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Member postings for Roger Clark

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Thread: A Tug of two halfs
25/03/2019 10:15:36

Hi Eddie,

You wouldn't be stealing my thunder, rather stopping me disappearing into a whirlpool never to be seen again. 😁

Thanks for the advice, it will be taken up but I would love to see pics of your build as they say they're worth a 1000 words. Where do I find the belt reduction gearbox please?

Also what size and type of propshaft are you using?

I think my idea of using a steam plant will have to wait until I get this build safely afloat so I will concentrate on expanding the electronics side for a bit of realism.



24/03/2019 19:56:44

Yes Ray, one of my locos is a LBSC Speedy, the other a Simplex.

Whereabouts is Bluewater? It sounds familiar!

24/03/2019 15:33:45

Hi both, I realize that now, guess I'm too used to engineers drawings where errors are a normally a lot smaller.

Eddie, Are you going to do a build log of yours? Only so that I can pick your brains. laugh



Edited By Roger Clark 1 on 24/03/2019 15:35:10

24/03/2019 12:37:07

I have found an issues with frame 7, it is too low on the deck line (sheerline?), by 5 or 6 mm.

How do these issues get highlighted?

Anyway, time for sticky bits frown


Thread: New Projects for 2019 ??
22/03/2019 21:52:00

" so have started on the James P. Woods tug. for the latter."

Hi Eddie, so that's 2 of us starting on this build, any more builders?



Edited By Roger Clark 1 on 22/03/2019 21:53:38

Thread: James P Woods 1/35 PDF Plan (J P Woods)
22/03/2019 21:39:22

Just started the build thread under 'A tug of two halfs'


Thread: A Tug of two halfs
22/03/2019 20:50:10

Please be gentle with me, this is my first boat build other than a Zwarte Zee which I'm looking for the accessory pack for and a continuation build of the Löschkreuzer Weser.

Laid the 2? keels today


And cut the pairs of frames etc, they just need sanding to size. I used double sided tape to hold the pairs together, worked well. smiley


What didn't work quite so well was the use of spray mount, went a bit too heavy on the keel and was a sod to get the paper off. sad

I plan to dry build the frames first and check all is ok before gluing and also to see if there is enough room for a steam plant, if not, sparks it is then.


Thread: Zwarte Zee accessory pack wanted
21/03/2019 22:49:54


I've been given an older spec Billings Zwarte Zee to build but the person didn't have the accessory pack for it. I've tried various stockists and also Billings to see if they have an old pack but none seem to exist so this is a shout out to see if anyone has one lurking in a cupboard, attic, basement or wherever.



Thread: James P Woods 1/35 PDF Plan (J P Woods)
19/03/2019 21:31:13

I'll do my best Ray, but I've moved over from 5" live steam locos as they are too heavy for my arthur itis and a bit out of touch with my wooden side. laugh

Regards Roger

19/03/2019 21:06:54

Thanks, just cutting out and laying down the keel...s?

Really looking forward to my first scratch build. Might go for steam but will decide as the hull takes shape.


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