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Bob Abell27/07/2012 17:41:18
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After a lapse of about two years, and endless encouragement from my model boating friends, I`ve finally decided to build the Graupner PS Glasgow.......And I like paddlers

I needed something to occupy my mind over the next few months.

The first picture, as a bit of fun, shows the parcel outside the front door, delivered this morning......And I like parcels too!

This will not be a blow by blow description, just work in progress reports every now and then....or if something needs a discussion etc

Oooops! The PC is having a senior moment, or I am!...... can`t find the picture!

Bob Abell27/07/2012 17:44:19
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Found it!

Colin Bishop27/07/2012 18:22:24
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Gosh Bob, who's in there...? The Mummy Returns!

Good luck with the build, we will all follow it with interest.

Colin

Bob Abell27/07/2012 18:47:33
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Thank you, Colin

Now then, what`s in the box?

I was very pleased with the contents and the very neat packaging and consider this a fine start!......Pity I didn`t order the various glues required!

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The feathering paddle wheels look interesting!

I love tricky mechanisms!

Bob Abell28/07/2012 05:52:21
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Can anyone recommend a reliable glue for bonding wood to ABS, please?

Reading all the horror stories on the subject, I'm tempted to use PVA with a well scuffed surface?

Bob

Paul T28/07/2012 06:35:35
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Bob

Try an epoxy like Araldite.

Paul

Bob Abell28/07/2012 06:44:46
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Hello Paul

i would have said that, but elsewhere, they say it doesn't work too well?

Hence the question

We'll wait for a few more suggestions

Bob

Paul T28/07/2012 08:12:51
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Bob

Araldite has never let me down but if you are worried about failure you could use a construction grade two pack system such as Hilti or Loctite (expensive but very effective)

For myself if Araldite wont hold a joint I either revert to a mechanical fixing or redesign the joint.

Its nice to see you building again and I am looking forward to the progress reports. Have you chosen an engine yet and if not can I put a vote in for steam then we can see what a true engineer can do with bits of metal.

Paul

Dave Milbourn28/07/2012 08:24:13
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Don't Graupner always recommend their Stabilit Express for joints like these?

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Bob Abell28/07/2012 08:31:49
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Thanks Dave

Yes they do!

Only just spotted that in the miniscule instructions.....With a magnifying glass!

I`ve never heard of that glue, so assumed it was only available in Germany, like I said earlier.....Should have ordered it with the kit!

Bob

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