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 Posted: Mon Feb 11th, 2019 12:04 am
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Re pulp roll size,
When I worked in a pulp mill, chemical pulp was being produced.

If I recall as it was a long time ago!
The rolls were 36 Inch's in Diameter and 30 Inch's wide.
They were either wrapped with brown paper or had a wire strap through the center and tightened on the outside.

Your ship is coming along, in spite of the weather.




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 Posted: Tue Feb 12th, 2019 11:57 am
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Hi Ken, many thanks

Yeah the second section be a lot quicker to build, as the next two the same,
I am thinking of rebuilding the bow again want to fix up the mistakes that show.

I had a toast to the the second keel being glued in place,
as you will see very nice drink indeed.





You can buy a larger bottle that you put in what you like,
that bottle was quite dear $8 hate to think was a a half dozen cost will check that out.

Yeah stinker of a day today peaked 39 degrees,
even after tea after fixing a hose reel trolley and cutting some timber for the bridge,
I was sweating even hosing the grass, finish the hosing tomorrow.

Tomorrow even hotter in much movement outside.

What it like in Canada where you live Ken, starting to warm up.

Sadly no work on Camdale till it gets cooler, be in March.

Tony from very hot down under


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 Posted: Tue Feb 12th, 2019 02:26 pm
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Here in Calgary Alberta it is a brisk -29C,

may get up to a balmy -18C later today,

coolest so far this winter has been -39C.


May be in the plus by the end of the month.







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 Posted: Wed Feb 13th, 2019 06:26 pm
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Hi Tony  :wave:


Not as cold here, to get a snow-flake generator like Kens !  ;)

But we did get 4" of snow the other day.  :P


Peanuts !  :y:

Round Kens way, they'd just scoop that up & add it to their Canadian Club !  :cool:



'Tor Corona' is lookin' good !  :thumb:

The trailers you put inside, really give it a sense of scale ... BIG !  :shocked:


Damn HOT :boogie: weather you're getting there at the moment !!  :s: :s: :s: :s: :s:

Like you say, 'Camdale' is looking forward to a cooler spell.



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 Posted: Sun Feb 17th, 2019 11:24 pm
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Hi Si and Ken  :wave:

Yeah being stricken hot here that is for sure,
and three days of even higher temps, 38 degrees ouch.

Cool change coming next weekend.

I have being busy working on Corona Sea.
Have cut out the first bulkhead and glues it to the section section.
I did a test to see how both joined together.
I will need a flat surface to work on when gluing the two sections together.

Wont actually doing that with the bow section,
not a 100 percent happy with the building of the bow section. 





Can see why I had so much trouble in marking the yellow trailer lanes.
With building the full bulkhead in one whole piece and gluing the main deck in last be a lot easier.










Can see why I will need a flat surface, one of the station modules be perfect.
Will have join two 6 foot modules together, need over 7 feet.

Continue on with the second construction build at least it be a lot easier to build,
the only difference is there be the start of the ramp access from the upper deck.

I have started work on the Cam river Double deck bridge,
cutting out brackets for the road deck to sit on bottom arch frame.
Pics to follow tomorrow,
am only doing some work after tea where it is cooler, get a lot down in a few hours.

All is working out out well, bridge be a stunning site when built,
hope it works and holds up in the middle of the main span.

Ken you be looking forward to summer and me to winter.
Si that Canadian Club is a nice drink indeed.
Normally don't whisky after that bottle be buying more.
May be the Canadian Club with out the mix and mix my own.


Tony from very hot down under  



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 Posted: Tue Feb 26th, 2019 11:23 pm
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Hi all.

The days have finely cooled down here to be able to get some work done on the bridge which is now looking more like a bridge,
I finished the road deck frame and cut all the brackets to be screwed in place in underneath the deck.

I will be re-cutting the support posts this time using the circular saw jig s I can each post the same length,
jigsaws  don't cut straight lines very well.

I should of put the saw horses on flatter ground before taking the pics,
today I turned the bridge around and it saw flat without that twist in it. 










With the next pic I will have to use G clamps so I can screw in the screws.
The road deck be temperamentally screwed in place as I will have enough room to fit up a train if the rolling stock derails.
I will be screwing in place support frames to the middle of each post will look good when finished.

Now it is cooler I be able to start on the last stage of Camdale tomorrow and the bridge in between,
hopefully wont take too long in leveling and and cutting the legs to size, then the fun begins, track laying.

I joined a new train club close to home yesterday, under half the distance to the other club,
double road all the way from my place.


On a high, Tony from nice down under





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 Posted: Thu Mar 21st, 2019 11:36 pm
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It has being a month since last update of ship build,
the next lot of pics will blow everyone away.

I have finished the second section,
with cutting and gluing the bulkheads to the bottom base plate.

I should of done it the same with the bow section,
I am thinking of rebuild,
will leave that till all of the sections are built,
half way there and a lot easier to build taking a month.

Still a lot of work on each deck,
wont be able to close in the upper or top deck,
till all the sections are joined up and glued in position.
 
Am glad I am gluing the panels on the side of the hull,
to cover up if there are any gaps which there is on the join.

The sides will have two sheets of one mm think card joined together,
the first panel will go flush to the join,
and second panel will over lap that be on every join even on the decks,
and 18 mm square dowel to give that extra strength, will need it.

Can see in the first a gap,
not much can notice it up near the to deck,
will be covered up with the two side panels.





Looking down at the upper deck,
wont be able to glue the upper deck floor in now,
making it too hard to lineup the main deck,
will have to left out till all decks are joined up permanently.










A close up pic of the second deck,
the bulkhead past the trailer is a pencil mark is the start of the top deck ramp access to the upper deck,
once the ramp wall goes in, I will be cutting the top deck bulkhead frame.





Looking down from the bow weather deck cover.
And last pic of the superstructure, will be rebuilding it windows are wrong.





Over all do I really need to rebuild the bow section,
there are some mistakes I like to fix up,
wont happen till if I do will be when the whole hull is finished.

Long way to go, so on a very big high.
She is going to be pure awesome when built, a monster indeed.

Tony form down under.


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 Posted: Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 03:58 am
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WOW...That's a big mama jammer! Very cool indeed.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 12:33 pm
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Thanks Woodie, yeah half way two more sections to build, still some work on the section section before starting on the third one.
She is 2.150 meters long with a 305 mm beam haven't worked out the high be about 14 inches high from the water line

Tony from hot down under

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The ship appears to be taking over the house :us: 

Can recall building a model years ago in which I had to use my dining room table for a work table.

All in all it is coming along, looking forward to further progress photos.




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