all, not quite to your scale Edward, my mini keel weighs 500g and is held on by 3mm stainless stud with home made brass thumb screws for easy removal. Thanks for all the ideas sits in the water a treat. Just a few steam leaks to cure and I should be there, says me tempting fate again! Roger

Clare by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Laurie, since my last post I have filled a short length of 15mm copper pipe with lead and tied it under the keel. What a difference, now sits in water better and very stable Cant believe the difference moving the weight under the keel makes. Thonk I will bolt it through the keel so I can remove it for display, thanks for your help good sailing Roger

Mamod ME1 Steam Marine Engine by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/sutra782408.php#782408i Boaty try this link for size! Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Thanks Edward, reading your idea I now realise its a similar fitting on my Surmount 800. Now why didnt Ithink of that? Time for the dark room......again Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Filled a length of copper tube with lead, tied it on Amazing! Sits at the right height and all stability problems solved. Incredible how moving the weight under the hull transforms the stability. All I have to do now is work out how to fix it preferably so it is removeable, come on guys any bright ideas? Roger

Clare by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Lauriem have you had to use much ballast? Just finishing a similar craft and it is very tender, wants to lean over? Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Thought you might like to see my hobby room, the floor area is 8 x 4 ft, same as a sheet of ply! Anyway made a cheap and nasty test tank from offcut of sterling board and old airbed! No expense spared. Added lead but still very tender, am wondering if a tube filled wirh lead under the keel might be the answer but dont think it would look right. Any ideas? Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Hobby room? Thats what we Brits call the bedroom! Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Cenbeth, must be the air in Wales makes time pass slowly! So she went into the tank today and wanted to roll over! All my fears about too heavy and she sat high in the water and is going to need quite a bit of lead to settle down. Gas burner worked well but only took it to 20 psi as there were leaks at the gauge and the main steam valve was not seating properly. oh well back to the shed ....it is quite dark out there Jarvo! Figtree cant take breaks, if I stop her indoors always has a list starting with clear your junk fron the kitchen table Roger

Clare by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
What a beautiful craft lots of work but worth every minute!...Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Jarvo, I just wonder when we take on projects that will take a year or more with all the assosciated brain strain whether we should at least sit in a dark room for a week or get help!!! Roger I think

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Just to let you know tomorrow she hits the water in a friends test tank and gets properly steamed up to test the forward reverse valve. Thank you for all your compliments, must finish soon as I feel a steam lorry coming on, possibly with trailer for boat, must start taking the normal tablets! Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Had to feed the lifeboatman who stowed away! Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Final pics are of the stern, the table acts as a cover for the prop shaft lubricator tube and the rear of the seat slides up for accss to the rudder shaft. The servo for the rudder is in the bow and is connected with nylon aircraft bits. Radio gear is located under the seats in the cabin as will be the f/r servo when fitted. I have tried hard to hide all the electronics. Oh forgot to say it was pointed out today I had forgot to fit any flag masts! If you would like any more info please let me know Roger

new steamer by shavings Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Gentlemen photos as requested, went well at lifeboat station dont know how much we raised yet but buckets were heavy,pic 1 shows replanked deck pic 2 front of boiler, made all fittings except gauge! pic 3 shows twin double acting wobbler with piston type reversing valve Allwill be tested tomorrow. Have never tried piston valve before. more coming Roger