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Mountfleet Models 1/24 Clyde Puffer.

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Hi all,

This was a pressie for my Fathers 70th, 5 years ago and he is just not up to the job due to MS and poor Memory, I did not want to push him to finish it as he is just not able so after some cafeful discussion he asked would I take it on so this is the next project. It is a bit model, There is a Mark 3 on the deck for size Comparison.

In order to finish this I had to splash out on the follow bits and bobs and you though Trains were expensive!, Add to that Brass wire, replacement Handrail Stanchions and a Step up Converter plus a bit of paint!

EF DESCRIPTION QUANTITY PRICE COST
QD20 1:24 Scale 10ft Clinker Dinghy 1
£15.65 / US$19.56 £15.65 / US$19.56
RB017314 14mm bottlescrew with 2mm dia thread fork ends 7
£1.12 / US$1.40 £7.84 / US$9.80
K65409 8.7 x 5.7mm Brass Stud-Link Chain 1 mtr 1
£13.91 / US$17.39 £13.91 / US$17.39
K62212 Brass Shackle 4mm wide x 7mm high (Pack of 2) 12
£5.10 / US$6.38 £61.20 / US$76.50
4125/20 Rigging Cord Natural Hemp 2mm 5mtr 1
£4.14 / US$5.18 £4.14 / US$5.18
GR632 Working 360-degrees lanterns: 17 mm high (Pack of 2) 1
£6.42 / US$8.03 £6.42 / US$8.03
34390 Rigging Cord Natural Hemp 1.25mm 10mtr 1
£2.88 / US$3.60 £2.88 / US$3.60
RB08230 Single derrick block 6.8mm long (Pack of 5) 1
£3.62 / US$4.53 £3.62 / US$4.53
RB01006 6mm dia drilled brass sheave 3
£0.52 / US$0.65 £1.56 / US$1.95
5664/23 360 degree masthead lamp,Dia. 12mm 1
£6.85 / US$8.56 £6.85 / US$8.56
RO1643 Nav lamp set lighting board 30mm long 6v 1
£11.58 / US$14.48 £11.58 / US$14.48
F643 Ships Bell 10mm high x 10mm dia 1
£0.83 / US$1.04 £0.83 / US$1.04
Subtotal £136.48 /

Here is the current State of play this am, More done in the past 5 days than 5 years, To be fair he did most of the superstructure for the decks but that was it. I had to strip down a good bit in order to tidy up the splodges of Resin he dropped about the model. ( I hate working with Resin but it is a must)

Here are some pictures of the boat. It should looks nice when done and the smoke unit is working away and the lights working.

cheers for now.

George.

Sorry wrong shutter speed on the camera so bit blurry Arrgh.

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That's a cracker George, good size as well. Off down to Atlantic Pond when restrictions lift to lauch her!!

I got my mind on doing the Cork dredger 'The Ringacoltig' at some stage but very much on the very long finger.

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Lovely stuff George, I like the scale and it's my preferable type of boat, it will be nice to see it running when finished....

Eoin

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Beautiful model, beautifully built. =D

It will be nice to see it on the water.

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Hi Shipmates, 

Full steam ahead on this one, the Hatch done, Hull Re Sprayed, Steering chains done, Handrails done and some other little fittings not that  apparent. Just now waiting for the rigging gear and lights and some other little bit n bobs to enhance it. Sneaky Titanic in their too.

 

 

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Wow the detail on it is crazy. Was it a kit or srcatch built and if it was a kit what was the price? Hope I do. Not seem rude in any way.

MM

Oh I have just seen the title.O.o

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Not at all , this out there on the net anyhow, STG430 for the kit Mr Midlands. foggy smoke unit STG50,  Speed controller, Motor, Receiver and Battery will be under €200 and I have banged out another €160 on rigging and lights.

Not Cheap by by heck you have some amount of Model for the cash and you get to go out to play too and it is quite pleasing on Sunday am down the Atlantic pond with the other lads having Tea and biscuits and talking to the passers by admiring your handywork or thinking you bought it in Smyths Toyshop!,  (well in the old days when we were left out!)

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Want one, want one!...... I currently reading the Para Handy collection by Neil Munro and regularly see Puffers on our Scottish holidays

Very jealous and you've made a lovely job!

Chust Sublime! As captain Peter MacFarlane might say.

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Cheers Angus.

I had hoped to bring to ol fella to Scotland for a trip on the Vic 32 but I'd say he would not be able. they do some free runs too apparently, I love to have a blast at stoking the boiler for a bit! I have to do it before I get too old.

http://savethepuffer.co.uk/holidays/

I've heard about this Para Handy lad I must look into the books, I think there was a TV program too I believe.

I'd Love to stick a Live Steam unit into it but 1000 bucks kicks that one to touch, should of studied hard in school Eh!

 

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1 hour ago, Angus said:

Want one, want one!...... I currently reading the Para Handy collection by Neil Munro and regularly see Puffers on our Scottish holidays

Very jealous and you've made a lovely job!

Chust Sublime! As captain Peter MacFarlane might say.

Well said! Wonderful books ....

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The Step up convertor arrived in the post today. Some types of these are handy as you can also step down so have a application for Model Railways too if you want to power lights off your 12V you just dial in the out put and hey presto (not this one though). Simple enough to use. you can see here the unit was set at 22V output, the little POT was then dialed with a screwdriver to the desired out put that I needed to 24V. Magic

The joy was short lived as the flipping mister unit gave up the ghost 10mins later. 5 years old but 10 mins switched on. FFS. I hope to be able to get the mister part itself now so I don't have to junk the whole thing.

You can see the mister unit taken apart in the 2nd last photo.

 

 

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Too technical for me, looks like a bomb :ph34r: and might set the smoke alarm off :((

But it will look nice on the water. :tumbsup:

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Hi Lads,

My packet if goodies came so the rigging is 90% done, just need to do the rat lines and source a suitable Cargo hook. Still need to have some 1mm cable or the winch to arrive and some black a white rigging thread and a few other bits n bobs to set it off. 

Leds going in tonight in the cabin area

Heres the status at of Last Saturday,

 

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My Canon got a dump in the River last week after a buddy capsized the indian Canoe with two kids on it, Dried out now and working thankfully!

Weathering has started now with the base down, gonna be a lot of learning with how to do something on this size and have it looking good hoepfully like the real deal picture below and the lights were fitted yesterday.

 

 

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Agreed Popeye, and your comment has to be one of the best examples of our peculiar Irish logic that I have ever read! 😀

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LOL, there is a Superb Example which TBH makes my one look Like dog muck. However I have taken much from the chaps build but the fact the ol fella did 80% of this already I can really go back an wipe out what he had done as that was his stamp. The are areas I see that what once he would of done to prefection and I have seen his plank on frame stuff from the billing boats range he kinda rushed into the build without much thought about fit which is gutting for a fella that I certainly look upped to and still do! Pity I did not learn as much more from the man in my youth when I had the chance.

This guys model as described as having more detail than the real thing. It is a work of patience, Art, Detail and pure model making but needs a mucking up! LOL

If you care to have a gander here is the link:  https://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=101076&p=17

 

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The Dark Side. Well those light went in lovely! Just stuck in the spot light post shots, I was not going to but what the heck. You wont see these in daylight to be honest so these are a luxury. Stern lamp, Nav Lamp, Cabin Lamp and foremast light all in.

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More weathering done or possibly overdone and I touched up the hull chipping, Need to get some salt streaks on the black part next and bed the stuff in and some fading on the red. You can just about see the Smoke coming out of the stack but as it was near gale force it did not hang about to much!

 

 

 

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