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Offline wagnmkr

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #795 on: September 20, 2023, 11:34:51 AM »
I just found mine as well. I used to use it on the rigging for large, r/c sailboats.
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #796 on: September 22, 2023, 05:54:43 PM »
with the fender rail looking better spent most of the week sanding, filling and priming (repeat repeat repeat) sprayed the topcoat this morning before the weather changed,, cool and dry the paint sprayed nicely, the hull will sit for over three days before getting the brightwork cleaned up,, Slim in charge of keeping the curing paint from harm!!!  :cheers:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #797 on: September 23, 2023, 11:52:51 AM »
The hull is a thing of beauty!

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #798 on: September 23, 2023, 12:03:31 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Fantastic! great lines on the hull, and a beautiful finish.  :cheers:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #799 on: September 25, 2023, 08:11:32 PM »
yeah!!!! steering cable (wire rope) arrived today.. many many thanks to "crueby"  :whoohoo: :cheers: :DrinkPint:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #800 on: September 25, 2023, 09:18:01 PM »
yeah!!!! steering cable (wire rope) arrived today.. many many thanks to "crueby"  :whoohoo: :cheers: :DrinkPint:
Great!  Hope it works out, I  had about 100 feet of each size, more than I'll  ever need.    :cheers:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #801 on: September 26, 2023, 06:14:27 PM »
did a cable test on the ironwood steering drum,, 5 turns of cable on the drum, pulled it tight tight tight,, cable flexes back with no memory of being on the drum so it looks like we are good, had to set things in place and take look.. feeling pretty good so far.. :whoohoo:
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« Reply #802 on: September 27, 2023, 02:39:00 AM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Glad to hear the cable / wire rope from Chris worked out well. Slim might be lookin to sling a hammock off the cable runs and have a nap!  :Lol:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #803 on: September 27, 2023, 09:02:44 PM »
started in on the brass blocks that hold the steering sheaves, the aft set are the most complex so started with them, formed brass sheet around a machined steel plate to get the U-bend, careful placement of Ti clamps for soldering,, cut and shape, they still get a little section added to the open end, mounting hole and hole for the axel pin.. Slim now has a cohort (ghost) that looks at things as judgmental as Slim!!!!
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #804 on: September 27, 2023, 09:09:44 PM »
Great job on the sheaves.  And a good thing Ghost is not a dog, or slim would wake up missing a bone here and there...  :Lol:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #805 on: September 28, 2023, 06:10:13 PM »
Slim is still mostly complete,, made the forward set of sheave holders, another Ti clip adventure, this time 4 virgin strips were stacked to act as a spacer setting the distance, time to get on the lathe and turn the sheaves..  :cheers: (I will take working with brass any day over White Oak)
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« Reply #806 on: September 29, 2023, 06:12:24 PM »
turned out the sheaves, trimmed and drilled some brass rivets for pins, the little brass sections soldered in on the open end of the blocks, mounting holes all drilled. a little tweaking and all went together nice.  :whoohoo:  still have a pair of small rollers to make that adjust the cable path for the hull shape.. :cheers:
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #807 on: September 29, 2023, 06:15:21 PM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Sheaves look great!
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #808 on: September 30, 2023, 09:15:00 AM »
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:ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Sheaves look great!

Agree - and so do the rest of the build  :praise2:

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