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 Posted: Thu Jul 26th, 2018 12:02 am
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Evening Ken, nice having use of a lather, what sort of lathe is it and a milling machine for use in your projects Ken,  like to see some pics of your workshop, I used to have a wood  lathe, donated it to the local men's shed, my medical condition is getting worse and had trouble in setting up the lathe.

My garden shed wasn't big enough to have the lathe permanently set up with the modules stored  in the shed as well, I put wheels on the lathe and used to wheel it out when I wanted to do some turning, on top of getting the bench grinder out and tool box that had the chisels in it, was sad to let it g, I did a hell of a lot of turning, made my money on it.

Here is the latest up date on my ship, closed in one side between the knuckle line and raised deck was not easy, with the curve knuckle line, could not cut the card straight,This is why I cut the card for the knuckle this time to make it easier to mark out the sides.

What do you think should I raise up the side windows a few mills to get it right with the scale figure, there be a second layer going on top of that layer of card.
I am still waiting for the guy I that  gave me  the planes to the ship, might send another update to see if he is now back in his office.
What do you know about electrofrog points, I bought one by mistake years back, it is a Peco 00 scale express point, I have found some info that might fix it so I can use it on the layout without have to throw it in the bin, cost too much 

How is summer treating you not as hot now, we are having warmer days this week 27 degrees today with warmer nights.

Tony from down under






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 Posted: Thu Jul 26th, 2018 03:20 am
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No photo of my shop, as with wood tools, lathe, scroll saw, 2 table saws, chop saw, skill saw, assorted tools,
The metal side has a 9x20 lathe, mini milling machine,
Unimate lathe 35+ years old, 2 or 3 belt disk sanders, assorted stock's of wood, plastic, metal & a few other items which have no place in a shop.

As my shop is in the basement, I would love to have twice the room so I would not have to stack tools in front of each other. Having serious thought's to moving the lot into the side of my basement where I had built my layout. Put up some proper shelf's to store tools and some of the other item's.

I have an empty bedroom I can use for a smaller layout then I had in the basement.

The windows on your ship look fairly close in my view,
from the photos you have posted.
The last ship I sailed on was the "Ollanta" on Lake Titicaca in Peru in 2000.

"PECO" has a write up on their web site for the electrofrog point's, which may prove help full, some where
I have a write up for them, why I do not know as I do not have any.



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 Posted: Thu Jul 26th, 2018 11:46 pm
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Evening Ken, lots of tools there,I would love a scroll saw,if I build a second model will have to get one, pretty cheap these days , Bunning our  warehouse has a good range, would buy Ryobi middle range.

I moved the windows up a couple of mm'S could of gone higher, will have to do, here is a pic of the final card layer between the knuckle deck and raised, be glad when the bow section is finished, getting there.

I managed to get power past the electrofrog frog, no power to the frog, today I wire in a SPST switch and the common wire coming from the frog will solder to the center pin of the plug and the other wire from one side of the point to the two ends, fingers crossed.

Don't work will become a wagon load and buy an insulfrog point to replace it, pain. 
Nice sunny morning 27 degrees today, cool change coming in.
Tony from down under.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 27th, 2018 02:43 am
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My wood working varies from 1/87 HO to 1/1 work, between my Mother, Daughter & Sister and friends I am kept busy with various projects, have learned I have not talent for furniture projects unless very simple :bang:.

Lathe work is usually done in plastic from 1/87 to 1/2 scale, need to get more comfortable with my lathe & milling tools before I tackle much in the way of metal work. Way!!!!! to many years since I took metal shop in school. In hindsight I wish I had taken 3 years of metal shop, rather then industrial electricity, thought I wanted to be an electrician, ended up as a power engineer instead



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Hi Ken, wow turning plastic, I turned plastic pecs as presents for family and friends, never got the chance to turn a rifle action pen for me, my lather would of come in handy to turn the winch drums for the winches on my ship. The bloke that gave me the ship plans   has sent me close up pics of the rope winches.

I have asking him if he can get more pics of the anchor winch and pics with measurements of the stern and main mask,  he sent me a close up pic of the anchor recess, going by that pic the anchor is not square. The anchor does not sit right inside can just see the end of it will need to buy two.

Rest day today going on the gaming computer to play a racing game.
How is summer affecting you Si said it is very hot in the UK .

Tony from sunny down under, still cool inside the house.

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I have being busy working on the raised deck side panels to the shelter cover and have completely finished that part of the bow build since the last update pics, not far away from completing the bow 




First two pics of each side of the raised deck side panel to the shelter cover, wasn't an easy task at all wasted cardboard getting it right, glad that part is over, I also cleaned up the edges, when I fill in the card joins will look a lot better.
If take a closer look there is a HO scale figure standing beside the hull giving an idea how big this ship is 



Next two pics with the shelter cover on an above pic with it off showing the shelter deck where the winches will be, there is another HO sale figure standing beside the window, at the end of the window, bulkhead there be a stair case on each side and a ladder in the middle, lots of detail after the ship is finished.
There be bright led lights to light up that ares up to see the winches through the windows.







Lucky last pic, close up pic of the anchor recess , still a lot ahead , will be akin gin easy no rush 

Tony from down under

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 Posted: Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 01:40 am
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Breaking news, finely I have finished the bow keel front of my model ship at long last, to three attempts later, very happy as close as I can get , still not a 100 percent, when I start on the second ship be big improvements and more plans to go by. This water line model is a learning curve, second one will have  a full hull and radio control.








The windows aren't right, will need more pics from the captain and there is more detail plans of the raisded deck and weather cover .

I can now move onto the next bulkhead which has the stair cases to the upper and to deck from the main deck, won't see the stairs be closed in, starting tonight, there still is a bow shape to the end of the first section of the ship, the rest are square to the water line. Am glad to see the end of the front bow, three goes later, was a very hard build indeed, did make a mistake on the front bow, was able to fix it, when finished be stunning model like the real ship indeed.

Two week to go and we be going on another holiday to Caloundra, same unit as we had Christmas time and this time will make sure to take my good camera and hope to capture the same shot of a cruise ship passing a container ship

I have being working on the module that be connecting to the control panel, today will start on the wires coming from the bus terminal strips, 20 blocks, trouble with DC, if I had DCC only two wires to the power supply.

Tony from down under on a high

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Keep up the good work, one step at a time, I know how that
go's. Looking forward to further progress on the ship. Hope you get the photos you need on vacation.



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 Posted: Mon Sep 24th, 2018 12:05 am
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Hi Ken, many thanks yeah sure will keep you posted on the ships progress, I cut out the next bulkheads, didn't turn out well at all, have to start again didn't line up, being getting more plans of the, wish I had the earlier, would of made it easier especially to do with the anchor recess and raised deck construction plans.
Looking forward to the weeks holiday, even bought a second battery as back up for the camera, will put a note on the fridge , counting the days.
Layout update, have finely finished the wiring  on the module that is connecting to the main control panel, all that needs doing now is crimp on those connectors and screw on a board for them to be fasten to , pics on the Camdale post.
Tony from cool down under

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