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  • #116823
    Stephen Garrad
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      @stephengarrad28964

      Shall I add my Puffer to the club? Perhaps there should be a new forum heading just for puffers.

      Stephen

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      #116824
      James Hill 5
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        @jameshill5

        Hi Stephen, Feel free to join in. Any details on yours? Didn`t realise they were so popular.

        All good fun.

        Jim.

        #116891
        Fred Ellis 1
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          @fredellis1

          Hi One & All

          Hi Stephen and welcome, looking forward to seeing your Puffer.

          I have now finished planking the fordeck, and moved onto the steam winch, having looked at photos of the winch, i feel that for me it is going to take some time to make one from scratch, so a quick look around google I found one at a scale of 00 from langley models of Crawley so I am going to give that a try.

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          #116899
          Stephen Garrad
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            @stephengarrad28964

            Hi Fred, Jim & all other Puffers

            Mine is “Snowflake” , built 1893 as Maid of Lorn, sold 12m later to a company in Cornwall. She wasn’t suitable for their needs so was sold again 12m later to the Irwin family in Combe Martin, North Devon. She then spent the next 50 years or so working around the Bristol Channel. She ended up in the Mediterranean in the late 40s. My wife’s grandfather crewed on her part of the time which is how she (my wife) came to be in Ilfracombe where I grew up. I couldn’t find any drawings so I bought a 1/24th hull from Orion Mouldings & I have several photos so I am working with them. I’ve just finished the rudder.P1040212

            The tiller arrangement is the same as on my Rother lifeboat & will have a grating over it. I suppose I could put dummy chains on it.

            Stephen

            #116901
            James Hill 5
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              @jameshill5

              A nice tidy job Stephen,

              Yours is a simpler version than my attempt and looks to be more accurate at the top of the post than mine will be. Always interesting to see how others do things. Thanks for posting,

              Jim.

              #116909
              Stephen Garrad
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                @stephengarrad28964

                That’s strange, last night when I did the post there were 2 pictures, the 2nd one looking down from above the tiller.

                Stephen

                #116924
                Fred Ellis 1
                Participant
                  @fredellis1

                  Hi Stephen

                  Now that is how you do a rudder, if I may I would like to use your way for when I do my other Puffer,

                  I am looking forward to seeing more photos of you build.

                  Fred

                   

                  #116925
                  Stephen Garrad
                  Participant
                    @stephengarrad28964

                    You’re very welcome Fred, help yourself. Try again with the other picture.

                    Stephen

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                    #116952
                    Fred Ellis 1
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                      @fredellis1

                      Good Day to you All

                      So today the steam winch kit from Langley Models dropped through the letter box, I must say it does look good,_DSC4408

                      #116964
                      James Hill 5
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                        @jameshill5

                        Hi Fred,

                        That should make into a nice little steam winch I should think. I’ve been looking at one myself in 1/24 scale made by a firm called Battlecraft. They do complete deck fitting kits for a Puffer, which is tempting , but I’ll try and make things first, unless it’s a bit too fiddly.

                        Jim.

                        #116968
                        Colin Bishop
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                          @colinbishop34627

                          Mobile Marine Models do kits too.

                          https://www.mobilemarinemodels.com/windlass–winches-75-c.asp

                          Colin

                          #116971
                          Fred Ellis 1
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                            @fredellis1

                            Hi

                            Jim yes I have been looking at Battlecraft fittings myself, as I have two guns that I got from wayback when they was called Fine cast models (I think that’s what they were called) and very good they are, so I may use them when I start my 1/24 Puffer.

                            Colin I would have used Brian but he did not have one small enough for this model, I have one on one of my other boats, and they are also very good.

                            Fred

                             

                            #117084
                            Fred Ellis 1
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                              @fredellis1

                              Hi One & All

                              I have now finished the winch, just need to paint it and add some weathering.

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                              #117085
                              mmcp42
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                                @mmcp42

                                looking very good!

                                did it take you long to get to that stage?

                                #117088
                                James Hill 5
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                                  @jameshill5

                                  Hi Fred,

                                  That’s made into a nice little winch. I’ve ordered one in 1/24 from Battlecraft and am just waiting for it to arrive sometime. Your Puffer is certainly coming along nicely.

                                  Jim.

                                  #117091
                                  Fred Ellis 1
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                                    @fredellis1

                                    Thank you Jim.

                                    Please do post some photos of you boat, as I said I still have one myself to build, I am going to base mine on the Inchcolm as she has an open wheelhouse, that way I think I can add a bit of atmosphere to the boat.

                                    Fred

                                    #117096
                                    James Hill 5
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                                      @jameshill5

                                      Hi Fred,

                                      I shall post pictures as I go along. Things are a bit slow at the moment as the garage gets cold in the evenings just now and also, with Christmas round the corner, things need to be done, as we all know!

                                      Looking forward to seeing how your wheelhouse turns out. I’ll certainly be different.

                                      Regards,

                                      Jim.

                                      #117098
                                      Fred Ellis 1
                                      Participant
                                        @fredellis1

                                        Jim, tell me about winter in the garage/workshop, this is why I am doing this Puffer, it is small enough for me to work on in the 2×2 feet space that I have in the house.

                                        Fred

                                        #117287
                                        Fred Ellis 1
                                        Participant
                                          @fredellis1

                                          Hi One & All

                                          This is my attempt at wreathing the steam winch; all I have done is wet the winch and placed some fine steel wool onto it and left it over night, I will in time spray it with some matt varnish.   _DSC4414_DSC4415

                                          #117288
                                          Fred Ellis 1
                                          Participant
                                            @fredellis1

                                            Hi

                                            MMCP42 First sorry that I did not reply to your post sooner, I got the hull back in 1997, and started the build at the start of November this year, so for me this is a fast build.

                                            Fred

                                            #117317
                                            mmcp42
                                            Participant
                                              @mmcp42

                                              @Fred

                                              not a problem, your work rate is much faster than mine

                                              I’ll be following yours with interest!

                                              cheers

                                              Mike

                                              #117340
                                              Fred Ellis 1
                                              Participant
                                                @fredellis1

                                                Hi Mike

                                                Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

                                                My problem is that I have Sleep Apnea, so when I can not sleep I do some modeling, but one of the drawbacks is that I will full asleep in the day, so most of my builds take a long time.

                                                Fred

                                                #117346
                                                Fred Ellis 1
                                                Participant
                                                  @fredellis1

                                                  Hi One & All

                                                  As I am doing an open wheelhouse I felt that some form of duck board should be in place, just to keep the skipper’s feet dry, I also tried out some wheelhouse fittings just to see how it will look.

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                                                  #117722
                                                  Fred Ellis 1
                                                  Participant
                                                    @fredellis1

                                                    Hi One & All

                                                    I have now marked the wheelhouse to look as if it’s been planked, and started on making the funnel, by wrapping some sheet around a pen then powering hot water over it._DSC4444_DSC4446_DSC4447

                                                    #117725
                                                    James Hill 5
                                                    Participant
                                                      @jameshill5

                                                      Putting me to shame Fred with your progress. I’ve just ordered some different chain to chain drive the rudder. I found some pulleys that came with a servo set  so I’m hopeful I can make use of them as chain guides. For some reason I’ve struggled to get my head round how I want it all to work , but hopefully when the chain arrives a solution will come to light.

                                                      Jim.

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