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My scratch build of James P. Woods

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Roger Clark03/05/2019 16:38:38
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Hi Eddie, just looks like a load of balls laugh, sorry had to say it!!! Didn't know you could still buy lead shot with all the associated risks of lead poisoning. Hmmm must check on the wife's insurance wink. My plan is to take plugs of the ballast areas and create sand moulds to cast them.

Made my Porthole borer today:

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It's a touch too big but should be fine, done a bit more to the topsides but nothing worth uploading at the mo, just been sorting out my Speedy 5" gauge loco ready to sell.

Model Boat came ashore today, had a quick glance, the Barge looks about the right size for us but J P Woods hasn't really caught up with where we /you are currently cheeky.

Have a great weekend (any boating?)

Regards

Roger

Ray Wood 203/05/2019 18:46:29
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Hi Roger,

Good work on the tug, yes glad you made the comment regarding Eddies balls 😊 let me know how you get on selling Speedy, I have a couple of locos advertised in the ME this month, did you make your own boiler ?

Regards Ray

Roger Clark03/05/2019 19:08:06
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Hi Ray, Well someone had to, he's got so many laugh. I bought Speedy as it is, the intent being to complete it but it was going to be too much of a project for me and my skills. I bought it at the right price and have put a test certificate for double working pressure on it so any future purchaser can be confident on it's condition.

I am making my own boilers, couple of verticals and possibly 2 or 3 horizontals depending on what I build in boats.

Which is your ad then? The Maidstone ad?

Regards

Roger

Eddie Lancaster03/05/2019 21:04:11
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Hi.Roger, Ray, I never thought my balls would create so much interestblush.Lead shot is used by divers to get them to the bottom.

I was thinking the same that we are ahead of the articles,and that barge will look good behind our tugs.

Another photo of Master Elliott, on the water when the ballast had set,the motor is in but I forgot to put the battery in so it's a bit bows up at the moment, also I have kept back 500 grams of lead from the total required to bring down to the water line, for trimming when it is all finished.

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Yes we go boating twice a week,Thur.and Sunday morning,I am still getting to grips with my TSB before I meet up with Ray

Regards to both. Eddie.

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Roger Clark03/05/2019 21:35:02
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And there was me thinking they ate a heavy meal beforehand laugh, don't ask me how they come back up though devil.

I'm in need of a bit of advice guys, I haven't been able to decide on a sound module yet, I've listened to the Forge one and have to say I'm not impressed, it just sounds like white noise to me! I like the Harbor module but way too expensive for me, there's one at Mr RC World that sounds really good but it doesn't match to engine speed. I just don't know what to do. It might be that I wait and look at building a solution round an Arduino or Raspberry Pi and a single sound snip.

Ray, are you giving up on locos as well now?

Regards

Roger

Ray Wood 203/05/2019 22:07:46
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Hi Roger,

Steam has always been a family interest, my grandad, dad & uncle were all engineers as a hobby, all departed now, much as I'm attached to their models, they will be no good to my grandsons as they are the next generation of Xboxers, and much as I love driving steamers I'm more into boats & aeroplanes. The locos seem to be getting heavier & there are loads more !!

Regards Ray

Roger Clark03/05/2019 22:23:00
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My father was an engineer, worked on the Gloster Javelin but like me was late getting a lathe, mainly to build bits for his hobby of Lapidary, sadly passed before savouring too much of his hobby.

I do have my static engines that I'm building and am comfortable with those but really do enjoy my boat building, used to do planes, my first was a Super 60 back when I was still at school, had an ED racer and radio control but then found drink and women.... not necessarily in that orderlaugh Also found real boating, Only in the small stuff though, Enterprises, Wayfairers and a 'C' class catamaran and then bought a small speedboat that I towed behind my MGB, Aah those were the days, then I got married frown

I find my hand eye brain co-ordination lets me down a bit now which precludes flying planes and find chuffing steamers around are no longer any fun for me.

Regards

Roger

Roger Clark04/05/2019 20:12:15
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Hi All, a little bit more done today, firstly a coat of sanding sealer on the deck and then some port holing in the superstructure sides prior to sealer, sanding and a coat of primer.

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I think it's coming together now, did have to do a mod to the bridge, the back had too much rake on it when 'leveling' the boat to the waterline so that's fixed....ish, well looks a bit better. smiley Had a delivery from Mobile Marine Models today of a ships wheel, binnacle and telegraph to furnish the bridge just waiting for a cap'n and crew to turn up now.wink see what kind of wasters I end up with!!

Isn't there anybody with some experience of sound modules that can advise me?

Constructive comments would be very welcome by the way. laugh

Regards

Roger

Eddie Lancaster05/05/2019 20:00:27
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Hi.Roger, Looking good now I do like that colour for the top works and I like the overhang of the top deck,I have now fitted the motor and finished the steering gear,I have used 1/8"copper tube to route the cables around the deck.

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I agree that the Forge Electronics sound unit is not that convincing but what else is there?, apart from a unit from Canada for around 170$

I have now fitted the name boards and cut some hawse holes.

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Regards.

Eddie.

Eddie Lancaster05/05/2019 20:00:27
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Hi.Roger, Looking good now I do like that colour for the top works and I like the overhang of the top deck,I have now fitted the motor and finished the steering gear,I have used 1/8"copper tube to route the cables around the deck.

dscf3484.jpg

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I agree that the Forge Electronics sound unit is not that convincing but what else is there?, apart from a unit from Canada for around 170$

I have now fitted the name boards and cut some hawse holes.

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Regards.

Eddie.

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