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Old 08-11-2015, 19:27
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I managed to do a little more fettling this afternoon.

Started manufacturing the ship's boat cradles. In reality they are quite ornate lumps, but relatively easy to replicate.

In the images can be seen both dinghies on their cradles and the port fwd whaler mounted on hers. (We still await the other two whalers from Curnow).

It appears from the images that the davits are ridiculously low on both dinghies. Not the case my friends, all of our davits are height adjustable so that, when finally fitted, they will all be regimented to the same height.

The photo of the real ship's boat deck gives an idea of what the cradles actually look like and we've tried to reproduce faithfully.

We're pleased with progress so far and look forward to next Spring when the build should be complete.

Keep the faith ........

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Old 08-11-2015, 19:36
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I managed to do a little more fettling this afternoon.

Bodgitt and Bodgitt.
Great progress lads - keep up the good work.
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Old 11-11-2015, 20:26
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Thank you Tim (of tank engine fame).

Seek .................. and ye shall find .................

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/fr...o-harwich-cuts

Hope this 90 yer old clip, courtesy of Pathe News, helps the cause.

It is of TF3, the ferry that we're building.

I have found others of WWI train ferries.

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Old 11-11-2015, 20:35
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Seek, seek, and seek some more .... and ye shall find.

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/a-...ery/Queer+ship

"Queer ship" almost 100 years ago has a different connotation than it does now. As does the word "gay".

So no lewd comments you lot .......................

This one is TF2 by the way, all same class of three.

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Old 11-11-2015, 22:19
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Great clips Sandy, thanks for the links. Don't forget the detail when you are making the midships deckhouse (on the gantry of the second clip) that the middle scuttle is slightly larger than the two on either side

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Old 12-11-2015, 13:58
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Well done Sandy , its taking shape beautifully , and looking forward to seeing her get wet .......excellent detail on those clips
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Old 12-11-2015, 19:49
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Great clips Sandy, thanks for the links. Don't forget the detail when you are making the midships deckhouse (on the gantry of the second clip) that the middle scuttle is slightly larger than the two on either side

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Jim, many thanks for your comment.

Observant of you dear sir, but .................................................. . we had already catered for that. It is not a scuttle as it is oval shaped, indicating that it is the shipbuilders plate, proudly displayed in the bridge area. At present we're scratching around for some incredibly minute "Letraset" with which to print the details. As it happens, only on Monday Robbie volunteered to make-up the nameplate for Monday coming.

Work at the Waterlooville 'Yard has had to be curtailed because of an electrical fault in the 'Yard tripping-out the power in the Directorate of Shipbuilding's domestic premises. Hence, C-in-C (Home) has banned me from the garage because a very local power cut may interrupt "Emmerdale"; "Eastenders"; "Coronation Street" and other such critical viewing .......

Robbie and I will sort this out on Monday as Mama San doesn't like this old septuagenarian playing around with electrickery unsupervised.

I'll post this immediate in case we have a black-out!!

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Old 12-11-2015, 19:53
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Well done Sandy , its taking shape beautifully , and looking forward to seeing her get wet .......excellent detail on those clips
Thank you kind Sir, Your Admiralship Ivor.

'Twas like finding gold dust when viewing those. Never had I imagined finding moving pictures of such an obscure subject.

Christmas certainly came early to the Junior Bodgitt household, (although for every triumph, there's always a setback), see above.

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Old 12-11-2015, 20:08
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By way of explanation regarding the electrical fault in the garage/shipyard: About twenty years ago I rescued an old double florescent strip light from the skip during restoration at work. This had supplied light in the Manor House cellar for at least fifteen years before that.

it is finally giving up the ghost, especially the "neon starters", which are shaped like rectangular blocks, unlike the smaller modern ones. Robbie is always amazed at how many attempts it take to get both strips lit, and it had become a game.

These almost futile attempts must have been picked-up at the consumer unit, because it apparently has begun tripping-out in sympathy.

It seems a shame that the original purchasers never kept the purchase receipt .................................................. .......................

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Old 12-11-2015, 20:17
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Jim, many thanks for your comment.

C-in-C (Home) has banned me from the garage because a very local power cut may interrupt "Emmerdale"; "Eastenders"; "Coronation Street" and other such critical viewing .......

I'll post this immediate in case we have a black-out!!

Sandy.
You can always use the iPlayer as a backup if push comes to shove. No need to stop the work

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You can always use the iPlayer as a backup if push comes to shove. No need to stop the work

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How about hooking my favorite tank engine up to a generator?

The work must go on!
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Old 12-11-2015, 21:06
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Good point, I'll request one for Xmas.
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Old 12-11-2015, 21:08
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How about hooking my favorite tank engine up to a generator?

The work must go on!
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I've spent the evening indoors, painting tanks and vehicles.

(As in "Paint your wagon").

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Old 17-11-2015, 19:30
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In the process of applying transfers to the vehicles now.

Quite an assortment building up as well, who wants to be JERICHO the female heavy battle tank and who wants to be FANNY ADAMS the WWI medium A Whippet tank??

As can be seen from the image, one of the vehicles is being suspended from my "third hand", (don't tell the wife), and the small transfer numbers are being applied. Quite often the ID number consists of a larger letter followed by a smaller font number. Dunno why, but it looks convincing to me.

Unfortunately my work partner hasn't been too well lately, but saw him in Portsmouth today and he seems to be recovering. He's suffering from shortness of breath, but he's certainly made of sterner stuff is Robbie.

Shall see him Thursday a.m., when we can sort out the Waterlooville lighting.

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Old 17-11-2015, 19:38
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Old 19-11-2015, 19:51
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Strenuous morning was had by Bodgitt and Bodgitt.

Exchanging 35 year-old twin strip light for new fitting .........................

Firstly, the removal of the old fitting in dark dank miserable drizzle and southerly wind. Granted, we were inside the 'Yard, but all was possible only by torch light. (We are both HUGE respecters of wiggly amps so we threw the appropriate MCB and double-checked everything). Then on to check the continuity to the switch (again, about 30 years old) and this was OK. Never seen a more complicated light switch!!

Next, offering-up the new assembly and securing the back plate. Legs, back, shoulders and arms aching whilst we secured it to the rafters.

Anyway, after some time we secured it all and with some trepidation, we tested the new fitting and; lo and behold; Cowplain and district were not plunged into darkness.

Memsahib not too impressed though, needs to go a further week without localised power cut before impressed with the efforts of two old codgers.

Another milestone (millstone?) reached. Many thanks to my oppo Robbie for his patience and assistance.

Onwards and upwards again.

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Old 19-11-2015, 21:04
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Well done to you both. I am sure the local museum would accept the old fitting with open arms. Now get on with TF3.

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Well done Sandy and Robbie, personally I would leave such things to EM's!

A couple or three years ago, we had wiring updated in this abode, and the "civvie EM" that did the job ( a bloke aged 30-35) was amazed because he had never hitherto seen such ancient wiring still working, not even in a museum!

He estimated it dated from when house was built (1933). It seems that fuse boxes requiring fuse wire, went out a good few centuries before Noah built the ark.

Again reminds me of a ditty..........those who graced the hallowed halls of GANGES, as baby dabtoes, may recall that before we "chose" (were detailed off) our sub-specialist branch, we were taken around Gunnery/TAS/RP schools.
We were shown, hand operated 40mm guns ("Now obsolete in RN"), and also Anti-Submarine "Hedgehog" ("Now obsolete in RN")........5 years later I joined SURPRISE, guess what weapons she had fitted!!

What has this all to do with thread?...........answer "**** All">
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Well done Sandy and Robbie, personally I would leave such things to EM's!

Again reminds me of a ditty..........those who graced the hallowed halls of GANGES, as baby dabtoes, may recall that before we "chose" (were detailed off) our sub-specialist branch, we were taken around Gunnery/TAS/RP schools.
We were shown, hand operated 40mm guns ("Now obsolete in RN"), and also Anti-Submarine "Hedgehog" ("Now obsolete in RN")........5 years later I joined SURPRISE, guess what weapons she had fitted!!

What has this all to do with thread?...........answer "**** All">
Perhaps not Scurs, but enlightening it certainly is.

We always enjoy your input on this thread and it's all the better for it.

Update on the electrickery in the Waterlooville 'Yard:

New light fitting installed last Thursday and all seems (touch wood) in working order. Memsahib is becoming more confident as the days roll by that the issue is "fixed" (and, to be honest ........... so do I).

Robbie's back round tomorrow so we can get stuck-in again.

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Sandie / Robbie , hope you are recovered now and all is proceeding well
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Thanks for the concern Ivor.

We're building upwards on the bridge and it's got some really time-consuming detail involved.

Also still waiting for 100 stanchions ordered online four weeks ago, and that alone is currently holding up progress.

But we're still "on it" mate.

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Glad, finally to add some pictorial progress report.

The saga of the 1:72 scale stanchions is thus:

Ordered from a reputable supplier 5th November 2015; despatch confirmed by supplier via e-mail. Waited further two weeks for delivery, in vain. Telephoned supplier who confirmed that order had been sent, and; on trust, sent another package. This did not arrive and had reason to enquire yet again. Supplier, now disillusioned, (and 94 out of pocket) promised to send further replacement that very afternoon which he did, and third attempt arrived very next day.

On receipt, I 'phoned the supplier to let him know the good news and that; should either or both of the failed deliveries turn up, I would send them by return of post. Within 48 hours, the first delivery arrived after over three weeks via Royal Mail first class letter delivery (small Jiffy bag 0.10 kg) marked clearly "1st class Large letter". Telephoned supplier of the good news and promised if the second failed delivery should eventually arrive, then I would send both packages back to him. Still awaiting that event, Royal Mail probably awaiting three stars arising in the East to guide them to our stable.

Shame on you Royal Mail for taking over three weeks to deliver a first class letter (one could well have delivered in shorter time ON FOOT!!)

BRAVO ZULU to my supplier for persisting with his deliveries despite knowing that he had tried three times to honour the initial order at financial loss to himself. I'm happy and proud to name him as Steve from MODELBOATBITS.

Anyway, better news .........................

We've continued with the bridge superstructure now that we have the stanchions and piano wire to construct. As the build goes skywards, each deck level has to have its camouflage painted-on, and the camouflage should also line up through the levels. I think, so far, we've achieved this.

Just forward of the bridge superstructure is a canvas dodger which is a permanent fixture, so this had to be manufactured to reflect the real thing. We think it looks pretty realistic and it is a result of guardrails (not railings Elmer!) being overlaid by medical tape and painted accordingly.

The guardrails have been fitted outboard and inboard just forward of the port boat deck support arches and we're pretty pleased with how we made a difficult job slightly more difficult!

The boat deck now has its guardrails and also some of the wheelhouse deck.

We estimated that we would require at least 100 two-ball stanchions to complete the task, but, once started, we now think somewhere in the region of 200 is more realistic.

So we're back on the move again guys and are looking for a late Spring launch .................................................. .........................

Watch this space.

Sandy and Robbie.
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Old 08-12-2015, 19:45
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By the way, the bridge superstructure is only dry-fitted until everything is in place for final gluing-down.

Then it will all look made-to-measure.......................... ish.

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Sheepish admission:


The blue line of camouflage needs to extend upwards through the canvas dodger on the starboard side.

Duh! Sack the painter ...............

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She's looking grand Sandy - thanks for the update.
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