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tomarack06/09/2018 12:15:47
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Hi Ray,

I have Album with my Gusty Cat ,I just wanted to add some photos .. and I did not get it ... I do not know, I think older Albums can not edit for some reason.

I tried all this because I can not directly add photos here .. only via album... How do you do that?

Tom

tomarack06/09/2018 12:32:23
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Hi Ray,maybe I found some way ,. somewhat I missed another option.. (professional blindness ??)

Tom

Eddie Lancaster07/09/2018 14:10:59
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Hi. Ray/Tom,

I have at last taken some photo's of my TSB hull build so far.dscf3233.jpg

The hull planked with 3/32" balsa, I have put my 24" rule on so that the size can be gauged.

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The topside with the 1/32" ply deck pieces cut and laid in place, the deck will be planked with balsa the same as the hull, only with 1/4" wide planks.

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The rudder and its servo and linkage.

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The main sail winch and tube for the keel.

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The aft cabin and the covering boards and rails formed and ready for fitting.

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The lee boards, one riveted with peco track pins, around .012" dia.!

Ray Wood 207/09/2018 21:25:20
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Hi Eddie,

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow I'm taking Veronica for a sail, did you make the rudder blade hollow for the extension you will need? Bring a camera, I'm with Chantry MBC

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster08/09/2018 21:07:11
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Hi. Ray, it was really nice to meet you today at Headcorn, I'm sorry i missed you before I left.

It was also nice to see Veronica in person!

I hope I can meet up with you again sometime, perhaps at Bluewater or Hearne Bay?

I can't wait to get my TSB up and sailing now, but I have quite a way to go yet.

All the best.

Eddie.

Ray Wood 208/09/2018 21:25:30
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Hi Eddie,

Ditto, we did sail a few times, but as the pool was only 1 straw bale high the pool was fairly shallow and wary of running aground, I did,nt want to be the one who had to go paddling!! Veronica has now hibernated for the winter, great see your progress so far with your hull you will be proud of her when finished.

All the best Ray

tomarack10/09/2018 16:45:54
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.Hi Eddie,

very nice model construction !!

As I see it, I had to build my Gusty Cat model like you. Expanded polystyrene as a base for .fiberglass hull plating was not a good idea.. as I had to use a lot of putty..The result was not proportional to the work done, as I can see now.

I am not completely satisfied with my work, but after using more of the putty and then spraying the model in black, the model looks pretty good...mainly for non-professionals.. But end good - all good...

All the best !!

Tom

Eddie Lancaster10/09/2018 20:23:02
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Hi. Tom, Thank you for your kind remarks, am I correct in assuming that you do not have access to all the materials that we are fortunate to have here? If so it must be difficult to decide what to use to get the desired result.

Keep up the good work.

Eddie.

tomarack10/09/2018 22:51:45
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Hi Eddie,

you're absolutely right.
For us (in CZ) it is problematic to get to GB materials. Postage is unbearably expensive, and so modellers are unbearable in GB to buy the necessary stuff. Unfortunately, the quality in some cases does not even correspond to the required amount (price and postage), especially when I take into account the exchange rate of our crown to the British pound (1Ł = 28,70 Kc,1€= 25,70 Kc).

So I have to say that scratchbuild is usually the only option here if we want to build models such as the Thames Barges,.Of course there are a number of kits available, where everyone can choose the model according to how he likes - and how much money he can spend for his hobby. ...I have several plans and books from GB, and I do not think about other things. If I can compare the real value of things, then the same thing is at least 3-4 times more expensive in GB than in our country ... that's life. we basically compare incomparable..

Tom

Edited By tomarack on 10/09/2018 22:54:47

tomarack11/09/2018 13:21:33
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Hi Eddie,

do you know booklet by R. Chesney - Building a model TSB in Wood or GRP <??

Tom

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