Rustyj

H.M.S. Triton Cross Section by Rusty 1:48 Completed!

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Hi All,
 

Well here is my Triton Cross Section build pictures up to the point of the

crash of 2013. I don’t have the text but I do have all the pictures.

 

Just a recap. All of the frames are cut from cherry. The inboard planking

to the lower gun deck beams is also cherry. The outboard planking
from the keel to the wales is Pau Marfim. The wales are cut from ebony.

The gun deck framing will be cut from boxwood and that’s about all I’ve

decided for now.

 

So here are the pictures up to the current update. If you
have a question along the way let me know and I’ll attempt to clarify.

 

The first group here is the keel assembly then various frame pieces either ready for cutting or cut out.

 

 

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Here is the framing jig base and all of the completed frames first

temporarily placed to check them and then assembling them in the jig.

 

Also the last two pictures show the completed assembly removed from the framing jig.



 

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Here is the wales and hull planking 

 

I found 1 picture I forgot to repost and added it to the end. It shows the strip

I used to line up my treenail marks. :blush:

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Looking great rusty...thanks for posting the log once again.  I am sure our members will be glad to see it take shape once again.

 

Chuck

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Hi Rusty,

Good to see your Trition is back. I'm looking forward to seeing this.

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Rusty

 

Glad you re-posted. I'll be following the build. It's looking good.

 

Ron

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Rusty:

This is a really great looking model. Thanks for sharing it with us.

 

Russ

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Once agan,  Looking good :)  Nice to see your back   great build log.

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Thanks all. It's great to be back.

 

 

Coming up I'll be talking about treenailing the
inboard planking. I used a Dremel Stylus, with lithium-ion battery, that I
received for my birthday. Thanks to the Admiral for that one.

 

 

So having used it only occasionally so far I thought I would put to the test.

I gave it a full charge and then started drilling treenails. Over several days

I drill over 1100 treenails without recharging. Finally before I reached the

1200 mark the charge gave out. I couldn't have been more pleased. Now I

have a good sense how much drilling I can do before losing a charge. And

quite honestly I don't see a time I would drill that many treenails without

stopping so that adds a bit of comfort.

 

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So now here I have the start of a row of trenails.

 

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And now here are all the treenails added and sanded down.

 

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Now awhile ago it was mentioned to me that I had not added the holes and

cuts for the limber boards. As they were not on the original plans I didn't

give them a thought. After looking at some other builders who did include

them I though I'd give it a go.

 

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Not as good as Chad's and some of the others but I'm happy.

 

Well that brings me up to date and now it's on to framing the lower gun deck. :)

 




 

 

 



 

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Rusty,

 

The treenails and limber boards look great. 

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Thanks Mark and Pete,

 

For the exterior hull planking I used Pau Marfim which is the same wood as the planks.

On the interior hull planking I tried to use cherry but that didn't work out. So I used boxwood instead.

That worked really nice.

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Limber boards turned out great there Rusty, I think it was me who asked if you were going to add them. Sorry for the extra work but it was worth it!

 

Ben

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Great looking work, Rusty. I'm very happy to see you back up.

 

Bob

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Rusty

That looks great. What scale are you using? 1:48 or ?

 

Later 42rocker

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Rusty,

 

    Glad to see that your back. I had been watching your build and was hoping to see it back. Your doing an excellent job. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Hi Everyone. Thanks for the kind replys.

 

Yeah Ben you were on the short list of suspects.

 

42rocker. I'm building at 1:48 scale. I added it to the title. Thanks.

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Ok between reposting and trying to get somethings done I've never been so busy!

That's not to mention trying to read the postings! :)

 

Ok I've now started to frame the lower gun deck. I am using boxwood for the deck

beams, knees and carlings.

 

First I cut the deck beams and soaked them for 5 minutes. I then clamped the to a

block with a shim placed at the center to obtain the deck camber. I slightly over

bent them figuring they would flex back a little.

 

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I let them dry clamped foir 24 hours. I then released them and allowed them to sit

another 24 hours.

 

They now fit the deck camber.

 

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And here is the start of the deck framing.

 

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That boxwood looking really nice. Deck are going to look real good. Great start :)

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Rusty:

Your bending jig is a great little idea. It seems to work very well. Good work.

 

Russ

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Rusty,

nice workmanship. How did you cut the mortices in the deck beams? They look really precise.

 

Grant.

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I have been watching this build for a while, great job. I will be using the same idea for bending the plank on my build.

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Rusty

 

I like that method of bending the beams. I may try that with may build.

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Thanks all.

 

I wish I could credit who I stole/borrowed the idea from but I don't remember! :blush:

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It might have been Chad who I think steamed his. I thought about it but was to nervous about just missing the shape so 'cut' mine. Doing great though so far so keep it up..

 

Joss

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