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Author Topic: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"  (Read 363 times)

Offline Hankwilliams

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Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« on: November 15, 2020, 05:02:19 AM »
One week ago I started a new project: Blockade runner "Colonel Lamb" in scale 1 : 48. The hull is similar to the blockade runner "Hope", which I build 25 years ago. The boat also will be steamdriven, probably with Regner 12/36 engine. It`s just the beginnig, but frames and keel already came together.

Thomas

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 07:43:53 AM »
Looking mighty good.  :bravo :bravo :clap :bravo :clap :bravo :clap

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 11:54:16 AM »
Thanks Damian!

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 07:21:25 PM »
Your ACW ships, like all your projects, have impressed me a lot. I look forward to your progress reports on this one!

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2020, 08:49:04 PM »
Thanks a lot. This new model will take time - but in the present situation of lockdowns in many parts of the world - it is one possibility of rich in meaning activitis. In this coincidence I esteem special the building blogs of members like Paddlemex and others. This blogs are really inspiring for us.

Thomas

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2020, 08:54:00 PM »
So Thomas, are the Regner 12/36 engines still readily available?........... Derek
Derek Warner

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2020, 08:46:39 AM »
As far I know the 12/36 engine is still availiable, Derek.

Thomas

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2020, 05:14:51 AM »

Great to see that you are joining the active section of the forum again, Thomas.
As you say the lockdown situation should bring more people back to the workbench. Now there is (should be) time available.

Will follow your build closely. The skeleton already looks very promising.

Jurgen


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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 09:05:25 PM »
Hull is structural complete - next job will be a cover of resin (Voss Chemie G 4) inside and outside. I don`t know in this state of build, whether I should figure the steel sheets of the hull planking with aluminium sheets or not. The picture also shows the Mc Gregor plan of CSS "Hope", the predecessor of C.L. build also in 1864 of Quiggins shipyard in Liverpool.

Thomas

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2020, 12:21:32 AM »
Hullo Thomas......

Not sure what you mean when you say.."figure the steel sheets of the hull planking with aluminium sheets or not:whistle... or does this mean that the original vessel had a riveted steel plated hull?

Derek
« Last Edit: November 23, 2020, 12:27:18 AM by derekwarner_decoy »
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Australia
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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 07:20:53 PM »
I have used self-adhesive aluminium tape in the past to simulate metal ship plates. If you have the patience, the rivets can be simulated by running a toothed gear/wheel over the sticky back surface.

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2020, 09:43:41 AM »
Very nice looking hull Thomas, will you use a layer of cloth or just resin on the outside?

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #12 on: Today at 04:49:00 AM »
The hull will now be covered in - and outside with G 4 resin. I`ve ordered self adversive aluminium tape of 0,12 mm thickness. This is far more than the 0,05 mm tape for car repairs, which is not suitable. I hope with this tape will be possible, to simulate the metal ship plates.
From my experience, with G 4 resin it`s not necessary to laminate the hull outside. The G 4 penetrades into the wood, after one day the wood will be very hard and absolutely watertight.

Thomas

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Re: Blockade Runner "Colonel Lamb"
« Reply #13 on: Today at 04:58:33 AM »
G 4 Voss Chemie data.

 

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