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    Formidable, LT100.
    Wooden Drifter Trawler, Formidable, LT100. Scale 1:24th. Long term build. Work boat built first
    (Pleasure Craft) Piranha (Rosa)
    Hull built to Vic Smeed free plan from 1960s,cabin design inspired from Fairey Huntsman, constructed of ply wood, fully scratch built, up graded several times from AM radio to 2.4 GHz with telemetry and brushed motor to brushless motor and LiPo batterys (6/10)
    (Working Vessel) Inter Island Ferry
    Built of Balsa, in 1970s, by my father to a Vic Smeed plan, scale aprox HO or 1/72 nd, converted to RC in 2013, battery LiFe Po4, 2 cell 400 Ma capacity. (5/10)
    (Naval Ship) Fletcher
    Old Lindberg Plastic kit aprox scale 1:125 (5/10) 2018 refit, Brushed motor + gearbox removed, 2 Brushless motors + 2 controllers fitted.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Formidable, LT100.
    18 days ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Martin,
    I don't consider my skills to be remarkable, it is at times quite surprising what you can build when you try.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    18 days ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Outstanding work, your crest on the forward bridge face looks great as well, how did you make it?
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    28 days ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Nice idea using the baking paper like that, I hadn't thought of that, I have a roll in the workshop though I use it mainly so I don't stick the work I am assembling to the bench!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pulley blocks and Deck Rigging Screw Eyes
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beautiful workman ship.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore in 1/48 scale.
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Great work and an excellent start to your blog, keep up the good work. ๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Cottesmore
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great looking build Martin.
    How about a build blog?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: LT100 Fishing Boat
    1 month ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    From memory the molygoggers might be stowed I am fairly sure they are removable.
    I hate to be a nit picker, as far as I am aware LT100 is tug sterned

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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat crew....
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have a look at Shapeways, please find link below; https://www.shapeways.com or this one; https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/miniatures/figurine there is a bewildering number of items that can be 3D printed to any scale.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Drifter. Formidable LT100.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Gravedigger47,
    Here is a couple of photo's of the appropriate section's of the drawings. There was a fair bit of artistic license taken in my interpretation, as you can see some things were left off, for example there is something attached to the transom, port side I couldn't work out what it was so i left it off, also grab ropes indicated on the general arrangement drawing, more like what you would see on a life boat, were left off.
    If someone can correct me on these points I would welcome it.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Drifter. Formidable LT100.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Gravedigger47,
    What sort of details would you like to see?
    I can take a photo of that section of the plans, i will post that tomorrow.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Work boat
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Lordgord,

    Your whaleboat looks great to me.
    Good to hear you have got to grips with posting photo's, I am still coming to terms with the mechanics of this site.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam engine.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Gary,
    Thank you for your encouragement.
    From what I can see John Hemmings kit is very expensive, though very nice, would you go for the GRP or wood hull?
    Would you use a Hemmings steam plant or build your own?
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Steam engine.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Plans were purchased for a ยฝ inch bore ยฝ inch stroke, twin cylinder double acting oscillating steam engine designed by Basil Harley, published by Model Maker plans service. Probably first printed in July 1983, I have the August 1983 Model Boats with part 2 in a series of articles to build the engine and boiler along with a 42โ€ long steam launch.
    I have deviated from the original plans by making a solid crank, using cast iron for the steam chest also making the bearings heavier and changing how the cylinders are pushed onto the steam chest, this can be seen by comparing old to latest photo's in the old photo (Left photo) there is no white lagging (Teflon) around the cylinders, latest photo's have lagging and the new method of pushing cylinders onto the steam chest.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Blog notes.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I would like to start by saying that this series of blogs will not always be updated in rapid succession, I will do what I can when I can..
    I would also like to say thank you for all the likes and comments I haven't been able to respond to all of them, mainly due to my lack of understanding and experience with blogs in general.
    I will try to respond to comments where possible.
    Thank you again for the interest in my model.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Work boat
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Lordgord,
    I am very happy to hear that you feel inspired to finish your whaleboat, maybe you could post some photo's later.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Drifter. Formidable LT100.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Cashrc,
    Thanks for your like, there will be more stuff to come, I hope you enjoy.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Work boat
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Gary,
    I hope this reaches you, I am not sure of the mechanics of returning a comment on the build blog.
    Yes work boat cover may be folded in boat with other gear.
    Steam plant installation is going slowly,yes I will make a gas shutoff valve, at present I am not fitting an attenuator valve at this stage, though the flame will be controlled by a servo controlled metering valve yet to be built. I am not sure how an attenuator valve would go with a mono-tube or flash steam boiler. I have purchased a gas regulator from Microcosm to give me a hopfully stable gas pressure.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Manufacturing of Paddles
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Hillro,
    I like the feathering paddles, how are you going to set the offset for the linkage wheel, are you making a jig?
    Very nice work.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Work boat
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Having no experience building a properly planked hull, I decided to construct the work boat first, my reasoning being if I can build a clinker built boat to the standard I am looking for then the rest should be achievable.
    Armed with Harold Underhill's Plank on Frame models volume 2. I built a building board following Harold's instruction's, after a lot of headaches making templates, planks were cut from Huon pine a very fine grained pine only found in Tasmania having a special quality of not rotting when under water and having been used to build real boats. These planks were attached with fine bamboo pins and super glued. Once removed from the jig ribs, thwarts, knees and floor boards installed. Oars were made up along with crutches fabricated using brass wire and fine chain, silver soldered together.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Steam Drifter. Formidable LT100.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Subject; Wooden Steam Drifter Trawler, Formidable LT100.
    Goal; Scratch build a working model to a high standard, to prove that I can do it.
    Essential items; Open ended project time frame, Plans from John Pottinger, enlarged to 1:24th scale, books, Ted Frost's Tree to Sea, Harold Underhill's Plank-on-frame models volume's 1&2.
    Required items; (not all necessary) Insulated workshop,comfortable chair, plenty of powered and non-powered tools.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Being Sociable.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Gary, thanks for the info, I will have a read of the thread.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Marky, you are probably right.
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    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi mturpin013,
    Thanks for your comments.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Gary,
    Thanks for the comments.
    The ribs or frames are of "bent" construction, steamed then bent around former's, left for a week then the laminates glued together, a method that with the benefit of hindsight i would not do again, however it does produce a very light and strong hull, add to that I decided to make the entire deck + bulwarks including the last few strakes removable in one piece. This was not initially planned and turned out to be very frustrating, though I am now happy that I made the effort. Please find attached photo's.
    I have a copy of Tree to Sea and it is brilliant.
    I have looked at photo's of the excellent John Hemmings kit.
    Your trawlers look great, are they steam powered?
    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Formidable, LT100.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wooden Drifter Trawler, Formidable, LT100. Scale 1:24th.
    Long term build. Work boat built first

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    LT100
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    ๐Ÿ“ Being Sociable.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for your comments Doug,
    Hadn't thought of powering the work boat....
    Sea trial video may be years away, this build moves at a Glacial pace.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Being Sociable.
    2 months ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Gary,
    My apologies for not seeing your post earlier, I don't log on very regularly, preferring to spend as much of my spare time in the work shop.
    I am interested in marine steam as well and currently I am building a model of Formidable, LT 100 from John Pottinger plans enlarged to 1:24th scale. I have built a double acting, twin cylinder oscillator, steam is to be supplied using a steam generator otherwise known as a mono-tube boiler. Control being done using a Taranis 9xd programmable radio, quite untested at this stage.
    I have added a couple of photo's.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Pleasure Craft) Piranha (Rosa)
    3 years ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hull built to Vic Smeed free plan from 1960s,cabin design inspired from Fairey Huntsman, constructed of ply wood, fully scratch built, up graded several times from AM radio to 2.4 GHz with telemetry and brushed motor to brushless motor and LiPo batterys (6/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ (Working Vessel) Inter Island Ferry
    3 years ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Built of Balsa, in 1970s, by my father to a Vic Smeed plan, scale aprox HO or 1/72 nd, converted to RC in 2013, battery LiFe Po4, 2 cell 400 Ma capacity. (5/10)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Completion.
    3 years ago by stevedownunder ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the blog hammer, very nice hinge, I hadn't heard of fire cement before, you learn something every day.
    What project is the hinge for? ๐Ÿ‘
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