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Author Topic: Josie Olsen  (Read 7722 times)

Offline DamienG

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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #165 on: May 08, 2018, 04:38:26 PM »
Paddles ready for use.



I've struck a problem worked at it for 2 1/2 hours without a fix The upper decks sit in place perfectly and the magnets hold well when I add the motor assembly with or without the wheels the upper decks no longer fit correctly and rock up & down with the approximate axle position as the pivot point it has me stumped nothing on the upper structure is in contact with the axle or motor assembly.

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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #166 on: May 09, 2018, 09:24:57 PM »
Magnets gone, bolts it is I have some 3mm bolts and captive nuts chilly day tomorrow 3c overnight and only 8c top tomorrow with 80% chance of 10mm of rain may just sit near heater all day.

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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #167 on: May 10, 2018, 05:26:37 PM »
Maybe the edge of a paddle wheel is eccentric and fouling the housing/cover??

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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #168 on: May 10, 2018, 06:07:01 PM »
I've tried it with and without the wheels with the same result, didn't venture out to shed today our expected top of 8c was a tad high our top was 6.2c at 2pm Brrrrrrrrrrr mixed with 10mm of rain.

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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #169 on: May 11, 2018, 05:26:19 PM »
So must be related to the beam oscillating mechanism?

Sorry about your weather!

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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #170 on: May 11, 2018, 07:04:51 PM »
Weather front is straight off the antarctic coldest may weather in 20 years.

 http://m.weatherzone.com.au/vic/central/ballarat
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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #171 on: May 12, 2018, 07:33:45 PM »
Problem mostly solved with a length of wire I measured from the bow to the paddle shaft where it exits the hull both sides where they exit the hull and found a 5mm discrepancy meaning the shafts were not a 90deg to the centre line that's now been fixed.

Then another problem became apparent how the heck do I bolt down the bow upper deck section down through two decks best I can think of is 3mm Id brass or Aluminium tube between the decks

The 2 stern screws are easy enough to set up.


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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #172 on: May 13, 2018, 05:39:19 PM »
Damien she looks really good despite all the little problems!

On my version the superstructure is all one piece from the deck-line up. It just sits down on the main deck with some balsa blocks to position/hold it. Takes a bit of skill/patience to get on and off lol!!!!!

Still havn't got round to building styrene paddle wheels to replace the existing warped balsa ones.....

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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #173 on: May 13, 2018, 07:39:24 PM »
Thanks Bernie,
To disguise the bolts I think I'll disguise them as mushroom vents.

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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #174 on: May 14, 2018, 07:21:28 PM »
First of four mushroom vents made, started with 10mm dowel chucked in lathe using a centre drill to start the centre hole then a 2.5mm drill 8mm deep or just below the mushroom head, the dimensions are 6mm stem dia 8mm long, the head 10mm dia & 2mm thick slightly under cut to look more like a vent the 2.5mm hole needed just a little relief to be a firm fit for the 3mm for a stainless threaded rod to make it's pwn thread in the wood.                                                                     







Any ideas of a colour welcome please.
 
This one had the whiskers removed after I took the the pic.










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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #175 on: May 15, 2018, 10:02:56 AM »
Good job Damien, I would stick with the cream as on the prototype I imagine they would like the vents to be inconspicuous.
Robert
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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #176 on: May 15, 2018, 10:25:10 AM »
 :beer :beer Thanks Robert I was thinking that also.

Not much shed time for today & tomorrow we both have Doctor visits this arvo and a mate of 46yrs is visiting tomorrow were going to the Robin Hood pub for lunch.

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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #177 on: May 15, 2018, 12:11:31 PM »
What....this one  :06......... :beer


https://www.bermuda.com/robin-hood-pub/
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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #178 on: May 15, 2018, 03:36:50 PM »
No the one in Ballarat Vic. Derek lol

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Re: Josie Olsen
« Reply #179 on: May 15, 2018, 04:23:13 PM »
Steak, salad, chips & a beer....talk with old friends about ships & model ships...... enjoy....... :beer..... Derek

PS1....ask Maid Marion to throw a few of those Mushrooms on the steak
PS2....tell that Friar Tuck to keep out of the beer cellar......................

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