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Toby

Member Stats
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Member No. 4579
Registered 26th Oct 2017
Last Online 14th Jan 2019
City Bangor
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 13
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 47
Photos Posted 26
Likes Received 34
Likes Given 5
62 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
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Harbour
SS Hunan
Type: Working Vessel
Ferdinand Keulen
Type: Tug Boat
Wasserschutzpolizeiboot WSP14 Bodensee
Type: Working Vessel
Danube V
Type: Tug Boat
HMS Intrepid
Type: Naval Ship
+8 More
Lieutenant
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
108 points away from Commander!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 104
Forum Thread 5 15
Forum Post 2 94
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 6
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 5
Received Likes 2 68
292 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Mersey Mammoth / Lara 1 by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Thank you for your post epmbc. When I visit Liverpool I shall ascertain of a meeting can be arranged once I have found contact details . Toby

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Happy New Year to you Joburg- sailor. Toby

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Thank you Onetenor.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Steve Thank you. I will check eBay now. Toby

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
My boat is at 1:48 scale so a 3mm rivet will equate to a full- size rivet head of 15cm or 6" . I may have to go smaller. T

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
I was not being critical. That route of rivets was very good. And as we all know one rivet will always find a way to be different if it can. Model indeed very effect line of rivets. I am going to try another chemist tomorrow. T

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 28 days ago
They is very interesting and helpful! It seems to work very effectively. Just a couple which are different to others in the row. Very good. What size are the heads....3mm? Now to find where I can obtain needles and syringes. No doubt there will be health and safety and other red tape here in the UK to prevent easy purchase. Do you usually use smaller than 18g needle? Toby

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
So what stops the bolt undoing. Here is a picture of another type.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Concerning the rudder hinge pins in the photo above can any one confirm the fastening method for I cannot see cotters through the nuts to stop the nuts turning on the pins.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
My method of pva rivets was to dip a nail tip into the pva and dab that on to the hull plates. It was fairly cool in the house. Not sure whether warmer or cooler temperature would control the spread of the pva better. I am yet wondering whether or not to flatten the rivets I have just put on as they may be too domed. I am looking at photos online of hull/ rudder detail and may follow a similar appearance to that photo attached in leiu of there being no detail photo of the ship I am building. Photo attached. Wow factor especially when one finally notices the worker in the photo. How did use get the syringe method to work for you. Did you thin the pva or.....

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Very nice Joburg!!! Gives the model that constructed feel rather than bits stuck on. My eye was drawn to this model due in part to the eye- catching rivet detail. The model (picture of model attached) is Nordbornholm. I visited the builder of the model in Germany and have now the plans. You can see his other models and also his sales at: www.rex-schiffsmodelle.de Toby

Mersey Mammoth / Lara 1 by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
If anyone is interested I may be able to supply a plan copy at cost assuming our local print place can oblige. Toby

Mersey Mammoth / Lara 1 by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I have made contact with the captain and enjoyed a good conversation with him and had an invite to view the crane and take photos and see the engineers drawings.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Anyone know whether the hinge pins should be held in place by a nut top and bottom or double nuts top and bottom or just either top or bottom?

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks R in Munich! The shapes of brackets under the rivets are cut out from a sheet of fibre glass. Depending on contour held in place with a dab of CA or the finishing resin, then topped with finishing resin. I have now to decide if I use the rivet method for the reset of the ship. The hull effect was via dabbing pva glue but some spread slightly and thus look over scale on some. 1mm ~50mm so a rivet head spreading to 2-3mm ~ 100-150 and I think a 6" rivet head might be unrealistic? What was ther likely rivet head size on such ships. Toby

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Almost there. Have to turn some hinge pins and seal about the rudder access in the hull. Then to work out best method of rc linkage from rudder to servo. T

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Next stage. Just the rivet heads on the other side to do. Then oxide colour paint.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Just the bottom hinge to add.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Four of the five rudder post hinges made and prepared for epoxy finishing resin and rivet detail.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Well I have uninstalled the link/ icon to the website and just typed in the address in search. It came up with me already logged in and the pink modify now shows too. Sehr komisch! Anyhow I have uploaded the rudder which now has a coat of undercoat applied. Quite effective. Toby

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Remember I am using a mobile so nothing appears such as modify etc. There is little functionality across the website via smart phone. Toby. You are doing your night owl stint too. Well I have just coated the rudder in finishing resin and so bedtime. Undercoat in the morning.....oops it is morning already. Bis bald! Toby

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
By the way Doug I pruned the tree fern...... that was enough as i am already doolally.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug in Bayern Hello. That problem of the build log is that I don't have many pictures. I only usually take a photo at the end when no one can spot to easily my cover ups and touch ups. I take the occasional one to get a better perspective overall and sometimes a free to check all remains ok inside. Anyhow I could try to remember to take a few from now to see if it is any help to anyone else. Yes the 'saw' .... cannot find edit button for the posts and so had to leave that and other typos that the mobile deliberately does. Le Spezia. I was there a couple of years ago. Interesting place. Glad you are an electronic wiz for I may need to enquire of your grey cells in the future. Was in Lindau am Bodensee for a few days. Sehr schön! I was with other persons so shame for i could have met you in Munich for i used that airport. Still another time soon as flights reasonable. Toby

SS Hunan by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 78" SS Hunan Single Propellor (4 Blade 85mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries - Comments: Plank on frame glassed inside and out

Ferdinand Keulen by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] Twin Propellors (4 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive - Comments: Fibre glass hull. Wooden and plastic superstructure. Built issuing the hull and plan.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Couple of other plates. When I have finished the rudder and housed it to the rudder post and sorted the rc control linkage for it I will take out too the pond for ballasting and a swim. Once I know how much and where ballasting is needed I shall insert aluminium angle in to the hull to house lead acid batteries and lead blocks.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Doug And bear in mind this vessel is 6ft 6" in length and about 12" keel to bulwarks so roughly 13ft x 2ft of plate and rivet effect. Bottom gets saw and the eyesight tires. But hopefully the effect will be worth it

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug I have found the fault. For some reason a silly update change d the camera setting to 18:5 or something ridiculous. I returned it to 16:9 and the latest photo uploaded to the web looks fine when I view it there. The rivet heads I bought one year ago and so cannot recall the seller at present. On my 1:24 Danube tug I believe I glued on many, many, many thousands.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
These rivets are pva glue applied with steel nail.

Ship rudders by Toby Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Doug The picture stretches when uploading. The mobile phone pics are 4mb+. No problem on other forums