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    Wee Nip, Ruf Red. Donated to me by a friend. Radio; frsky telemetry, battery voltage, Hitec sail winch. She sails well and is quite enjoyable, even I my unskilled hands.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW BATTERY, COUPLING AND MOTOR TEST
    6 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Great work JB,
    Sounds like the coupling worked well and acted well as a mechanical fuse. I would try a making a snug fitting collar at each end instead of cable ties, just a thought.
    Of coarse torque is the killer of drive trains.
    Looks like she should go well with the greater power.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW MOTOR AND HD COUPLING
    8 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi JB,
    Lovely mk3 coupling, looks like a bought one.
    I am surprised that the mk2 lasted as long as it did.
    Nice video, lucky the coupling let go near the bank, more than likely if that was me it would have let go in the middle of the pond. ๐Ÿคฃ

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    9 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Martin,

    I am sorry to hear you are still not firing on all cylinders and I hope things will improve for you.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    10 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Thanks Martin,

    Great to see you back on deck. ๐Ÿ‘
    I would say you are a very skilled model maker and able to produce quite amazing work.
    I hope your health issues are resolved. I am sorry for the loss in your family.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    17 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Thanks hammer,

    In my opinion Ted is only stating how they did things at the yard where he did his apprenticeship as a shipwright.

    I find it hard dare I say impossible to imagine that only 2 people could possibly plank the entire deck of an 88 foot long boat in one day.

    In the opening sentence for Deck Laying on page 75, Ted says that as many people as possible would be concentrated in order to get it done quickly. Going on to say that it took two or two and a half days to complete.

    Fair point about the notching into the covering board that does seem to be the way it is done these days, although that is not how Ted describes it being done where the boat was made, they seem to have had there own take on how joggling was done.

    Photos of Teds sketch's attached, I have tried to emulate this as drawn.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    17 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Thanks Gary,
    Yes it is a milestone, you are quite right the forward mast sits right across the arrow head that wasn't planned just turned out that way.
    Coal hatches are next.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First Sail
    17 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Andy,
    She looks fantastic on the water (and off), and proves you don't have to have a large false keel to sail a scale boat. I would think you are right about broaching (I had to look that up to see what it was) as she was healing a bit in those lite conditions.
    Nice pond by the way.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    18 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Thanks JB,
    I think you are right once the deck houses are weathered as well it should all tie in. Weathering is something I am still learning to do.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    18 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Thanks Trev,
    I am pretty happy wit it as well.
    I think most of my angst came from not being able to see photos or credible drawings of the layout that I went for.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final Test
    19 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Andy,
    She looks fantastic, I am looking forward to seeing her on the water.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ SOMETHING DIFFERENT,- A 98KM RUN TO THE HOBBY SHOP AND BACK IN AUCKLAND. ( IN 9 PARTS)
    19 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    That's quite a journey to go to a hobby shop JB.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    19 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Guys,

    Just successfully loaded photos. ๐Ÿ‘

    Thank you to the person who fixed it. ๐Ÿ‘
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    19 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Guys,
    Same story here for me, I am guessing the site has run out of storage again.
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    ๐Ÿ“ At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    21 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Decisions were made, for better or worse on the center planks forward and aft, now that it is done I wonder why I was so worried about how it was going to look with my interpretation of Teds description.

    Making the forward and aft center planks was a very time consuming job.

    Starting with some old school tracing paper to make a template. The paper was taped down to make sure it was flat then I used a sharp scalpel to cut the outline and wind up with a shape that is pretty close to being right.

    Once cut out the template was stuck down on the board using a glue stick, then traced around with a pencil this ensured the plank would be bigger than needed (easier to remove material than put it on) then roughly cut out with a scroll saw.

    Next came the slow part of carefully trimming down to fit inside the required space without gaps, then removing the required amount for caulking would be easier or at least thatโ€™s what I thought, didnโ€™t quite work out that way on the first one, as I removed too much material, winding up with too much clearance I had a look at trying to save the plank by moving it forward to close the gap but in the end there was nothing I could do except make another one. Apart from the wasted time the most upsetting part was the waste of material.

    Once the fore and aft center planks were done I pinned them in place temporally before removing them to enable gluing in place, when gluing I only caulked on one side to ovoid getting my glue and paint mix everywhere.

    Once glued and half caulked I pushed glue mix into the remaining gap.

    Each of the other center planks needed to be custom made either slightly wider or with a slight taper, these were quite quick to make and install.

    Unfortunately gluing the aft cabin skylight in place before planking turned out to be a bad idea, I managed to damage the paint work several times with the drill chuck, you would have thought I would have learnt my lesson the first time, when the drill chuck hit the paint.

    There is some cleaning up to do and I have been reducing the severity of some of the weathering to give a more unified look, this is more because when looking at the model I couldnโ€™t help but think I had gone a bit far and it just looked poorly made.

    Next time I start on Coal hatches.

    Thanks for looking in and reading my ramblings or just looking at the photoโ€™s and stay safe.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ MODEL FRAMING JIG
    24 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi JB,
    Great jig.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden!!
    24 days ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Cashrc,

    Looks great and churning along maybe chasing a possible contact.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready for float test, then..maiden!!
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Cashrc,
    Looking forward to some on the water pics.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: May 28th update
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Brightwork,

    Tricky shape to replicate. ๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cabin interior and exteriorโ€ฆ
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Coming along nicely SY,
    Great finish with the orange and all those bolts. ๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tug Fort Valley
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Black Shoe,

    Wonderful setting and a very realistic looking tug, looking forward to a video.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yet More Deck Planking.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Thank you Ron,

    I think dogged determination is probably the overriding thing.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Roy,
    Photo 5-6 is to show the concept that I intend to follow, yes photo 6 looks great.
    Photo 7-8 shows what I propose to do which will make the tapered plank not so wide.
    I hope the center plank won't look too wrong once done.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Thanks Gary,
    Not quite firing on all cylinders, but getting there.

    I had thought of a split down the center, trouble is this I think it would not be correct. According to Ted's description the center plank was wide enough for the bollard to be mounted on.

    One other idea was to have a plank along the center wide enough for the bollard but with a tapered plank either side, trouble is this also doesn't ring true to Ted's description.

    I think I am up to a bit of a "fitting" challenge, so I will stick to the original plan.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cabin structure nears completionโ€ฆ
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Great work SY,

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yet More Deck Planking.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Fantastic videos JB,

    To me it looks like the deck planks are laid straight on the Lydia Eva.

    Mine have a little bit of a curve both fore and aft as described in Ted's book.

    I had found other videos of Lydia Eva before but they were quite long and didn't show the deck very well.

    I will save those videos in my little reference library.

    Love the colour of the deck in the video.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yet More Deck Planking.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Thanks Dave,
    You are right the planks mid ships run parallel to the center line, but then there is a slight curve fore and aft, nothing like the 2 yacht decks pictured but it is there.
    Ted does say in his book at the yard where Formidable was made they did put a slight curve fore and aft.
    The white cardboard wedge is the required taper.
    I know at first look there doesn't seem much if any taper but there is a taper there.
    I think I will let planks into the king plank.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yet More Deck Planking.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Thanks Trev,
    I think I will do that.๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Yet More Deck Planking.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Progress is fairly slow but steady.

    I glued some pieces of thin ply as a gluing guide for the forward hoodway.

    I have now got to the point where decisions about the center or king plank need to be made.

    In Tedโ€™s book on page 77, he says the center plank was tapered although there is no indication of this in his sketch's.

    If I made a single tapered plank it would end up looking absurd in my opinion, I made up a card template to visualize it at itโ€™s widest point the plank would be the equivalent of 2.5 feet wide.

    After a bit of a search on the internet I found some deck planking photos that indicate a method of letting planks into the king plank and I think I will go for this approach although not as stylishly.

    Here is a photo of my proposed method, letting 2 planks into each side of the tapered king plank to thin it down to an acceptable amount.

    Lastly a few progress photos.

    Constructive criticism is welcomed...

    More to comeโ€ฆ

    Thanks for looking in and reading my ramblings or just looking at the photoโ€™s and stay safe.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.ย 
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Elke/Kriegsfischkutter
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Nice collection JB.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Winch
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    That's a very nice looking winch Andy. ๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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