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Author Topic: HMS Volcano  (Read 12694 times)

Offline DamienG

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HMS Volcano
« on: December 21, 2016, 06:58:45 PM »
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:59 am   
Bought my next model today Hull + plan and all the fittings Marks model bits sells, a really good incentive to finish Josie Olsen  soon.
Have to save up for the wheels and fittings Clyde model boats offers for this nice paddle tug already emailed Kim about them.

21,12,16

The hull and fittings arrived today I must say it's the best Hull moulding I've ever seen and the fittings require very little trimming.
Mark is an artist of the trade.   :no1b

Almost have enough saved for the deck and fittings (Talisman) Kim Maclean of Clyde model boats produces I expect they'll be of equal quality also.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 10:33:57 PM »
I've just finished paying for Volcano hull, plan and all Marks fittings.
Next to save for wheels and all Kim has to offer for this build really looking forward to this scale build. lots of incentive to finish Josie Olsen now.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 04:24:28 PM »
Have ordered and paid for Feathering wheels, deck, sponsons, motors mount pulleys and belts and Bridge.
Kim said he'd set the machines making them over the weekend and hoped to post monday UK time.
I'm awaiting an email telling me the mail cost.

The wheels were somewhat cheaper without the 12BA or 1.2mm screws to assemble them
Those tiny screws I put in hints & tips will fit the bill beautifully.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 07:25:52 PM »
Damn Paypal charged me $18.38 for processing my payment to Kim.
 

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 09:15:13 PM »
This doesn't make sense Damien......... :41

Paypal should not be charging any ''surcharge" on any transaction

Would you like to raise an open this on another thread within PD's ??......

Derek
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Offline DamienG

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 10:05:06 PM »
If it's over $200  they add 4% to the purchase price I didn't find out until I started the payment procedure.

Yeah start another thread If you want Derek.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 05:16:28 AM »

Those tiny screws I put in hints & tips will fit the bill beautifully.

Damien don't waste your money ... they will not be suitable. I sell these myself and would not recommend them for my wheels.
Try these guys if you cant source from closer to home.

http://www.screw-shop.com/standard-stock-ba-screws

As soon as Paypal process your payment i will come back to you with postage.

Regards,
Kim
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 05:21:59 AM by Talisman »

Offline DamienG

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 02:32:06 PM »
The money left my account on the 20th.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2017, 01:17:23 PM »
Paypal charged me $2.25Au for the 94GBP or $152Au freight payment.

Have everything but the paddle shaft as 6mm was sent instead of 5mm and the  the tiny 12ba bolts to put it together Kim suggested Screw shop so purchased them only to be told they were out of 1/4" so sent double the amount of 5/32" instead what the heck i'm going to do with 5/32 12ba bolts is anybody's guess.

I received an email with the instructions  for wheel assembly this morning They're rather sparse info wise not at all confidant of building them correctly a few pic's throughout the 5 pages of notes would make assembly easier.

All up after saving for 3 months this model has cost 508GBP or $862Au before starting and I'm sure there will but a lot more needed before she's finished I WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE ACCIDENTALLY  DROPPING OR SITTING ON THIS MODEL.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2017, 02:54:27 PM by DamienG »

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2017, 03:04:01 PM »
And after saving some more I still have to buy 5mm stainless shaft for paddles thought of silver steel but it's more expensive.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2017, 08:11:28 AM »
Damien,
Hang on to your money.
Your shaft is on it's way- a simple mistake on my part.

If you have any problems with the 'sparse' instructions just ask.

As for your problems with other suppliers & the cost of Paypal ... all out of my control ... sorry!

Regards,
Kim

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2017, 10:16:13 AM »
I did tell you not to worry about it Kim.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2017, 12:47:16 PM »
Damien......

I do not understand the following...."Paypal charged me $2.25Au for the 94GBP or $152Au freight payment" .....or what $152Au freight payment actually means?

A number of months ago I searched Kim's Clyde Model Boats WEB site however did not find the specific detail, drawings or images of the wheel assemblies, apart from non descript costing which I found surprising for a manufacturer not to support a product via images & detail  etc

If you have these now, I am sure members would like to see the kit detail images and documentation and the costings for the wheel kits

Derek

 
« Last Edit: April 24, 2017, 12:53:03 PM by derekwarner_decoy »
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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2017, 02:33:26 PM »
Derek
To save me money Kim didn't add freight to the first invoice and said he'd check with the post office for exact postage cost, he sent a second invoice of 94GB pound which for one reason or other turned out to be a freight courier not UK post which when converted the 94 pound at time of payment was in fact a total $168 Au dollars to which paypal added $2.41Au a total of $170.41 my error in my previous post.

The wheels were cheaper if bought without the screws for assembly in hindsight I should have bought screws as well as I ordered 5/32" 12ba and 1/4" but was sent twice the number of 5/32" instead of the required number of 1/4" needed because they were out of stock, from the shop Kim suggested.

No pictures supplied and all I've found are on Kim's site and here on paddleducks in Volcanic winter and they don't really show how the floats are manipulated by the movement of the wheels.

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Re: HMS Volcano
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2017, 03:48:10 PM »
Damien.....as you state ....

"No pictures supplied and all I've found are on Kim's site and here on paddleducks in Volcanic winter and they don't really show how the floats are manipulated by the movement of the wheels".



You have paid $$$ for these, you are surely entitled to a detailed set of instructions.....

If these are available only via.....

"If you have any problems with the 'sparse' instructions just ask"....

Lets call a spade  a spade  :ranting......this seems a very strange way of promoting ones business

Derek




« Last Edit: April 26, 2017, 03:49:45 PM by derekwarner_decoy »
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