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I noticed the same the wheelhouse was a little to low. But I worked on the wheelhouse when it was on floor and at the time it looked right. Eye level and it disappears into the hull. The figures will be 5 1/4 to 5 1/2 inches tall and the scale then looks about right
[Score: 5/10] 43" Ayton Cross Twin Propellors (4 Blade 65mm) Direct Drive to a Engel EPX 1236 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries Controlled Through Component Shop ESC - Comments: A lot more information to add when it has ballast and pond tested. The motor mounts were home made and laminated into the hull they are removable so as to use the complete set up on another vessel. Bow thruster and korts and shaft fitted Not removable The electrical setup is as per the plan above.
Here is another model I have started a while ago. Still a long way to go and lots of lobster pots to make. The wheel house is just about done now and asking the members where would be the best position for it.. Stern or bow. The hull is 49 inches with a width of 16 inches. And will in due course be low in the water. Seeing as I have started this thread I will post more as and when I make the parts And again all the parts are recycled so the cost is low.
I have a Springer tug hull to dispose of. Sorry all now moved on to new owners All GRP Approx 18 inches long x 8 inches wide 5 inches deep. All with a built in keel. Can be built into anything you can think of.. If anybody would like one and just pay the postage and maybe a small donation to the forum there more than welcome to one.
I was looking at these as motors. using 12 volts. 3 - pole electric motor with integral cooling fan and high quality carbon brushes. Two flux rings offering high torque motor. Originally specified for Black and Decker power tools, these motors are of the highest quality and recognised as one of the most useful model motors currently available . Suitable for 6 - 12 volt applications. No Load speeds approx. 4.8V 1.7A 8500 RPM 6V 1.9A 12000 RPM 7.2V 1.9A 13500 RPM 9V 2A 20000 RPM Dimensions: L65mm, D36mm, Shaft diameter 3.2mm Off load Current: 1.57A
The mast is made and ready to go on. There are still a few fittings to make yet so I am on with those when I have the time. Also a few handrails but there taking some time as I am cutting them out of Plastic one at a time. Also a few handrails but there
A few more little items now added. And still a lot to make and do. Another 20 shipping containers to make for a start. As the superstructure is removable I was thinking I should make all the rear deck area as the same removable. I then would be able to make another rear deck with a different type of cargo and another type of superstructure both to fit the same Hull. Hence a few boats all using the same Hull and running gear. Having the advantage of Not having to buy another hull or the electronics and motors... Running gear and the electronics I have not as yet sorted anything out. So will have to look about for that OR use the electronics and motors from the Ayton Cross tug as I made them removable as well. Another wait and see thing I guess...
I have been looking for some thin flat timber for another project for some time and ended up on Ebay. Then another thought have a look down the local tip seems I spend A lot of time there but I don.t I Just look about when throwing out something that I can Not give away on freecycle. Anyway looking through the paints again Yep bought 4 small tins Assorted colours. £1 and tripped over a window blind that was left leaning against the wall. Picked it up and realized it was a wooden blind. And Guess what it was wood constructed with thin strips and NOT plywood.A little under 3 mm thick and 25mm wide. I guess ripped down into very small strips it would be Ideal for those that make wooden boats or even strip wood hulls. So yet another £1 spent. and stored away for later use. I guess buying something like this from elsewhere could cost a small fortune. I am thinking that your local freecycle website may also be a place to look..For free wooden blinds.
Resin and Glass fiber Tissue. The tissue will just hold the resin and give a good seal. Wet the area with resin first..... then lay over the tissue. The tissue does have a certain amount of stretch to it. Easy to join just tear the edges and dab on with resin using . soft brush. Very soft stippling required. The grp Tissue has NO strength to it as is NOT structural just used to get a smoother Finish when Laminating Grp Not Easy to apply but easy to sand off if you make an error.
A little bit more completed. Just finished the hatched area where I intend to put the two large cranes. The black lines are wider than I would have liked but It was All I could find. So started with a marked out area using household sellotape. Lightly stuck down on the inside edge. Then painted the inside of the sellotaped area with yellow paint Again Acquired from our local recycling Tip. Removed the tape and Allowed the yellow paint to dry. Then with a strait flat stick and a permanent marker set to lining out the black part of the lines. With a thinner black marker the lines could have been thinner. But It was All I had. Also started to put some doors and a few other fittings on now..
The website has been of great interest and useful to me as a starting point for modeling. Been modeling for just a short while and have received some good advice . Not the sort of website that is so over busy as you can follow posts and blogs at a slow and informative pace. All the members are friendly and helpful. A great all round forum for modeling.
Well I have now painted the top. And stuck in all the windows. For the glass I used some old clear plastic fruit containers. But afterwards noticed I could have had windows with a slight green tint by using some old 7 up lemon aid bottles. Still maybe next time. In the meanwhile again I have been making and painting the little bits that will be stuck on at a later date.
I am looking for a set of plans with Templates. Something approx 30 to 35 inches in length. The template part is important as a am not that skilled in modeling.. Not naval ships. I would like to swop some balsa wood I have for a set of plans. Assorted thickness new unused in lengths approx 18 inches long. The reason I would like to swop is that I feel I would just be wasting this timber where as it could be used by some member that has better skills and a need for Balsa wood. Boxed up and ready to post so I can,t say how many pieces there are Just whats in the images.
I have some model boat fittings given to me a while ago.. 10 x doors 26 mm high 13 mm wide. 10 x life raft canisters 12mm wide 24mm long x 12mm high. 2 x Anchors 30 mm wide x 38 mm high. 10 x Hatches 14mm x 12 mm. All above in plastic . needs trimming sanding and Painting. Just a small donation to the forum website and I will get them posted..