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Author Topic: Columbine  (Read 1641 times)

Offline Robert Hornby

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Columbine
« on: November 18, 2016, 05:17:51 PM »
I am well into the build of Columbine, I guess I should have started this log earlier but better late than never. The prototype (the real boat) I am basing my model on was built in 1890 in Portsmouth for the Royal Navy as  tender to convey Commodores and Admirals from ship to shore. She was converted to diesel some time after the 1st world war and used as a work boat. Around 1970 she was brought up to the Lake Windermere in the north of England and had a steam engine and boiler refitted. She is still active on the lake.
My model will be 1:7 scale being 1 metre long, I chose this size as it will fit into my car boot. I built the twin cylinder reversing engine a couple of years ago and the boiler was finished last year. The hull is fibre glass from a mold I shaped out of surfboard  foam. I was doubtful of my skills in making the hull from timber with the quality I demand of myself.



















Robert
Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill

Offline DamienG

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 06:29:24 PM »
Really nice Robert  :clap :bravo :clap

Offline Delaunay

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2016, 02:27:58 AM »
 :) Hello ;
Jolie faux couples !
Pretty false couples!

Offline Robert Hornby

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2016, 07:11:07 AM »
Delaunay,
I guess something is lost in the translation but I do not understand what your comment is.
Robert
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Offline Eddy Matthews

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 05:59:38 AM »
Delaunay,
I guess something is lost in the translation but I do not understand what your comment is.
Robert

Basically he's saying "pretty false frames" in your hull ;)

Regards
Eddy
~ Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience ~

Offline Delaunay

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 07:07:59 PM »
 :) Hello ;
Exact  ;)
The false pairs are well realized

Offline Robert Hornby

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 08:10:08 PM »
Progress has been made, the ribs are finished finally, each one took around an hour as they are all a bit different from each other. I am now working on the rudder supports prior to painting the outside.









The screws on the rudder shoe are temporary until I get the correct ones

Robert
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Offline Robert Hornby

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 03:45:35 PM »
I have made the base for the motor and boiler and put small routed groves in to simulate caulked timbers.



I filled the groves with black paint and sanded when dry followed with a coat of Estapol.





And a trial fit of the power module.





Robert
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Offline DamienG

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 05:48:07 PM »
Beautiful work Robert coming along nicely. :clap :clap :clap

Offline Robert Hornby

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 10:17:17 AM »
The hull is finally painted. The red is a little too red but the colour swatch showed it more like the old Red Lead paint colour. However when it is in the water not too much red will be visible. Next step is fitting out of the deck. I am undecided between Teak or Tasmanian Oak.

Robert
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Offline Robert Hornby

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Re: Columbine
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2017, 03:47:17 PM »
Progress has been made and I have commenced work on the decking. I had planed to use Teak but after locating some decided it was too dark for my liking, so I will be using the much lighted Tasmanian Oak.





With the hull the correct way up and the power plant fitted it is beginning to look like more like the real thing.



Cutting the Oak int 8mm strips.



Milling the strips down to 6.4mm



And gluing together for the fore deck.




I trial fore deck from scrap timber to sus out the making process.
Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill

 

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