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A few more hours spent today in joyful solitude in the shed with some CD's. Major surgery with a repositioning of the engine room vent pipes, Despite going off the plans the location measured was not correct and they had to be move up and over a tad. you can see the original position in the photos. Wheel house deck is now in place too. Hours spent with little to show!

The Ladders were also attached and the handrails soldered up to the main rails. All good fun!

after all that work decided to treat myself to a can.

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Moving Along nicely and one of the most eagerly awaited jobs, The Armour Deck Plating. 

2 Sheets of paper were provided in the kit, Yeah right that will cover the hole thing plus on top of it I made a balls of two attempts do lay the Plates so had to order a pack of 50 sheet. Just trying to get a suitable Rivet head was problematic, Tried a Dart, Drill bit, Grinding bit, some other bits in bobs but nothing great, In the end I round off a 2mm brass rod and put into a pin vice and pressed each one in to each plate, marking out 5mm per rivet and 2mm in from the edge. A long process.

Plate are glued with PVA watered down, What ya think?

Also had to solder up a short shot cleat with some smaller brass rod onto this davit., The Shiney bit are Telescopic Aerial cut up, looks quite nice!

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Galteemore said:

Rivets - all too familiar to me George! Nice job you have made of them. Some gentle weathering will really make them ‘pop’.

LOL Yes seen that too!

 

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Winch way to go! Two days it took me to solder this up. nice bit of kit. Need to tidy it up a bit before painting, Pretty complicated build. just need to fit the Eccentrics next and she is done.

 

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Thanks for the comments chaps.

Would be nice if it did with some steam pouring out and sound!

here's Anchor Windlass in action on the Waverly on a trip to the Thames Forts which seems ages ago, Well worth the money which is pretty reasonable. Got up early to see her leaving the Sunday morning after out trip. Check here out. A Great day out https://waverleyexcursions.co.uk/

 

 

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The Waverly does get about.  Some years ago she operated off the East Coast and was operating tours from Wicklow down towards Arklow.

Very nice ship!

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27 minutes ago, KMCE said:

The Waverly does get about.  Some years ago she operated off the East Coast and was operating tours from Wicklow down towards Arklow.

Very nice ship!

Yes  1986 , Me Dad took me Mam for a spin on it. I was not invited!! It was only 2.50 for a spin, That would of been 12 mars bars.

 

She can't do in now as it is classed as an international voyage and need more stuff onboard to cover insurance and safety than would be worth it. Shame.

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Been Beavering away still, Never seems to progress there is so many little bits to do!

The Carley float was a crap resin mold and the ropes were sanded smooth and replace with real rope and I also weathered the winch and stuck to rope on it too

 

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The Latest bit done were the, bow cable drums,  Rear Stove Pipes and the Rear Mast with brass rod and a Top of an old aerial for the middle bit and gun deflectors to the sides. Also the depth charge rack was made, about 2 days work on and off along with the depth charges.

Coming together nicely now.

 

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Morning Chaps

Should of been in SNN right now watching an ultra rare  IL-62 to take off which is happening in the next few mins but instead listening and watching on Flight Radar, Bit Lazy this weather :/

Some update again with the Depth Charge Rack near nearly done and a bit of weather on the anchor Winch.

 

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2 hours ago, Georgeconna said:

On the IL-62 any one east side might get a glimpse Heading Strumble Head

 

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If you stand at the end of the runway, you can sometimes get quite a  close look at them...
 

 

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Should have gone to see the IL-62 George, banned from EU airspace now! Although the depth charges look spot on so a morning we’ll spent 

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