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  • #118618
    Alasdair Allan
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      @alasdairallan37423
      1. IMG_9629
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      #118624
      Richard Simpson
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        @richardsimpson88330

        Nice looking model Alasdair, do you have any other pictures of it and can you tell us a little about it?

        #118644
        Alasdair Allan
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          @alasdairallan37423

          H- thanks Richard – sorry, more posts will follow! Am only with difficulty getting the hang of logging in to this forum!

          #118645
          Alasdair Allan
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            @alasdairallan37423

            Hi again (hope I am posting in the right section here). I bought the moulded hull for this and sought out the 2008 relevant copies of Model Boats to set me on the right tracks with this.  As well as being a novice, however, I am a bit of a pedant, so I sought out the actual builders plans from the shipyard (now held by Glasgow University Library as well as varius old photos and have aimed to try to capture Glen Rosa as she was in her first season.

            #118646
            Alasdair Allan
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              @alasdairallan37423

              Model is 1:48 scale and I have tried to research  paddle boxes.  not the tidiest job but hopefully well-informed! pbox

              #118647
              Alasdair Allan
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                @alasdairallan37423

                BTW- if there is a better way of posting blog posts and photos to this section other than replying to my own initial blog, would be grateful for any advice please! thanks

                #118648
                Colin Bishop
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                  @colinbishop34627

                  Alasdair,

                  I’m afraid the way it works is that you can make successive posts (with photos) on this topic which is open to other members to comment. You can also creat a gallery of photos through the options in your profile.

                  Colin

                  #118650
                  Alasdair Allan
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                    @alasdairallan37423

                    Ah! thanks Colin. so to make a series of new posts I would hit the reply to post button? Sorry, will try not to use you for too much IT advice!  thanks Alasdair

                    #118656
                    Alasdair Allan
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                      @alasdairallan37423

                      This has taken quite an age to get this far.  Now working on mast and internal lighting.  Ballasting on paddlers is not easy, and I suspect that it is going to be difficult with this one too!

                      #118657
                      Alasdair Allan
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                        @alasdairallan37423

                         

                        Here is the real vessel, early in her career.  She was built for the Glasgow and South Western Railway, operating out of Greenock and elsewhere on the Clyde and lasted from 1893 to 1939, serving as a miesweeper in the First World War.

                         

                         

                         

                        2017-065 (128), P.S. Glen Rosa. (2)

                        #118659
                        Colin Bishop
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                          @colinbishop34627

                          Very much a classic paddler then. I completed my paddler ps Bilsdale, also 1:48 scale, last year and can comfirm that ballasting and generally getting everything in balance can indeed be tricky. A two part article was published in the August and September2023 issues of the magazine. Looks like you have feathering paddlewheels, mine are just fixed ones for certain reasons but work OK.

                          Colin

                          #118661
                          Alasdair Allan
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                            @alasdairallan37423

                            The wheels I have are made to look like they are feathering but they are just fixed floats too.  Float a Boat Ltd in Australia produce these kits with approximated fake feathering gear on one side. The Bilsdale looks a lovely model.

                            #118897
                            Alasdair Allan
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                              @alasdairallan37423

                              GR feb

                              #118898
                              Alasdair Allan
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                                @alasdairallan37423

                                Have the funnel on now – working on a lighting circuit, a mast and a smoke unit now

                                #118901
                                Colin Bishop
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                                  @colinbishop34627

                                  Keep us updated with progress. Have you been able to check the ballasting yet as this is usually quite critical with paddlers.

                                  Colin

                                  #118903
                                  Alasdair Allan
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                                    @alasdairallan37423

                                    Thanks Colin – yes, just about to trim the ballast again in the bath! I reconditioned an old model of PS Duchess of Fife and it was no easy task ballasting, as I recall.  Suspect this will be the same. Main problem is when goiing astern. suspect i need to move batteries etc from midle of ship to each end to steady the see-saw.

                                    #119358
                                    Alasdair Allan
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                                      @alasdairallan37423

                                      IMG_9789

                                      #119359
                                      Alasdair Allan
                                      Participant
                                        @alasdairallan37423

                                        Not the best photographer, but getting a lighting circuit set up- in honour of the fact that Glen Rosa was one of the first ships in the world to have electric lights!

                                        #119360
                                        Richard Simpson
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                                          @richardsimpson88330

                                          Having the majority of the ballast concentrated in one place midships is guaranteed to create a very unnatural and toy like ‘bobbing’ motion as the model goes through small waves.  It is far more effective to split the ballast up and have around a third at each end and the battery, motors and electronics should generally make up the third in the midships area.

                                          This 1/48th scale corvette required 6kg of ballast so I put 2kg of lead shot into the bow, encased in resin, and 2kg of lead shot in the stern.  It looks so much more realistic to see it cutting through the waves rather than bouncing over them.

                                          The lighting looks spot on Alasdair.

                                           

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                                          #119365
                                          Alasdair Allan
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                                            @alasdairallan37423

                                            Thanks again Colin. I am currently trimming ballast a bit along these lines. And will see how we go. Think part of problem may be that wheels are not quite aligned, so one wheel digs into water a moment before the other  only creates list when going astern.

                                             

                                             

                                            #119366
                                            Alasdair Allan
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                                              @alasdairallan37423

                                              Thanks Richard I mean- responding to the wrong post!

                                               

                                              #119370
                                              Alasdair Allan
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                                                @alasdairallan37423

                                                IMG_9779

                                                #119371
                                                Alasdair Allan
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                                                  @alasdairallan37423

                                                  Starting to make some progress!

                                                  #119641
                                                  Alasdair Allan
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                                                    @alasdairallan37423

                                                    IMG_9862

                                                    #119642
                                                    Alasdair Allan
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                                                      @alasdairallan37423

                                                      getting lifeboats rigged up at last.

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