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Bob Abell21/08/2017 14:06:42
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Very nice detail work, Ray

Although, I can't make out a pivoting mast anywhere?

I've not seen a self centering four jaw chuck for quite a few years.......I prefer an independent four jaw chuck for the occasional odd shape

What's all this about a light blue roof on my model?

Bob

Ray Wood 221/08/2017 14:19:46
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Hi Bob

The timber mast is fitted, square base also turned round in the 4 jaw, photo tomorrow, I thought you needed some colour on the roofs to break up all that white ? and red oxide anti fouling below the waterline ?

Regards Ray

Ray Wood 222/08/2017 08:37:20
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Hi All

Here is the mast above the counter weight, the brass rollers should be toothed pinions, but I couldn't find anything suitable in the scrap box so I'll cheat and file some grooves to create the effect. This mast is purely to mount the navigation lights, and to allow them to be lowered for going under bridges.

Slight diversion for a couple nights building a Romany caravan for my granddaughter as she fancy's painting one

Regards Raycullamix mast aug 17 001.jpg

Banjoman22/08/2017 08:45:37
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Hello Ray,

Your Cullamix is really coming along a treat, now, and the detail work is looking truly superb! Very crisp paintwork, too, and all in all lovely to behold ... 

Mattias

Edited By Banjoman on 22/08/2017 08:45:56

Bob Abell22/08/2017 08:46:32
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Hello Ray

Very clever.........I can see how the counterbalance mechanism works now

Really ingenious........Not seen that before

Not seeing a caravan?

Bob

Ray Wood 222/08/2017 09:04:07
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Hi Mattias & Bob

Thanks for your kind comments it's been 14 months since I started her ! but I do build 2-3 projects together, I'm enjoying the build and hoping for a launch early next year with luck

Regards Ray

Ray Wood 230/08/2017 08:46:59
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bh weekend aug 17 013.jpgHi All

Latest progress update 4nr Life Rings required, cut from 1/8" ply 1" diameter sanded to oval profile, sealed and painted white, line bound on with cotton and painted red ! Only another 3 to go bh weekend aug 17 015.jpg

Ray Wood 208/09/2017 16:24:41
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cullamix sept 17 002.jpgcullamix sept 17 001.jpgHi All

Latest progress update, Anchor davit fitted which is brass rod turned to a slight taper on the trusty lathe leaving a circular end cross drilled for a wire hoop to hang the blocks and tackle from, cheated with the fairleads which are devils to file from the solid, so visited our local boat shop The Dockyard Model Shop at Chatham and bought a pair for £2.50 money well spent. The rear sliding hatch's in place, approaching the point where the hull needs glass clothing on the outside and spraying, I'm on the AMBO stand tomorrow at the Southern Model Show at Headcorn come and say Hello

Regards Raycullamix sept 17 003.jpg

Ray Wood 215/09/2017 10:54:53
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wagon cullamix bridge sept 17 004.jpgwagon cullamix bridge sept 17 002.jpgHi All

Progress with the bridge area with compass binnacle, engine room telegraphs rather unusual with horizon indicators and handles on the side, and the bridge awning frame for a canvass roof if required, later in her life she had a closed in bridge with a solid roof, I may make that as an option it's nice to be able to see the details on view. The Epoxy resin and glass cloth has arrived from Graham at Bucks-Composites for the hull, this is cheaper than using West Epoxy and plenty of cloth left over for the next project

Regards Raywagon cullamix bridge sept 17 005.jpg

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 15/09/2017 11:14:25

Ray Wood 225/09/2017 11:26:43
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union cresent sept 17 010.jpgunion cresent sept 17 006.jpgHi All

As Cullamix's hull is only planked with 3/16" balsa I thought a tough layer of lightweight glass cloth and epoxy resin will supplement the internal glass cloth and polyester resin and make her ding proof. The cloth is manipulated to the hull shape and working from the keel down to the topsides brushing the first coat sparingly left overnight to cure the excess cloth trimmed off and the second coat achieves a fairly good surface ready to be lightly rubbed down and ready for priming. The hull now weighs 5 1/2 lbs . Trade mark photo's in wrong order

Regards Rayunion cresent sept 17 008.jpg

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